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John Adams Christiansen

Workers compensation Attorney at Kansas City, MO

4.7   29 reviews

Licensed for 31 years

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About John

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Practice areas
  1. Workers compensation
    50%
    We represent workers in a range of industries in Missouri and Kansas at every step of the workers' compensation process. We will be there from the filing of your initial claim for benefits through the resolution of your case.

  2. Car accident
    10%
    If you've been injured in a vehicle accident and the insurance company is not offering you the settlement you deserve, attorney John A. Christiansen can help you pursue full compensation for your injuries.

  3. Defective and dangerous products
    10%

  4. Personal injury
    10%

  5. Trucking accident
    10%

  6. Wrongful death
    10%

John A. Christiansen has been a trial lawyer and worked in the area of litigation for over 25 years. He is a plaintiff's attorney representing injured people in the areas of personal injury, workers' compensation, employment discrimination and general civil litigation. He has received the prestigious Preeminent Attorney AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell as well as being voted by other attorneys to the prestigious "Best of the Bar" in the The Kansas City Business Journal for 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016. As a trial attorney, he has had over 100 trials, taken and defended over a thousand depositions (including many expert witnesses), handled over two thousand workers' compensation cases, done both jury trials and judge tried cases in a variety of practice areas, briefed and argued motions on an abundant number of topics, written appellate briefs, argued appellate cases, and counseled thousands of clients. Besides his private practice experience, Mr. Christiansen is also a former Assistant Attorney General of Missouri and a former Adjunct Professor at University of Missouri-Kansas City. He has also been active in bar associations, especially the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association where he was chairman or co-chairman of the workers' compensation and appellate practice committees. 

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Silver Client Champion

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Client's Choice 2019
Client's Choice

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Licensed for 31 years
State KS
Status Authorized to practice law
Acquired 1992
Updated 11/08/2022
State MO
Status Good Standing, Active
Acquired 1991
Updated 09/21/2022

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

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Law Office Of John Adams Christiansen, L.C.
Law Office Of John Adams Christiansen, L.C. (By Appointment Only)
333 S.W. Lake Village Blvd
Blue Springs, MO, 64014
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Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
  29 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2019
Client's Choice
John received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2019
Posted by Darla | August 8, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Got me justice!
John A. Christiansen has represented me twice and each time I felt it was a good outcome. He listens and explains the law extremely well, cut down on expenses when he could, still got me justice$$$.... I highly recommend him!
Posted by Michael | August 1, 2019
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Automotive Technician
John took charge and made sure that my workman comp. bills were paid. He did all the leg work. A real professional job. And he got me a fair settlement.
Posted by Mike | August 11, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing Lawyer
John Christiansen is an amazing lawyer and has been a blessing to us. He has helped me since I was 15 years old and I am now 40. He has taken care of any bad situations I have gotten myself into. He is kind and stays in touch with his clients so you are never wondering what is going on with your case. He is also very reasonably priced. I feel the Lord has blessed us with his help. If you need a lawyer, John is your guy!
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Posted by Shelia | April 21, 2021
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Client
Mr. Christiansen was a caring and patient Attorney he worked diligently in my favor to get my case resolved. If I am in need of any assistance he would be the Attorney I would contact.
Posted by Darryl | February 16, 2021
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Highly Recomend John
When I was injured at work and was running into issues with dealing with workers comp. Insurance, I contacted John, from the first moment we spoke he was very professional and offered to meet with me to discuss my injury. From there I hired John due to the fact he layed out exactly how things would go and made me feel very secure with his knowledge and experience. John was very responisive and very helpful throughout my entire case. He got me a fair settlement in the end and I would highly recomend him to anyone that is looking for a workers comp. lawyer.
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Posted by Feleshia | February 11, 2021
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Review
I feel that Mr John Christiansen did a wonderful job with my case, Mr Christiansen negotiated in my best behalf, he kept things professional, but simple, he also made sure that I was informed of any developments in my case as time progressed.
Posted by Rita | January 6, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Outcome~Superb
I had suffered a work-related injury. I found John on line, called and met with him soon after. I liked his demeanor, confidence, knowledge and his honesty. He was easy to work with and responded to questions promptly. I would definitely use him again, if needed or refer him to a friend/anyone in need of legal expertise.
Posted by Alan | August 27, 2019
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Once call is all it takes.
I have used other lawyers in the past to handle traffic incidents and I have always had to call several times. With John Christiansen, one call and the traffic incident is taken care of. Fast and simple!! I have been a customer of his for over 10 years.
Posted by anonymous | May 29, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Great experience
John handled my worker's compensation claim expertly. He explained everything to me in terms I could understand, followed up in a timely manner and ultimately negotiated a settlement that was much higher than my expectations. I would recommend John without reservation.
Posted by Luke | March 20, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Great to work with!
He was really knowledgeable about my case and the law. He helped work with me and the company to find a equitable settlement. Awesome all around!
Posted by Elizabeth | June 7, 2018
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Very Helpful
I was in an auto accident and didn't have health insurance at the time, but ended up needing to go to the ER. Without his help there's no way I would have been able to pay my medical bills. The auto insurance company dragged it out for so long, without him I couldn't have even kept track of it all. Super small price to pay for getting all my medical bills taken care of.
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Posted by anonymous | April 28, 2018
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Great job
Did the best he could under the circumstances it seems like all things to do with workman's comp I'm pretty set in stone I would use him again
Posted by Julia | April 19, 2018
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Julia
Quick, efficient, polite, professionalism is top notch, honest. John did a great job reaching my settlement quickly without having to go to court.
Posted by Whitney | February 14, 2018
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Best lawyer ever!
John is an excellent lawyer. He is personable, knowledgeble, and responsive. I would use him again and I would recommend him to anyone. Glad I found him.
Posted by anonymous | November 28, 2017
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I highly recommend Mr. Christiansen to work as your advocate to assist you with your legal matters. He worked through a difficult situation in a very professional and favorable manner.
Posted by anonymous | November 3, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Workers compensation claim
Nice guy. Understanding and attentive. Worked diligently on the case.
Posted by Mary | September 15, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Workers Compensation
John handled my case well. He was on top of everything and it seemed like my case went smoothly. I actually enjoyed meeting with the doctor he referred. I wouldn't hesitate to refer Mr. Christiansen to anyone that needed legal help.
Posted by John | September 5, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Absolutely excellent
John Christensen was an excellent attorney who I contacted and consulted with and hired with my workman's comp case he fought for a fair and just settlement I could not have asked for a better lawyer he helped me with every step of the way this is my first workman's comp case I have ever had to go through I would hire him again and recommend him to anyone who is looking for an excellent lawyer
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Posted by George | August 30, 2017
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Great lawyer who gives great results
John gave me advice regarding a nursing home abuse case. I followed his advice and then asked him to represent me. He got a settlement that was more than than I thought we'd get. He also kept me informed during the process which I really appreciate.
Posted by charles | January 13, 2015
I was lost
John handled a workman comp. case he was very informative and explained every detail and answered all my concerns John settled the matter and I was pleased with the results. I would recommend to family and friends.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Adjunct Professor
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • 1996 - 2001
  • Assistant Attorney General of Missouri
  • Missouri Attorney's General's Office
  • 1993 - 1995

Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 1992
  • University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • University of Missouri, Columbia
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A
  • University of Kansas
  • Bachelor's
  • N/A
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Legal Cases

  • Taylor v. Contract Freighters, Inc., 315 S.W.3d 379 (Mo. App. 2010)
  • won/reversed on appeal
  • State of Missouri v. Lewis Leroy Thomas, 893 S.W.2d 382 (Mo. App. 1995)
  • won/affirmed
  • Bob Hammerschmidt v. Boone County
  • reversed

Associations

  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Chairman; Appellate Practice Committee
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Vice Chair, Appellate Practice Committee
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Chairman; Workers' Compensation Committee
  • 2007 - 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • German

Awards

  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Best of the Bar
  • Kansas City Business Journal
  • 2016
  • Best of the Bar
  • Kansas City Business Journal
  • 2015
  • Best of the Bar
  • Kansas City Business Journal
  • 2014
  • Best of the Bar
  • Kansas City Business Journal
  • 2013
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Speaking Engagements

  • Handling the Workers' Compensation Case From Start to Finish
  • Preparing Your Case
  • 2019
  • Fundamentals of Workers' Compensation
  • The Workers' Compensation Claim
  • 2017
  • Annual Workers' Compensation Institute
  • Dual Jurisdiction Workers' Compensation Issues in Missouri and Kansas
  • 2016
  • Workers' Compensation Law and Practice
  • Settlements and Return to Work Issues
  • 2015
  • CLE By The Hour
  • Missouri Appellate Practice & Procedures: Basics
  • 2015
  • The Labor and Employment Law Symposium
  • Workers' Compensation Fundamentals
  • 2014
  • Fundamentals of Workers' Compensation
  • The Workers' Compensation Claim
  • 2013
  • Workers' Compensation Update in Missouri
  • Analyzing Workers' COmpensation From the Claimant's Perspective
  • 2012
  • Workers' Compensation Law & Practice
  • Settlements and Return to Work Issues
  • 2010
  • 2010 Workers' Compensation Institute
  • Case Law Update
  • 2010
  • CLE by the Hour
  • Workers' Compensation 101 & Recent Major Developments
  • 2009
  • Essentials of Missouri Practice
  • Fundamentals of Handling a Workers' Compensation Case
  • 2007
  • Essentials of Missouri Practice
  • Fundamentals of Handling a Workers' Compensation Case
  • 2006
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Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (3)
Workers compensation Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"John is a very good lawyer who is passionate and caring for his clients. I would highly endorse him."
Workers compensation Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. John is an excellent attorney who is highly respected as well as very knowledgeable in the practice of law. John is an expert in the fields of workers compensation and wrongful termination."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. John is a respected and knowledgeable attorney. He is an expert in the field of workers compensation."
Kansas City Workers compensation Lawyer John Adams Christiansen
John Adams Christiansen
Workers compensation Attorney
Kansas City, MO
Licensed for 31 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available