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Matthew D. Meyerkord

Email: matt@mrhlawkc.com

About Meundefined

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.

Matt founded the beginnings of Meyerkord, Russell & Hergott in 2008 to help those who have been injured due to someone else’s negligence and he loves what he does. He sees himself as a counselor, an advisor, and a fighter. He enjoys helping people, especially in their time of injury or loss. He recognizes that you are the ultimate decision maker and sees his job as advising you to make informed decisions.

Why Entrust Your Case to Matt?

Matt wants you to have a successful outcome, but he also wants the road to that successful outcome to be comfortable. This means he takes care of nearly everything regarding your case so you don’t have to worry about it. He keeps you as informed as you want to be and provides straightforward and honest input while welcoming the opportunity to talk with you at any time.

Since beginning the law firm, Matt has collected over $10,000,000.00 for his clients, including 2 cases over $1,000,000.00 and a $5,000,000.00 case.

Matt and his wife live in Parkville, Missouri with their three young daughters. In his free time, he enjoys staying active with CrossFit and keeping up on the latest Marvel films.

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Awards & Recognitions

  • Super Lawyers Top 100 Attorney in KS/MO, 2017
  • Super Lawyers®, 2013-2017
  • Best of the Bar, Kansas City Business Journal, 2015-2016
  • Selected to be the Revitalization Governor to represent the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys on the board of the American Association for Justice, 2014
  • Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠, 2011-2012
  • Best of the Bar, Kansas City Business Journal, 2011
  • Up & Coming Lawyer, Missouri Lawyers Weekly, 2010
  • $225,000.00 premises liability case settlement, Boswell v. Green Duck Lounge, Inc., 0916-CV27338, Circuit Court of Jackson County, Missouri, 2010
  • $1,000,000.00 trucking case settlement, Martin v. Stajo Iron & Metal, Inc., 4:07-CV-01388, United States District Court, Eastern District of Missouri, 2008
  • Missouri Supreme Court Victory, Sides v. St. Anthony's Med. Ctr., 258 S.W.3d 811, 2008
  • President of the Law School Emissaries, 2004

Courtroom Experience

  • February 2015, Workers' compensation final hearing
  • Caldwell County, April 2014, Inadequate road signage trial
  • Shawnee County, Kansas, July 2013, MVA trial
  • Clay County, November 2012, MVA trial
  • April 2012, Workers' compensation final hearing
  • Jackson County Circuit Court, Missouri, June 2010, Jury Trial, Premises Liability
  • St. Genevieve County Circuit Court, Missouri, May 2010, Jury Trial, Premises Liability
  • St. Louis Division of Workers' Compensation, Missouri, October 2008, Workers' Compensation Final Hearing
  • St. Louis County Circuit Court, Missouri, October 2007, Jury Trial, Motor Vehicle Collision

Memberships

  • AAJ Board of Governors, 2014-Present
  • The Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
    • Member, 2013-Present
    • Co-chair of the New Lawyers Committee, 2007-2008
    • Member, Public Awareness Committee Emergency Response Team, 2007-present
  • The Eastern Jackson County Bar Association
  • The Clay County Bar Association
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Northland Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Freemason, Missouri District 17, Rising Sun Lodge
    • Master Mason, August 2010-present

Teaching Experience

  • National Business Institute CLE, Kansas City, Missouri, Auto Injury Litigation from Start to Finish, 2016
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Bench-Bar & Boardroom Conference, Branson, Missouri, Starting a Firm?, 2015
  • Webster University, St. Louis, Missouri, Adjunct Paralegal Professor - Introduction to the Law, 2008

Work Experience

  • Meyerkord, Russell & Hergott, Kansas City, Missouri, 2014-Present
  • Meyerkord & Russell, Kansas City, Missouri, 2011-2014
  • The Meyerkord Law Firm of Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri, 2008-2011
  • Meyerkord, Rineberg & Graham, LLC, St. Louis, Missouri, 2005-2008
  • Jackson County Circuit Court, Division Two, Independence, Missouri, Law Clerk to the Honorable Michael W. Manners, 2004-2005
  • Public Defender Trial Clinic, Kansas City, Missouri, Rule-13 Certified Intern, 2003-2004

Publications and Papers

  • If I can Do It... Why I Decided to Donate 5% of Every Fee to Charity, The Missouri Trial Attorney, 2010
  • The Res Ipsa Loquitur Inference: A Powerful Tool Now Available to medical Malpractice Plaintiffs, The Missouri Trial Attorney, Volume 27, Number 1, 2007

Education

  • University of Missouri - Kansas City, School of Law, Juris Doctor, 2004
    • President of the Law School Emissaries
  • University of Missouri – Columbia, B.A in Communication, Minor in Anthropology, 2001

Case Results

June 2010:
$225,000.00 premises liability case settlement
Boswell v. Green Duck Lounge, Inc., 0916-CV27338
Circuit Court of Jackson County, Missouri

October 2008:
$1,000,000.00 trucking case settlement
Martin v. Stajo Iron & Metal, Inc., 4:07-CV-01388
United States District Court, Eastern District of Missouri

August 2008:
Missouri Supreme Court Victory
Sides v. St. Anthony's Med. Ctr., 258 S.W.3d 811

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See Our Settlements

  • $6 Million Medical Malpractice, Confidential Parties
  • $5 Million Car Accident, Rear-End Collision
  • $3 Million Truck Accident
  • $1 Million Truck Accident
  • $1 Million Wrongful Death
  • $395 Thousand Medical Malpractice
  • $360 Thousand Wrongful Death
  • $345 Thousand Automobile Collision
  • $300 Thousand Medical Malpractice, Federal Tort Claim
  • $300 Thousand Wrongful Death
  • $250 Thousand Third Party Negligence/Homeowners/Dog Leash Injury
  • $250 Thousand Slip & Fall, City Crosswalk
  • $225 Thousand Premises Liability, Trip And Fall On Stairs With No Handrail
  • $200 Thousand Car Accident, Rear-End Collision
  • $195 Thousand Car Accident, Ran A Red Light
  • $195 Thousand Medical Malpractice
  • $175 Thousand Gun Shot Wound
  • $147 Thousand Premises Liability
  • $133 Thousand Premises Liability, Trip And Fall
  • $125 Thousand Uninsured Motorist Claim
  • $125 Thousand Premises Liability
  • $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 Railroad Injury
  • $100 Thousand Motor Vehicle Accident Claim
  • $95 Thousand Car Accident
  • $95 Thousand Car Accident
  • $95 Thousand Fall From Stage At A Hotel
  • $92 Thousand Dog Bite
  • $80 Thousand Uninsured Motorist Claim
  • $75 Thousand Inadequate Security
  • $75 Thousand Inadequate Security
  • $75 Thousand Car Accident
  • $66 Thousand First Party Insurance
  • $63 Thousand Premises Liability, Slip & Fall On Ice
  • $60 Thousand Premises Liability, Slip & Fall On Ice
  • $60 Thousand Premises Liability, Slip & Fall On Ice
  • $51 Thousand Motor Vehicle Collision
  • $50 Thousand Motor Vehicle Accident
  • $50 Thousand Motor Vehicle Accident
  • $50 Thousand Motor Vehicle Collision/Drunk Driver
  • $50 Thousand Car Accident, Hit & Run On Pedestrian
  • $50 Thousand Car Accident
  • $50 Thousand Car Accident
  • $50 Thousand Car Accident
  • $50 Thousand Car Accident
  • $45 Thousand Dog Bite
  • $45 Thousand Workers’ Compensation
  • $44 Thousand Motor Vehicle Collision
  • $43 Thousand Fast Stop/Shooting
  • $43 Thousand Car Accident
  • $41 Thousand Motor Vehicle Accident
  • $41 Thousand Slip And Fall At Hotel
  • $40 Thousand Motorcycle Collision
  • $40 Thousand Premises Liability
  • $40 Thousand Car Accident
  • $40 Thousand Inadequate Security/Premises Liability
  • $35 Thousand Workers' Compensation
  • $35 Thousand Vexatious Refusal Case
  • $30 Thousand Car Accident
  • $30 Thousand Premises Liability/Fall From A Balcony
  • $29 Thousand Trip & Fall/Premises Liability
  • $28 Thousand Premises Liability, (Slip And Fall On Ice)
  • $26 Thousand Car Accident
  • $26 Thousand Workers' Compensation Claim
  • $26 Thousand Golf Cart Accident/Defective Breaks
  • $25 Thousand Dog Bite
  • $25 Thousand Car Accident
  • $25 Thousand Car Accident
  • $25 Thousand Automobile Liability
  • $25 Thousand Auto Collision
  • $25 Thousand Car Accident
  • $21 Thousand Car Accident
  • $21 Thousand Workers' Compensation
  • $19 Thousand Car Accident
  • $19 Thousand Workers' Compensation
  • $16 Thousand Premises Liability (Slip And Fall)
  • $16 Thousand Workers' Compensation