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Nicholas T. Hergott

Personal injury Attorney at Kansas City, MO

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also known as Nick, Hergott

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About Nicholas

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Nick graduated from the University of Kansas with bachelors degrees in both Philosophy and Psychology and then attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law. While at UMKC School of Law, Nick was active in the academic community as a staff member of the UMKC Law Review and The Urban Lawyer, and he was selected to compete on the UMKC National Moot Court Team. During the Ellison Moot Court Competition, Nick’s was awarded best overall appellate brief. Graduating in the top 10% of his class, Mr. Hergott was awarded CALI awards for his academic efforts in Civil Procedure and Civil Litigation Drafting, and was selected by the faculty to the Order of Barristers, a national distinction given to ten members of his graduating class recognizing excellence in legal advocacy.

During law school, Nick clerked for a prominent plaintiff’s firm, gaining experience and understanding of plaintiff’s personal injury claims. He later clerked for a nationally recognized worker’s compensation and civil litigation firm representing insurance carriers, giving him the opportunity to see things from the other side of the table. Nick also interned with the Missouri State Public Defender as a Rule 13 intern, gaining valuable courtroom experience even before leaving school.

After graduation, Nick began working as an associate attorney at Larry V. Swall & Associates practicing primarily in the areas of criminal defense and family law. During his time at Swall & Associates, Nick gained extensive courtroom experience, going to court nearly every day.  In 2011, Nick founded Hergott Law, LLC, devoting his time to helping individuals fight for justice.

At Hergott Law LLC, he has surrounded himself with experienced plaintiff’s attorneys and has a wide network of litigation support. Once retained, he dedicates himself to your case and, using the legal system, fights aggressively to provide you and your family compensation for your tragic injuries and, hopefully, a feeling that some level of justice was achieved.

Nick and his wife, Stina, have lived in downtown Kansas City, Missouri in the River Market since 2007. 

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Licensed for 12 years
State KS
Status Active
Acquired 2011
Updated 02/04/2023
State MO
Status Good Standing, Active
Acquired 2010
Updated 01/01/2023

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

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Meyerkord, Russell & Hergott
105 East 5th Street
Suite 301
Kansas City, MO, 64106


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Posted by Erica | March 12, 2013
So Nice to Work With
Nick Hergott is an attorney that I would definitely recommend to a friend! He was so 'refreshingly' straight-forward and reliable - I felt I could truly depend on him for timely and professional service. I have been very pleased with his legal skills, and especially the level of communication I received, which is important to me when dealing with legal issues
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  • Contingency 25%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Meyerkord, Russell & Hergott
  • 2014 - Present
  • Owner
  • Hergott Law, LLC
  • 2011 - 2014
  • Associate Attorney
  • Larry V. Swall & Associates, LLC
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Summer Associate
  • McAnany, Van Cleave & Phillips P.C.
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Legal Intern
  • Missouri State Public Defender's Office
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Law Clerk and Staff Attorney
  • Goza & Honnold, LLC
  • 2008 - 2010
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  • University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law
  • J.D.
  • 2010
  • University of Kansas
  • B.G.S
  • 2006

Legal Cases

  • Personal Injury Cases
  • Settlements and Trial


  • Midwest Innocence Project
  • Next Gen Advisory Board Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Solo/Small Firm Committee - Chair CLE Planning
  • 2015 - Present
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • YLS Board of Directors - Special Projects Committee, Co-Chair
  • 2014 - Present
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Missouri State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • KCBMA Volunteer Attorney Project
  • Volunteer Attorney - Warrant Relief
  • 2012 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star - Medical Malpractice
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Best of the Bar
  • Kansas City Business Journal
  • 2016
  • Rising Star - Medical Malpractice
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Young Lawyer of the Year
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • 2015
  • Graduate
  • KCMBA Bar Leadership Academy
  • 2014
  • Graduate
  • Ross T. Roberts Inn of Court Trial College
  • 2011
  • Order of Barristers
  • UMKC School of Law
  • 2010
  • Magna Cum Laude
  • UMKC School of Law
  • 2010
  • Team Member
  • UMKC National Moot Court Team
  • 2009
  • Best Overall Appellate Brief
  • UMKC Ellison Moot Court Competition
  • 2009
  • Civil Procedure and Civil Litigation Drafting
  • UMKC CALI Awards
  • 2009
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  • The Urban Lawyer
  • Case Note: American Life Coalition v. Stanton, 41 Urb. Law. 378
  • 2009

Speaking Engagements

  • UMKC School of Law - Moot Court Competitions
  • Moot Court Judge
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (4)
Endorse Nicholas
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Nick from participating in various events in the legal community, and we are also on the board of the KCMBA Young Lawyers Section together. Nick has extensive knowledge in dealing with personal injury matters, so much so that he has established himself as a guru in the field. If you are looking for a lawyer who can help you recover after a major accident or injury, you should definitely consult with Nick. Even if he is unable to take your case, he can help you find the right attorney to do the job. I highly recommend Nick for car accidents, personal injury, and medical malpractice cases."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Co-worker
"Nick is an intelligent and incredibly hard-working lawyer who leaves no stone unturned for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Co-worker
"Nick is very wise and a zealous advocate for his clients. I strongly endorse him."
Personal injury Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse NicholaS. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nick is an attorney who is not only well prepared, articulate and intellectual, but is also ready, willing and able to take off the kid gloves and go fight for his clients in court. This unique combination means that he can achieve success for his clients in or out of court. If I were to start my own law firm, he would be on the short list of people with whom I would partner."
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