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Larea Annette Griggs

also known as Annette Griggs, L. Annette Griggs

Practice areas:

Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Personal Injury, Car Accidents, Defective and Dangerous Products

About Me

I grew up near Clinton, Missouri but have spent my adult life in the greater Kansas City area.  I finished my undergraduate degree at the University of Missouri and then started law school when my daughter was four months old.  After completing law school at the University of Missouri - Kansas City, where I served on the staff of the Urban Lawyer, I went into private practice helping personal injury victims.

I have dedicated my practice to the representation of injured people. That representation comes in many forms, such as helping those injured in car and truck accidents, wrongful death claims, dram shop cases (liquor liability), product liability claims, premises liability cases and lawsuits against insurance companies.




I am also an active member in the Association of Women Lawyers of Greater Kansas City and am currently serving on the AWL board this year.  I have also spoken at the UMKC Law School to women law students regarding their job search post graduation and promoting the idea of entrepreneurship as an alternative to traditional employment.  I am also a group advisor in the AWLF Practice Development Program which pairs new female law school graduates with a mentor to help ensure their success as new attorneys.  McCollum & Griggs, LLC is a Gold Sponsor of AWL-KC and a sustaining member of their sister organization, the AWLF. 


Additionally, I try to regularly participate in as many worthwhile community projects as possible including Habitat for Humanity, Project ElderCool, Rally for the Cure, American Red Cross, Salvation Army, Harvesters, Bishop Sullivan Center, and is active in other bar-related organizations including MATA, MATA Women and the UMKC Inn of Courts. 



 



Outside of the legal profession, I love spending time with my husband , daughter and extended family.   We are active in our church and numerous community and political organizations.  

 Education:


 


University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, Kansas City, Missouri


Honors: AmJur Award for Advanced Legal Writing; Urban Lawyer 2000-2001


University of Missouri - Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri, 1999
B.A.
Honors: Received Honors for Highest GPA in Undergraduate Class
Honors: Outstanding PACE Graduate Award
Honors: ABW Award
Major:  Liberal Arts


 


Bar Admissions:


 


Supreme Court of Missouri, 2001


Supreme Court of Kansas, 2002


Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association


Clay County Bar Association


U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri, 2001

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2001

  1. Brain Injury: 30%
  2. Wrongful Death: 30%
    14 years, 37 cases
  3. Car Accidents: 15%
  4. Personal Injury: 15%
  5. Defective and Dangerous Products: 10%

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (33-45%)

Attorney Endorsements

10 total 

  • Stephen Rogers Bough

    I first got to know Annette and her law partner, David, back in law school. They were both serving on the highly prestigious UMKC Law Review. Since that time I have worked with her firm, against her firm and even referred client's her way. They have an excellent reputation and always keep thier client's interest at heart.

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    Stephen Bough Insurance Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • David Lee McCollum

    I have known Annette Griggs since 1998. We started law school together at the University of Missouri - Kansas City. We graduated in 2001 and started practicing together in 2003. She is a very conscientious attorney who takes great pride in providing her clients with excellent representation.

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    David McCollum Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

1828 Swift, Suite 302
North Kansas City, MO, 64116

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
KSAuthorized to practice law200210/09/2014
MOGood Standing, Active200101/08/2013

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerMissouri & Kansas Super Lawyers Magazine2013
Best of the Bar - Personal InjuryBest of the Bar for Kansas and Missouri2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
Best of the Bar - Personal InjuryKC Business Journal2011
Up and Coming LawyerMissouri Lawyers Weekly2011
AmJur Award for Advanced Legal WritingUMKC - AmJur Award2001

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing PartnerMcCollum & Griggs, LLC2003 - Present

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Association of Women LawyersChair of Judicial Committee2013 - Present
MATA Women's CaucusChair of Women's Caucus2013 - Present
Missouri Association of Trial AttorneysBoard of Governors2012 - Present
Hope Haven of Cass CountyBoard of Directors2012 - Present
AWLF Practice Development ProgramAdvisor2011 - 2013
Association for Women Lawyers of Greater Kansas CityBoard Member2011 - Present
UMKC Inn of CourtsAdvisor2009 - 2013
MATAMember2005 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Mendez v. All Star Family Sports Arena, Inc.Settlement
Confidential v. Confidential - DRAM SHOP CASE$4,000,000 settlement
Clough v. Taylor$1,100,000 - settlement

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
AWL LinkChanges to Missouri's Dram Shop Law May Only Be a Shot Away2011

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2001

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
UMKC OWLS eventStarting Your Own Law Practice2010