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Mitchell L. Burgess
Attorney at Law

Attorney Mitchell L. Burgess

Mitchell Burgess is originally from Southwest Missouri. Mitch completed his undergraduate degree at Drury University in Springfield double majoring in History and Political Science. He graduated in 1995, magna cum laude and as a member of the Honors Program.

Mitch attended Law School at the University of Missouri - Columbia and received his Juris Doctorate in 1998. While at M.U., Mitch was a member of the Missouri Environmental Law & Policy Review and was published in 1997.

After graduating from law school, Mitch clerked for the Honorable Judge Laura Stith on the Missouri Court of Appeals – Western District. Judge Stith now sits on the Missouri Supreme Court.

Prior to opening his own law firm in the fall of 2004, Mitch worked for a highly successful Kansas City Plaintiffs litigation firm where he gained tremendous experience handling cases across the county involving personal injury, pharmaceutical and product liability litigation.

Since founding his own law firm in 2004, Mitch has repeatedly been recognized as one of the top Plaintiffs' Attorneys in the region. He has been named one of the "Best of the Bar" by the Kansas City Business Journal, a "SuperLawyer" by Superlawyers Magazine, and one of the "Top 40 Under 40" by the National Trial Lawyers Association.

In 2010, Mitch was named one of the "Winningest" plaintiffs' attorneys by Missouri Lawyers Weekly and was recognized for securing one of the Top 10 Plaintiffs wins that year. Mitch has had numerous successes in personal injury and class action litigation and has been appointed class counsel on dozens of class action cases.

In his free time, Mitch enjoys traveling, hiking, and spending time with friends and family.

I am tenacious and compassionate and will never give up on your case.

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Missouri Supreme Court

  • U.S. Court for the Western District of Missouri

  • District of Kansas

  • 8th Circuit Court of Appeals


  • Drury University, B.A. History and Political Science, magna cum laude 1995

  • University of Missouri – Columbia, Juris Doctorate, 1998

  • Member, Missouri Environmental Law and Policy Review

Legal Recognitions

  • Repeatedly Named Missouri & Kansas "Super Lawyer"

  • Best of the Bar – Kansas City Missouri Business Journal

  • Named "Top 40 under 40" – National Trial Lawyers Association

  • Top 10 Plaintiffs Wins in the State of Missouri – 2010 Missouri Lawyers Weekly

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Missouri Bar Association

  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association

  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys

Charity/Local Community Involvement

  • Unity Church on the Plaza

  • Save, Inc.

  • Harvesters – Kansas City, Missouri


  • Travel

  • Fitness

  • Spending time with friends and family