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Richard Morefield

Morefield Speicher Bachman, LC

Richard Morefield

For more than 35 years, Richard Morefield has guided his clients through all phases of litigation including trials, mediation, and appeals. Rick practices primarily in the areas of personal injury, wrongful death, traumatic brain injury, and business litigation, as well as offering his services as a mediator. 

Rick is a highly skilled trial lawyer and mediator, and has been recognized for his skill by numerous peer review organizations including SuperLawyers and Best Lawyers in America. Over the past 35 years, he has handled lawsuits ranging from:

  • Multi-million dollar business disputes and catastrophic injury cases
  • Auto accident cases
  • Breach of contract or partnership agreements
  • Fraud
  • Wrongful death
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Trucking accidents
  • Personal injury
  • Premises liability

Rick is regularly selected by other attorneys to serve as a mediator in personal injury and business litigation matters. His creativity, calm demeanor, and years of experience handling plaintiff’s personal injury cases, defending personal injury cases and handling business litigation matters make him an excellent choice for lawyers looking for a mediator.

Rick obtained his mediation training at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law and serves on the approved mediator list for the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri. In his mediation practice, his goal is to help each side clearly understand the risks and benefits of trial versus settlement so they can make the best decision for their situation.

Mediation is a process that often takes hard work and patience by everyone involved. An even-handed, hard-working mediator can help the parties make the best decisions about settling or going to trial.

Education

  • Mediation Training, University of Missouri at Kansas City, School of Law, Rice University, Houston, TX, B.A. in Economics and Legal Studies
  • University of Kansas School of Law, Lawrence, KS, Juris Doctor

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association (ABA), Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section
  • Uniform Law Commission
  • ABA Adviser to Drafting Committee on Unsworn Domestic Declarations
  • Best Lawyers in American, Plaintiffs Personal Injury, Kansas (2022)
  • Missouri and Kansas SuperLawyers (2005 – present)
  • National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Kansas
  • National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, Top 10 Personal Injury Lawyers – Kansas
  • America’s Top 100 High Stake Litigators
  • American Association of Justice
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys (MATA)
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association (KCMBA)
  • Johnson County Bar Association

Practice Areas

  • Wrongful Death
  • Automobile, Trucking, and Motorcycle Collisions
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Product Liability
  • Personal Injury
  • Slip and fall
  • Insurance
  • Business Litigation
  • Breach of Contract
  • Fraud
  • Mediation and Mediation Services

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