Kristi Burmeister

Kristi Burmeister

Peak Litigation LLP - Founding Member

Kansas City, MO

  • user-graduate Education University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law
  • Experience 14 years of experience year
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Practice Areas

Business Law
Products Liability
Insurance Defense
Business Law

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

  • Kansas
    Since 2018

Spoken Languages

  • English: Spoken, Written


I helped form PEAK for the same reason I became an attorney, I like solving problems and I’m not afraid to take risks or think outside the proverbial “box.” I am very fortunate to be surrounded by other lawyers at PEAK who feel the same. If you are reading this, I hope it means we will be working together. I graduated from UMKC law school with highest honors and was fortunate to be hired by Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP in 2007, where I was promoted to Partner seven years later. As an attorney at Shook, I spent most of my time working as national counsel for a Fortune 100 company dedicated to providing life-saving products and services. It was a great job and a great client. I worked on a flat-fee model, litigating all over the country. I immersed myself with the client’s business. I learned from some of the country’s best attorneys and even found myself sitting at trial counsel table at an early stage of my career (a rarity for a young, “BigLaw” attorney). The client ultimately rewarded me for my hard work by allowing me to first-chair a jury trial notwithstanding my (relative) lack of “gray hair.” I am proud of my trial experience. And I love everything associated with a jury trial.In the eleven years I have practiced law, I have worked on nearly every type of civil lawsuit. I have handled straight-forward “slip-and-fall” cases as well as multi-million-dollar contract disputes. I have resolved high-stakes, business-to-business litigation. No matter the case or the issues, clients are best served by a lawyer who thinks strategically and practically. A “win” is not truly a win if the client’s legal fees are unreasonable or if there is a lack of alignment between the client and attorney. I am always mindful of the value attorneys need to bring to any dispute. I formed PEAK because I would like to revolutionize the practice of law. If you are looking for legal advice or have a problem you would like to solve, I would love the opportu

Professional Experience

  • Partner
    Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP
    2007 - 2017

Professional Associations

  • The Missouri Bar # 60078


  • University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law
    2004 - 2007


  • International Association of Defense Counsel Trial Academy Graduate, at Stanford University
    International Association of Defense Counsel


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Legal Answers
  • Q. What can the family do to protect a family member who is mentally incapacitated (due to stroke) living with another
    A: Sorry to hear you are dealing with this. You could petition the Court for a guardian or a conservator to step in and make sure your family member is being cared for properly. If your family member is in immediate danger of some sorts, obviously call the police. Getting a guardian or conservator will take a bit of time, but the court will empower the guardian/conservator to do what is necessary to make sure your family member is taken care of.
    December 13, 2018


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