Monsees & Mayer, P.C.

Monsees & Mayer, P.C.

Monsees & Mayer, P.C., is a law firm based in Kansas City, Missouri, with offices in Springfield, Missouri. We strive to provide consistently excellent legal representation to injured people and their families.

Firm Overview

Making Things Right For Our Clients

Monsees & Mayer, P.C., is a law firm based in Kansas City, Missouri, with offices in Springfield, Missouri. We strive to provide consistently excellent legal representation to injured people and their families. As personal injury lawyers, our job is to make things right for our clients to the extent the law allows.

As your attorneys, we can assist you if:
-You have been injured in an automobile accident or truck accident
-A family member of yours has been killed by defective industrial machinery or dangerous construction equipment
-You have been permanently disabled due to an accident at work
-You or a family member has been the victim of medical malpractice or nursing home neglect
-You or a loved one was hurt on someone else's property
-You or a loved one was injured because of a dangerous product
-You or a loved one has been injured or killed in a hunting accident or other recreational activity

Working For The Best Possible Results
Insurance companies and the corporations, businesses and professionals they insure, pay for their mistakes only when compelled and then only enough to avoid the risk of losing more at trial. The more risk defendants perceive, the more compensation responsible parties will pay to you and your family. That is where we come in.


I just want to thank you again for all your hard work and for everything you've done for me. I want you to know that it is greatly appreciated. You're additional generosity was also very kind and appreciated. I'm glad I got to work with you.
-- T.H.
P.S. Please tell the rest of the staff that I truly appreciate all that they have done.


At Monsees & Mayer, P.C., our attorneys know how to package cases for settlement and how to present cases at trial to achieve the best results for our clients. We have favorably resolved dozens of firearm, nursing home, carbon monoxide, defective product, airplane crash, automobile and truck cases and claims. And since we only represent plaintiffs for fees that are dependent on the outcome, the better we do for you, the better we do for ourselves. But the contingent fee system also requires that lawyers be selective in the cases they handle. No one benefits from frivolous litigation not you, not us and certainly not the legal system.

We may decline a case, but if we do we will tell our prospective client exactly why. Sometimes it may be because the law does not support a claim; other times we may refer people to different attorneys for a variety of reasons; sometimes we may even suggest that you handle the matter yourself. But in any case involving complicated facts, serious injuries or difficult legal issues, the result of which could adversely impact you or your family, you should hire an attorney who represents plaintiffs, only plaintiffs, and does it full time.

Be careful of television advertisers who work on volume by promising you the moon but give you the boot if they cannot quickly and easily settle your case. Our goal is the opposite: to represent fewer clients with better cases so we can devote more attention to you and your claim. Also, be aware of yellow page advertisements by firms that claim to handle personal injury cases, as well as many other legal matters, without any detailed information about the lawyers' credentials and experience. Our lawyers have more than 60 years of combined experience representing victims of the negligence of others. Before you hire any attorney or law firm check them out carefully, not only through word of mouth, but also through their website and any information you obtain from it.

Know The Difference
The difference between a soft tissue injury or a herniated disk can be tens of thousands of dollars. The difference between temporary inability to work and permanent disability can be hundreds of thousands of dollars. The difference between trial of a well-prepared paraplegia or quadriplegia case and one that is settled without adequate investigation can be millions of dollars. These differences often depend on the attorney.
Not that money is the only object peace of mind that comes with knowing that you have someone representing you, looking out for your family, and fighting for your legal rights is sometimes the best reason to hire a lawyer. We hope you will consider Monsees & Mayer P.C, P.C., but whatever you do, consult an attorney. The initial personal injury consultation is free and often helpful, so you have nothing to lose and everything to gain. Those who do not know their legal rights risk losing them.
Main Office
Main Office
4717 Grand Ave., Ste 820
Kansas City  MO  64112
Phone
  • 800-444-7552
Websites
Personal Injury
The Law Offices of Monsees & Mayer, P.C. will represent your Personal Injury legal matters.
As personal injury lawyers our job is to make things right for our clients to the extent the law allows. If you have been injured in an automobile accident or truck accident; if a family member has been killed by defective industrial machinery or dangerous construction equipment; if you have been a permanent disability due to an on the job accident; if you are the victim of medical malpractice or nursing home neglect; or for any other type of serious injury or wrongful death claim--you need legal advice now and may also need the services of an attorney. The fact of the matter is that insurance companies, and the corporations, businesses and professionals they insure, pay for their mistakes only when compelled, and then only enough money to avoid the risk of losing more at trial. The more risk defendants perceive, the more compensation responsible parties will pay to you and your family.

