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Lawrence F Gepford Jr

Workers compensation Attorney at Independence, MO

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also known as Rick Gepford


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About Lawrence

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Rick practices in the areas of negligence and injury cases, business litigation, insurance and workers compensation. He has successfully handled hundreds of cases representing parties in wrongful death and injuries from truck wrecks, car crashes, death and injuries from drunk driver collisions, dangerous products, premises liability, even actions against out of control bounty hunters, and other wrongful acts of companies and individuals. Since his practice often involves medical issues, it includes the related claims from those injuries including Social Security disability and disability insurance claims.

 He has experience representing individuals and businesses in litigation involving companies and municipalities, established and advised employee owned companies, been involved in class action cases, and abusive debt collection cases, and cases concerning the failure of insurance companies to protect their insured. He has also been involved in pension and ERISA issues including establishing and administering pension plans, representing claimants in disability claims against ERISA and insurance policies, as well as collective bargaining contracts, employer self insurance, arbitration and individual rights matters.

 Rick is a graduate of the University of Missouri at Kansas City, receiving his Juris Doctorate in 1979. From 1978-1981 he was a law clerk for the Honorable Louis Lombardo on the Circuit Court of Jackson County. Following his clerkship he entered private practice with his father’s firm. Rick has presented at seminars on litigation of car wrecks, insurance claims, and worker’s compensation matters to other attorneys and insurers.

 Rick is admitted to practice law in the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit, the U.S. District Court for the Districts of Missouri, Kansas, and Colorado, the Federal District Courts for the Western District of Missouri, the District of Kansas, and the United States Supreme Court. He is a member of the American Association for Justice, the Missouri Bar Association and the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association. He has over 30 years of experience.

 Rick and Gwen have 3 children, one son-in-law and one daughter-in-law as well as a canine ‘child’. He is a member of the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection where he currently volunteers on the video production team. Rick enjoys sailing and mountain sports.

Licensed for 43 years
State KS
Status Active
Acquired 1997
Updated 11/08/2022
State CO
Status Active
Acquired 1993
Updated 01/13/2023
State MO
Status Good Standing, Active
Acquired 1979
Updated 01/01/2023

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

Contact Lawrence

Lawrence F Gepford Jr
300 S. Liberty
Independence, MO, 64050
Lawrence F Gepford Jr
8010 State Line Road, Suite 155
by appointment only
Leawood, KS, 66206
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Posted by Ron | October 10, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An honest and hard working Attourney
Rick Gepford has been my personal and families lawyer for more than 30 years. He has solved for me some of the following, Union disputes, pharmacy lawsuits, several workers comp and is currently working one for me. Rick has helped my kids in their small criminal issues as one may have been arrested and he also has saved me a time or two in traffic court. Rick has helped in business agreement contracts also. I would recommend his firm anytime you have the need for legal help. Ron
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 325-425 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-50%
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.6 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Gepford Law Group, L.C.
  • 2002 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Gepford and Gepford
  • 1980 - 2002
  • law clerk
  • Jackson County Circuit Court
  • 1978 - 1980

Education

  • University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law
  • J.D.
  • 1979
  • University of Missouri (Kansas City, MO)
  • B.A.
  • 1978

Legal Cases

  • Emergency Providers Inc. vs. MAST Ambulance et. al.
  • case settled after 5 years of litigation
  • Tong vs. Arrowhead Bonding
  • Received judgment for my client against Arrowhead Bonding and the bounty hunters in excess of $1 millon

Associations

  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
  • Supporting Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Eastern Jackson County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Supporting member
  • 1979 - Present
  • Missouri Bar
  • Member
  • 1979 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016

Speaking Engagements

  • Workers' Compensation in Kansas
  • Deposing The Medical Expert: Tricks of the Trade; Subrogation; Social Security and The Worker's Compensation Settlemennt; Ten Steps to Litigation: A Primer On How To Insure A Claimant Will Get A Lawyer
  • 2001
  • Workers' Compensation in Kansas
  • How the ADA/FMLA Interact With The Workers' Compensation Case
  • 1999
  • Labor Law Briefing
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plans
  • 1994
  • Workers' Compensation - "Confronting the Crisis"
  • Current problems and future solutinos regarding workers compensation
  • 1991
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Attorney endorsements

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Litigation Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Rick on several matters and he is a superb lawyer. He comes up with creative solutions to difficult problems that most lawyers cannot solve. Despite the picture, he seldom wears a tie except going to court. He has an amazing temperament to negotiate matters with a smile when I would have exploded for what the other side is doing or saying. Very personable and with a great sense of humor. Knows all the judges and has more lawyers in the family than most people have cousins! Very honest and should charge twice as much than what he does. Only complaint I have is that he is a Democrat!"
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Independence Workers compensation Lawyer Lawrence F Gepford Jr
Lawrence F Gepford Jr
Workers compensation Attorney
Independence, MO
Licensed for 43 years