Burt Haigh

Burt Haigh is a Trial Attorney at The Accurso Law Firm with over nineteen years of trial experience. Mr. Haigh specializes in civil litigation with primary emphasis on personal injury, products liability, negligence, insurance coverage and commercial litigation. As “first chair” Mr. Haigh has tried nearly forty cases to verdict in his career and has been an integral part of obtaining numerous seven and eight figure results for our clients. In 2015 Burt and Lou were awarded Missouri Lawyer’s 2015 award for largest settlement in the state for their $10.8 Million settlement of an asbestos wrongful death case.

The Missouri Bar awarded Mr. Haigh the Kansas City recipient of the 2007 Lon O. Hocker Memorial Trial Attorney Award, given annually by the Missouri Bar and selected by the judiciary to the most outstanding Kansas City area trial attorney under age 36. Mr. Haigh continually educates himself and others regarding the latest trial methods and techniques, having given lectures and demonstrations on jury selection, cross examination techniques, and trial presentation.

Contact Information:

  • T: 816.561.3900
  • F: 816.561.2992

Honors and Awards:

  • Martindale-Hubble A.V. Rating
  • 2007 Lon O. Hocker Trial Attorney Award
  • 2010 “Up and Coming” Trial Lawyer Award
  • 2012-2016 Super Lawyer, Missouri
  • 2015 Missouri Lawyers Award – Attorneys securing the largest reported settlements in the State

Memberships:

  • The Missouri Bar
  • The Kansas Bar
  • The Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
  • The American Association of Justice
  • The Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • The American Bar Association

Licenses:

  • The State of Missouri
  • The State of Kansas
  • US District Court of Western District of Missouri
  • US District Court, District of Kansas

Experience:

  • 2007 – Present: Trial Attorney, The Accurso Law Firm
  • 1997 – 2007: Assistant Public Defender, Kansas City Trial Office, Missouri State Public Defender

Education:

  • University of Tulsa School of Law, J.D., 1997
  • University of Kansas, B.A., 1993

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