The Backer Law Firm

The Backer Law Firm

At the Backer Law Firm in Independence, Missouri, we provide excellent motor vehicle accident representation to our clients throughout Kansas City and the surrounding areas. Our experienced legal team will strive to get you the compensation you need.

Firm Overview


At our personal injury law firm, we will not back down from a fight. Attorney Joseph Backer recently litigated in court for a client who was in a serious car accident. Even though insurance coverage was originally denied, our legal team was able to win our client $1.75 million on a $1 million policy.

We have also had success dealing with insurance companies that act in bad faith. If you have had trouble dealing with an insurance company after a car accident, motorcycle wreck or truck crash, we will fight to protect your rights.


Trucking accidents are far more dangerous than regular car accidents and can cause much more serious injuries. If you have been involved in a tractor-trailer wreck in Missouri or Kansas, it is important to speak with a Kansas City truck accident lawyer.

Trucking companies must follow strict government and state regulations. At The Backer Law Firm in Independence, Missouri, we have an in-depth understanding of these laws and will use that knowledge to defend your rights in court.

Maximizing Your Recovery In Personal Injury Claims
A serious personal injury can leave victims with steep medical bills, lost time from work and a wide range of other hardships. If you or someone close to you has been injured by the careless or negligent actions of another, it is important to have an experienced personal injury lawyer on your side.

At The Backer Law Firm, we have extensive experience handling personal injury lawsuits for clients throughout Kansas and Missouri. We understand what you are going through and are here to help you pursue justice and compensation for the losses you have suffered.


If you have been injured in a car accident or other accident caused by a careless person, a Kansas City personal injury attorney will stand up for your rights. Please contact us at (816) 283-8500 or by email at

Main Office

Main Office
14801 E. 42nd St.
Ste. 100
Independence MO 64055


(816) 283-8500


(816) 283-8501

Office Information

Office Hours

8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and evenings and weekends by appointment.

Office Manager

Rose Straughn

Emergency After Hours


Languages Spoken


Auto Accident

We have the experience you need to fight for the compensation you deserve.

Mr. Backer has tried over fifty jury trials to verdict. He has gotten excellent results for his clients. Please call right now.

Joseph Backer

The Backer Law Firm

When handling a case involving personal injury, Workers' compensation, or car wrecks, trial experience is a valuable asset. Attorney Joseph M. Backer has extensive experience trying cases in state and federal courts throughout Kansas and Missouri. Having tried approximately 50 jury trials to verdict and hundreds of bench trials and hearings, Mr. Backer knows how to get results in court.

Mr. Backer's professional affiliations include the American Bar Association Litigation Division, the Missouri Bar Association, the Kansas City, Missouri Metropolitan Bar Association (member, Civil Law Committee and Tort Law Committee), the Kansas Bar Association and the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

Mr. Backer received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia.