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Brian C. Russell


About Me Brian C. Russell

Brian is passionate about leveling the playing field and forcing companies to pay for their negligence and greed. He loves finding new ways to get better results and making sure that people are treated fairly by insurance companies. He provides straightforward and honest advice that helps clients make the best of their situation.

After earning degrees in English and Psychology at the University of Missouri-Columbia, Brian was motivated by the events of September 11th to put law school on hold. Instead, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and went to basic training shortly after graduation. He then went to Officer Candidate School in Fort Benning, Georgia and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the infantry. He served nearly four years and his favorite job was as a rifle platoon leader.

After exiting the military, he attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law. He graduated with honors, was appointed to the Order of the Barristers, earned the top grade in Evidence, and earned Best Overall Performance in the Ellison Moot Court Competition. He was also on the National Moot Court Team with his now partner, Nick Hergott.

Following law school, Brian practiced at a mid-size firm before partnering in 2012 with his lifelong friend, Matt Meyerkord, to create Meyerkord & Russell. Two years later, they partnered with Nick Hergott to form Meyerkord, Russell & Hergott.

Brian enjoys helping people understand the legal process and ensuring they don't get taken advantage of. The legal process can be a scary experience and he takes pride in the fact that he can take some of the mystery and dread out of litigation through straightforward and honest advice. Moreover, Brian isn’t afraid to take risks or take a case to trial if you both agree that is the best decision for your case.

Brian and his wife, Andi, live in Kansas City with their two young sons. In his free time, Brian likes to spend time with his family and friends and teach his sons about the history of the Galactic Empire and Rebel Alliance.

Top Practice Areas Include:


  • University of Missouri- Kansas City, Juris Doctor, Cum Laude
  • University of Missouri- Columbia, Bachelor of Arts in English and Psychology

Memberships & Associations

  • U.S. District Court, Missouri, 2015
  • Missouri, 2010
  • Kansas, 2011
  • U.S. District Court, Kansas, 2011
  • Order of the Barristers
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
  • American Association for Justice
  • Steering Committee, Legal Aid of Western Missouri’s Young Professional Board
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association

Awards & Recognitions

  • Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2014-2017, 2019-2020
  • 2016 Best of the Bar, Kansas City Business Journal
  • Top 40 Under 40,The National Trial Lawyers
  • Ellison Moot Court Competition- Best Overall Performance
  • National Moot Court Team Member
  • CALI Award for Excellence- Criminal Law
  • CALI Award for Excellence- Evidence
  • 2010 Graduated Cum Laude & Litigation Emphasis

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See Our Settlements
  • $6 Million Medical Malpractice, Confidential Parties
  • $5 Million Car Accident, Rear-End Collision
  • $3 Million Truck Accident
  • $3 Million Dram Shop Negligence, Co-Counsel
  • $2 Million Sexual Harassment, Discrimination, Abuse
  • $2 Million Sexual Abuse, Confidential Parties
  • $1 Million Truck Accident
  • $1 Million Wrongful Death
  • $1 Million Car Accident
  • $500 Thousand Car Accident, Uninsured Motorist/Hit and Run
  • $500 Thousand Car Accident
  • $395 Thousand Medical Malpractice
  • $360 Thousand Wrongful Death
  • $350 Thousand Medical Malpractice
  • $345 Thousand Automobile Collision
  • $300 Thousand Medical Malpractice, Federal Tort Claim
  • $300 Thousand Wrongful Death
  • $250 Thousand Slip & Fall, City Crosswalk
  • $250 Thousand Third Party Negligence/Homeowners/Dog Leash Injury
  • $225 Thousand Intentional Assault
  • $225 Thousand Premises Liability, Trip And Fall On Stairs With No Handrail
  • $225 Thousand Car Accident
  • $210 Thousand Tractor-Trailer Accident
  • $200 Thousand Car Accident, Rear-End Collision
  • $200 Thousand Car Accident, Rear-End Collision
  • $199 Thousand Slip & Fall
  • $195 Thousand Slip & Fall
  • $195 Thousand Car Accident, Ran A Red Light
  • $195 Thousand Medical Malpractice
  • $195 Thousand Medical Malpractice
  • $175 Thousand Gun Shot Wound
  • $175 Thousand Slip & Fall
  • $147 Thousand Premises Liability
  • $135 Thousand Car Accident
  • $135 Thousand Slip & Fall
  • $133 Thousand Premises Liability, Trip And Fall
  • $130 Thousand Car Accident
  • $125 Thousand Premises Liability
  • $125 Thousand Uninsured Motorist Claim
  • $125 Thousand Uninsured Motorist Claim, Log Through Windshield
  • $122 Thousand Premises Liability
  • $120 Thousand Trucking Accident
  • $115 Thousand Car Accident, Uninsured Motorist
  • $108 Thousand Premises Liability, Trip & Fall
  • $103 Thousand Car And Pedestrain Accident, Hit And Run
  • $100 Thousand Car And Pedestrain Accident, Hit And Run
  • $100 Thousand Car Accident, Policy Limits
  • $100 Thousand Automobile Collision
  • $100 Thousand Car Accident
  • $100 Thousand Railroad Injury
  • $100 Thousand Motor Vehicle Accident Claim
  • $100 Thousand UTV Rollover
  • $75 Thousand Car Accident
  • $34 Thousand Premises Liability