The Best of the Bar acknowledges the work of exceptional area lawyers and provides the business community with a definitive guide of whom to seek for the highest quality legal advice. Honorees are chosen by an independent panel of judges who evaluate a candidate’s professional reputation, involvement in significant cases and civic involvement.
A congratulatory reception will be held on October 24 and honorees will be featured in a special supplement of the Kansas City Business Journal. For more information about this year’s honorees, visit the website.
Kirk Presley is a nationally recognized trial attorney based in Kansas City, Missouri. As the founder of the premier plaintiff’s firm Presley & Presley, LLC., Kirk specializes in a broad variety of injury cases, including airplane and helicopter crashes, serious motor vehicle accidents and insurance bad faith claims. Kirk believes in going the distance for each and every client, and is known for his caring, empathetic approach to working with the injured and their families.
With over 30 years of experience, Kirk is an expert in complex and highly technical litigation, which allows him to bring in record-setting verdicts for his clients. Recent results include a $15 million settlement on a $100,000 automobile liability policy for a car accident case; an $11 million jury verdict in a bad-faith lawsuit, and the recent high-profile Masters v. Runnels case in which a federal jury awarded the plaintiff a $6.5 million verdict for an excessive force case involving police tasering.
Kirk is the recipient of numerous awards including the highly selective and peer reviewed Best Lawyers in America award every year since 2008; the UMKC Law Foundation’s President’s Award, Drury University’s Distinguished Alumni Award; the Pat Kelly Community Service Award; he has been recognized in both Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers 2005 – present; and is a multi-year honoree of the Best of the Bar by the Kansas City Business Journal.
About Presley & Presley:
Presley & Presley, LLC is a client-focused and results driven firm in Kansas City, Missouri. The attorneys at Presley & Presley work tirelessly to seek justice for individuals and families who have been harmed through the negligence of others. Presley & Presley handles a broad array of serious injury cases, included catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases that require technical and scientific training and experience. These include general and commercial aviation crashes, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, carbon monoxide poisoning, insurance bad faith claims, car accidents, semi-truck accidents and more.