We first made a name for ourselves in highly complex cases against the railroad industry. Today, Holtsclaw Firm handles a broad range of personal injury and business dispute cases, with special focus on:

• Mediation/Arbitration
• FELA (railroad injuries)
• Truck accidents
• Car accidents
• Serious Injury and Wrongful Death
• Nursing home neglect
• Premises Liability (Unsafe Property)
• Business disputes

We would rather try your case than settle for less than you deserve, so we are courtroom regulars. We know what we’re doing, and we’re known for winning. At Holtsclaw Firm, we manage every case the way we would want it done for ourselves. In fact, many of our former clients now consider us friends. That’s important, because it isn’t enough to feel confident in your lawyer. We want you to feel comfortable, too.

our practice areas


Few firms understand FELA the way we do.

Our track record says it all, and our success comes from years of experience with railroad injuries. 


We’re the one defendants hope to avoid.

Despite tight industry regula-tions, trucking companies and drivers often cut corners, causing thousands of accidents.


When car injuries exceed insurance, we pursue other paths.

When insurance isnt enough, we can help you find the road to justice after a car accident.


Nursing home neglect and abuse: we right the wrongs

It’s hard to imagine anything more appalling than the abuse or neglect of Kansas City nursing home residents.


We help restore security when families need it most.

Personal injuries change lives, not only for the injured but also for your family.


When a business dispute occurs, a lawsuit may be the solution.

We can help you resolve the matter, without the worry of costly litigation.


We build every case on a strong foundation.

A new home or building is an investment. But construction defects can make it an unexpected liability.


Rick has 35 years of litigation experience and is a certified mediator. He serves as a Court appointed Special Master and has been named by U.S. News and World Report “Best Lawyers” since 2017 and has been named to Super Lawyers every year since 2005. He is approved for ADR by the USDC-MO. He is also a member of ABOTA (American Board of Trial Advocates).

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