Michael C. Rader

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Leawood, KS

Bartimus Frickleton Robertson Rader
 | 11150 Overbrook Road, Suite 200
Leawood, KS 66211
Phone: 913-266-2300
Fax: 913-266-2366
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2018
Selected to Rising Stars: 2008 - 2010
Licensed Since: 1999
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (20%)
Attorney Profile

Michael C. Rader has seen how a motor vehicle accident can turn someone's world upside-down. As an attorney at Bartimus Frickleton Robertson Rader, he represents people in Kansas City, Missouri, and Johnson County, Kansas, who are dealing with personal injury incidents such as trucking accidents, wrongful death, product liability and class actions. He understands how serious these events can be and, the toll they take on the victim and his or her loved ones.

Approaching his clients with compassion, Mr. Rader makes it a priority to understand their experiences and concerns. He knows this time of their lives is one of the most difficult, which is why he works diligently to advocate for their rights. Through negotiations and litigation, he has time and again obtained justice and compensation for those he represents.

Mr. Rader has earned a number of recognitions throughout his career, including holding the highest rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell; getting listed as one of Kansas City Magazine's Top 100 Lawyers in Missouri and Kansas; and earning recognition as one of Missouri Lawyers Weekly "Up & Coming Attorneys." He also was named as one of Ingram's magazine's "40 Under Forty," and he is a recipient of the Lon O. Hocker Award from The Missouri Bar Foundation for his skill and integrity in the courtroom.

Active in the legal community, Mr. Rader is a member of the Kansas Association for Justice, the American Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, The Missouri Bar Foundation, the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys and the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America, L.L.C.

In 1995, Mr. Rader received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Missouri. He went on to earn a Juris Doctor in 1999, from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (50%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Trucking Accidents

Personal Injury - Products (30%): Products Liability

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (20%)

Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Trucking Accidents, Products Liability


Selected to Super Lawyers for 8 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 3 years

Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2018 Rising Stars: 2008 - 2010

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About Michael Rader

Admitted: 1999, Kansas

Professional Webpage: http://www.bflawfirm.com/Michael_Rader.aspx


  • Kansas City's 40 Under Forty, Ingram's Magazine, 2008
  • Rated “AV Preeminent” 5.0 out of 5 by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Jackson County, Missouri, Prosecutor’s Office Attorney of the Year, 2001 
  • Missouri Lawyer’s Weekly “Up and Coming Attorney”, 2006 
  • "Super Lawyer" for Missouri and Kansas, 2010-2014
  • Kansas City Business Journal “Best of the Bar”, 2008-2014
  • Top 100 Lawyers in Missouri and Kansas by Kansas City Magazine
  • Top 50 Lawyers in Kansas City by Super Lawyers Magazine, 2012-2014
  • Lon O. Hocker Memorial Trial Lawyer Award, 2008

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America
  • Kansas City, Missouri Board of Police Commissioners, Vice President
  • Missouri Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, Board of Governors
  • Mississippi Bar Association
  • Lead Master Instructor for the Ross T. Roberts Inn of Court Program
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association's Torts Law Committee Chairman, 2009-2010
  • Kansas Association for Justice
  • International Society of Barristers, Fellow
  • American Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
  • Missouri
  • Mississippi
  • Kansas

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Friends of Special People, Past Board Member
  • Sherwood Center for the Exceptional Child, Past Board Member
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation Governing Board, Missouri, Board Member
  • Missouri Special Olympics
  • Missouri Brain Injury Advisory Council

Educational Background:

  • University of Missouri, B.A., 1995
Office Location for Michael C. Rader

11150 Overbrook Road
Suite 200
Leawood, KS 66211

Phone: 913-266-2300

Fax: 913-266-2366

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Last Updated: 4/15/2019

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