Tom Sterchi was named the Best Lawyers® 2021 Product Liability Litigation Defense “Lawyer of the Year” in Kansas City. He previously earned the same recognition in 2014 and 2019. In 2017, he was recognized as the Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions Defense "Lawyer of the Year" in Kansas City.
Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. Almost 108,000 industry leading lawyers are eligible to vote (from around the world). For the 2021 Edition, 9.4 million votes were analyzed. Lawyer of the Year distinction is given to lawyers with the highest overall peer-feedback for a specific practice area and geographic region, with only one lawyer recognized in each specialty and location.
Sterchi has earned numerous professional awards throughout his career. He has been selected to the Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers list since 2005 and to the Who's Who Legal: Life Sciences list since 2016. Benchmark Litigation has recognized him as a Missouri Local Litigation Star since 2017, with LMG Life Sciences recognizing him as a Product Liability Life Sciences Star since 2012. He is the recipient of both the 2018 Kansas City Business Journal Best of the Bar Award and the 2020 Missouri Lawyers Media ICON Award. He has been AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® for over 35 years.
An internationally, nationally, and locally respected trial lawyer, Sterchi has over 45 years of experience defending manufacturers of a variety of products, including pharmaceuticals, medical devices, automobiles, and other consumer products. He has defended thousands of cases over his career, including bet-the-company cases for large corporations.
Sterchi has served as lead defense counsel on Class Action and Multi-Litigation matters and served as national, regional, and local trial counsel for numerous Fortune 500 companies and many other clients of all sizes. He currently serves as National Trial Counsel for a leading pharmaceutical manufacturer.
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