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Ross Charles Nigro Jr.

Criminal defense Attorney at Kansas City, MO

5.0   4 reviews

also known as Nigro Law Firm, LLC,

  • State Years
    Kansas - KS 30 years
    Missouri - MO 31 years
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State KS
    Acquired 1993
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State MO
    Acquired 1992
    Good Standing, Active No misconduct found

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

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One of Kansas City’s most respected criminal defense attorneys, ROSS C. NIGRO, JR., has earned a reputation for providing high quality, aggressive legal representation. He has earned this reputation by providing his clients with the highest standards of diligence, knowledge and professional advice and by protecting his client’s constitutional rights. Ross C. Nigro, Jr., is an attorney committed to providing excellence in defending his client’s rights and ensuring positive results. Mr. Nigro treats his clients with respect and consideration. He is known for his strong work ethics, honesty, integrity, negotiating skills, and legal competency.

Ross C. Nigro, Jr., graduated from the University of Kansas with bachelor’s degrees in Political Science and History. Mr. Nigro obtained his Juris Doctorate from the University of Missouri, Kansas City - School of Law. Upon graduating from law school, Mr. Nigro worked as a law clerk with the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit of Missouri in Jackson County, Missouri. Mr. Nigro then went on to work as an Assistant Jackson County Counselor handling county prosecutions and civil rights violations. Since 1997, Mr. Nigro has been in private practice, where he has concentrated his practice in the criminal defense field. Mr. Nigro has over ten years of prosecuting experience.

Mr. Nigro is currently serving on the Law Alumni Association Board for the University of Missouri, Kansas City. Mr. Nigro served two terms as President of the Missouri Municipal and Associate Circuit Prosecutor’s Association from 2006 to 2009. He has received numerous awards and citations from Martindale-Hubbard and Who’s Who. Mr. Nigro has a BV peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbard.

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606 W. 39th Street
Kansas City, MO, 64111


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Posted by anonymous | May 25, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Ross was the best. For more than 1 case. He got me the best possible outcome and would return a call if needed on holidays. He really works for you.
Posted by Steven | November 10, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Experience and skill
My cousin recommend an attorney who couldn't practice law in Kansas and that attorney recommended Ross, which was a great decision because Ross is diligent, intelligent and keeps you well informed.My case is still pending but when resolved I'll post an even better review! THANK you Ross!
Posted by Alvin | July 29, 2013
This is the attorney to hire.
He is smart and aggressive. He was excellent at explaining my options and getting me the best possible result. He was honest and forthcoming, even with bad news. He did a great job for me and I will never forget it. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Jan | May 1, 2013
The best attorney in kc
Have never met an attorney as knowledgable & professional as Ross Nigro


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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Raytown Prosecuting Attorney
  • Raytown, Missouri
  • 2000 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Nigro Law Firm
  • 1997 - Present
  • County Counselor
  • Jackson County Circuit Court
  • 1994 - 1997
  • Law Clerk
  • Jackson County Circuit Court
  • 1992 - 1994
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  • University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 1992
  • University of Kansas
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1989

Legal Cases

  • Federal Drug Conspiracy Case
  • Client dismissed from case


  • Kansas Bar Association
  • 1993 - Present
  • 1992 - Present
  • Missouri Bar
  • 1992 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2019
  • Top Three Criminal Defense Attorney
  • The Three Best
  • 2018
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  • Daily Record
  • Justice Denied
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • MACA Conference
  • Bond Forfeitures and Judgments
  • 2019
  • Federal Seminar
  • Search and Seizure Law
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

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Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ross is an exceptional advocate. Highly respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ross is one of the best attorneys in town, very likeable and personable, and an excellent attorney. I would not hesitate to use his services if I ever needed help with a legal issue. Thanks, Brandon"
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ross is an excellent attorney. He has a lot of experience, and knows more about criminal defense than any other lawyer I know. If I were ever charged with a crime, Ross is the first person I would call!"
Criminal defense Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Ross. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He is one of the top criminal lawyers in the KC area."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ross is highly experienced in the practice of law. He is a zealous advocate for his clients. I would not hesitate to recommend a friend or family member to his law practice."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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