Holman Schiavone LLC
4600 Madison Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64112
Kirk D. Holman of Holman Schiavone, LLC, comes from a hard-working New England family with humble beginnings. From the time he was a young boy, he yearned to be an attorney so that he could defend the rights of the underdog and champion worthy causes. He represents clients in Kansas City, Missouri, in cases involving civil rights, constitutional law, discrimination, employment and labor law and sexual harassment.
While in his first year of law school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, Mr. Holman grew interested in employment law after a life-changing event in his family. His father was working in a ditch when the dirt collapsed because of a lack of proper supports. He endured numerous surgeries but was never able to work after the accident. His parents struggled on just his mother’s income, and he watched his father grieve the loss of a job that represented 35 years of employment.
As a result of this experience, Mr. Holman realized that he could help others protect their rights. He began clerking for the United States Department of Labor in an effort to learn employment law. He is now admitted to practice law in Missouri, Kansas, the U.S. District Court of the Western District of Missouri, the U.S. District Court of the District of Kansas, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit.
As a respected speaker in the legal field, Mr. Holman has been asked to speak on numerous topics, such as issues in human resources, the Missouri Human Rights Act and the plaintiff’s perspective of corporations. He has also been honored as “Best of the Bar” for Employment Litigation by the Kansas City Business Journal in addition to being named as a Missouri & Kansas “Super Lawyer” every year since 2011.. Mr. Holman is Member of “The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers” for the State of Missouri. The Association is a national organization composed of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers from each state. Membership is obtained through special invitation and is extended only to those attorneys who exemplify superior qualifications, leadership, reputation, influence, stature, and profile as trial lawyers, both civil plaintiff and criminal defense. He is rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell. This mark is a significant rating accomplishment – a testament to the fact that his legal peers and the judiciary rank him at the highest level of professional excellence. He has tried to verdict as first chair two verdicts in excess of $10,000,000, one additional verdict in excess of $5,000,000, and four additional verdicts in excess of $1,000,000. In addition to these seven and eight figure verdicts, he has to verdict as first chair twelve verdicts in excess of $125,000.
He has been a member of both the National Employment Lawyers Association and the Labor and Employment Section of the American Bar Association since 2000.
The Employment Law Practice:
At Holman Schiavone, LLC, our lawyers represent employees in a wide range of employment law disputes. Whether you are facing discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful termination or another adverse employment action, our attorneys are here to stand up for your rights.
In every case we handle, we stand up for the individual against the unfair practices of employers. We handle a wide range of employment law matters, including:
- Civil rights in the workplace
- Constitutional law violations
- Labor law violations
- Workplace health and safety violations
- Breach of contract issues
- Wage and hour disputes
- Misclassification of employees issues
- Overtime pay issues
- Off-the-clock pay issues
- Meal and rest break violations
- Long-term disability insurance claim matters
- Employer retaliation
- Discrimination and harassment in the workplace
- Unlawful disclosure of your HIV status
We will work with you personally to gain an understanding of your situation and help you explore your legal options. Our goal is to achieve the results that are best for you, and we are prepared to do so in or out of court.
We can also help you take a proactive stance to avoid future legal entanglements.
We can carefully review your employment-related documents, such as:
- Employment contracts
- Benefits contracts
- Severance agreements
- Noncompete agreements
- Confidentiality agreements
The time you invest in making sure you understand every aspect of your employment can save you a good deal of trouble later. By discussing your options with one of our Kansas City employment law attorneys, you can clarify all of your rights and responsibilities.