Adler & Manson

Adler & Manson

Experienced Kansas City Personal Injury attorneys, Jim Adler and Bill Manson, work zealously for justice.

Firm Overview

If you watch TV or see billboards by the highway, you know some personal injury lawyers make a lot of noise. At Adler & Manson, we have a better idea: we obtain maximum compensation for you by mastering the facts of your case and arguing them persuasively.

Our approach may not be as loud as other lawyers. But the proof is in the outcome and the thousands of satisfied clients who refer their friends and relatives to us.

We have been representing the rights of injured people for more than 20 years.

We have recovered many millions for our clients.

We help people who have been victimized in car accidents, motorcycle accidents and truck accidents.

We help people who have been injured by drunk drivers.

We help people who have been seriously harmed by defective medicines.

We help families in which a loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury to the brain or head.

We help families of those who have been killed in accidents through wrongful death suits.

We help workers who have been injured on the job to obtain the medical care and benefits that they are entitled to, through workers' compensation and third-party liability suits (claims against another person or company who behaved negligently or carelessly).

Main Office

Main Office
9233 Ward Parkway, Suite 240
Kansas City MO 64114


(816) 333-0400


(816) 333-1547

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

These are areas in which we have worked extensively for many years and have obtained excellent results.

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others?

We care about our clients and recognize the importance of being in communication with clients, returning their phone calls, and so on.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

Our passion for justice and commitment to excellence.

Jim Adler

Adler & Manson

Jim Adler grew up in St. Louis and earned a Bachelor's degree in Psychology in 3 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 his 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. He was selected for membership by Outstanding Lawyers of America and The Metropolitan Who's Who Registry. He also has authored articles for legal and mainstream publications.

Areas of Practice:
Car, Truck, Motorcycle, Pedestrian, and Bicycle Accidents
Dangerous and Defective Products
Serious and Catastrophic Injuries
Wrongful Death
Scarring and Disfigurement

Bill Manson

Adler & Manson

BILL MANSON holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration-Finance from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a Juris Doctorate of Law degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Like his partner, Bill holds the highest legal rating (AV) from Martindale Hubbell. Bill was asked to speak as a Continuing Legal Education speaker in 2012 and again in 2013 at the "Annual Worker's Compensation Institute" seminar sponsored by the Missouri Bar.

Bill began his legal career with one of Kansas City's largest law firms. From 1987 through 1989, he completed multi-million dollar mergers and acquisitions in the firm's Corporate Law department. Bill opened his own law practice in 1989 and formed ADLER & MANSON with Jim Adler in 1995.

To help finance his education, Bill played drums in rock bands. He developed a love of hockey while growing up in St. Louis and played in a Kansas City men's league until sidelined by injury. Bill still spends much of his free time in ice rinks cheering for his teenage son, and enjoys watching his teenage daughter cheer and play guitar. He recently earned a black belt in Okinawan Kenpo karate. Bill and his family are members of Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Shawnee, Kansas.

Areas of Practice:
50% Personal Injury/Bodily Injury
50% Worker's Compensation

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