Zach Bickel

Zach Bickel

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Appellate Attorney in Kansas City, MO

The Robertson Law Group, L.L.C.
 | 1903 Wyandotte, Suite 200
Kansas City, MO 64108
Phone: 816-221-7010
Fax: 816-221-7015
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2018
Selected to Rising Stars: 2011 - 2012, 2014
Licensed Since: 2006
Practice Areas:
  • Appellate
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile

J. Zachary Bickel is a partner in The Robertson Law Group assisting clients in all phases of litigation at trial and on appeal by indentifying, protecting, and preserving legal issues in all types of civil litigation in state and federal courts. Zach’s practice involves researching, reviewing and drafting pleadings for trial in conjunction with trial counsel, assisting in the drafting of jury instructions for trial, attending and arguing at pre-trial conferences and trial as appellate counsel, drafting post-trial motions and presenting appellate writs, briefs, and oral arguments to the higher courts on appeal. Zach has dealt with mutliple mutli-million dollar cases on appeal. 

Zach has been singled out as a Missouri "Up & Coming Lawyer" by Missouri Lawyers Weekly, voted by his peers multiple times to be a Super Lawyer "Rising Star" and Super Lawyer, voted by his peers to be included in Kansas City Business Journal's "Best of the Bar" multiple years including 2015, and inducted as one of the youngest Fellows of The Missouri Bar Foundation.  

In 2015, Zach was elected by The Missouri Bar Board of Governors to serve a six-year term on the Judicial Performance Evaluation Committee for Appellate Courts. This committee serves to evaluate and recommend Supreme Court Judges and Intermediate Appellate Court Judges who seek retention on the bench under the Missouri Non-Partisan Court Plan. 

In 2015 Zach was appointed by the Missouri Bar President to serve as Chair of the Missouri Bar's largest committee, Civil Practice and Procedure. 

In 2015 Zach was elected to the Board of Directors of Jackson County CASA - the largest Missouri CASA organization that serves as the voice of the child in abuse and/or neglect cases. 

In 2014, Zach was appointed by The Missouri Supreme Court to the Ad Hoc Committee to Study Court Costs in Missouri. This committee was tasked with clarifying the existing state of the law regarding court costs, fees, and surcharges. 

Zach was recently awarded the 2013-2014 Up & Coming Lawyer in Missouri. This award honors lawyers with 10 years or less of experience who have achieved extraordinary positions of leadership and success in their practice.

Zach was also awarded the 2013-2015 Kansas City's Best of the Bar for Appellate Practice. An award bestowed on Kansas City area lawyers who excel in their respective fields of practice.  

Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers also has recognized Zach multiple times as an Appellate Law "Rising Star". This peer-nominated and peer-reviewed distinction recognizes the best attorneys who are 40 or under with no more than 2.5% of the applicable lawyers in the combined states of Missouri and Kansas included. 

Zach was one of two Kansas City attorneys inducted into the Missouri Bar Leadership Academy, a highly selective group comprised of 13 young lawyers from across the state that are prepared to assume future leadership roles within The Missouri Bar.

Zach is very active in The Missouri Bar. He is the Chair of The Missouri Bar Civil Practice and Procedure Committee, the largest committee within The Missouri Bar. He moderates and lectures at The Bar's CLE seminars throughout the state. Additionally, Zach has authored and edited multiple publications for The Missouri Bar on Appellate Practice, Civil Procedure, and Evidence.

Zach is a 2006 graduate of the University Of Missouri School Of Law, where he graduated with honors (Order of the Barrister). He also received the University of Missouri School of Law’s Roscoe Anderson Award for Excellence in Advocacy, awarded to a law student who excelled in trial advocacy. 

He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Crossroads Community Association of Kansas City, Missouri and also Chairman of the Crossroads Arts District Connector Program. 

Prior to becoming a partner at The Robertson Law Group, Zach was a civil trial practitioner in Columbia, Missouri focusing on both plaintiff and defense work. While in Columbia, he devoted much of his spare time to civic and charitable organizations, including serving as the Vice President of the Board of Directors for The Phoenix Programs, a drug counseling and rehabilitation center that has served the Mid-Missouri region for over 30 years. Zach continues to give through community service involvement in several Kansas City area charities.

