Our Firm

a few words about us

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In 1994, Michael Norris and Bruce Keplinger founded
Norris & Keplinger, LLC.

Since then, Norris & Keplinger has dedicated itself to providing effective, flexible and responsive legal representation. In addition to Michael Norris and Bruce Keplinger, the firm includes five other attorneys: John Hicks, Melissa Hillman, Christopher J. Lucas, David Welder and Emily Tung. Additional information on each attorney is available by clicking their name.

The attorneys at Norris & Keplinger have the knowledge and experience necessary to resolve disputes through negotiation, mediation, arbitration and civil litigation.

Our attorneys have significant experience in personal injury litigation, construction law, school law, professional liability defense, medical malpractice defense, premises liability and complex commercial and business litigation. Together our lawyers have tried over 200 jury trials. Additionally, the firm has an extensive appellate practice. Clients of Norris & Keplinger include corporations, banks, real estate developers, insurance companies, schools, hospitals, physicians, engineers, architects and individuals with personal injury claims.

Norris & Keplinger’s success is built on its commitment and dedication to each of its clients. The firm aggressively moves disputes forward, utilizing old-fashioned hard work as well as the latest technology. Clients of Norris & Keplinger expect and receive the quality representation that they deserve.

Norris & Keplinger has received an AV rating, the highest rating possible, from Martindale-Hubbell Directory of Lawyers and Law Firms. Mr. Norris and Mr. Keplinger are listed in various editions of Who’s Who, Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers.  John Hicks has been recognized by the Kansas City Business Journal as one of the Best Lawyers in Kansas City and is listed in Missouri Kansas Super Lawyers.

our work team

  • Emily Tung

    Emily Tung practices in all areas of civil litigation.  ...

  • Michael G. Norris

    Michael G. Norris is a founding member of Norris & Keplinger, L.L.C.  Mr. Norris is an...

  • Bruce Keplinger

    Bruce Keplinger is the member manager of Norris & Keplinger, L.L.C.  Mr. Keplinger practices all types of...

  • John R. Hicks

    John Hicks is an experienced trial attorney whose civil trial practice emphasizes the areas of medical...

  • Melissa D. Hillman

    Melissa Hillman is an experienced trial attorney who practices in all areas of civil litigation, and specializes...

  • Christopher J. Lucas

    Christopher J. Lucas practices general civil litigation. His cases encompass medical malpractice defense, employment litigation, business litigation...

  • David J. Welder

    David Welder is an attorney who focuses on civil litigation.  His primary emphasis is on the...