That is where we come in. Experienced plaintiffs' attorneys know how to package cases for settlement and how to present cases at trial to achieve the best results for our clients. We have favorably resolved dozens of firearm, nursing home, carbon monoxide, diet drug, airplane crash, automobile and truck cases and claims. And since we only represent plaintiffs for fees that are dependant on the outcome, the better we do for you, the better we do for ourselves. But the contingent fee system also requires that lawyers be selective in the cases they handle. No one benefits from frivolous litigation, not you, not us, and certainly not the legal system.

We may decline a case, but if we do we will tell our prospective client exactly why. Sometimes it may be because the law does not support a claim; other times we may refer people to different attorneys for a variety of reasons; sometimes we may even suggest that you handle the matter yourself. But in any case involving complicated facts, serious injuries or difficult legal issues, the result of which could adversely impact you or your family, you should hire an attorney who represents plaintiffs, only plaintiffs, and does it full time.

Be careful of television advertisers who work on volume by promising you the moon but give you the boot if they cannot quickly and easily settle your case. Our goal is the opposite, to represent fewer clients with better cases so we can devote more attention to you and your claim. Also, be aware of yellow page advertisements by firms which claim to handle personal injury cases, as well as many other legal matters, without any detailed information about its lawyers' credentials and experience. Our lawyers have over 100 years combined experience representing victims of the negligence of others. Before you hire any attorney or law firm check them out carefully, not only through word of mouth, but also through their website and any information you obtain from it.

The difference between a soft tissue injury or a herniated disc can be tens of thousands of dollars. The difference between temporary inability to work and permanent disability can be hundreds of thousands of dollars. The difference between trial of a well-prepared paraplegia or quadriplegia case and one that is settled without adequate investigation can be millions of dollars. These differences often depend on the attorney.

Not that money is the only object--peace of mind that comes with knowing that you have someone representing you, looking out for your family, and fighting for your legal rights is sometimes the best reason to hire a lawyer. We hope you will consider Monsees & Mayer P.C, P.C., but whatever you do, consult an attorney. The initial personal injury consultation is usually free and often helpful-so you have nothing to lose and everything to gain. Those who do not know their legal rights risk losing them.

We have built our practice the old fashioned way -- through referrals from people like you. We want to help you, your family and your friends. Call us for your own legal problems, or give our name to someone you care about. We look forward to talking with you.

ANDREW S. LEROY

Andrew's practice concentrates on Hunting Accidents and Farming Negligence cases. He has handled complex product liability cases involving ATVs, Remington Model 700 rifles, tree stands and farming equipment. His products liability work has allowed him to develop a national practice handling cases in Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, South Dakota and Tennessee.

Andrew was born in Kansas City, Missouri. He received his B.S. in Journalism from the University of Kansas where he received the Outstanding Business Development/Marketing Award from the School of Journalism.
He received his law degree in 2005 from the University of Missouri - Kansas City. While in law school, Andrew was the Chief Honor Court Prosecutor and a Trial Advocacy Scholar. He is a member of the Order of Barristers, a national distinction given to only ten members of his graduating class recognizing excellence in legal advocacy.

Andrew was recently recognized as KCMBA Young Lawyer of the Year in 2014. This award is given to a young attorney who exhibits significant community, civic and professional work through his/her practice. Andrew was also elected to the Missouri Fellows of the American Bar Foundation in 2014, a distinction awarded to only one percent of the state's attorneys for leadership and advocacy.

Areas of Practice
Hunting Accidents
Farming/ Industrial Accidents
Trucking Accidents
Auto Accidents
Remington Model 700
Nursing Home Negligence

Litigation Percentage
100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions
Missouri, 2005
Kansas, 2011
U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri, 2005
U.S. District Court District of Kansas, 2014
U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 2014

Education
University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, Kansas City, Missouri - 2005
University Of Kansas - 2002

Honors and Awards
Fellow of the American Bar Foundation (ABA)
Missouri Lawyers Weekly Up and Coming Award 2014
KCMBA 2014 Young Lawyer of the Year
The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40 (2012 and 2013)
Super Lawyers Rising Star
Kansas City Best of the Bar (2012 to Present)
Graduate of Kansas City Bar Leadership Academy

Professional Associations and Memberships
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Board Member, 2012 - 2014
The Urban Rangers, Board Member
KCMBA Bar Leadership Academy Steering Committee, Member
The Missouri Bar, Member
Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, Member
Education
  • University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Law
    J.D.

