Anne W. Schiavone

Top rated employment litigation attorney in Kansas City, Missouri

Holman Schiavone, LLC
Anne W. Schiavone
Holman Schiavone, LLC

Practice Areas: Employment litigation, Class action & mass torts, Personal injury; view more

Licensed in Missouri since: 1999

Education: University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2022 Selected to Rising Stars: 2009

Holman Schiavone, LLC

4600 Madison Avenue
Suite 810
Kansas City, MO 64112 Visit website


My entire legal life has been in spent in Kansas City. The first four years in the profession were spent working for defense firms.  I defended corporations in environmental disputes, product defect and personal injury cases. After four years I took my knowledge of the law, and the defense perspective and opened a personal injury and employment firm. We only represent individuals. There is no comparison between working for a corporation and working for an individual. I have truly enjoyed each and every client with whom I have had the opportunity to work.

The specific scope of my practice includes representing plaintiffs who have been injured by the negligence or intentional act of others. This encompasses claims involving injury from products such as medical devices or pharmaceuticals, as well as claims involving discirmination in employment or wrongful termination. I represent adult and child victims of sexual abuse. I value my clients and it is rewarding to see them get a fair result. There is a feeling of satisfaction when your client, who was once hopeless, feels that they have received justice and are "whole again".

In addition to my day to day litigation practice I have the honor of serving on several committees. In 2016 I was appointed to the Executive Committee of The Missouri Association of Trial Lawyers. We work to protect the civil justicie system and right to a trial by jury. This committment includes making frequest visists to our state Capitol to advocate for and protect the rights of individuals within our state. 

In 2017 I was appointed to the Executive Committee of a Multi District Litigation pending in The United States District Court of New Hampshire. I along with four collegaues from various parts of the country are tasked with overseeing the litigation of hundreds of cases pending in the MDL relating to hernia mesh products. 

I was privileged to serve on the merit selection panel for the reappoinment of a magistrate judge for the United States District Court of the Western District of Missouri as well as the selection of a new magistrate to fill a vacancy within the Court. 

I enjoy and continue to be invovled in the Kansas City community. An organization near and dear to my heart is the Humane Society of Greater Kansas City. I have served on the board for 13 years and as Chairperson of the Board for 12 of those years. I look forward to conintuing with my involvment with the above organizations and to representing individuals who come to me at their most vulnerable time.  




Practice areas

Employment litigation: plaintiff, Class action/mass torts: plaintiff, Personal injury - general: plaintiff

Focus areas

Employment discrimination, Wrongful termination, Retaliation, Assault, Personal injury - plaintiff, Sexual abuse - plaintiff

  • 50% Employment litigation: plaintiff
  • 40% Class action/mass torts: plaintiff
  • 10% Personal injury - general: plaintiff

First Admitted: 1999, Missouri

Professional Webpage:

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Working with Expert Witnesses, Association of Women Lawyers, Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, 2006
  • Networking and Obtaining Employment, University of Missouri Kansas City Law School, Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, 2006
  • Employment Law Presentation at Judicial College Seminar, March 2013
  • How Juries Work, June 2013
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Inns of Court Master, UMKC School of Law, 2006 - 2007
  • Humane Society of Greater Kansas City, Board Member, 2005 - Present
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri, 1999
  • Member, Board of Directors, Missouri Association of Trial Lawyers, 2012 - Present
  • Member, National Chapter and Kansas City Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association, 2008 - Present
  • Member, Missouri Bar
  • Kansas, 2000
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 2001
  • Member, Board Member, Young Lawyers Section, Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association (KCMBA), 2002 - 2005
  • Member, Association of Women Lawyers, 2004 - Present
  • Missouri, 1999
  • U.S. District Court District of Kansas, 2000
  • Member, Board of Directors, Association for Women Lawyers of Greater Kansas City, 2009 - 2012
  • Member, National Employment Law Association, 2004 - Present
  • Member, Kansas Bar
  • Member of AAJ 2008 - present 
  • Nominated for 40 under 40, 2009 - 2011
  • "Best of the Bar"  Kansas City Business Journal, 2008 - 2017
  • Nominated for Women Who Mean Business, 2010 - 2013
  • AWL Firm of the Year, 2009
Educational Background:
  • Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, B.A. in Political Science and Psychology
Industry Groups:
  • AAJ
  • MATA
  • NELA

Office location for Anne W. Schiavone

4600 Madison Avenue
Suite 810
Kansas City, MO 64112

Phone: 816-399-5149

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