Tim Dollar

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Kansas City, MO

Dollar, Burns & Becker, LC
 | 1100 Main Street, Suite 2600
Kansas City, MO 64105
Phone: 816-876-2600
Fax: 816-221-8763
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1984
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (80%),
  • Insurance Coverage (10%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Tim Dollar is a partner at Dollar, Burns & Becker, L.C., in Kansas City, Missouri. Mr. Dollar represents clients throughout Missouri in personal injury matters and has more than 30 years of litigation experience. He handles cases involving commercial vehicle liability, truck accidents, wrongful death and other general civil litigation.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Dollar has tried hundreds of jury trials and served as a special prosecutor for Jackson County, Missouri. He is rated AV Preeminent* by the peer review organization Martindale-Hubbell.

In addition, “The Best Lawyers in America” listed Mr. Dollar in their publication several years in a row. In 2018, he was the recipient of the Thomas G. Strong Trial Attorney Award from the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys and named “best of the bar” by the Kansas City Business Journal.

Outside of his practice, Mr. Dollar is a former adjunct professor law at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He regularly lectures for various organizations and is a member of The Missouri Bar’s Judicial Nominating Commission.

Mr. Dollar is actively involved in the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, serving as president, on the board of directors and as an executive board member. He also belongs to the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, the University of Missouri-Kansas City Law Foundation and the American Board of Trial Advocates.

Mr. Dollar received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas and obtained his law degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law. He holds an active Missouri law license and is qualified to practice in all Missouri state courts.

*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.

 

About Tim Dollar

Admitted: 1984, Missouri

Professional Webpage: http://dollar-law.com/attorney-tim-dollar

Honors/Awards:

  • Top Verdicts & Settlements, Missouri Lawyer's Weekly - 2019
  • Super Lawyers, Top 100 in Missouri/Kansas and Top 50 in Kansas City, 2005 - 2018
  • Best of the Bar by the Kansas City Business Journal, 2004 - Present
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2004 - Present
  • Lon O. Hocker Memorial Trial Attorney Award by the Missouri Bar Foundation , 1996
  • Top 100 Verdicts, Verdict Search, 2017
  • AV Rating by Martindale Hubble
  • Thomas G. Strong Trial Attorney Award by the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, 2018

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • American Association for Justice (AAJ), Member
  • Supreme Court of Missouri Disciplinary Committee - Appointed Member, 1999
  • Missouri
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Crime Commission , 2018
  • 16th Circuit Court of Jackson County - Missouri Bar Ethics Committee, 2000 - 2006
  • American Board of Trial Advocates - Member, 2000 - Present
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America - Member and Board of Governors
  • Missouri Bar - Member and Judicial Nominating Commission, 1984
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association - Member, 2016 - Present
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys - Executive Board Member, Board of Directors and President, 2012

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • University of Missouri-Kansas City Law Alumni Foundation -  Member and Board of Directors, 1999 - Present

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • (Opening Statement) Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, "Non-Traditional Ways to Work a Case:  Voir Dire to Persuasion", 2010
  • Missouri Bar/Solo & Small Firm Conference, " Making the Most of Your PI Case", 2010
  • Office of the State Court Administration, MO, "Pre-Trial Conference in Complex Litigation Cases", 2010
  • University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law – CLE, “Changes to the Rules of Evidence Rules 103, 701, 702, 703, 803, & 902”, 2001
  • Association of Women Lawyers of Greater Kansas City, "Ethical Dilemmas Encountered In Litigation Practice", 2010
  • Interstate Truck Litigation Group - AAJ, "Driver Deposition Strategy", 2010
  • Trial Judge Education Committee – CLE, “Advanced Trial Skills: Complex Litigation”, 2010
  • Missouri Association of Trial Lawyers Annual Convention – CLE, “Ethical Issues in Mediation for Lawyers", 2007
  • Missouri Bar Association Solo & Small Firm Conference - CLE, “Grab Your Case by the Horns: Hot Tips for Getting a Rope Around Traffic Accident & MIST Cases”, 2007
  • Kansas City Metro Bar Association – “Breakfast at the Bar” series, “Business Development: Choosing and Keeping the Right Clients”, 2007
  • Lorman Education Services, “Trucking Litigation & D.O.T. Regulations Seminar”, 2006
  • ATLA Conference, Montreal, Canada, “Nursing Home Litigation”, 2005
  • Clay County Bar Association – CLE, “Technology in Court”, 2002
  • MATA Annual Convention - CLE, “Nursing Home Litigation: Practical Considerations of Filing, Discovery & Trial”, 2001
  • University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law – CLE, “Taking the Deposition of the Other Side’s Experts”, 2001
  • Opening Statements & Closing Arguments, Kansas City Missouri Bar Association CLE, Motions Advocacy, 1999
  • "Combating the Risk of the Procedure Defense in Medical Malpractice Cases", 1997
  • Trial Advocacy - Instructor, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, 1984
  • Trial Advocacy - Adjunct Professor, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, 1985
  • Jackson County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, Cross-Examination of Defendants in Homicide Cases, 1990
  • Kansas City, Missouri Bar Association CLE, Damages in The Medical Malpractice Case, 1991
  • The Prosecutor's View, University of Missouri - Kansas City, 1989 - 1992, Pornography and The First Amendment
  • Specialty Seminars, Inc., St. Louis, Missouri, Litigation Specialty Seminar, 1993
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, Capital Litigation from a Prosecutor's Viewpoint, 1993
  • Association of Insurance Special Investigators, Overland Park, Kansas, The Use of Examinations Under Oath in Insurance Fraud Investigations, 1995
  • Kansas City Missouri Bar Association CLE, Taking, Defending and Using Depositions, 1999
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City - Adjunct Professor
  • Annual Conference for Legal Nurse Consultants, Role of The LNC in Nursing Home Negligence, 2000
  • Effective Use of Written Discovery, 2000
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, Combatting the Risk of the Procedure Defense in Medical Malpractice Cases, Risk if Procedure Defense, 1997

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • John D. Wixom, III v. Deffenbaugh Industries, $18 Million, 2013
  • Stephen King v. Richard D. Crites, et al., Circuit Ct. of Green County, 2012
  • W.W. Transport, Inc. v. Gem City Ford, Inc., et al., Eastern Dist. Of Missouri, 2009
  • Schorey v. Tolin, St. Louis County, Missouri, 2007
  • State v. Harrell Johnson, Guilty / Murder First, 2008
  • Anthony Jones and Lester Pruett vs. Rand Construction - $36.3 Million Judgment, 2013
  • State V. Eddie George  Guilty/Murder First, 2008, 2018
  • Slattery vs. Estes Express Lines - $40.8 Million Recovery, 2011
  • State V. Dominique Marchbanks  Guility/Murder Second, 2018
  • Foster V. L-3  $61 Million Settlement, 2017
  • Vasquez/Perales vs. Prime, Inc., et al.  $38 Million Settlement, 2017
  • Holdeman v. Stratton, et al. $37.5 Million, 2016

Educational Background:

  • University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, 1981
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Office Location for Tim Dollar

1100 Main Street
Suite 2600
Kansas City, MO 64105

Phone: 816-876-2600

Fax: 816-221-8763

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Last Updated: 4/15/2019

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