Zach is licensed to practice law in Missouri. He is a member of The Missouri Bar, Fellow of The Missouri Bar Foundation, immediate past and present Chairman of The Missouri Bar Civil Practice and Procedure Committee, a sustaining member of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association (KCMBA), KCMBA Appellate Committee member, 2010 KCMBA Appellate Rules Subcommittee member, KCMBA Young Lawyers Section member, Young Professionals Board of Legal Aid of Western Missouri member, Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers member, Defense Research Institute member, and member of the Missouri Bar Leadership Academy.

Zach enjoys swimming, deep sea SCUBA diving, boating, fishing, and relaxing on the beach or at The Lake of the Ozarks with his wife and sons.

 

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  • About Zach Bickel

    Admitted: 2006, Missouri

    Professional Webpage: http://www.therobertsonlawgroup.com/rg_zachbickel.php

    Honors/Awards:

    • Only one percent of members of The Missouri Bar may become Fellows. A Fellow of the Foundation is first a lawyer in good standing of the Missouri Bar. After demonstrating significant contributions to the legal community in Missouri, one can be extended a special invitation by the Board of Trustees to become a Fellow of THe Missouri Bar Foundation., Fellow of The Missouri Bar Foundation, 2013
    • Up & Coming Lawyer is awarded to an attorney 40 years old or younger or has practiced law for 10 or fewer years, high-achieving, and is identified in the community among his peers as a legal leader., Missouri Up & Coming Lawyer, 2013
    • Kansas City's Best of the Bar recognizes outstanding lawyers throughout the Kansas City area as chosen by their peers., Kansas City Best of the Bar, 2012
    • This peer-nominated and peer-reviewed distinction recognizes "the best attorneys who are 40 or under, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less," and no more than 2.5% of the applicable lawyers in a state can be included., Super Lawyer Rising Star, 2011
    • Awarded for excellence in trial advocacy, Roscoe Anderson Award for Excellence in Advocacy, University of Missouri School of Law
    • Awarded for excellence and high honor through the art of courtroom advocacy, The Order of Barristers, University of Missouri School of Law

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Elected by The Missouri Bar Board of Governors to serve a six-year term on the Judicial Performance Evaluation Committee for Appellate Courts. This committee serves to evaluate and recommend Supreme Court Judges and Intermediate Appellate Court Judges who seek retention on the bench under the Missouri Non-Partisan Court Plan, 2015
    • Chair Civil Practice and Procedure Committee - Missouri Bar, 2015
    • Missouri Supreme Court Ad Hoc Committee to Study Court Costs, 2014
    • Chair Missouri Bar Civil Practice and Procedure Committee, 2014
    • Chair Missouri Civil Practice and Procedure Committee, 2013
    • Co-Chair of The Missouri Bar Civil Practice and Procedure Committee, 2012
    • Vice Chair of The Missouri Bar Civil Practice and Procedure Committee, 2011
    • The Missouir Bar Leadership Academy, 2010
    • Vice Chair of the Civil Practice and Procedure Committee for The Missouri Bar, 2009
    • Secretary, Boone County Bar Association, 2008
    • Defense Research Institute
    • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers
    • Sustaining Member of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association - Appellate Committee, Rules Subcommittee

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Board of Directors for Jackson County CASA which serves to give a voice in court to children in abuse and/or neglect cases., 2015
    • Board of Directors of the Crossroads Community Association, 2014
    • Chairman of the Crossroads Arts District Connector Program, 2014
    • Former Vice President of the Board of Directors of Phoenix Programs, Drug Rehabilitation and Counseling Center 

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • A supplement of Oral Argument in all intermediate Missouri Courts of Appeal, and The Missouri Supreme Court. , Author, Appellate Practice Deskbook - Oral Argument, The Missouri Bar, 2014
    • A guidebook organized around the prevalent objections made during the course of a trial; the recommend form for objecting; general rules, exceptions, considerations for rulings; and caveats reagarding peculiarities likely to be encountered from time to time. , Author, Objections, The Missouri Bar, 2014

    Educational Background:

    • J.D., with honors, University of Missouri School of Law
    • B.A., History, magna cum laude, St. Louis University
    Office Location for Zach Bickel

    1903 Wyandotte
    Suite 200
    Kansas City, MO 64108

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    Last Updated: 4/15/2019

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