also known as Annette Griggs, L. Annette Griggs
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.
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
Honors: Received Honors for Highest GPA in Undergraduate Class
Honors: Outstanding PACE Graduate Award
Honors: ABW Award
Major: Liberal Arts
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
Licensed since 2001
Annette is one of the most accomplished attorneys in her field. She has taught me more about the practice of law than any other source including law school! I would recommend Annette especially in cases involving Brain Injuries. She has a passion of not only recovering money for her clients but also getting her clients well.
Adam Krause Personal Injury Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
|KS||Authorized to practice law||2002||10/09/2014|
|MO||Good Standing, Active||2001||01/08/2013|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Super Lawyer||Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers Magazine||2013|
|Best of the Bar - Personal Injury||Best of the Bar for Kansas and Missouri||2013|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2012|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2011|
|Best of the Bar - Personal Injury||KC Business Journal||2011|
|Up and Coming Lawyer||Missouri Lawyers Weekly||2011|
|AmJur Award for Advanced Legal Writing||UMKC - AmJur Award||2001|
|Managing Partner||McCollum & Griggs, LLC||2003 - Present|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Association of Women Lawyers||Chair of Judicial Committee||2013 - Present|
|MATA Women's Caucus||Chair of Women's Caucus||2013 - Present|
|Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys||Board of Governors||2012 - Present|
|Hope Haven of Cass County||Board of Directors||2012 - Present|
|AWLF Practice Development Program||Advisor||2011 - 2013|
|Association for Women Lawyers of Greater Kansas City||Board Member||2011 - Present|
|UMKC Inn of Courts||Advisor||2009 - 2013|
|MATA||Member||2005 - Present|
|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|
|AWL Link||Changes to Missouri's Dram Shop Law May Only Be a Shot Away||2011|
|University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2001|
|UMKC OWLS event||Starting Your Own Law Practice||2010|