Melissa Hillman is an experienced trial attorney who practices in all areas of civil litigation, and specializes in professional liability, general commercial litigation and education law.

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Ms. Hillman has tried cases in both Kansas and Missouri state and federal courts, including the trial of William Topper, M.D. v. Midwest Division, Inc., d/b/a/ HCA Midwest Division, et. al, achieving a favorable verdict for nearly $5,000,000.

Ms. Hillman graduated, with honors, from the University of Kansas in 1994 with a dual degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice. She received her Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri at Kansas City in 1998. Upon graduation from law school, Ms. Hillman clerked for the Honorable John C. Crow at the Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District. She joined Norris & Keplinger, L.L.C in 1999.

Ms. Hillman is admitted to practice in both the state and federal courts in Kansas and Missouri. She grew up in Springfield, Missouri and now resides in Overland Park, Kansas with her husband and two sons.


B.S. University of Kansas, 1994

J.D. University of Missouri at Kansas City, 1998

Missouri Court of Appeals Clerk Honorable John C. Crow 1999

Licensed in Kansas and Missouri

Supreme Court of Kansas

United States District Court, District of Kansas

United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit

Supreme Court of Missouri

United States District Court, Western District of Missouri


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9225 Indian Creek Pkwy Suite 750 Overland Park KS 66210 Phone: 913.663.2000 Fax: 913.663.2006