The first time I ever stood up in front of a jury, I knew that it was where I belonged. It's where I feel most comfortable, advocating for my clients and arguing their case. I'm a trial lawyer. If I believe in a cause, I'll fight for it with everything I've got - for as long as I have to fight. I don't know any other way to approach my chosen profession.
I've been fortunate enough to win many trials early in my career, and it's through those successes that I now have leverage to negotiate on behalf of my clients before we decide to go to trial. Most people, including some lawyers, don't understand that without a track record of wins at trial, a lawyer has no stock-in-trade to negotiate settlements - quite simply, those lawyers are not a threat to the defendant or insurance company. In an age where most attorneys rarely see the inside of the courtroom, I am in a rather unique position in this regard.
I try cases because I enjoy helping people, whether they're ordinary people who've been hurt or wronged by another person, a product, or a company, or a business that's been harmed by the actions of another. I truly care about my clients and their cause. If I ever stop caring, I'll quit practicing law.
I welcome the opportunity to hear about your case.
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Steve Voorhees is an excellent attorney. His results speak for themselves but if you aren't familiar; this man is a winner. He will settle a case if it is fair for his client BUT he will take it to trial and win if the insurance company tries to low-ball. The fact that insurance companies know of this reputation means that they will take heed when they see his name on a case and offer higher settlements to avoid losing at trial. I endorse this lawyer.
Charles Barberio Criminal Defense Attorney
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|KS||Authorized to practice law||2013||10/12/2015|
|MO||Good Standing, Active||2008||01/08/2013|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Missouri & Kansas Rising Stars||Super Lawyers||2015|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2015|
|Client's Choice Award||Avvo||2015|
|CALI - Trial Practice||University of Missouri, Columbia - School of Law||2008|
|Negotiation Competition 1st Place||University of Missouri School of Law||2008|
|Judge Glenn Evans Scholarship||University of Missouri, Columbia - School of Law||2005|
|Attorney||Edelman & Thompson LLC||2009 - Present|
|Judicial Law Clerk||Missouri Court Of Appeals Western District||2008 - 2009|
|Externship||Supreme Court Of Missouri||2007 - 2008|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Oregon Trial Lawyers Association||N/A||2015 - Present|
|Bill Barton's Litigation Bootcamp - Alumni||N/A||2015 - Present|
|Multnomah Bar Association||Member||2015 - Present|
|Attorneys Information Exchange Group||Member||2015 - Present|
|Kansas Bar Association||N/A||2013 - Present|
|American Association for Justice||N/A||2011 - Present|
|Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys||N/A||2010 - Present|
|Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association||N/A||2009 - Present|
|Missouri Bar Association||N/A||2008 - Present|
|Pickett v. Jackson County Missouri||$95,000 jury verdict for Plaintiff|
|Baker v. Foster||$52,500 jury verdict for Plaintiff|
|Green-smith v. Biamont||$18,000 jury verdict for Plaintiff|
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|University of Missouri - Columbia School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2008|
|University of Missouri, Columbia||Philosophy||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2005|