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About me

I was born and raised in Leominster, Massachusetts. Leominster is diverse working class city of about 45,000 people in North Central Massachusetts 40 miles west of Boston. I always wanted to be a lawyer though I have no relatives in the profession. My father was a construction worker for over 35 years and my mother still works as a secretary. I was raised with the belief to fight for the little guy and good causes.

When I went to law school, I promised my parents that I would never work for large corporations but fight for people like us. I got interested in employment litigation my first year in law school when my dad was working in a ditch that did not comply with OSHA trenching standards and it collapsed on him. As a result of the accident, my dad has never worked again and has gone through multiple surgeries to repair damage to his knee. To see my parents struggle with only one income and see how much work meant to my dad, I realized my calling was to help people protect their employment rights. As a result of the accident, I clerked for the United States Department of Labor and began to immerse myself in learning laws that protect employees.

Since my graduation from law school, I have worked hard to keep true to my commitment in helping people like my mother and father protect their rights at the workplace. My continued commitment has brought many successes.

Should you need help, please feel free to call is. We know how much your job means to you.


Practice areas


  1. Sexual Harassment: 70%
  2. Employment & Labor: 25%
  3. Civil Rights: 5%



Contingent (35-50%)

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    Kirk Holman is a competent, aggressive labor lawyer who actually tries cases, and gets great results for his clients, including multi-million dollar verdicts. I recommend Mr. Holman based upon an outstanding result that he obtained for me personally in an employment litigation case.


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  • Paul Arthur Bullman

    Mr. Holman is one of the most effective sexual harassment attorneys in the region. He tirelessly advocates on behalf of clients. I strongly endorse him.


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Contact info

Holman Schiavone, LLC

Suite 810
4600 Madison Avenue
Kansas City, MO, 64112-1237


KSAuthorized to practice law200010/12/2015
MOGood Standing, Active199901/08/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2014
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Super LawyerMissouri & Kansas Super Lawyers Magazine2013
Super LawyerMissouri & Kansas Super Lawyers Magazine2012
Super LawyerMissouri & Kansas Super Lawyers Magazine2011
Rising StarMissouri & Kansas Super Lawyers Magazine2010
Rising StarMissouri & Kansas Super Lawyers Magazine2009
Rising StarMissouri & Kansas Super Lawyers Magazine2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
Missouri Association of Trial AttorneysMember2010 - Present
National Employment Lawyers AssociationMember2000 - Present
American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law SectionMember2000 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Lynn v. TNT Logistics, NA$6,800,000 Verdict
Haley-Campbell v. Walmart Stores East, LLP$13,900,000 Verdict
Thorne v. Sprint United Managemtent$1,202,850 Verdict
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
Assumption CollegePoliticsBA - Bachelor of Arts1995
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar AssociationThe Plaintiff's Perspective, Dehumanizing The Corporate Defendant2008
Missouri BarAnatomy of the Missouri Human Rights Act2006
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar AssociationCutting Edge Issues in Human Resources2006