DAVID M. MAYER

David was born and raised in Kansas City, where he attended Rockhurst High School. He went on to Boston College and earned a double major in Political Science and Economics. Upon returning to Kansas City, David enrolled at the University of Missouri - Kansas City Law School, where he received the American Jurisprudence Award and was a Victor Wilson Scholar.

David's practice concentrates on safety of children and the elderly. David has helped many clients recover for injuries or damages they received, including handicapped children who have been neglected or abused; children injured by dangerous conditions in stores; injury and death to the elderly from negligent nursing homes and transportation companies; injuries at swimming facilities; various automobile claims against negligent drivers.

For these efforts, David has been admitted to the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. He has received the top rating of AV for a lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell and has been named one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the American Trial Lawyers Association and the American Society of Legal Advocates. The American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys recognized David as one of the top 10 best lawyers in Missouri for client satisfaction.

David volunteers his time for legal aid programs throughout Missouri and Kansas, and serves on the Board of various not-for-profit charity organizations.

Verdicts/Settlements
-Swimming Pool Negligence, $5,000,000 Verdict
-Lifeguard Negligence, Confidential Settlement
-Hotel Swimming Pool Negligence, Confidential Settlement
-Truck Accident, $1,000,000 Settlement
-Shooting at Night Club, $3,500,000 Verdict
-Shooting at Night Club, Confidential Settlement
-Shooting at Night Club, $2,735,000 Verdict
-Automobile Accident, $1,000,000 Verdict
-Automobile Death, $2,750,000 Settlement
-Nursing Home Negligence, $3,350,000 Verdict
-Nursing Home Abuse, Confidential Settlement
-Child sexual assault, Confidential Settlement

Community Service Activities
-Quest to Walk - Board Member
-T.T. Homes Association - Board Member, Vice President
-STM Athletic Board - President
-Treasurer of St. Thomas Moore Men's Club
-VAP - provided legal services to low-income individuals who were sued in civil lawsuits arising out of phone scams; ongoing member accepting periodic pro bono assignments for legal services for the indigent.
-Juvenile Court - provided pro bono legal services to low-income juveniles who had juvenile charges brought against them.
-Coaching - soccer and football coach for various grade school teams.
-Bishop Sullivan Center - donated food, money and presents to low-income families for Christmas.
-Committee member of fundraiser to support junior tennis.
-Charitable contributions include donations to little league baseball, Leukemia Society, ALS and Big Brothers and Big Sisters.
-Solace House - The mission of Solace House is to provide a safe and understanding environment where grieving children and their families can obtain support from counselors, trained volunteer facilitators and other families in similar situations.

Areas of Practice
-Nursing Home Negligence
-Automobile Accidents
-Construction / Industrial Injuries
-Trucking Accidents
-Child Safety
-Swimming Pool Injuries

Litigation Percentage
100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions
Missouri, 1992
Kansas, 1993
U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri, 1992
U.S. District Court District of Kansas, 1993
U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 1997

Education
University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, Kansas City, Missouri
J.D. - 1992
Boston College, Boston, Massachusetts
B.S. - 1989

Representative Cases
Greene v. Penn-America Insurance Company, 242 SW 3d 374 (MO App. 2007)
Manzella v. Gilbert-Magill Co., 965 S.W. 2d 221 (Mo. App. W.D. 1998)
Hedglin v. Stahl Speciality Company, 903 S.W.2d 922 (Mo. App. W.D. 1995)
Lodigensky v. American States Preferred Ins. Co., 898 S.W.2d 661 (Mo. App. W.D. 1995)
Royse v. American Economy Ins. Co., 866 SW 2d 873 (Mo. App. W.D. 1993)
Marino v. Sander, 834 F.Supp. 1335 (D. Kan. 1993)
Hopfinger v. Kidder Intern., Inc., 827 F.Supp. 1444 (W.D. Mo. 1993)

Honors and Awards
Top 100 Trial Lawyers, awarded by the National Trial Lawyers and American Society of Legal Advocates
Top 10 Lawyers in Missouri for client satisfaction American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
Best Lawyers in America
American Jurisprudence Award, 1990
Victor Wilson Scholar, 1991 - 1993
Life Member of Who's Who, 2000
AV rated- Martindale Hubbell
Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Super Lawyer MO/KS

Professional Associations and Memberships
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Member
The Missouri Bar, Member
Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, Member
The Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Member

Past Employment Positions
Myerson, Monsees & Morrow, A Professional Corporation, Associate, 1992 - 1996
Education
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law
    J.D.

