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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 2011-2023 and #1 in Kansas City workers' compensation awards for the years 2011-2023 according to the official statistics from the Missouri Division of Workers' Compensation.

Melissa SteedAttorney

Melissa Steed

“I am routinely touched and inspired by the courage of our clients. I take their stories to heart and do my utmost to maximize the value of each claim and to get them the compensation that offers some security and peace of mind for their families. It’s wonderful to be able to do that for a client.”

Melissa practices in all areas of personal injury including work accidents, auto and truck collisions, wrongful death and products liability. In her practice, she is directly involved in all aspects of litigation, including trial, investigations, depositions, witness preparation, discovery, motion practice, and settlement/mediation.

Melissa earned her B.S. in journalism and political science cum laude from the University of Tennessee in 2003 and her law degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 2008. She was a member of the Tennessee Law Review and the Tennessee Journal of Business and Law. After law school, Melissa served as a law clerk to the Honorable Jay A. Daugherty, a Jackson County circuit judge.

She is a member of the Missouri and Kansas Bars, the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, and the American Association for Justice. Melissa is licensed to practice in the federal and state courts of Kansas and Missouri.

Melissa lives in Kansas City, Missouri with her husband and two daughters.


Email: msteed@etkclaw.com
Direct: (816) 994-8317

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Kansas City, MO
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