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Jill Arlene Kanatzar

Nursing home abuse and neglect Attorney at Kansas City, MO

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  • State Years
    Kansas - KS 18 years
    Missouri - MO 29 years
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State KS
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State MO
    Acquired 1994
    Status
    Good Standing, Active No misconduct found

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About Jill

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Jill Kanatzar is one of the most respected plaintiff attorneys in the region. Her deep experience in cases related to sexual abuse, child injury and wrongful death, nursing home abuse and medical malpractice spans more than 20 years.

Jill’s entire career has been dedicated to helping people who often cannot help themselves. From small children to disabled adults to our elders, she has stood next to and fought for people’s rights. Jill is respected by attorneys throughout the Midwest, hence why she has been named Prosecutor of the Year by Jackson County and earned the Women’s Justice Award by Missouri Lawyers Weekly.

In addition, Jill was appointed by the Missouri Supreme Court to its Advisory Committee. She has also been appointed special prosecutor by numerous prosecutors' offices across Kansas City area jurisdictions.

Prior to joining the firm, Jill was an assistant prosecuting attorney in Jackson County, Missouri, where she prosecuted felony criminal cases including robberies, burglaries, assaults and homicides. Jill spent the majority of her tenure with the Prosecutor’s Office in the Child Abuse & Sex Crimes Unit. She participated in numerous jury trials including cases of adult sex crimes and crimes perpetrated against children.

Jill entered private practice in 1998 when she joined Stigall, Humphrey, Lucas, Henry & Dollar. She soon began representing families and patients injured by abuse and neglect in nursing homes. Jill was appointed by the Supreme Court of Missouri to serve on the 16th Circuit Bar Ethics Committee. This panel reviews complaints brought against other lawyers to determine whether probable cause exists and if ethical violations have occurred.

Jill earned a bachelor’s degree from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, dual majoring in economics and political science. She received her law degree from the University of Notre Dame Law School and obtained her license to practice law in 1994. She holds an active license in Missouri and Kansas, as well as before the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri.

Location

Dollar, Burns, Becker & Hershewe
1100 Main Street
#2600
Kansas City, MO, 64105

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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Dollar, Burns & Becker
  • 1998 - Present
  • Partner
  • Dollar, Burns, Becker & Hershewe, LC
  • 1900 - Present
  • Assistant Prosecuting Attorney
  • Jackson County Prosecuting Attorney's Office
  • 1994 - 1998

Education

  • University of Notre Dame
  • J.D.
  • 1994
  • Drake University
  • M.S.
  • 1991

Sample of Legal Cases

  • ESTATE OF EDWARDS VS N & R OF PLATTE CITY D/B/A/ HILLVIEW NURSING & REHAB AND HEALTH SYSTEMS
  • $791,000 Arbitration Award
  • Basta Vs. KCP&L
  • $1 million verdict
  • WOMAN DROWNED AT MISSOURI NURSING HOME
  • Large 7 Figure Settlement
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Associations

  • Missouri Supreme Court
  • Advisory Committee
  • 2016 - Present
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Missouri Bar
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Association for Women Lawyers of Greater Kansas City
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Association for Women Lawyers of Greater Kansas City
  • Denise Henning Connections Mentoring Program
  • N/A
  • Nursing Home Negligence Committee
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Jackson County Child Sexual Abuse Task Force
  • Former Chair
  • N/A
  • Missouri Supreme Court
  • Former Chair of the Regional Disciplinary Committee
  • N/A
  • Missouri Coalition for Quality Care
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Greater Kansas City Women's Political Caucus
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Association for Women Lawyers of Greater Kansas City
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Brain Injury Association of Kansas and Greater Kansas City
  • President
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Regional Disciplinary Council of the Missouri Bar
  • Attorney
  • 2009 - 2015
  • Brain Injury Association of Kansas and Greater Kansas City
  • Board of Directors
  • 2008 - 2015
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Small Firm Committee for the KCMBA Foundation Gala
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Chairman of the Nursing Home Litigation Committee
  • 2007 - 2007
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2022
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2019
  • Women's Justice Award - Litigation Practitioner
  • Missouri Lawyer's Weekly
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer - Personal Injury
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer - Personal Injury
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer - Personal Injury
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Child Advocate Award
  • Jackson County Child Advocacy Coalition
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • KCMBA CLE
  • Deposing Nurses in Nursing Home and Emergency Room Malpractice Cases
  • 2018
  • Forensic Investigations Conference
  • The Not-So-Golden Years: Elder Abuse 2010... What You Need to Know
  • 2010
  • Spring Law Conference
  • How to Avoid Personal Injury Claims Against Your Nursing Home
  • 2009
  • Lecture
  • Empirical Realities of Juries
  • 2009
  • Conference
  • How to Effectively Arbitrate Nursing Home Case
  • 2008
  • Continuing Legal Education
  • Nursing Home Litigation: Practical Considerations of Filing Discovery and Trial
  • 2005
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Kansas City Nursing home abuse and neglect Lawyer Jill Arlene Kanatzar
Jill Arlene Kanatzar
Nursing home abuse and neglect Attorney
Kansas City, MO
Licensed for 29 years