1201 Walnut, 20th Floor, Kansas City, MO 64106
OFFICE: (816) 471-7700 | FAX: (816) 471-2221

8000 Maryland Avenue, Suite 1060, St. Louis, MO 63105
    • “The entire GM Law team did an outstanding job. [They] are superb lawyers.”
      — Andrew Etkind
        Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Garmin International, Inc.
    • "Preeminent litigation group is strong across the board"
      — Chambers USA
    • "Outstanding and cost-effective in complex cases"
      — Brian Gardner
        General Counsel
        Hallmark Cards, Incorporated
    • "Highly Recommended leading litigation firm"
      — Benchmark Litigation
    • "the BEST"
      — Jonathan Thomas
        American Century Investments
    • 2017 Missouri Law Firm of the Year

  • Practice Areas

    Business Litigation

    Praised by Chambers USA for our "outstanding litigation ability across the business spectrum," GM Law attorneys have handled every type of commercial dispute ranging from large breach of contract matters to business tort litigation to partnership and shareholder disputes.

    We regularly represent diverse businesses of all sizes, including private and publicly traded companies, small start-ups and major corporations, domestic and international, and for-profit and not-for-profit entities in multiple industries. GM Law attorneys have experience representing individuals and corporations in bet-the-company litigation across multiple industries. Most recently we have litigated cases in the following sectors: telecommunications, banking, capital markets, financial services, utilities, construction, gaming, insurance, manufacturing, health care, agriculture, and commodities.

    We represent both plaintiffs and defendants and wield those skills on every case we take. GM Law attorneys offer our clients contingency or alternative fee arrangements in addition to the traditional hourly fee arrangements offered by most firms.

    GM Law has successfully represented businesses in such industries as:

    • Accounting
    • Agriculture
    • Banking
    • Construction
    • Commodities
    • Energy
    • Financial services
    • Gaming
    • Greeting card
    • Health care
    • Insurance
    • Manufacturing
    • Telecommunications
    • Utilities
  • Pro Bono

    The Firm's pro bono work reflects its commitment to improving Kansas City by helping those in need of legal and professional services. This work offers benefits for both our clients and our attorneys, whether it be the development of new skills or the expansion of contacts in the community. But ultimately, pro bono is the right thing to do, and an important part of any attorney's oath to "practice law to the best of my knowledge and ability and with consideration for the defenseless and oppressed."

    Pro bono efforts from the Firm's attorneys span a broad array of matters, including fighting for the rights of the homeless, the criminally accused, the electorate, and parties in juvenile or family court.

    Relatedly, the Firm and its attorneys have volunteered to provide free Legal Aid services monthly to residents on site at homeless missions in the area. The Firm was also instrumental in creating the Warrant Relief Project in conjunction with the KCMBA, which allows homeless shelter residents with outstanding municipal court warrants to obtain free legal representation to address the warrants.

    • Death Penalty/Rights of the Accused: A member of our firm spent over ten years representing a Missouri man following his conviction in a capital murder case.

    "When a human life is on the line, you do everything in your power to make sure they get the very best representation possible."

    Other GM Law attorneys have represented pro bono criminal clients in trials, appeals, and habeas corpus cases throughout courts in Missouri and the Eighth Circuit.

    • Local School Districts: Recently, the Firm researched, drafted and filed an amicus curiae brief on behalf of two Kansas school districts seeking to support a challenge to the constitutionality of the current cap on local spending in the Kansas school finance law. The Firm agreed to participate on a largely pro bono basis to further the schools’ fight for educational funding for local schoolchildren.

    • The firm is a supporter and participant in the Missouri Coalition for the Right To Counsel, and seven of our lawyers have agreed to handle pro bono criminal cases as Special Public Defenders.

  • Careers

    At GM Law, there's an unmistakable spirit of collaboration and cooperation among our attorneys, paralegals, and staff. We all work together to share the risks and celebrate the rewards of litigating and winning cases —and we all work together to advance our national reputation as a premier litigation firm.

    GM Law offers unique and early opportunities for associates to have significant on-your-feet involvement in cases, including depositions, oral argument, and trial.

    Associates work with different shareholders on a wide variety of litigation matters for diverse clients. We believe that range of experience gives our associates a depth of insight and experience that in turn helps them enhance their skills and advance their careers.

    We recruit only the best and brightest: attorneys with integrity and passion who have strong academic records and either experience as judicial law clerks or demonstrated success at large firms or the government.

    Our associates are well compensated — generally at levels that exceed associate compensation paid at Kansas City's largest law firms. Associates receive a base salary, production bonus, and discretionary bonus. Associates are also eligible for bonuses based on the outcome of contingency fee litigation. Associates receive other benefits as well: health insurance, 401K, annual marketing budget, and payment of monthly charge for smart phone.

    If you're interested in joining our team, submit your resume and cover letter to:

    William D. Beil
    GM Law PC
    1201 Walnut, 20th Floor
    Kansas City, MO 64106


  • Contact Us

    Kansas City

    1201 Walnut, 20th Floor
    Kansas City, MO 64106

    Office: (816) 471-7700
    Fax: (816) 471-2221

    St. Louis

    8000 Maryland Avenue, Suite 1060
    St. Louis, MO 63105

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