Members of the invitation-only Best Lawyers in America® have selected Kirk Presley as a 2021 Lawyer of the Year for Plaintiffs Litigation and also named him among the best in the nation in the following categories:

  • Aviation Law
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiff’s
  • Personal Liability Litigation - Plaintiff’s
  • Litigation-Insurance

The founding partner of Presley & Presley, LLC received the accolades based upon his recent jury verdicts and his career-long commitment to upholding the legal profession’s highest standards. Kirk led a trial team in 2019 for an insurance bad faith claim against State Farm insurance company where the jury awarded ten times punitive damages for a record-setting verdict of $11 million. He also won a $15 million settlement against All State insurance for a car crash.

In addition to the 2021 Best Lawyers awards, Kirk was recently named a 2020 Plaintiffs Lawyers Trailblazer by the National Law Journal, a 2020 Missouri Lawyers Weekly Power30 Personal Injury Attorney, and received the Missouri Lawyers Weekly 2020 Influential Lawyers award.

Best Lawyers was founded in 1981 with the purpose of highlighting the extraordinary accomplishments of those in the legal profession. Based on peer reviews, with a stringent authentication process, it is universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. The profile of Kirk Presley can be found here.

About Kirk Presley:

Kirk has over 35 years of legal experience and has become one of the guiding voices for attorneys in the personal injury and insurance bad faith fields, as well as a champion for his clients facing complex and daunting legal matters. His expertise in personal injury and insurance bad faith claims have led to numerous awards and recognitions including Best Lawyers in America; Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers; National Trial Lawyers Top 100, Top 10 on Insurance Bad Faith, Plaintiff’s Lawyer-Trailblazer by the National Law Journal; America Board of Trial Advocates; Kansas City Business Journal’s Best of the Bar; Lawyers Media Power 30 Personal Injury Attorney and the Lawyers Weekly 202 Influential Lawyers award. Presley has also recently been elected to the 16th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission in Jackson County, Missouri.

About Presley & Presley:

Presley & Presley, LLC is a client-focused and results driven firm in Kansas City, Missouri. The trial attorneys at Presley & Presley work tirelessly to seek justice for individuals and families who have been harmed through the negligence of others. Presley & Presley handles a broad array of serious injury cases, included catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases that require technical and scientific training and experience. These include general and commercial aviation crashes of airplanes and helicopters, traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries, carbon monoxide poisoning, insurance bad faith claims, car accidents, semi-truck accidents and more.

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