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Stephen R. Bough grew up in Republic, Missouri
and attended Southwest Missouri State University (now Missouri State
University), where he met his wife, Andrea. After completing law school
at the University of Missouri - Kansas City, where he served as the
Editor-in-Chief of the UMKC Law Review, Steve served as a law clerk to
United States District Court Judge Scott O. Wright.

In January, 2011, Mr. Bough was named the "Winningest Plaintiff's Attorney" in Missouri by Missouri Lawyers Weekly.


Practice areas


  1. Insurance: 30%
    19 years, 50 cases
  2. Wrongful Death: 20%
    19 years, 50 cases
  3. Personal Injury: 20%
    19 years, 100 cases
  4. Car Accident: 20%
    19 years, 100 cases
  5. Trucking Accident: 10%
    19 years, 20 cases



Contingent (33-40%), Free consultation (60 minutes)

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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Stephen. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


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  • Larea Annette Griggs

    I endorse this lawyer. I have known Stephen Bough for many years now. He is one of the finest personal injury attorneys in the Kansas City area. I really appreciate the personal attention he gives to clients whom I have referred to him in the past. I have always gotten rave reviews of his representation of them. In addition to being an exceptional attorney, Steve is also a wonderful family man and very active contributor to our community.


    Larea Griggs Wrongful Death Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

917 W. 43rd St.
Kansas City, MO, 64111


MOGood Standing, Active199701/08/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Missouri's Winningest Plaintiff's AttorneyMissouri Lawyers Weekly2011
Decade AwardUMKC Law Foundation2006
Lon O. Hocker AwardMissouri Bar Association2005
Making It Happen AwardAmerican Trial Lawyers AssociationN/A
Legal Leader of the YearThe Daily RecordN/A
Best of the BarKansas City Business JournalN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyThe Law Offices of Stephen R. Bough2006 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorUMKC Law School2003 - 2009
AttorneyHenning & Bough2002 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
The Missouri BarN/AN/A
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Missouri Association of Trial AttorneysN/AN/A
Missouri Bar Trial InstituteN/AN/A
American Association for JusticeN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Insurance Company Pays Policy Limits on Pre-existing Injury Case$100,000 Settlement
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Missouri Trial AttorneyOut-State Cases – Jury Trials in Rural Missouri After Tort Reform2006
The Daily Record (Kansas City)Admitting Liability: Is a Party Required to Accept an Admission2005
Journal of the Missouri BarCrossing the Center Line: Preemption in Automobile Product Liability Cases2001
Journal of the Kansas Trial Lawyer AssociationSupplemental Jurisdiction and its Effect on Diversity Requirements in Class Actions; The Death and Rebirth of State Law Class Actions2000
University of Missouri at Kansas City Law ReviewConflicts of Laws and Multi-State Class Actions: How Variations in State Law Affect the Predominance Requirement of Rule 23(b)(31999
South Dakota Law ReviewSpitting in a Judge's Face: The Eight Circuit's Treatment of Rule 37 Discovery Sanctions of Dismissals and Defaults1998
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southwest Missouri State UniversityN/AN/AN/A
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of LawN/AN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
UMKC Law School Mock TrialCivil Jury Trial Demonstration, Direct & Cross-Examination of the Plaintiff’s Non-Expert Witness2011
AWL CLEEthical Issues for Solo Attorneys or Small Firms2010
Film and the Law Series Presents: Angry MenExpert Witnesses2009
Missouri Bar Trial CollegeOpening Statement – Faculty Demonstration and Closing Argument – Faculty Demonstration2008
Jury Selection and InfluenceSelecting or Deselecting a Jury2007
Monthly PresentationDeposition Fundamentals and Techniques2006