Areas of Practice.


Personal Injury (top)

Automobile accidents and semi-truck/tractor-trailer collisions. Medical malpractice. Unsafe premises. Defective products. Burmeister Gilmore LLP helps people who have been seriously injured as a result of someone else’s negligence. If you have been injured, you have the right to compensation from the person or company at fault. Medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, diminished earning capacity, permanent impairment, and property loss are among the categories of damages you may recover. These damages can include both present and future expected losses.

In order to maximize your recovery, Burmeister Gilmore LLP calls on its medical experts, accident reconstruction experts, economists, and investigators to develop and present your case. If a fair settlement is not offered, we are prepared to go to trial if necessary to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. We advance all expenses and you do not owe us a penny until we obtain a monetary recovery for you.

As a lifetime member of the MultiMillion Dollar Advocates Forum, our law firm has been recognized for obtaining substantial monetary awards in serious personal injury and wrongful death matters.

Wrongful Death (top)

An accident that results in the death of a parent, spouse, or child can be a very traumatic, life-changing event. Families often are not aware that wrongful conduct caused the death because the person that died can’t tell the tale. Consequently, wrongful deaths often go undiscovered unless a thorough investigation is conducted.

You need an experienced law firm like Burmeister Gilmore LLP to investigate the facts and obtain the compensation you will need to support you and your family. Depending on the circumstances, we may hire medical experts, accident reconstruction experts, and other experts to determine how the death occurred. We advance all expenses and you do not owe us a penny until we obtain a monetary recovery for you.

As a lifetime member of the MultiMillion Dollar Advocates Forum, our law firm has been recognized for obtaining substantial monetary awards in serious personal injury and wrongful death matters.

Business & Contract Disputes (top)

Business and contract disputes are often time-consuming and distract our clients from running their companies. When a business dispute arises, Burmeister Gilmore LLP strives to achieve a favorable resolution through negotiation, saving our clients the time, expense, and uncertainty of litigation. But if an amicable resolution cannot be reached, we will zealously protect our client’s business interests in court. The law firm’s flat-fee and hybrid billing arrangements allow business clients to address disputes in a common-sense, cost-effective manner without sacrificing quality of legal representation.

Bankruptcy (top)

Through our Abacus Bankruptcy Center, we help clients confront their financial problems. There are many reasons people are left with no alternative but to seek bankruptcy relief. Burmeister Gilmore LLP understands that declaring bankruptcy may be the last thing you want to do, and we will counsel you on alternatives to bankruptcy. But we also understand your desire for a fresh start. Bankruptcy should be viewed not as a failure, but as a tool to take control of your financial future. For over 35 years we have helped our clients get their finances back on track. Call us for your fresh start.

Divorce & Family Law (top)

Family Law encompasses a broad range of issues including, but not limited to: divorce, modifications, child support, paternity, name changes, and guardianships. Family law mixes the most emotional times in a person’s life with the anxiety of confronting the judicial system. Burmeister Gilmore LLP will take the time to understand your situation and explain the legal process so you know what to expect. Lean on the law firm that cares about counseling you on your options and reaching the best possible resolution for you and your family during this difficult time.

Juvenile Law & Adoptions (top)

Does your spouse have a child from a previous relationship that you consider your own? If so, a step-parent adoption may be appropriate. Burmeister Gilmore LLP can help you complete your family by accomplishing this goal. We also advise clients on private adoptions including recognition of foreign adoptions.

Has your child been removed from your home by the Children’s Division? We can protect your rights and ensure that you are complying with service requests to work toward reunification.

Has your child been charged with a crime? If so, you need a law firm that will ensure your child’s rights are protected. Burmeister Gilmore LLP will explore all options to reach the best resolution.

DUI, Traffic & Criminal Law (top)

When you face criminal charges, you need a law firm that leaves no stone unturned—a law firm that will do whatever is necessary to ensure your rights are protected. Simply put, you need someone who will fight for you. We know that your case is very important. Burmeister Gilmore LLP has been representing clients against the Department of Revenue, as well as local, state, and federal governments for many years. Let our experience work for you.

Class Actions & Consumer Fraud (top)

“Consumer fraud” is a broad term used to describe unfair or deceptive business practices perpetrated by companies with the intent to obtain financial advantage at the expense of consumers. Consumer fraud comes in all shapes and sizes—from false or misleading advertising to unsavory debt collection, from deceptive terms on a car loan to unsuitable investment advice.

Sometimes consumer fraud comes in the form of a small surcharge that a company tacks onto your bill without telling you about it—although that surcharge only costs you a few dollars, the company makes lots of money when other consumers, just like you, pay the same deceptive surcharge.

These cases are often pursued on behalf of all affected consumers on a class action basis. Both the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act and the Kansas Consumer Protection Act provide powerful tools for consumers to fight back. If you believe that you have been the victim of an unfair or deceptive business practice, Burmeister Gilmore LLP can help.

Estate Planning & Probate (top)

You may already know how you want your property divided upon your death—let us help you ensure that your wishes are carried out. Burmeister Gilmore LLP can craft legal vehicles such as wills, trusts, living wills, and powers of attorney that will meet your estate planning goals.

We can also assist in the distribution of your assets through probate. With years of experience helping hardworking people pass on their life’s work, and guarding against those who prey on our clients’ lifelong possessions, Burmeister Gilmore LLP makes estate planning plain and simple—the way you want it.

Real Estate (top)

Purchasing, selling, and transferring real estate raises a variety of complex issues and options. Carefully drafted legal documents are required to ensure the transaction is carried out properly. Whether it involves a single-family home or a commercial complex, Burmeister Gilmore LLP ensures that these transactions are executed in accordance with our clients’ wishes, and makes certain that our clients are afforded proper protections.

Workers' Compensation (top)

The workers’ compensation system provides an avenue of recovery for people hurt on the job. Potential benefits include present and future medical treatment, temporary total disability payments, and permanent partial/total disability payments.

Various factors affect the amount of your total monetary recovery. Your employer and the insurance company have an incentive to settle your claim for as little as possible. It is important for you to have a lawyer that understands how to navigate the workers’ compensation system in order to maximize your recovery. Burmeister Gilmore LLP will educate you on the process and ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve for you job-related injury.

Employment Discrimination (top)

Employment discrimination occurs when an adverse employment decision is made on the basis of certain prohibited criteria including but not limited to: gender, race, religion, national origin, age, or disability. It can involve a demotion, termination, reassignment, or harassment.

Extremely short time deadlines exist for filing an employment discrimination claim. If you believe you have been the victim of workplace discrimination, it is critical that you obtain legal advice immediately in order to protect your rights. Burmeister Gilmore LLP can help you regain what you lost by pursuing lost wages, emotional distress damages, punitive damages, and attorneys’ fees.