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Brian Russell

About Me Brian C. Russell

Brian is passionate about leveling the playing field and forcing companies to take responsibility for the harm they cause. 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.

Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Brian and partner Matt Meyerkord went to high school together. After graduating from Mizzou in 2002, he was motivated by the events of September 11th to enlist in the U.S. Army. He attended basic training and then went to Officer Candidate School, where he was commissioned as a second lieutenant and assigned to the infantry. He deployed to Iraq for 14 months during Operation Iraqi Freedom and served as a rifle platoon leader.

After nearly four years in the military, Brian was honorably discharged and attended law school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He fell in love with Kansas City and chose to make it his home after graduating in 2010. He partnered with his lifelong friend, Matt Meyerkord, in early 2012. Two years later, they partnered with Nick Hergott to form Meyerkord, Russell & Hergott.

The legal process can be confusing and intimidating. Brian enjoys helping his client’s understand the process so they can make good decisions. He takes pride in fighting for people that are hurt and vulnerable because of someone else’s carelessness. When the other side refuses to take responsibility for their actions, Brian is ready and willing to take your case to trial.

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, 2021-2022
  • 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 Crime Victim
  • $3 Million Dram Shop Negligence, Co-Counsel
  • $2 Million Sexual Harassment, Discrimination, Abuse
  • $2 Million Sexual Abuse, Confidential Parties
  • $1 Million Car Accident
  • $1 Million Car Accident
  • $1 Million Truck Accident
  • $1 Million Wrongful Death
  • $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
  • $250 Thousand Car Crash
  • $225 Thousand Car Accident
  • $225 Thousand Intentional Assault
  • $225 Thousand Premises Liability, Trip And Fall On Stairs With No Handrail
  • $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
  • $178 Thousand Medical Transport Injury
  • $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 Car Accident
  • $100 Thousand Motor Vehicle Accident Claim
  • $100 Thousand Dog Bite
  • $100 Thousand Railroad Injury
  • $100 Thousand UTV Rollover
  • $75 Thousand Truck Crash