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Aaron M. Kroll

Litigation, Class Action, Environmental Law, Corporate

Aaron joined the law firm in the summer of 2002. Aaron obtained his undergraduate degree in Liberal Arts from the University of Kansas in 1996. Therea... (more)

David C. DeGreeff

Construction, Litigation, Corporate, Toxic Mold & Tort

Dave joined the firm in the spring of 2010.  He spent the first 6 years of his career working as a trial lawyer for defense firms of various size... (more)

John E. Shamberg

Real Estate, Litigation, Estate Planning, Family Law

John Elliott Shamberg, a veteran Kansas trial lawyer whose legal career extended over a period of more than sixty years, died on the 9th day of July, ... (more)

John M. Parisi

Accident & Injury, Medical Malpractice, Elder Law, Mental Health

I began as an associate with Shamberg, Johnson & Bergman in 1989, and became a partner in 1994. I practice in the areas of personal injury, medical ma... (more)

Lynn R. Johnson

Litigation, Mental Health, Products Liability, Accident & Injury

Lynn joined the firm as an associate in 1970 and became a partner in 1974. He quickly became nationally recognized as a trial attorney for his life-lo... (more)

Shannon T. Kempf

Litigation, Products Liability, Personal Injury

Shannon T. Kempf, joined the firm in May 2008 after graduating from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law. Shannon was on the Dean's li... (more)

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2600 Grand Boulevard,Suite 550
Kansas City, MO 64108


2600 Grand Boulevard,Suite 550
Kansas City, MO 64108

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