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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.
  • Capitol Federal
  • The Citizens National Bank
  • First State Bank and Trust
  • Emprise Bank
  • Intrust Bank
  • Landmark National Bank
  • Baldwin State Bank
  • Silver Lake Bank
  • Sunflower Bank, N.A.
  • Kornitzer Capital Management, Inc.
  • Great Plains Trust Company
  • Landplan Engineering P.A.
  • Lawrence Chamber of Commerce
  • LMH Health Foundation
  • Northeast Kansas Library System
  • The Reuter Organ Company
  • Allen Press, Inc.
  • Hetrick Air Services, Inc.
  • Laird Noller Automotive Group
  • Dale Willey Automotive, Inc.
  • Gladstone Dodge, Inc..
  • The Peruvian Connection, Ltd.
  • Schottenstein Stores Corporation
  • American Eagle Outfitters, Inc.
  • Lawrence Country Club
  • The Jayhawk Club
  • CEK Insurance, Inc.
  • Kansas Secured Title Company
  • Cherry Hill Properties, L.L.C.
  • Safe Harbour Exchange, L.L.C.
  • Century Surety Group
  • McGrew Real Estate
  • Stephens Real Estate, Inc.
  • Colliers International Real Estate
  • Heck Land Company, L.C.
  • 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.
  • Lawrence Landscape, Inc.
  • Hy-Vee, Inc.
  • The Oread Hotel
  • Eldridge Hotel
  • Life Care Services, L.C.
  • 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.
  • Ad Astra Eye, LLC
  • Kaw Valley Hearing, LLC
  • Lawrence Podiatry Center LLC
  • 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.

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

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