Meet Our Attorneys

If you’ve been injured, Meyerkord, Russell & Hergott can help you navigate the legal process and move forward with your life. Making right the wrong that’s been done to you can be an uphill battle alone, but by collaborating with our team we can seek compensation more effectively.

When you choose to work with us, you choose to work with good guys who treat you with respect, listen to your story, and handle your case in a way that prepares you for what lies ahead. You choose to work with a team that is non-judgmental, straightforward, and bold when called for. You choose a team that is in it with you.


Matthew D. Meyerkord

Matt’s goal is to leave a positive imprint on people’s lives. He admires people who choose to see the positive, to take initiative, and who work to better themselves. Those people fuel his desire to make a lasting and meaningful contribution to his clients’ lives.

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Brian C. Russell

Brian is passionate about leveling the playing field and improving how people are treated. He is constantly questioning the way things have always been done and searching for a better way, making him an ideal advocate for his clients.

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Nick Hergott

Nick is a natural born competitor who is always challenging himself to learn, to be more creative, and to take strategic risks. He enjoys putting himself out there and figuring out large, complicated cases. He takes pride in getting to know his clients and ultimately winning for them.

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Meet Our Staff

Erin Hessenflow, Paralegal

Erin brings 15 years of legal experience to the Meyerkord, Russell & Hergott team. Her experience includes both defense and plaintiff work, giving her a broad perspective on the legal system.

She is active in the legal community, serving as the Second Vice President of the Kansas City Paralegal Association and she has an Associates degree in Paralegal Studies and a Paralegal Certificate from Penn Valley Community College.

Erin loves being a paralegal, gathering and organizing the details of each case and helping people who have been wronged. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband and son, cheering on the Kansas City Royals, traveling to the Caribbean, and crafting.

Katelyn M. Ryan, Paralegal

Katelyn joined the Meyerkord, Russell & Hergott team in February of 2016 after graduating from Northwest Missouri State with a dual degree in Psychology and Sociology.

She has always been interested in the legal system, so she enjoys learning the intricacies of personal injury law while ensuring each case goes smoothly and that clients are taken care of throughout the process.

When she isn’t working on cases she enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with her family.

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