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.
Nick graduated from the University of Kansas with degrees in both Philosophy
and Psychology and then attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City
School of Law. While at UMKC School of Law, he was a staff member of the
Law Review and
The Urban Lawyer, and the faculty selected his to compete on the UMKC National Moot Court
Team. During the Ellison Moot Court Competition, the judges awarded him
with the Best Overall Appellate Brief. Graduating in the top 10% of his
class, he received CALI awards for my academic achievements in Civil Procedure
and Civil Litigation Drafting, and the faculty selected him to the Order
of Barristers, a national distinction given to ten members of a graduating
class recognizing excellence in legal advocacy.
Prior to joining Meyerkord, Russell & Hergott, Nick founded Hergott
Law to serve those who have been injured due to someone else’s negligence
and gained experience with medical malpractice cases, auto accidents,
premises cases, and workers' compensation matters. After years as
a solo practitioner, he joined forces with Brian and Matt’s successful
Kansas City law firm to form Meyerkord, Russell & Hergott.
Since day one, Nick has prided himself on his client-oriented approach.
He recognizes that this is
your case, and he wants you to be as involved as you would like. If you call
and leave a message, Nick will return it. If you email, Nick will reply.
Many people are unsure of the details of a legal proceeding, and Nick
takes pride in his clients feeling comfortable and prepared. Plus, Nick’s
competitive nature means he will do what it takes to win, including taking
your case to trial if you decide that is the best action to take.
In 2015, Nick was awarded the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association’s
Young Lawyer of the Year Award, and the Kansas City Business Journal selected
him as Best of the Bar. He is a graduating member of the Ross T. Roberts
Inn of Court Trial College and a graduate of the KCMBA's Bar Leadership
Academy. He also serves on the KCMBA YLS Board of Directors as Co-Chair
of the Special Projects Committee. In addition, he volunteers with Legal
Aid of Western Missouri’s Volunteer Attorney Project, helping those
in homeless shelters take care of prior warrants.
Nick and his wife, Christina, have lived in downtown Kansas City, Missouri
in the River Market since 2007. In his free time, Nick enjoys cooking,
spending time outdoors, camping, and running.
Top Practice Areas Include:
Awards & Recognitions
- 2017 Super Lawyers, Rising Star – Medical Malpractice
- 2016 Super Lawyers, Rising Star – Medical Malpractice
2016 Best of the Bar,
Kansas City Business Journal
KCMBA Young Lawyer of the Year Award
2015 Best of the Bar,
Kansas City Business Journal
Graduated magna cum laude,
UMKC School of Law
Legal Community Associations
- Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
- Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
- KCMBA Solo/Small Firm Committee – Chair CLE Planning
- KCMBA YLS Board of Directors – Co-Chair, Special Projects Committee
- Ross T. Roberts Inn of Court Trial College, Graduate
- KCMBA Bar Leadership Academy, Graduate
- Missouri Bar Association
- Kansas Bar Association
- Midwest Innocence Project NextGen Leadership Board
- Volunteer Attorney Project – Warrant Relief Project
- U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
- U.S. District Court, Kansas