The 2020 edition of Chambers USA, a guide to the top law firms and lawyers in the United States, recognizes Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice as a leader in general commercial litigation in Kansas City and surrounding areas and names three Baker Sterchi attorneys as leaders in individual practice areas.
Chambers describes Baker Sterchi as a “regional firm with a solid reputation for its insurance, product liability, medical malpractice, and class action defense work. Particularly adept at advising on personal injury disputes in both state and federal courts [with] extensive experience assisting clients in the finance, healthcare, automotive, and construction industries.” One source describes the firm as "a great litigation boutique" that is "very good at understanding clients' needs." Another source notes that Baker Sterchi lawyers are "first and foremost trial lawyers."
Individual Baker Sterchi attorneys earning recognition include:
• John Cowden (Kansas City) - recognized as a Senior Statesperson in general commercial litigation in Kansas City, Missouri, and surrounding areas. Chambers describes Cowden as a “highly experienced practitioner who has worked on a variety of commercial and product liability matters in both the aviation and automotive industries.” Clients interviewed by Chambers describe him as "a very talented and skilled trial lawyer."
• Angela Higgins (Kansas City) - recognized as a leader in insurance in the state of Missouri. Chambers describes Higgins as an attorney who “frequently advises insurance carriers on matters such as bad faith actions and regulatory compliance [including] handling policy concerns.”
• Paul Venker (St. Louis) - recognized as a leader in general commercial litigation in St. Louis, Missouri, and surrounding areas. Chambers describes Venker as a "smart, hard-working, and very client-minded attorney [whose] litigation practice covers personal injury, medical malpractice, and insurance defense cases.”
With over 200 researchers conducting thousands of phone and email interviews with lawyers and their clients worldwide, Chambers only ranks law firms and lawyers demonstrating the highest level of technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, and other qualities most valued by clients.
Services: Aerospace, Automotive, Healthcare, Insurance, Commercial, Insurance Coverage, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury Defense and Product Liability
Attorneys: John W. Cowden, Angela M. Higgins and Paul N. Venker
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