Civil litigation is sometimes necessary to resolve a dispute or other legal issue between businesses or individuals. Civil litigation can arise in a variety of contexts, including business disputes, fiduciary litigation, and insurance claims. Regardless of the context of your dispute, our Kansas City civil litigation law firm is ready to help.
Experienced Kansas City Trial Lawyer
As a trial lawyer with a proven track record of success, Kevin J. McManus has represented plaintiffs and defendants in an array of civil litigation matters in state and federal courts. This experience provides a unique perspective that enables our firm to help clients recover optimum results in a cost-effective manner.
Our mission is to help you make the best decision possible about your legal issue. From the beginning of an engagement, we aim to provide personal attention and a detailed approach to accomplish your specific objective. After understanding your goals and circumstances, we will provide insightful counsel and guidance and work with you to develop the most efficient legal strategy to accomplish your desired outcome.
Unlike other firms, we define success by the results we obtain for our clients – not by the number of hours we bill. Our Kansas City civil litigation attorney is a skilled trial lawyer with years or representing both corporations and individuals in high-stakes disputes. Our legal team prepares each case as if it will proceed to trial, but we also remain focused on finding cost-efficient means to achieve our clients’ goals.
Throughout our representation, we maintain an open line of communication with our clients and continually evaluate whether there are more effective means to resolve their legal issues. While litigation may appear to be the only option, we also advise and represent clients in other forms of dispute resolution, including negotiation, mediation, and arbitration.
Creative Fee Structures
We also offer a variety of creative and competitive fee structures depending on the nature of the case and our clients' needs. While some civil litigation matters may be best handled on traditional hourly fee basis, other cases may allow for alternative fee structures. Our firm has the flexibility to structure the most appropriate fee for your particular case.
Our basic fee structures include:
- Contingency fee basis. This means we do not bill by the hour, and we only get paid if we recover money for you or your business. Our firm handles personal injury cases in this manner and has found it benefits certain clients in other types of litigation as well.
- Hybrid hourly / contingency basis. In these cases, we agree that our firm will bill on an hourly basis at a reduced hourly rate, and if we are successful in recovery money on your behalf, we receive a lower contingency percentage than a pure contingency fee arrangement.
- Fixed Fee. We agree in advance on a fixed fee (lump sum) for accomplishing a particular assignment or task.
In addition to these basic fee structures, we are willing to explore other alternatives based on your case and particular circumstances. All fees will be discussed and agree to prior to being retained as counsel in your case.