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Kristi Burmeister

Kristi Burmeister

Peak Litigation LLP - Founding Member
  • Business Law, Products Liability, Insurance Defense
  • Kansas, Missouri
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Summary

I helped form PEAK for the same reason I became an attorney, I like solving problems and I’m not afraid to take risks or think outside the proverbial “box.” I am very fortunate to be surrounded by other lawyers at PEAK who feel the same. If you are reading this, I hope it means we will be working together.

I graduated from UMKC law school with highest honors and was fortunate to be hired by Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP in 2007, where I was promoted to Partner seven years later. As an attorney at Shook, I spent most of my time working as national counsel for a Fortune 100 company dedicated to providing life-saving products and services. It was a great job and a great client. I worked on a flat-fee model, litigating all over the country. I immersed myself with the client’s business. I learned from some of the country’s best attorneys and even found myself sitting at trial counsel table at an early stage of my career (a rarity for a young, “BigLaw” attorney). The client ultimately rewarded me for my hard work by allowing me to first-chair a jury trial notwithstanding my (relative) lack of “gray hair.” I am proud of my trial experience. And I love everything associated with a jury trial.

In the eleven years I have practiced law, I have worked on nearly every type of civil lawsuit. I have handled straight-forward “slip-and-fall” cases as well as multi-million-dollar contract disputes. I have resolved high-stakes, business-to-business litigation. No matter the case or the issues, clients are best served by a lawyer who thinks strategically and practically. A “win” is not truly a win if the client’s legal fees are unreasonable or if there is a lack of alignment between the client and attorney. I am always mindful of the value attorneys need to bring to any dispute.

I formed PEAK because I would like to revolutionize the practice of law. If you are looking for legal advice or have a problem you would like to solve, I would love the opportu

Education
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law
J.D.
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Professional Experience
Partner
Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP
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Certifications
International Association of Defense Counsel Trial Academy Graduate, at Stanford University
International Association of Defense Counsel
Awards
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Best of the Bar
Kansas City Business Journal
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Professional Associations
The Missouri Bar # 60078
Member
Current
Kansas City Assocition of Women Lawyers
Board Member
- Current
Kansas City Liquor Control Board of Review
Board Member
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Kansas
Missouri
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Products Liability
  • Insurance Defense
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
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Website
Contact & Map
4900 Main Street
4900 Main Street
Suite 160
Kansas City, MO 64112
USA
Telephone: (816) 281-5404