Kirk D. Holman

Kirk D. Holman

Kansas City, Missouri

I was born and raised in the Plastic City of Leominster, Massachusetts. Leominster is a diverse working class city of about 45,000 people in North Central Massachusetts, 40 miles west of Boston. I always wanted to be a lawyer, though I have no relatives in the profession. My father was a construction worker for over 35 years and my mother still works as a secretary. I was raised with the belief to fight for the little guy and good causes.

When I went to law school, I promised my parents that I would never work for large corporations but fight for people like us. I got interested in employment litigation my first year in law school when my dad was working in a ditch that did not comply with OSHA trenching standards and it collapsed on him. As a result of the accident, my dad has never worked again and has gone through multiple surgeries to repair damage to his knee. To see my parents struggle with only one income and see how much work meant to my dad, I realized my calling was to help people protect their employment rights. As a result of the accident, I clerked for the United States Department of Labor and began to immerse myself in learning laws that protect employees.

Since my graduation from law school, I have worked hard to keep true to my commitment in helping people like my mother and father protect their rights in the workplace. My continued commitment has brought many successes.

Should you need help, please feel free to call is. We know how much your job means to you.

Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, 2015
Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, 2014
Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, 2013
Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, 2012
Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, 2011
Missouri & Kansas Rising Stars, 2010
Missouri & Kansas Rising Stars, 2009
Missouri & Kansas Rising Stars, 2008

National Association of Distinguished Counsel | Nation's Top One Percent| NADC

Areas of Practice

  • Civil Rights
  • Constitutional Law
  • Discrimination
  • Employment Law -- Employee
  • Labor Law
  • Sexual 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, 2000
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 2000


  • University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, Kansas City, Missouri
    • J.D. - 1999
  • Assumption College, Worcester, Massachusetts
    • B.A. - 1995
    • Major: Politics


  • Retaliation Claims Under the MHRA-Cradle to Grave (Plaintiff Perspective) - October 2015
  • Plaintiffs' Lawyers Perspective on Trying Cases Before Juries - June 2015
  • "The Plaintiff's Perspective, Dehumanizing The Corporate Defendant", Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, 2008
  • Cutting Edge Issues in Human Resources, Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, 2006
  • Anatomy of the Missouri Human Rights Act, The Missouri Bar, 2006

Honors and Awards

  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, 2011 - 2017
  • Missouri & Kansas Rising Stars, 2008 - 2010
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2002 - Present
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Ratings™ AV Preeminent
  • Best of the Bar for Employment Litigation, Kansas City Business Journal
  • Member of National Association of Distinguished Cousel
  • Dean's Achievement Award for Excellence in Employment Law, 1999 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • National Employment Lawyers Association, 2000 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section, 2000 - Present
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, 2010 - Present