Anne W. Schiavone

Anne W. Schiavone

Managing Partner
Kansas City, Missouri

My entire legal life has been in spent in Kansas City. The first four years in the profession were spent working for a mid-size firm and a large firm doing defense work. I defended corporations in environmental disputes, product defect cases and personal injury cases. After four years I took my knowledge of the law and the defense perspective and flipped sides, opening a plaintiff's personal injury and employment firm. There is no comparison between working for a corporation and working for an individual. I have spent the past several years representing individuals who have been injured by the wrongdoing of others, which includes sexual harassment and assault, race discrimination, disability discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination, among other employment-related claims. I also represent children who have been victims of harassment and abuse, often sexual in nature, in the public school setting.

I value my clients and truly enjoy working with each individual. I enjoy seeing them get a fair result, and there is a feeling of satisfaction when your client, who was once hopeless, feels that they have received justice.

Areas of Practice

  • Accidents (Motor Vehicle, Trucking, Motorcycle)
  • Defective Medical Devices and Pharmaceuticals
  • Accidents (Construction Site, Premises Liability)
  • Nursing Home Death or Injury
  • Medical Malpractice Injury or Death
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Bullying / Harassment

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri, 1999
  • Kansas, 2000
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri, 1999
  • U.S. District Court District of Kansas, 2000
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 2001
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri, 2015


  • University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, Kansas City, Missouri
    • J.D. - 1999
  • Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey
    • B.A.
    • Major: Political Science and Psychology


  • Employment Law Presentation at Judicial College Seminar, March 2013
  • Working with Expert Witnesses, Association of Women Lawyers, Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, 2006 - Present
  • Networking and Obtaining Employment, University of Missouri Kansas City Law School, Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, 2006 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • "Best of the Bar" for Employment Litigation, Kansas City Business Journal, 2008 - 2013
  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, 2010 - 2015
  • Rising Stars, Super Lawyers, 2009
  • AWL Firm of the Year, 2009
  • Nominated for 40 under 40, 2009 - 2012
  • Nominated for Women Who Mean Business, 2010 - 2013
  • Top 50: Women Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers list, 2012 - 2013
  • Top 100 Lawyers in Kansas and Missouri , 2014 - 2015

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Missouri Association of Trial Lawyers, Board of Directors, 2012 - Present
  • Association for Women Lawyers of Greater Kansas City, Board of Directors, 2009 - 2012
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association (KCMBA), Young Lawyers Section, Board Member, 2002 - 2005
  • National Employment Law Association, Member, 2004 - Present
  • Association of Women Lawyers, Member, 2004 - Present
  • Missouri Bar, Member
  • Kansas Bar, Member
  • National Employment Lawyers Association, National Chapter and Kansas City Chapter, 2008 - Present

Pro Bono Activities

  • Humane Society of Greater Kansas City, Board Member, 2005 - Present
  • Inns of Court Master, UMKC School of Law, 2006 - 2007