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I have been counsel to the Missouri AFL-CIO for over 25 years, and have represented people and their families who have been injured or killed.  I am a founder and a past president of a national organization of attorneys who strive to make a difference for those who are injured or made sick from their employment--Workers' Injury Law & Advocacy Group.  Besides being a member of the NFL Players Association panel of attorneys, I am a member of the National Academy of Social Insurance--a non-partisan organization which provides academic analysis and research in areas such as social security, Medicare, Unemployment, and, Workers' Compensation. 


Our firm continues to grow and expand areas of practice.  This year, we changed the name to Boyd, Kenter, Thomas & Parrish, LLC. 


Practice areas


  1. Workers Compensation: 40%
  2. Employment: 25%
  3. Litigation: 25%
  4. General Practice: 10%

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  • William Michael Byrnes

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    William Byrnes DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • John Patrick Burnett

    John is probably the best workers compensation lawyer in the state. He is the lawyer all the rest of us go to when we have big problems with work comp cases.


    John Burnett DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

1150 Grand Blvd, Suite 700
Kansas City, MO, 64106-2317


KSAuthorized to practice law200611/09/2015
MOGood Standing, Active197501/08/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Lifetime AchievmentWorkers' Injury Law & Advocacy Group2011
President's AwardMissouri Association of Trial Attorneys2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyBOYD, KENTER, THOMAS & PARRISH, LLC2013 - Present
AttorneyBOYD & KENTER, P.C.1983 - 2013
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Football League Players AssociationPanel Attorney2008 - Present
College of Workers' Compensation LawyersBoard of Directors2007 - 2012
College of Workers' Compensation LawyersFellow2007 - Present
National Academy of Social InsuranceMember2007 - Present
Kansas Asociation for JusticeMember2006 - Present
AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating CommitteeAttorney Member2006 - Present
Workers Injury Law and Advocacy GroupPast President2003 - 2004
Workers' Injury Law & Advocacy GroupMember1995 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember1984 - Present
Missouri Association of Trial AttorneysMember1984 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1974