Nikki E. Cannezzaro

Nikki E. Cannezzaro: Attorney with Franke Schultz & Mullen A Professional Corporation AV stamp icon
Attorney Awards

Biography

Rising Legal Leader of the Year, 2009, Kansas City Daily Record. Rising Star, Missouri and Kansas SuperLawyers, 2008 and 2009. Up and Coming Lawyer, 2008, Missouri Lawyers Weekly. Young Lawyer of the Year, 2008, Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association. Named "Best of the Bar" by the Kansas City Business Journal, 2005, 2007 and 2008. Law Clerk, The Honorable Robert G. Ulrich, Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District, 2000-2001. Articles Editor, University of Missouri-Kansas City Law Review, 1999-2000. Member, Urban Lawyer Review, 1998-2000. Author / Lecturer, Accredited Continuing Legal Education Programs: "Civil Jury Trial Demonstration," Co-Sponsored by UMKC Law School & KCMBA; Kansas City, MO, 2009; "Premises Liability Case Preparation and Trial," National Business Institute; Kansas City, MO, 2008; "Civil Jury Trial Demonstration," Co-Sponsored by UMKC Law School & KCMBA; Kansas City, MO, 2008; "Insurance Coverage Litigation," National Business Institute; Overland Park, KS, 2007; "Settling Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Claims," National Business Institute, Kansas City, Missouri, 2006; "Keys to Successful Pre-Trial Preparation in Kansas," National Business Institute, Overland Park, Kansas, 2005; "A Practical Refresher on Litigating the Kansas Auto Injury Case," National Business Institute, Overland Park, Kansas, 2005; "Handling the Auto Injury Claim in Kansas," National Business Institute, Overland Park, Kansas, 2004; "Drafting Motions that Get Results in Missouri," National Business Institute, Kansas City, Missouri, 2003; "The Essentials of Missouri Appellate Practice," National Business Institute, Kansas City, Missouri, 2002.

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Trial Practice
  • Civil Litigation
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Appellate Practice

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
816-421-7100  Phone
816-421-7915  Fax
www.fsmlawfirm.com
University Attended:
University of Kansas, B.A., 1997
Law School Attended:
University of Missouri at Kansas City, J.D., 2000
Year of First Admission:
2000
Admission:
2000, Missouri; 2000, U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri; 2001, Kansas; 2001, U.S. District Court, District of Kansas; 2003, U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit; 2005, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
Memberships:
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association; Johnson County and Kansas Bar Associations; The Missouri Bar; Association for Women Lawyers; Kansas Women Attorneys Association; Lawyers Association of Kansas City; Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers.
Birth Information:
St. Paul, Minnesota
Reported Cases:
Price v. Hayes, (Mo. App. 2009); Progressive Direct Ins. Co. v. Nervig, -- S.W.3d -- , 2009 WL 281300 (Mo. App. 2009); Wiebe v. Hicks, et al., 192 P.2d 184 (Kan. App. 2008); Dibbens v. Shelter Mutual Ins. Co., 261 S.W.3d 553 (Mo. App. 2008); Loyd v. Williams, et al., 265 S.W.3d 901 (Mo. App. 2008); Eide v. State Auto Nat. Ins. Co., 244 S.W.3d 797 (Mo. App. 2008); Bottorff Const., Inc. v. Gates, -- S.W.3d --, 2008 WL 220176 (Mo. App. 2008); Allen Quarries, Inc. v. Auge, 244 S.W.3d 781 (Mo. App. 2008); White v. McKinley, 519 F.3d 806 (8th Cir. 2008); Baker v. G.J. Grewe, Inc., et al., 241 S.W.3d 420 (Mo. App. 2007); Young v. McNeil, -- S.W.3d; (Mo. App. 2007); Hardcore Concrete v. Med James, 220 S.W.3d 350 (Mo. App. 2007); Verni v. Cleveland Chiropractic College, 212 S.W.3d 150 (Mo. banc 2007); Smith v. Chamblin Properties, LLC, 201 S.W.3d 582 (Mo. App. 2006); Shelter Mutual Ins. Co. v. Ballew, et al., 203 S.W.2d 789 (Mo. App. 2006); Samuels v. American Family Ins. Co., 170 Fed.Appx. 443 (8th Cir. 2006); Thompson v. Tuggle, 183 S.W.3d 611 (Mo. App. 2006); Alea London Ltd. v. Bono-Soltysiak Enterprises, 186 S.W.3d 403 (Mo. App. 2006); Verni v. Cleveland Chiropractic College, 2005 WL 2738919, - S.W.3d - (Mo. App. 2005); Henson v. Dutch Flowers, L.L.C., 169 S.W.3d 868 (Mo. App. 2005); Perkins v. Dvorak, 113 P.3d 274 (Kan. App. 2005); Samuels v. American Family Ins. Co., 159 S.W.3d 868 (Mo. App. W.D. 2005); Netwig v. Georgia Pacific Corp., 375 F.3d 1009 (10th Cir. 2004); Roberts v. Progressive Northwestern Ins. Co., 151 S.W.3d 891 (Mo. App. S.D. 2004); Hein v. Grandboro Arms, L.P., 140 S.W.3d 164(Mo. App. W.D. 2004); Wilson ex rel. Wilson v. Simmons, 103 S.W.3d 211 (Mo. App. W.D. 2003); American Standard Ins. Co. of Wisconsin v. Bittick, 112 S.W.3d 55 (Mo. App. W.D. 2003); Long v. Cross Reporting Service, Inc., 103 S.W.3d 249 (Mo. App. W.D. 2002); Long v. Funeral Directors Services, Inc., 96 S.W.3d 885 (Mo. App. W.D. 2002); Criswell v. Short, 70 S.W.3d 592 (Mo. App. W.D. 2002).
ISLN:
916342621

Peer Reviews

4.7/5.0 (20 reviews)
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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Principal on 08/31/14 in Trial Practice

    one of the brightest stars of her generation of trial lawyers, I unqualifiedly recommend Nikki for an AV rating

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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Partner on 08/25/14 in Civil Litigation

    Nikki is an excellent lawyers. She is hardworking, effective, and practices the highest ethical standards.

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Kansas City, Missouri

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