TIMOTHY W. MONSEES

Tim Monsees is a graduate of the University of Missouri at Columbia where he attended both undergraduate and law school. A lifetime Kansas City, Missouri native, he returned home to practice law upon graduation from law school in 1981, where he graduated in the top 10% of his law school class and was awarded the distinction of "Order of the Coif".

In over 25 years of practice, he has worked for law firms specializing in defense of insurance companies and product manufacturers. He now uses this experience to better know his opponents while restricting his practice to representation of victims of wrongdoing.

His recognition by his peers in the legal community with a Martindale-Hubbell rating of "A/V", sets him at the top of his profession in both legal ability and professional integrity. Recently, Tim was recognized as one of The Best Lawyers in America for his work in personal injury and medical malpractice.

Active leadership involvement in local, state and national legal communities assists him in locating other attorneys and experts with information that will better serve you. Recently, Tim was honored as one of the "10 Best" attorneys in the state of Missouri for client satisfaction. As a Sustaining member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the best resources in the nation are available to Tim's practice. His membership in the Million Dollar Advocate's Forum is a testament to his history of million dollar results for his clients.

Most importantly, Tim has a family. His family provides an inspiration for his representation of families like yours.

Areas of Practice
Dangerous Products
Insurance Claims
Medical Malpractice
Personal Injury
Recreational / Sporting Accidents
Appeals of Above

Litigation Percentage
100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions
Missouri, 1981
Kansas, 1994
Texas, 1986
U.S. District Court District of Kansas, 1996
U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri, 1981
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri, 1998
U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1987
U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 1994

Education
University of Missouri Columbia School of Law, Columbia, Missouri
J.D. - 1981
University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri
B.S. - 1977
Major: Public Administration

Honors and Awards
Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2014 in the field of Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
'10 Best' Attorneys in State of Missouri, Client Satisfaction
Best Lawyers in America, 2008 - Present
Kansas - Missouri Super Lawyers, 2006 - Present
Chosen Best of the Bar, 2003
Chosen Best of the Bar, 2013
AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
Order of the Coif
Order of the Barristers
Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Who's Who in American Law
National Registry of Who's Who
National Finalist, Association of Trial Lawyers of America Student Trial Competition, 1981

Professional Associations and Memberships
Missouri Bar, Sustaining Member
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Chair, Tort Law Committee, 1999
Volunteer Attorney Project, Chair, 2003 - 2004
Lawyers Association of Kansas City, Member
Kansas Bar Association, Member
State Bar of Texas, Member
Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, Member
American Association for Justice (AAJ), Sustaining Member
Kansas Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Eagles
Jefferson Club, University of Missouri at Columbia, Sustaining Member
PADI-Advanced Open Water Scuba Certification
SSI-Dive Control Specialist Scuba Certification

Past Employment Positions
Morris, Larson, King, Stamper & Bold, Attorney, 1981 - 1985
Stradley, Schmidt, Stevens & Wright, Attorney, 1985 - 1986
Myerson, Monsees & Morrow, P.C., Attorney, 1986 - 1995
Education
  • University of Missouri Columbia School of Law
    J.D.

ELIZABETH EPPRIGHT STONE

Elizabeth ("Libby") was born and raised in the Kansas City Metropolitan area. After graduating from Notre Dame de Sion High School in 2005, Libby attended the University of Missouri - Columbia. Libby graduated with degrees in English and Spanish in 2009. While in college, Libby was intimately involved in philanthropic endeavors including chairing fundraising events for the Make-A-Wish Foundation through the Rho Alpha chapter of the Chi Omega fraternity and Sigma Rho Sigma service fraternity.
Libby received her law degree in 2012 from the University of Missouri - Kansas City. In law school, she excelled in her studies and was awarded the Filbert Munoz Scholarship, an award bestowed to a law student who shows a commitment to serving the Hispanic community. During law school, she interned at both the Jackson County, Missouri Prosecutor's Office and the Western District of Missouri Court of Appeals. Libby also clerked for Monsees & Mayer, P.C. during law school until she was brought on as an attorney in August 2012.

Libby's practice is primarily focused on Personal Injury, Automobile Accidents, Trucking Accidents, Boating Accidents and Insurance Litigation. She is licensed to practice law in Missouri, Kansas and the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri.

Areas of Practice
-Personal Injury
-Automobile Accidents
-Boating Accidents
-Insurance Litigation
-Trucking Accidents
Education
  • University of Missouri Kansas City Law School
    J.D.
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