William “Bill” Carr is an experienced trial attorney who represents individuals in personal injury, medical malpractice and commercial litigation. He has dedicated his career to helping individuals navigate some of the toughest challenges they face in life whether those obstacles emerge from an injury, illness or incident that occurs in their business or professional life.
“One of the things I love about practicing law is that people’s stories become a part of the fabric of your life. I like helping people navigate through really tough times. I also like being part of getting policies changed that can actually change people’s lives.”
Recognized by the Kansas City Business Journal as among the “Best of the Bar,” Bill has successfully tried personal injury cases in state and federal courts in Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska and New York. He is regularly recognized by his peers for demonstrating superior skill in the courtroom while still maintaining respectful relationships with opposing counsel. Most notably, he was the recipient of the 2022 Thomas G. Strong Trial Attorney Award by the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys and the 2005 Thomas J. Conway Award by the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association.
The Thomas G. Strong Trial Attorney Award recognizes the qualities of professionalism, ethics, character and courtroom success. Other considerations include: achieving quality results in the courtroom; the number, length and complexity of cases tried; a willingness to share information with fellow trial lawyers and promote the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys’ goals. Meanwhile, the Thomas J. Conway Award recognizes a young trial lawyer with courage and zeal for their clients, a collegial attitude toward fellow lawyers, professional decorum in dealing with opposing counsel and respect for the courts and the rule of law.
Bill’s experience ranges from representing employees who have lost their life savings due to employer negligence to individuals who have suffered personal injuries due to tragedies involving trucking and auto accidents, as well as medical malpractice.
Bill has a wide-range of litigation experience and understands that each case that comes across his desk is unique. He enjoys the complexity and challenge of litigation as much as he enjoys the reward of helping clients through a dispute or claim. This combination has resulted in Bill being repeatedly recognized by Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers, as well as attaining the highest peer review rating by Martindale-Hubbell. Bill is one of the firm’s lead trial lawyers.
- Personal Injury
- Medical Malpractice
- Commercial Litigation
- Employment Litigation
- AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review RatedSM by Martindale-Hubbell®
- Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, 2012-2021
- The Best Lawyers in America, 2020-2024
- Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, Thomas G. Strong Award, 2022
- Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Thomas J. Conway Award, 2005
- Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers™
- U.S. Western District Court of Missouri
- U.S. Eastern District Court of Missouri
- U.S. District Court for District of Kansas
- American Board of Trial Advocates, Western Missouri/Eastern Kansas Chapter, President, 2019
- Eastern Jackson County Bar Association, President, 2018
- Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, Board of Governors
- The Missouri Bar
- Kansas Bar Association
- Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
- University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, Adjunct Professor
When he is not working, Bill is dedicated to serving his community and the legal community at large. He has served as president of more than one legal organization and routinely speaks at seminars in order to share his experiences in trail work with others. Additionally, Bill regularly talks on the importance of mental, physical and emotional health.
Bill received his J.D. from the University of Missouri at Kansas City in 1992, where he received a National Trial Competition Award and was part of the National Trial Team, the National Moot Court Team and the Order of the Barristers. He graduated with a B.A. in Biology from William Jewell College in 1989.