I have handled workers' compensation cases for 38 years. I am licensed in Missouri and Kansas. In 1969 I graduated from Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. In 1972 I graduated in the top 10% of my class from University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Law. In law school I was a member and research editor of the UMKC Law Review.
During the first 20 years of my legal practice I handled personal injury work and I represented employers and workers' compensation insurance carriers in Missouri and Kansas. After doing that for so long, I decided to change directions. I resigned as a workers' compensation attorney for the insurance companies, and for the last 18 years I have only represented injured people in workers' compensation and other personal injury claims.
I have seen the workers' compensation system from both sides, and I am quite familiar with it. I served as the Chair of the Workers' Compensation Law and Procedure Committee of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association in the early 1990's, and for about five years I planned and was the moderator for the annual Kansas City workers' compensation seminar sponsored by the KCMBA and the UMKC law school.
I am a sole practitioner, which means I am the only attorney in my office. I handle my cases personally, and I believe in returning phone calls and emails promptly.
In additional to representing injured workers in Kansas and Missouri, I also represent injured people and their families in medical malpractice, wrongful death and other personal injury claims. At present, I spend about 70% of my time handling workers' compensation cases in Kansas and Missouri and 30% handling wrongful death, medical malpractice and other personal injury claims.
I am a member of the Kansas Association for Justice, the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys and the American Association for Justice.
I am rated "A-V" (5 out of 5, "Preeminent") by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, the highest rating available, and I am listed in Marquis' Who's Who in American Law.
I generally handle workers' compensation cases for injured workers in Missouri and Kansas within about a 150 mile radius of the Kansas City area.
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to call or email me at email@example.com. Thanks. Steve Borel.