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Stephen Joseph Voorhees

Stephen Joseph Voorhees

Practice areas:

Car Accidents, Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Death

About Me

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. 


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2008

  1. Wrongful Death: 25%
  2. Medical Malpractice: 25%
  3. Personal Injury: 25%
    7 years
  4. Car Accidents: 25%
    7 years



Contingent (33-40%)

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Charles Louis Barberio IV

    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
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Benjamin Michael Neal Johnston

    Mr. Voorhees is one of those rare attorneys with the legal expertise to win any case and the character to match. His continuing success at trial and accomplishments outside the courtroom has fashioned him into one of the most formidable attorneys in Kansas City and a trial attorney that any client should feel blessed to have in their corner.


    Benjamin Johnston Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Edelman & Thompson LLC

3100 Broadway, Suite 1400
Kansas City, MO, 64111



KSAuthorized to practice law201308/09/2015
MOGood Standing, Active200801/08/2013

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Missouri & Kansas Rising StarsSuper Lawyers2015
CALI - Trial PracticeUniversity of Missouri, Columbia - School of Law2008
Judge Glenn Evans ScholarshipUniversity of Missouri, Columbia - School of Law2005

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AssociateEdelman & Thompson LLC2009 - Present
Judicial Law ClerkMissouri Court Of Appeals Western District2008 - 2009


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Oregon Trial Lawyers AssociationN/A2015 - Present
Kansas Bar AssociationN/A2013 - Present
American Association for JusticeN/A2011 - Present
Missouri Association of Trial AttorneysN/A2010 - Present
Missouri Bar AssociationN/A2008 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
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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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Missouri - Columbia School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
University of Missouri, ColumbiaPhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts2005