Practice Areas

Litigation is what the attorneys at Norris Keplinger Hicks & Welder do best.  We handle all aspects of plaintiff and defendant work in state and federal courts, before administrative agencies, and in arbitration.

Within the general area of Litigation, the attorneys specialize in the following:

Construction Law

The attorneys at Norris Keplinger Hicks & Welder have broad knowledge and experience in almost every area of construction law. The Firm’s construction attorneys are ready to provide quality and innovative advice, assistance and representation to clients through all phases of construction from initial planning and development to contract formation and performance to all types of dispute resolution processes.

Within the general area of Construction Law, the attorneys also specialize in the following:

  • Contract Formation
    • General Contract
    • Subcontracts
    • Labor and Materials
    • Mechanics Liens
    • Construction Litigation
    • Arbitration
    • Mediation
    • Government Contracts
    • Bond Issues
    • Bid Protests

If you wish to speak with an attorney about an issue related to construction law, please contact:

David Welder
913-323-3174

Employment and Labor Law and Litigation

The attorneys at Norris Keplinger Hicks & Welder represent clients in all areas of the workplace, including wage and hour issues, discrimination, civil rights, and other labor issues.

The attorneys also work closely with employers to help them avoid problems through careful planning, while assisting them in building positive employee relations.

We specialize in the following employment law related areas:

  • Title VII
  • Americans With Disabilities Act
  • Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Labor Relations
  • ERISA Litigation
  • Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act
  • At-Will Employment
  • Employee Handbooks and Manuals
  • Workplace Employment Law Seminars
  • OSHA
  • Noncompetition Agreements and Litigation
  • Workers Compensation
  • Executive Agreements

If you wish to speak with an attorney about an issue related to employment law, please contact:

Chris Lucas
913-323-3179

Long Term Care

The attorneys at Norris Keplinger Hicks & Welder represent nursing homes and rehabilitation centers in long-term care cases.  Attorneys in this section of the firm are among the most respected trial lawyers in Kansas and Missouri.

If you wish to speak with an attorney regarding a medical malpractice case, please contact:

John Hicks
913-323-3184

Medical Malpractice

The attorneys at Norris Keplinger Hicks & Welder represent physicians, physician groups and hospitals in medical malpractice cases.  Attorneys in this section of the firm are among the most respected trial lawyers in Kansas and Missouri.

If you wish to speak with an attorney regarding a medical malpractice case, please contact:

John Hicks
913-323-3184

Personal Injury

The attorneys at Norris Keplinger Hicks & Welder handle a wide variety of personal injury cases.  Our attorneys do work for several insurance companies, private business and individuals. The Firm also represents insurance companies in bad faith or coverage actions. 

If you wish to speak with an attorney regarding a personal injury, please contact:

John Hicks
913-323-3184

Products Liability Litigation

The attorneys at Norris Keplinger Hicks & Welder handle cases involving injuries that result from defective products including medical devices, automobiles, drugs and consumer products.  These products may be considered defective because of the design, construction or materials used in the product.  The products may also be considered defective due to a failure to warn.  Products liability cases can require extensive resources and experience to pursue.  In addition to having ready access to expert witnesses, our attorneys have the knowledge and experience to bring your case to a resolution.

If you wish to speak with an attorney regarding a products liability case, please contact:

John Hicks
913-323-3184

Alternative Dispute Resolution

The attorneys at Norris Keplinger Hicks & Welder are experienced in alternative dispute resolution including mediation, arbitration and early neutral evaluation.  This includes mediation/arbitration in the areas of personal injury, insurance bad faith, product liability, medical malpractice, legal malpractice, construction claims, commercial disputes, securities and related claims against broker dealers and employment and labor matters.

Mike and Bruce also serve as mediators and arbitrators. If you wish to speak with either Mike or Bruce about your alternative dispute resolution needs, please contact:

For Mike: Tammy Gage 913-323-3191

For Bruce: Janet Bucher 913-323-3184