Stephen Sanders

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Kansas City, MO

 | 9800 NW Polo Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64153
Phone: 816-457-6006
Fax: 816-912-4810
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2019
Selected To Rising Stars: 2010
Licensed Since: 2001
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (60%),
  • Insurance Coverage (30%),
  • Consumer Law (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Steve Sanders, the founder of Sanders.Law, in Kansas City, Missouri, has earned a strong reputation for his trial advocacy skills and ability to get results for his clients. He is committed to helping injured people and the families of wrongful death victims recover to the fullest extent possible  physically, financially and emotionally.

    Steve provides vigorous representation in cases involving car accidents, truck accidents, defective products and other acts of negligence. He has earned several verdicts and settlements in excess of $1 million, including a $10.7 million award for a woman who suffered a traumatic brain injury in a car accident. Steve has distinguished himself as one of the few plaintiff's practitioners in Missouri and Kansas who routinely litigate insurance bad faith cases.  Several of his clients have settled cases for far beyond the insurance policy limits.  Steve is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

    Steve Sanders has a unique background for a personal injury lawyer. He earned his B.A. in Religious Education at Southwest Baptist University and a Master of Divinity degree from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. In 2001, Steve graduated with honors from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law.

    As an advocate, he works diligently to obtain justice for his clients, to hold wrongdoers accountable and responsible, and to achieve outstanding results -- whether in settlement negotiations or at trial. As a counselor, Steve provides comfort, guidance and emotional support for people who have suffered losses that are almost unimaginable. For Steve, an injury lawsuit is more than just a legal proceeding. It is a means to obtain justice and safeguard society. It is also a way for the injured community member and their family to gain closure and the resources they need to rebuild their lives. You can depend on Steve Sanders for skillful representation, compassionate counsel and results-oriented advocacy.

    Practice Areas
    • 60%Personal Injury - General
    • 30%Insurance Coverage
    • 10%Consumer Law
    Focus Areas

    Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Insurance, Bad Faith Insurance


    Selected to Super Lawyers for 9 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 1 years

    Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2019 Rising Stars: 2010

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    About Stephen Sanders

    Admitted: 2001, Missouri

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    • Awarded to the most outstanding law student in the realm of appellate oral advocacy., John L. Sheridan Award, Sheridan Family, 2001
    • Graduated in the Top 5% of the graduating class of 2001, UMKC School of Law., Top 5%, UMKC School of Law, 2001
    • Awarded to the outstanding law student in the realm of trial advocacy., Thomas E. Deacy Trial Lawyer Award, Deacy Law Firm, 2001
    • Inducted for lifetime membership into the Multi-Million Dollar Advocate's forum, for having a matter resolved at $2M or more, Multi-Million Dollar Advocate's Forum, 2011 - 2012
    • With Honors, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, Kansas City, Missouri, 2001

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Christian Trial Lawyers Association
    • Member, Platte County Bar Association, 2005 - Present
    • Member, Clay County Bar Association, 2004 - Present
    • Member, Kansas Trial Lawyers Association, 2006 - Present
    • Member, American Association for Justice, 2005 - Present
    • Member, Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, 2004 - Present
    • Member, Missouri Bar Association, 2001 - Present
    • Member, Kansas Association of Justice, 2005 - Present
    • Member, Missouri Association for Trial Attorneys, 2004 - Present
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 2001
    • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Western District of Missouri, 2001
    • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of Missouri, 2001
    • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri, 2001
    • U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri, 2001
    • U.S. District Court District of Kansas, 2002
    • Kansas, 2002
    • Missouri, 2001

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Zenas Attorney Project, 2007 - Present

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Presented CLE lecture on Insurance Bad Faith at The Missouri Bar's 2012 Solo & Small Firm Conference., CLE Presenter, The Missouri Bar, 2012
    • It's On Like Donkey Kong: Insurance Bad Faith, Missouri Bar, 2012 - Present
    • Provider-Specific Requirements for Medical Records Requests, The Missouri Trial Attorney, Summer, 2006


    • $500K Settlement - Case No. 2011CV185, 2011
    • $600K Settlement - Insurance Bad Faith - Confidential v Confidential, 2011
    • 1.9M verdict, Case No. 0716-CV25371, 2008
    • 500K Settlement, Case No. 0516-CV29267, 2006
    • 2.0 Million Settlement, August 27
    • 500K Settlement for Brain Injured Baby Toddler, September 07
    • Half-Million Dollar Confidential Settlement, September 15, 2012
    • $10.7M Judgment Entered in Tragic Kansas City, Missouri Car Wreck, November 09, 2012

    Educational Background:

    • Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Kansas City, Missouri, Master of Divinity, 1993
    • Southwest Baptist University, Bolivar, Missouri, B.A. in Religious Education, Summa Cum Laude, 1988
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    Office Location for Stephen Sanders

    9800 NW Polo Avenue
    Kansas City, MO 64153

    Phone: 816-457-6006

    Fax: 816-912-4810

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    Last Updated: 6/30/2019

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