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Edelman & Thompson is #1 in Kansas City jury verdicts according to the official Kansas City Jury Verdict Service for the years 2011-2021 and #1 in Kansas City workers' compensation awards for the years 2011-2021 according to the official statistics from the Missouri Division of Workers' Compensation.

Our Fees


  • We don’t get paid unless you get paid.
  • We are paid a percentage of the settlement or verdict we win for you.
  • We advance all of the costs of preparing a strong case for you.

At Edelman & Thompson, we believe strongly that everyone deserves access to our legal system. That’s why we work for our clients on a contingency fee basis. We front the cost of preparing a strong case for you. If we are successful in obtaining a settlement or verdict for our clients, our fee is a percentage of that recovery. On work injury cases, our fee is 25%. On most other cases, the fee is 33 1/3%, much less than the 40 or 50% charged by some other law firms. We are reimbursed for our out-of-pocket expenses only if we win your case.

The contingency fee is critical to ensuring that everyone, not just the wealthy, can obtain the legal representation they need and deserve. Without it, insurance companies would know that they could stall cases and drive up legal costs against injured people without the resources to pay upfront fees to attorneys and, ultimately, force them to quit their case or settle for less than they deserve.

5 Locations in the Kansas City Area
Kansas City, MO
Independence, MO
Olathe, KS
North Kansas City, MO
Lenexa, KS