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Nick Hergott

About Me

Nick Hergott

Nick is a natural born competitor who enjoys fighting for his clients. He has collected millions of dollars on their behalf, including jury trial victories in Kansas and Missouri as well as several seven figure settlements.

He takes pride in getting to know each client and treating them with respect. He enjoys figuring out large, complicated cases and ensuring clients feels comfortable and prepared. Nick believes that together with his clients and the jury, that team can help make our communities safer and hold wrongdoers accountable. At the very least, Nick hopes to make his client’s whole again, taking back what was taken from his client, and holding those responsible accountable.

Nick remains very involved with the legal community. He currently serves as President for the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association’s Solo Practitioner/Small Firm Section. He has previously served on the Young Lawyers Section Board of Directors and in various other roles for the Solo Practitioner/Small Firm Section. In 2015, the KCMBA recognized him as Young Lawyer of the Year. He formally served as a board member of the Midwest Innocence Project’s NextGen Board. In 2015 and 2016, the Kansas City Business Journal recognized Nick as the Best of the Bar. He has been a Big Brother in the Big Brothers Big Sisters-KC program since 2016.

Nick is a lifelong learner and committed to staying on top of the latest trial techniques. He is a graduating member of the Ross T. Roberts Inn of Court Trial College and a graduate of KCMBA's Bar Leadership Academy. He regularly travels to various conferences to stay on top of the latest developments in trial practice.

Nick and his wife, Christina, lived in Kansas City’s River Market for a decade, leaving in 2018 to live on acreage. In his free time, Nick enjoys outdoor adventures such as backpacking, long distance trail running, and paddling. He ran his first ultramarathon trail race in 2016; completed Missouri’s 340-mile paddling race, the MR340, in 2018; and has since completed other ultra-races including the Arches Ultra 50k in the Moab Desert.

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Awards & Recognitions

  • 2021 Super Lawyer – Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Super Lawyers
  • 2016-2020 Rising Star – Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Super Lawyers
  • 2016 Best of the Bar, Kansas City Business Journal
  • 2015 KCMBA Young Lawyer of the Year Award
  • 2015 Best of the Bar, Kansas City Business Journal

Legal Community Associations

  • 2021-Present Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association Solo Practitioner/Small Firm Section – President
  • 2017-2020 KCMBA Solo Practitioner/Small Firm Section – President Elect, Chair CLE Planning
  • 2016-2018 Midwest Innocence Project NextGen Leadership Board
  • 2014-2017 KCMBA Young Lawyers Section Board of Directors – Co-Chair, Special Projects Committee
  • 2014 KCMBA Bar Leadership Academy, Graduate
  • 2011 Ross T. Roberts Inn of Court Trial College, Graduate
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Kansas Bar Association

Volunteer Work

  • 2016-Present Big Brother, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kansas City
  • 2012-Present Volunteer Attorney Project – Warrant Relief Project, KCMBA

Bar Admissions:

  • Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
  • Kansas
  • U.S. District Court, Kansas

Education:

  • 2006 The University of Kansas, B.G.S., Philosophy and Psychology
  • 2010 University of Missouri-Kansas City, School of Law, Juris Doctor
    • Magna cum laude

    • Order of Barristers

    • UMKC Law Review, Staff

    • The Urban Lawyer, Staff

    • National Moot Court Team

    • Best Overall Appellate Brief, Ellison Moot Court Competition

    • CALI awards, Civil Procedure and Civil Litigation Drafting

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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 Car Accident
  • $1 Million Car Accident
  • $1 Million Truck Accident
  • $1 Million Wrongful Death
  • $500 Thousand Car Accident
  • $500 Thousand Car Accident, Uninsured Motorist/Hit and Run
  • $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 Premises Liability, Trip And Fall On Stairs With No Handrail
  • $225 Thousand Intentional Assault
  • $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 Medical Malpractice
  • $195 Thousand Medical Malpractice
  • $195 Thousand Car Accident, Ran A Red Light
  • $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 Railroad Injury
  • $100 Thousand Motor Vehicle Accident Claim
  • $100 Thousand UTV Rollover
  • $75 Thousand Car Accident
  • $34 Thousand Premises Liability