Attorneys included on the Best Lawyers list are divided by geographic region and practice areas. Melanie was recognized in Kansas City, Missouri for the practice areas of Criminal Defense: White Collar; Criminal Defense: General Practice; and Civil Rights Law. Cheryl was selected in Kansas City, Missouri for Civil Rights Law.
Best Lawyers, first published in 1983, highlights excellence in the legal profession. Inclusion in Best Lawyers is solely based on peer review; lawyers earn recognition based on the feedback from their peers in the legal community. Every year, Best Lawyers analyzes more than 13 million lawyer evaluations to compile its rankings.