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Lee R. Anderson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Consumer Law Attorney in Kansas City, MO

Civil Justice Law Firm LLC
435 Nichols Rd., Ste. 200
Kansas City, MO 64112
Phone: 816-825-2029
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2021
Selected to Rising Stars: 2011 - 2012, 2014 - 2015
Licensed in Missouri Since: 2005
Practice Areas: Consumer Law, Employment Litigation: Plaintiff, Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

Attorney Lee R. Anderson is the founder and owner of Civil Justice Law Firm LLC in Kansas City, Missouri. A top-rated and award-winning trial lawyer, Mr. Anderson advocates on behalf of the rights and entitlements of clients throughout the greater Kansas City and St. Louis regions who are dealing with complex legal challenges involving any of the following:

· Auto dealer fraud

· Lemon law

· Consumer protection

· Wage and hour disputes

Over the course of his legal career, Mr. Anderson has achieved significant success helping those mistreated by their employers regarding the amount of pay they were to receive as well as those victimized by unscrupulous business owners and questionable business practices. From his efforts, he has recovered numerous substantial settlements and verdicts for his plaintiff clients, and he has gained a reputation for his fierce advocacy and unwavering commitment to helping his clients obtain the justice they deserve.

Among his most notable successes, Mr. Anderson secured considerable compensation on behalf of a class of employees at a major meat processing facility, and he has successfully handled other class actions for employees in the telecommunications and engineering industries. He also helped recover more than $25 million for investors of a regional wireless company.

Honored for his outstanding professionalism and service, Mr. Anderson has earned consistent top rankings and endorsements from his peers, and he has received "Superb, 10 out of 10" client ratings on Avvo. He has also received the President's Award from the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, and he is a graduate of the organization's intensive Bar Leadership Academy.

Mr. Anderson received his bachelor's degree from the University of South Dakota in 1995 and his master's degree from the same in 1997. After a successful career in business for several years, he decided to pursue his legal career, and he obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law in 2005. While there, he was an active member of the school's law review, and he won the Candler S. Rogers award for Best Legal Writing.

Mr. Anderson is admitted to practice in Kansas and Missouri as well as before the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri, the Districts of Kansas and Colorado and the Eastern District of Wisconsin. He also holds his admission to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd, 8th and 10th circuits.

He has also served as chair of the Kansas City - Ross T. Roberts American Inn of Court, and he is a member of the Clay County Bar Association, the National Association of Consumer Advocates, The Missouri Bar, and other local, state and national legal organizations.

Practice Areas
  • 70%Consumer Law
  • 20%Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 10%Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Auto Dealer Fraud, Consumer Protection, Fraud, Employment Law - Employer, Toxic Torts


5 Years Super Lawyers
4 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2021
  • Rising Stars: 2011 - 2012, 2014 - 2015

About Lee R. Anderson

First Admitted: 2005, Missouri

Professional Webpage:


  • Rising Star Super Lawyer for both 2011 and 2012
  • Lee received the 2010 President's Award, issued by the Young Lawyers Section of KCMBA, in recognition of his years of service to the Ross T. Roberts Inn of Court, a professionalism and trial advocacy program of the KCMBA.
  • Lee received the 2005 Candler S. Rogers Award, issued to the student who submitted the best legal writing to the UMKC Law Review. 


  • Kansas Supreme Court in Dragon v. Vanguard Indus., Inc., 144 P.3d 1279 (Kan. 2006)
  • Garcia, et al. v. Tyson Foods, Inc. et al.: Lee tried a wage and hour class action against Tyson Foods on behalf of workers at Tyson’s Holcomb, Kansas facility. The plaintiffs alleged they were not paid for the time they spent putting on and taking off protective clothing and gear and the time they spent walking throughout the huge meat processing facilities. The plaintiffs won major victories in defeating Tyson’s multiple bids for summary judgment. In March 2011, a federal jury in Kansas found against Tyson for violating the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the Kansas Wage Payment Act (KWPA)
  • Dernovish et al. v. AT&T Operations: When Lee’s prosecution of the case against Southwestern Bell (see above) attracted the attention of call center workers employed by Bell’s affiliate AT&T Operations, Lee filed suit against AT&T in the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri, alleging violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act. More than 1,000 workers joined the case, which concluded with a confidential settlement
  • McCormack-Missouri Wireless, Inc., et al. v. George K. Baum Advisors LLC, et al.: In this securities case against investment bankers and brokers for statutory and common law fraud, Lee represented more than a dozen independent telephone companies and not-for-profit co-ops in Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, and Kentucky seeking to recover more than $25 million they invested in Crossroads Wireless
  • Small World Wireless v. AT&T Mobility: Lee represented the owner of numerous AT&T wireless franchise stores in Missouri and Kansas, asserting that AT&T breached its contract and engaged in unfair competition
  • Gipson v. Southwestern Bell Telephone Co.: Lee represented nearly 2,000 call center workers seeking unpaid overtime in Southwestern Bell’s five-state southwest region
  • Teeter v. NCR Corp.: In the United States District Court for the Central District of California, the employer of thousands of Customer Engineers across the United States agreed to pay $10.5 million to settle claims for unpaid wages

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • District of Colorado
  • District of Kansas
  • KCMBA Member, 2006
  • Federal courts for the Third, Eighth, and Tenth Circuits and the Western District of Missouri
  • Kansas
  • Missouri
  • Ross T. Roberts Inn of Court, Chair (2009-2010), Co-Vice-Chair (2007-2009)
  • KCMBA Federal Court Advocates Section

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Comment, Preserving Adequacy of Representation when Dropping Claims in Class Actions, 74 UMKC L. Rev. 105, Fall, 2005
  • A New Interpretation of 28 U.S.C. 1367 in Class Actions, Vol. 6 No. 4 BNA Class Action Litigation Report 146, Feb. 25, 2005

Educational Background

  • University of South Dakota, M.A., English
  • University of South Dakota, B.S., philosophy, English, HonorsCum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, University Scholar

Industry Groups

  • Auto Fraud And Finance. Credit Reporting. Banking
  • Call Centers
  • Insurance
  • Retail
  • Telecommunications.
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Office Location for Lee R. Anderson

435 Nichols Rd., Ste. 200
Kansas City, MO 64112

Phone: 816-825-2029

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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