800 W 47th St Ste 705
Kansas City MO 64112
Plaintiff's personal injury law firm with a focus in traumatic brain injury (TBI), spinal injuries, wrongful death and over-service of alcohol cases (dram shop).
Griggs Injury Law, LLC, is a plaintiff's litigation law firm dedicated to helping seriously injured individuals and their families. We represent people who have suffered traumatic brain injuries, spinal injuries, wrongful death, or have been injured by a drunk driver or in a serious auto accident. We have handled a number of Dram Shop cases for people who were seriously injured by serving drunk patrons of bars and restaurants. A few recent successes for our clients include a traumatic brain injury case in which we were able to achieve a $2,000,000 settlement, a defective motorcycle case which resulted in a judgment in the amount of $2,268,979, a wrongful death settlement for the family of a young man who was killed while riding his bicycle and a settlement in a dram shop case (over-service of alcohol) in the amount of $4,000,000.
In 2016, I was appointed by the Governor to serve on the Missouri Brain Injury Advisory Council whose mission is to lead in the development of a collaborative statewide system of prevention, public awareness, and provision of services
I am active in my local community serving as a Board Member in several organizations including Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys (MATA), past Chair of the MATA Women's Caucus, past board member for the Association for Women Lawyers (AWL-KC) and Hope Haven of Cass County. I have also been active in emergency response programs such as the American Red Cross and the MATA Emergency Response Team that responds to natural disasters to provide free legal advice to those affected by disasters.
I am dedicated to helping newer attorneys succeed in their practices as well. I am a mentor in the Denise Henning Connections group for AWLF female attorneys.
Specialties: Plaintiffs' personal injury attorney who represents individuals with traumatic brain injuries, seriously injured individuals in drunk driving accident cases, vehicular/trucking accidents, wrongful death cases.
At the Griggs Injury Law firm our philosophy is individual attention. With many large law firms your case will be passed around between clerks and attorneys, you may deal with a completely different person every time to contact that firm. With us, you can be sure that your case will be specifically handled and you will be dealt with individually. We focus our practice entirely on representing injured individuals and their families.
In 2016, I was appointed by the Governor to serve on the Missouri Brain Injury Advisory Council whose mission is to lead in the development of a collaborative statewide system of prevention, public awareness, and provision of services to individuals with traumatic brain injuries in the state of Missouri. I have traveled across the United States to get continuing legal education in traumatic brain injury cases and to stay on top of cutting edge treatment and law.
We are a small, boutique firm that only practices personal injury law, specifically in traumatic brain injury cases, spinal injuries, wrongful death and dram shop which is the overservice of alcohol by a bar/restaurant to an obviously intoxicated patron. This is the entire focus of our practice and providing exceptional representation for our clients is our main priority.
L. Annette Griggs grew up near Clinton, Missouri but has spent her adult life in the greater Kansas City area. She finished her undergraduate degree at the University of Missouri where she graduated with honors and received awards for outstanding achievement in her graduating class. She then started law school when her daughter was four months old. After completing law school at the University of Missouri - Kansas City, Annette went into private practice working primarily with personal injury victims.
Being a female attorney has shaped Annette's career as a an attorney at Griggs Injury Law. Annette is devoted to protecting privacy rights of plaintiffs throughout the litigation process. Annette has dedicated her practice to the representation of all injured people with a focus in helping those injured in vehicle and truck accidents, those who have sustained traumatic brain injuries, representing victims of drunk drivers, helping families in wrongful death actions, pursuing dram shop cases, premises liability cases and lawsuits against insurance companies.
Annette is an active member in numerous bar organizations, including the Clay County Bar, the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys (MATA), MATA Women's group, the Association for Women Lawyers of Greater Kansas City (AWL) and the Kansas City Progressive Women's Coalition.
Annette is also passionate about providing volunteer aid to the underprivileged members of her community. She has devoted part of her practice to Pro Bono work and has volunteered for the Missouri Public Defender's Office, NBC Action News "Ask A Lawyer Night" through KCMBA-Young Lawyers Section and has the American Red Cross Members through MATA. Further, she was privileged to assist fellow women lawyers in the Kansas City, KS Habitat for Humanity program through the Association of Women Lawyers.
Outside of the legal profession, Annette enjoys spending time with her husband and their daughter. As a family they enjoy traveling, hiking, fishing and other outdoor activities.
AREAS OF PRACTICE
Traumatic Brain Injuries & Head Trauma
Motorcycle and ATV Accidents
Premises Liability Accidents
Slip and Fall Accidents
Dangerous Roadways and Bridges
Broken and Fractured Bones
Burns and Scarring
Neck, Back and Spinal Cord Injuries
Dram Shop Cases
80% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri, 2001
U.S. Supreme Court, 2014
University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, Kansas City, Missouri
J.D. - 2001
Honors: Urban Lawyer, 1999-2001
Honors: Advanced Legal Writing highest grade in class
Honors: Dean's List
University of Missouri - Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri
B.A. - 1999
Honors: Received Honors for Highest GPA in Undergraduate Class
Honors: Outstanding PACE Graduate Award
Honors: ABW Award
Major: Liberal Arts
Mendez v. All Star Family Sports Arena, Inc., 0816-CV00426 (Jackson County Missouri Circuit Court at Independence 2009)
Mentor, Young female attorneys in the 2012 class of the Connections Program through AWL
Co-Chair, Practice Development Program
HONORS AND AWARDS
Madison's Who's Who of Legal Professionals, 2005 - 2008
Nominated as Best Personal Injury Lawyer in Liberty, 2007
AVVO Excellent Rating
Honored as Top 5% of attorneys in Missouri & Kansas on SuperLawyers list
Up & Coming Lawyers award through the Missouri Lawyers Weekly, 2011
Nominated by peers as Best of the Bar in Plaintiff's Personal Injury
Pro Bono Wall of Fame, Missouri Bar
Kansas Super Lawyers list, 2011- Present
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS
Association for Women Lawyers of Greater Kansas City, Member, 2006 - Present
MATA - Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, Member, 2004 - Present
Association for Women Lawyers of Greater Kansas City, Member
Clay County Bar Association, Member
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Member
Workplace Injury Litigation Group, Member, 2003 - 2005
Kansas City Progressive Women's Coalition, Member, 2007 - Present
FBIC- Fight Bad-Faith Insurance Companies, Member, 2007 - 2008
Association for Women Lawyers of Greater Kansas City (AWL), Board Member
MATA Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, Board of Governors
MATA Women's Caucus, Chair of KC caucus
Cass County Bar Association, Member
Jackson County Bar Association
PRO BONO ACTIVITIES
Mata Emergency Response Team Partnership with the American Red Cross Member, 2008 - Present
Habitat for Humanity AWL-KC, Volunteer, 2007 - Present
Pro Bono Work for the Missouri Public Defender's Office, 2004