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Auto Injury & Workers' Compensation Attorney in Kansas City, Missouri

Skyline of downtown Kansas City, Missouri

Richard D. Vandever

Attorney at Law

I am an attorney who will fight for you, and I will stop at nothing to make sure you have your day in court. I have been practicing law since 1980 and opened my firm in 1993 to continue my dedicated pursuit of justice in the Kansas City area. Individuals filing claims for injury or wrongdoing face giant entities intent on taking them down, but no opponent is too big for my firm or me. I'm proud to serve my Kansas City community and the neighboring areas of Independence, Blue Springs, Unity Village, and Lee's Summit, Missouri.

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It has been my privilege over the years to represent injured individuals and help balance the scales in what is almost always a David versus Goliath contest."

Legal Services

Automobile Accidents

Workers' Compensation


Mass Torts: Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices

What Sets Me Apart?


I understand that if you're reaching out to me, you're already dealing with a mountain of problems. I will take the time to understand what happened to you and fight aggressively for the compensation you deserve.


In 1980, I began practicing law, and I haven’t slowed down since. I bring you realistic expectations and knowledgeable experience in all areas of personal injury law, so you never have to be left guessing what the next step is.


I pride myself on making myself accessible to you with friendly and informed counsel. I may take charge in the courtroom, but at the end of the day, it all boils down to making sure you have the ability to make your own, well-advised decisions.

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I'll Lead You Through Your Case

I will never bully you into a choice that benefits me. I am here to make sure you understand all your options. I bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to help you pursue compensation competently and clearly. Whether you need help filing a claim or pursuing a personal injury lawsuit, I am your man. A work injury, workers’ compensation, insurance claims, and wrongful death can be a tough, emotional fight, but you don’t have to fight alone. The mental and physical trauma of a car accident, wreck, or crash does not have to be yours to bear alone. Not while I’m around!

I am licensed in both Missouri and Kansas and am proud to serve Kansas City, Lee’s Summit, Independence, Blue Springs, and Unity Village. There comes a time and a place to face that which has caused us the most injury, but if you are in Kansas City or its surrounding areas, you can have a skilled attorney right by your side. I will stand with you in court, and we will face your case together. You have enough on your plate, do not let legal fees or lawsuits scare you out of contacting us today. Our consultations are free, so we can get you started on the right foot.