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Nicholas T. Hergott

also known as Nick, Hergott

About me

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.

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

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.

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

Nick and his wife, Stina, have lived in downtown Kansas City, Missouri
in the River Market since 2007. Stina works as an Account Executive at a
marketing firm in the River Market, and both have fallen in love with
the local downtown community.


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Practice areas


  1. Workers Compensation: 25%
  2. Medical Malpractice: 25%
  3. Car Accident: 25%
  4. Personal Injury: 25%



Hourly ($75-200/hour), contingent (25-40%), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Daniel P Gabris

    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.


    Daniel Gabris Construction and development Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Brian Christopher Russell

    Nick is an intelligent and incredibly hard-working lawyer who leaves no stone unturned for his clients.


    Brian Russell Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Meyerkord, Russell & Hergott

105 East 5th Street
Suite 301
Kansas City, MO, 64106


KSAuthorized to practice law201107/04/2016
MOGood Standing, Active201001/08/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Young Lawyer of the YearKansas City Metropolitan Bar Association2015
GraduateKCMBA Bar Leadership Academy2014
GraduateRoss T. Roberts Inn of Court Trial College2011
Order of BarristersUMKC School of Law2010
Magna Cum LaudeUMKC School of Law2010
Team MemberUMKC National Moot Court Team2009
Best Overall Appellate BriefUMKC Ellison Moot Court Competition2009
Civil Procedure and Civil Litigation DraftingUMKC CALI Awards2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerMeyerkord, Russell & Hergott2014 - Present
OwnerHergott Law, LLC2011 - 2014
Associate AttorneyLarry V. Swall & Associates, LLC2010 - 2011
Summer AssociateMcAnany, Van Cleave & Phillips P.C.2010 - 2010
Legal InternMissouri State Public Defender's Office2009 - 2010
Law Clerk and Staff AttorneyGoza & Honnold, LLC2008 - 2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
Midwest Innocence ProjectNext Gen Advisory Board Member2015 - Present
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar AssociationYLS Board of Directors - Special Projects Committee, Co-Chair2014 - Present
Missouri Association of Trial AttorneysMember2011 - Present
Missouri State Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Kansas Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
KCBMA Volunteer Attorney ProjectVolunteer Attorney - Warrant Relief2012 - 2015
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Personal Injury CasesSettlements and Trial
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Urban LawyerCase Note: American Life Coalition v. Stanton, 41 Urb. Law. 3782009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2010
University of KansasPsychology and PhilosophyB.G.S2006
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
KCMBA - Bench BarStarting A Law Practice2015
UMKC School of Law - Moot Court CompetitionsMoot Court Judge2014

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