Fields & Brown, LLC

Fields & Brown, LLC
  • Established in 1987
  • Firm Size 6
  • Committed, Experienced, Focused.
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    4.7/5.0 (25)
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About this firm


Fields & Brown, LLC, established in 1987, is the oldest and largest minority-owned law firm in the Kansas City metropolitan area. The firm is dedicated to providing effective and aggressive representation of its clients. Attorneys at Fields & Brown have extensive civil litigation experience in both federal and state courts. In addition to its experience in defending employment, insurance and workers' compensation claims, the firm's experience in commercial litigation includes bankruptcy, real estate contract disputes and business torts. Fields & Brown has attained a peer reviewed Legal Ability Rating of “AV” through the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory. The firm is also listed in The Bond Buyer's Municipal Marketplace (“Red Book”), and attorneys in the firm are members of the National Association of Bond Lawyers.

The firm represents Fortune 100 companies and a variety of governmental agencies such as:

• American Family Insurance Group

• Bank of America

• City of Kansas City, Missouri

• Coca-Cola Company

• ExxonMobil Corporation

• Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

• General Motors Corporation

• HCA, Inc.

• Kansas City Area Transportation Authority

• Kansas City Missouri School District

• Lowe's Home Centers

• Missouri Department of Insurance

• Markel Corporation

• Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company

• Prudential Insurance Company of America

• Shell Oil Company


Fields & Brown engages in the general practice of law with an emphasis in the areas of Employment Law, Insurance and Workers' Compensation Defense, Public Finance and Commercial Litigation.


Fields & Brown has attorneys at various levels of experience available to meet our clients' needs. The two founding partners, Taylor Fields and Charles Brown have practiced for 42 and 36 years respectively and have practiced together for more than 30 years. J. David Bowers and Carla Fields Johnson, the firm's additional partners, have practiced for 30 and 17 years respectively and have been with Fields & Brown for 17 years. The firm also has two senior associates and one junior associates. The attorneys of the firm are supported by a staff of experienced and well-supervised law clerks, paralegals and clerical personnel supplied with the most advanced computerized research and database systems.


Attorneys at Fields & Brown are licensed in both Missouri and Kansas and practice in western Missouri and eastern Kansas.

Areas of Practice (8)

Specific Practice Area and Industry Group Details across multiple offices:

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Labor And Employment
  • Insurance Defense
  • Workers' Compensation Defense
  • Bankruptcy
  • Public Finance
  • Products Liability
  • Real Estate

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  • 4.7/5.0 (25 reviews)
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Established in 1987, Fields & Brown, is the largest minority-owned law firm in the Kansas City area.  


We represent diversity:

Diversity is a core value of Fields & Brown and is evident at all levels within the firm. Fields & Brown is dedicated to the recruitment of attorneys and support staff with diverse cultural, social, economic and personal backgrounds. We believe that our diversity enhances our ability to bring a wide range of perspectives and life experiences to the work we do.

 Leading the efforts:

Fields & Brown is a signatory firm to the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association’s (KCMBA) Diversity Commitment.  This initiative, to promote inclusiveness throughout the KCMBA, is the result of efforts made by law firm members, local corporations and regional law schools. For further information see Fields & Brown’s managing partner, Taylor Fields chaired the KCMBA’s Managing Partners Committee and assumed a leadership role in launching this effort.   

 Diversity in Action:

Fields & Brown annually recruits new talent at the Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair, a part of the KCMBA’s Diversity Commitment.

 Meeting your Diversity Needs:

Many clients of Fields & Brown seek to increase the diversification of their business relationships.  Fields & Brown provides assistance to companies seeking this goal by being certified as a minority-owned/disadvantaged-owned business enterprise by the following certification Agencies:

Mid-America Minority Business Development Council

The Human Relations Department of the City of Kansas City, Missouri

The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority

The State of Missouri


  1. Number of Partners who are...

    • Non-minority Males 1
    • Minority Males 2
    • Non-minority Females 0
    • Minority Females 1
  2. Number of Associates who are...

    • Non-minority Males 1
    • Minority Males 1
    • Non-minority Females 0
    • Minority Females 1
  3. Number of Paralegals who are...

    • Non-minority Females 2
  4. Number of Administrative Professionals who are...

    • Minority Females 1
  5. Number of Human Resources Professionals who are...

    • Minority Females 1

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