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Established in 1934 in Lawrence, Kansas, the law firm of Barber Emerson, L.C. is one of the of the oldest and most respected law firms in the State of Kansas. Our attorneys have represented clients throughout the midwest in both routine and highly complex real estate, business, estate planning, family law, and litigation matters.


While we offer the specialized legal experience and expertise comparable to much larger firms, we also possess the personal service and practical business traits of a smaller firm.

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Martindale-Hubbell
Barber Emerson, L.C. carries the highest rating attainable by a firm according to Martindale Hubbell standards of excellence and by peer review.

Martindale-Hubbell Preeminent Lawyers

U.S. News & World Report Tier 1 Ranking Kansas City Metropolitan area
US News & Report

  • Construction Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Land Use & Zoning Law
  • Litigation - Trusts & Estates
  • Real Estate Law
  • Trusts & Estates Law

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Barber Emerson, L.C. is recognized by Best Lawyers as one of the best law firms in the country.


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