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


Personal and professional integrity form the foundation of our values, and we are committed to the representation of our clients in accordance with these values. 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.

Firm Background


Barber Emerson

Lawrence, KS Attorneys

Established in 1934 in Lawrence, KS the law firm of Barber Emerson, L.C. is one of the oldest and most respected law firms in the state of Kansas. Our practice specializes in the areas of General Civil Practice, Litigation, Corporation, Banking, Real Estate, Estate Planning, Probate, Taxation, Insurance, Workers Compensation and Zoning Law. The firm is committed to provide quality legal representation and is a member of the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers.


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Our Clients

The following is a representative list of clients.


  • U.S. Bank, N.A.
  • University National Bank
  • The Citizens National Bank
  • First State Bank and Trust
  • Emprise Bank
  • RCB Bank
  • Landmark National Bank
  • Baldwin State Bank
  • Silver Lake Bank
  • Sunflower Bank, N.A.
  • Capital City Bank
  • Frontier Farm Credit
  • Farm Credit Services
  • High Plains Farm Credit
  • Farm Credit Banks of Wichita
  • Kornitzer Capital Management, Inc.
  • Great Plains Trust Company
  • Landplan Engineering P.A.
  • Lawrence Chamber of Commerce
  • University of Kansas
  • The Reuter Organ Company
  • Allen Press, Inc.
  • Laird Noller Automotive Group
  • Dale Willey Automotive, Inc.
  • The Peruvian Connection, Ltd.
  • Schottenstein Stores Corporation
  • American Eagle Outfitters, Inc.
  • The Jayhawk Club
  • Lawrence Country Club
  • Commerce Title, L.L.C.
  • Kansas Secured Title Company
  • Cherry Hill Properties, L.L.C.
  • Safe Harbour Exchange, L.L.C.
  • Title Midwest, Inc.
  • Century Surety Group
  • Commerce 1031, L.L.C.
  • McGrew Real Estate
  • Stephens Real Estate, Inc.
  • Colliers International Real Estate
  • Realty Executives Hedges Real Estate, Inc.
  • DFC Company of Lawrence
  • Gene Fritzel Construction Company
  • Lawrence Home Builders Association
  • Treanor Architects, P.A.
  • S S & C Solutions, Inc.
  • MD Management, Inc.
  • First Management, Inc.
  • Marks Jewelers, Inc.
  • Hy-Vee, Inc.
  • The Oread Hotel
  • Eldridge Hotel
  • Life Care Services, L.C.
  • Lawrence Internal Medicine, P.A.
  • Anaesthesia, P.A.
  • Medical Arts Building, Inc.
  • Plastikon Healthcare, L.L.C.
  • Plastikon Industries, Inc.
  • Lawrence Eye Care Associates, P.A.
  • AesthetiCare of Lawrence, L.L.C.
  • General Surgery, P.A.
  • First Med, P.A.
  • Lawrence Plastic Surgery, P.A.
  • Lawrence Otolaryngology Associates, P.A.
  • Medical Associates, L.C.
  • Wakarusa Oral Surgery, L.L.C.
  • Asthma & Allergy Associates, P.A.

Ratings & Reviews


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.



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


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