DRZ Law firm began in 2013 when Dan Zmijewski started his own firm after working for over 10 years at larger law firms in Kansas City. The practice grew quickly and in 2015, Chris Dove joined the firm after working for over 10 years at the U.S. Department of Justice and at large firms in Washington, DC and Kansas City. In 2017, attorney Bill Madden came on full time after working at the firm part time as a law student at KU.
Our Commitment to Fighting for Victims of Abuse
Our attorneys have years of experience in small business litigation, including fraud, breach of contract, tax issues, and real estate dealings and we welcome these kinds of cases at our firm.
We are also passionate about representing the families of children who have been bullied or abused in institutional settings, such as boarding schools, churches, camps, and athletic facilities. Whether in state or federal court, we help victims exercise their constitutional rights to protection under the law when an institution fails to keep them safe. Representation of students whose civil rights have been violated by a school or university is also an area we have experience in.
We Know How to Value These Claims
The types of injuries we typically see are primarily psychological rather than physical. It can be difficult for attorneys and insurance companies to value these kinds of damages. But we are experienced in preparing alternate forms of recovery and treat every case like it is going to trial. We don’t just accept the first settlement offer; we fight for what we know the case is worth.
We care about our clients. The kinds of injuries we see can last a lifetime, so we represent our clients rather than their damages, always considering what is best for the client’s long-term healing process.
Although our office is in Leawood, Kansas, we take cases from across the country. No matter where your child’s injury occurred, call us to discuss your case. We are one of the few law firms in the country with the kind of experience you want on your side when your child has been sexually assaulted, bullied, hazed, or abused in a school, church, or locker room. Call us today: 913-400-2033
If your child was harmed in any way while in the care of a military school, public school, athletic club team, daycare center, or any other institution, you may have grounds to file a lawsuit. Our law firm is committed to representing children who have been sexually abused, bullied, hazed, or physically injured. Contact our team to find out if we can help you and your child.
Child Sexual Abuse & Bullying
Sending a child out into the world is one of the hardest things a parent has to do, but we do it because we know it will allow him to learn, grow, and become his own person. We also do it because we trust the daycare centers, schools, churches, athletic teams, and youth organizations to not only teach and nurture him, but to protect him from harm. When a parent finds that this trust has been violated and their child has been harmed, it is devastating. Where can you turn for help?
DRZ Law is dedicated to holding the institutions that allow children to be harmed in their care accountable for their actions. They may claim legal immunity, but we have the knowledge and experience to get around that. Get the justice you deserve—and the resources to help your child heal—with the help of our Kansas City attorneys. We represent clients across the country against military schools, boarding schools, public high schools, athletic teams, churches, and more.
When your child falls and scrapes his knee, you want to be there to pick him up, wipe away his tears, and put a cartoon bandage on the injury. When your child is at daycare, school, camp, or hockey practice, you trust the adults in charge to act in your place. You count on them to protect your child and prevent accidents. When they fail in this duty, what can you do about it? And what if the injury is much more serious than a scraped knee?
At DRZ Law, we help parents hold the institutions that allowed their child’s injury to occur accountable for their negligence. If your child was sexually abused, bullied, hazed, or attacked at school—or injured on the playground or athletic field—you can take legal action to make sure it doesn’t happen to another child. No matter where your child was injured, contact our Kansas City law firm for help. We are here for you.
Small Business Litigation
You have worked hard to build your business and, whether it is a small family-run company or a larger corporation, you may not have in-house legal counsel to help you when you are facing a legal concern. At DRZ Law, our attorneys have experience with a variety of business matters, from contract disputes to real estate deals. We will take the time to listen to your concerns and help you find a solution.
As a small firm, we provide each of our clients with personalized representation to meet your specific needs. As experienced trial attorneys, we will not back away from taking a matter to court if that’s the best way to get a favorable resolution for you. Contact our Leawood office to schedule a consultation. We have the experience and dedication you need in a business litigation law firm.