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Neil Sader

About me

Bankruptcy law is my focus.  Along with all the attorneys at The Sader Law Firm, I help individuals, families and businesses, throughout Missouri and Kansas, with bankruptcy matters.  We handle cases in Chapters 7, 11 and 13, primarily on behalf of debtors but also creditors.  My cases include straight forward Chapter 7’s to complex Chapter 11 cases for small, medium and large businesses.  I work with my clients on all aspects of a bankruptcy case, from the initial phone call to meeting with the client, preparing the schedules and pleadings, dealing with creditors and the trustee, attending court hearings and keeping the client informed through conclusion of the case.  Whether a case is simple or complex, I listen to my client to determine what is in the client’s best interest and then figure out how to achieve the goal.  I realize the importance of returning calls and emails promptly, keeping clients informed, and the need for attorney fees to be reasonable. 

The Sader Law Firm is dedicated to treating its clients with respect.  We treat people as we would want to be treated.  You deal personally with your attorney, during work hours your call will be answered by our receptionist and not a machine, we provide free underground parking and when you come to our office you will be offered a soft drink or coffee and a pleasant environment.  

As a practicing attorney since 1984, and one certified as a Consumer Bankruptcy Specialist by the American Board of Certification, as AV rated (the highest rating) by Martindale and as a Super Lawyer since 2006, I enjoy putting my knowledge and experience to work for my clients.  In addition to bankruptcy matters, I handle Landlord-Tenant issues regarding commercial real estate and collections.  Initial phone consultations are always free and I can usually give you a very good idea during that initial call of what can be accomplished and the cost.  Calls are often returned 7 days a week and appointments are available after standard hours.

For a free consultation, email me at or call me at 816-561-1818.


  • University of Kansas School of Law, J.D., 1984

  • Columbia University, A.B. (Political Science), 1980

  • Peachtree High School, Chamblee, Georgia, 1976


  • U. S. District Court, District of Colorado, 2007

  • U. S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri, 2004   

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 1995

  • Kansas and U. S. District Court of Kansas, 1994

  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1993

  • U. S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit, 1988

  • Missouri and U. S. District Court, Western District of Missouri, 1984


  • American Bankruptcy Institute

  • Johnson County, Kansas Bar Association

  • Kansas City Bankruptcy Bar Association

  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association

  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys

  • The Missouri Bar

  • Former Staff Member, White House Domestic Policy Staff

  • Delegate, 1996 Democratic National Convention


  • Board Certified - Consumer Bankruptcy Law - American Board of Certification, 2000; Recertification in 2006, 2010 and 2014.

The American Board of Certification is accredited by the American Bar Association and is co-sponsored by the American Bankruptcy Institute and the Commercial Law League of America. Neither the Supreme Court of Missouri nor the Missouri Bar reviews or approves certifying organizations or specialist designations.


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Practice areas


  1. Bankruptcy: 25%
    30 years
  2. Chapter 7: 20%
    30 years
  3. Chapter 13: 20%
    30 years
  4. Chapter 11: 20%
    27 years
  5. Real Estate: 15%
    32 years



Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • David Alan Riggi

    Neil is a top-notch lawyer at the top of his game. He is highly knowledgeable and has broad and rare experience in all aspects of bankruptcy representation. He is skilled and adept at the simplest chapter 7, to a home-saving chapter 13, to the most complex of chapter 11 reorganizations. He is a compassionate advocate for those in financial distress. I endorse this lawyer without reservation.


    David Riggi Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Joshua T. Mathews

    I've had the good fortune to know Neil for a number of years. He is an excellent attorney, and a real friend to the legal community. I can't think of another attorney who has taken more time out of their schedule, for no personal reward, to help me and other attorneys when we face questions beyond our skill level. I just can't say enough good things about Neil Sader.


    Joshua Mathews Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Sader Law Firm

2345 Grand Blvd
Suite 2150
Kansas City, MO, 64108


KSAuthorized to practice law199408/07/2016
MOGood Standing, Active198401/08/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super Lawyer - Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor RightsSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Super Lawyer - Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor RightsSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Super Lawyer - Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor RightsSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Super Lawyer - Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor RightsSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Super Lawyer - Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor RightsSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
Super Lawyer - Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor RightsMissouri & Kansas Super Lawyers Magazine2010
Super Lawyer - Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor RightsMissouri & Kansas Super Lawyers Magazine2009
Super Lawyer - Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor RightsMissouri & Kansas Super Lawyers Magazine2008
Super Lawyer - Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor RightsMissouri & Kansas Super Lawyers Magazine2007
Super Lawyer - Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor RightsMissouri & Kansas Super Lawyers Magazine2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing MemberThe Sader Law Firm1997 - Present
ShareholderBrown, Nachman & Sader, P.C.1986 - 1997
AssociateWasserstrom & Wasserstrom, P.C.1984 - 1986
Association namePosition nameDuration
Jewish Community Relations BureauBoard Member2013 - Present
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMember2007 - Present
Kansas City Bankruptcy Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
American Bankruptcy InstituteMember1986 - Present
The Missouri BarMember1984 - Present
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar AssociationMember1984 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In re Black Angus Holdings, LLC 434 B.R. 612 (Bankr. Kan. 2010)Decision for the mortgage lien holder.
Osborn v. Miller (Bankr. Kan., 2010)The Court denied the Motion for Summary Judgment however did rule in favor of Plaintiff's request for a determination of collateral estoppel as to various issues.
In re Black Angus Holdings, LLC (Bankr. Kan. 3/24/2010)Back Yard Burger's motion to dismiss was denied.
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Publication nameTitleDate
RedditI AmA Bankruptcy Lawyer and Student Loans are Killing Millennials and the Middle Class. Ask me Anything!2016
www.ithinkbigger.comFailure Under the Microscope: 'A Very Serious Situation'2014
Missouri Lawyers WeeklySader Law Firm Client Obtains Student Loan Discharge In Bankruptcy That May Exceed $325,0002013
Creditors' Rights and Remedies Seminar BookSo I Have My Judgment, Where's The Money???2004
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Kansas School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
Columbia University School of LawPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1980
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Second Annual Selected Ethical Issues in Bankruptcy 2013 Seminar and Kansas Bankruptcy Judges RoundtableSelected Ethical Issues with Compensation in Bankruptcy2013
Marks Nelson Vohland Campbell Radetic CPA's Partners' MeetingBankruptcy Basics for CPA's2011
Monthly Meeting SpeakerAll You Need to Know about Bankruptcy2009
Annual Attorneys' ConferenceBankruptcy Issues for Government Attorneys2007
Creditors' Rights & RemediesSo I Have My Judgment, Where's The Money???2004