Kansas Personal Injury Attorney

Jim Adler grew up in St. Louis and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 3½ years from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1974, where he was a University Scholar and on the Dean’s List. He earned a Juris Doctorate of Law degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 1978. Jim holds an AV rating (the highest rating) from Martindale Hubbell, a company that evaluates lawyers. He is among a select group of attorneys recognized by his peers with a high rating for both Ethical Standards and Legal Quality. He is admitted to practice by the United States Supreme Court, the highest court in the land. During law school, Jim tried cases in the Jackson County Prosecutor’s office and clerked for the highly regarded personal injury law firm of Morris, Foust, Beckett and Ponick. Since 1978 Jim has headed his own law firm, since 1995 in partnership with attorney Bill Manson. Jim has handled literally thousands of cases and was selected by The Kansas City Star to author a series of articles on legal topics. Jim was selected for membership by Outstanding Lawyers of America and The Metropolitan Who’s Who Registry. He authored articles for legal and mainstream publications, as well as three internationally-acclaimed books – one of which has been translated into three languages. Complimentary copies are available to all visitors to the office. Jim also serves three international not-for-profit organizations—one as a legal advisor, and two as a board member.

Jim is the recipient of numerous honors, including a Super Lawyer, Top Attorneys in Missouri and Kansas, and Best  Auto Accident Attorney in Kansas City.

To learn more about how our team can help you recover the compensation you deserve, call Jim at 816.333.0400 Ext. 2. Or you can contact us by email.

Areas of Practice

  • Car, Truck, Motorcycle, Pedestrian, and Bicycle Accidents
  • Dangerous and Defective Products
  • Serious and Catastrophic Injuries
  • Wrongful Death
  • Scarring and Disfigurement

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri, 1978
  • Kansas, 2006
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • J.D., 1978 – University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law
  • B.A. Psychology, 1974 – University of Missouri
    • Dean’s List

Published Works

  • What it Means to Represent a Client Zealously, Missouri Lawyers Weekly, 2006
  • Putting Civility Back Into Litigation, Missouri Lawyers Weekly, 2001
  • Planning Can Help Limit Legal Costs Kansas City Star, 3-12, 1989
  • Easing Collection Problems Kansas City Star, 4-10, 1988
  • Keeping Competition Fair Kansas City Star, 8-7, 1988

Honors and Awards

  • National Trial Lawyers– Top 100 Lawyers in Missouri
  • Super Lawyers-Personal Injury
  • Top Attorneys Missouri and Kansas-Kansas City Magazine
  • Outstanding Lawyers of America
  • The Metropolitan Who’s Who Registry
  • Expertise rated as a top car accident and personal injury attorney
  • Lawyers of Distinction

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • National Lawyers Association, Charter Member
  • Missouri & Kansas Bar Associations

Pro Bono Activities

  • Juvenile Court
  • Jewish Federation for legal services for the poor and underprivileged
In addition to free consultations, we accept cases on a contingency fee basis. This means you owe us nothing unless we recover for you. Fill out the form below to get started.

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