Super Lawyers Names All Attorneys at the Personal Injury Firm to 2023 List
KANSAS CITY, Missouri (November 14, 2023) — Super Lawyers has recognized each of the attorneys at Monsees & Mayer on its 2023 Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers and Rising Stars list. Annually, the organization recognizes the top attorneys across the U.S. through a robust nomination, peer evaluation and independent research process. Those named Super Lawyers are among the top 5% of attorneys and Rising Stars are among the top 2.5% of up-and-comers in each state.
“We strive for excellence every day to provide the best support for our clients and we are honored to be recognized among the most esteemed attorneys in our profession,” says David Mayer, attorney and managing shareholder at Monsees & Mayer.
Timothy Monsees has been recognized by Super Lawyers for 19 years. Throughout 43 years of practice, he has handled diverse cases in more than 20 states, including dangerous products, hunting, firearm, and tree stand injuries, personal injury and recreational accidents. He’s earned numerous accolades throughout his career, including the 2022 Dean of the Trial Bar Award by the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association and the 2021 ICON Award by Missouri Lawyers Media.
David Mayer has received the Super Lawyers recognition for 18 years. He has advocated and obtained justice for those who have been sexually abused or harmed by the negligence of others for nearly three decades. Mayer has earned awards and accolades from various organizations such as the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys, where he was named a Top 10% attorney for client satisfaction. He is ranked “The Nations Top 1%” by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel and named to the Best Lawyers in America since 2013. David is dedicated to giving back and volunteers his time for legal aid programs throughout Missouri and Kansas and serves on the board of the UMKC Law Foundation.
Robert “Bobby” Thrasher has been recognized as a Rising Star since 2019. He focuses his practice exclusively on personal injury and wrongful death litigation, representing clients who have incurred loss as the result of the negligence or recklessness of other parties. Throughout his career, he’s successfully worked on defective products, motor vehicle accidents, sexual abuse, premises liability, nursing home negligence and hunting accident cases. He was named shareholder of the firm in 2021. Bobby is currently a board member of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association and is the president of the Solo Small firm section of the Association.
Phillip “Reed” Martens has been recognized as a Rising Star for the past five years. Martens has successfully obtained millions by both verdict and settlement for survivors of sexual trauma and those who suffered traumatic injuries. He was named shareholder of the firm in 2021.
Reed currently serves on the board of directors for the Missouri Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence (MOCADSV), as well as the Young Lawyers Committee for the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys (MATA). He is a past president of the Platte County Bar Association and served on various committees supporting the Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault (MOCSA).
Ryan Frazier has been recognized as a Rising Star since 2020. Leading our Springfield, Missouri, office, Frazier is dedicated to helping survivors of sexual abuse, specifically representing minors abused while under the care of boarding schools, medical providers, schools, or foster homes. He also fights for victims of motor vehicle accidents, hunting accidents and other personal injury matters. In 2021, he was named shareholder of the firm. Frazier is actively involved in the community, serving as a board member within organizations including the Ozarks Counseling Center and Encompass Academy.
Chip Lee has been recognized as a Rising Star since 2020. He has nearly a decade of litigation experience specializing in representing clients in a variety of legal disputes including sexual abuse, motor vehicle accidents, workplace accidents and wrongful death claims. Throughout his career, he has successfully obtained millions in settlements for his clients. In 2023, he was named shareholder of the firm. Chip plays an active role in the Springfield community where he dedicates his time and expertise as a board member for the Drew Lewis Foundation.
The attorneys at Monsees & Mayer have nearly 100 years of combined experience handling sexual abuse and personal injury cases and have successfully obtained hundreds of millions in compensatory justice for their clients. They are consistently recognized nationally and regionally for excellence in the industry by organizations including the American Institute of Legal Counsel, The National Trial Lawyers and the American Institute of Legal Advocates.
About Monsees & Mayer, P.C.
Monsees & Mayer is a personal injury law firm in Springfield and Kansas City, Missouri, committed to helping individuals injured by the negligence and wrongdoing of others. With nearly 100 years of collective experience, the attorneys represent victims and survivors of sexual abuse and clients in car accident, wrongful death, and serious injury claims. The firm has obtained millions in verdicts and settlements. Learn more.