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The Lawler Firm is a civil litigation firm that represents individuals who have been seriously injured and families who have lost loved ones due to someone else's negligence or wrong doing.  Christopher Lawler is an experienced trial attorney who has tried jury trials throughout the states of Missouri and Kansas in both state and fedearl Courts.  He has successfully obtained substantial verdicts and settlements for his clients.  He specializes in handling cases involving serious car accidents, trucking accidents, wrongful death, insurance misrepresentation, insurance bad faith, and defective products.  He has been named as one of Kansas City Business Journal's Best of the Bar and the Kansas and Missouri Super Lawyers Rising Stars for three consecutive years. If you would like to contact Chris Lawler, please visit his website at or call (816) 912-4700.  


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Practice areas


  1. Trucking Accident: 30%
    14 years
  2. Personal Injury: 30%
    14 years
  3. Car Accident: 20%
  4. Wrongful Death: 15%
    14 years
  5. Civil Rights: 5%
    14 years

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Contact info

The Lawler Firm, LLC

104 W. 9th St.
Suite 205
Kansas City, MO, 64105


KSAuthorized to practice law200307/04/2016
MOGood Standing, Active200201/08/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Lawyers in MissouriSuper Lawyers2014
Top 50 Lawyers in Kansas CitySuper Lawyers2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
Best of the BarKansas City Business Journal2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2014
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers Association2014
Top 40 under 40National Trial Lawyers Association2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
Best of the BarKansas City Business Journal2013
Best of the BarKansas City Business Journal2012
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2012
Top 40 under 40National Trial Lawyers Association2012
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2011
Best of the BarKansas City Business Journal2011
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2010
Best of the BarKansas City Business Journal2010
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2009
Best of the BarKansas City Business Journal2009
President's AwardKansas City Metropolitan Bar Association2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerThe Lawler Firm, LLC2011 - Present
AttorneyThe McCallister Law Firm, P.C.2004 - 2011
Law Clerk for the Honorable C. William KramerThe Circuit Court of Jackson County, Missouri2002 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar FoundationCommittee Member2013 - Present
National Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2011 - Present
8th Judicial Circuit Bar AssociationN/A2008 - Present
Missouri Association of Trial AttorneysN/A2004 - Present
American Association for JusticeN/A2004 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A2004 - Present
Kansas Bar AssociationN/A2003 - Present
Missouri State Bar AssociationN/A2002 - Present
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Young Lawyers SectionPast President2001 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
White v. McKinley, et al.$ 16,000,000.00 Verdict
Richey v. Phillipp-Leatz, et. al.$ 12,800,000.00 Verdict
Graham v. Little Beaver Trucking Company$ 400,000.00 Settlement
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Publication nameTitleDate
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar AssociationViews From the Bench2006
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Missouri (Kansas City, MO)LawJD - Juris Doctor2002
Rockhurst UniversityFinanceBS - Bachelor of Science1998
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
2012 KCMBA Bench Bar ConferenceJudicial Panel2012
KCMBA CLE- Views from the BenchViews From the Bench2006