Crimmins Law Firm LLC

Attorney at Law

   Matthew R. Crimmins

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Over the course of his legal career, Matt’s primary focus has been in litigation.  He has litigated on behalf of a wide variety of clients, from individuals to large corporations, and has handled cases involving contract disputes to the prosecution and defense of complex and class lawsuits in state and federal courts across the country.  He’s successfully represented clients in cases related to contracts, personal injury, employment, insurance, product liability, and class actions representing clients at all levels of the litigation process, from trial to various stages of appeal.


After his graduation from law school in 2001, Matt began his legal practice at Shook, Hardy & Bacon, LLP.  There, his practice primarily involved the defense of class actions in state and federal courts across the country, while also taking on some smaller disputes assisting Legal Aid of Western Missouri.  Matt received the Robert C. Welch Volunteer Attorney Project Award in 2003 for his work in obtaining a recovery for a woman who was the victim of a negligent/fraudulent home repair scam.  In 2005, Matt joined the firm of Walters, Bender, Strohbehn & Vaughan, PC, where he expanded his litigation experience to matters involving contracts, personal injury, and insurance bad faith, while still continuing an emphasis in complex and class litigation, including unpaid wage litigation.  Among his many successful representations, Matt recovered over $11.5 million for a young girl who was sexually abused by her coach after a trial and five years of post-judgment litigation against insurers for coverage/bad faith.  This result was ranked in Missouri Lawyers Weekly as a Top Win in the State of Missouri, ranking 13th in overall recovery.   Matt began work at the Crimmins Law Firm in 2016 and is excited about the opportunity to put his experience to work in a new setting.  


Bar Admissions:

Missouri, 2001
Kansas, 2002
Illinois, 2002
U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri
U.S. District Court District of Kansas
U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois


Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC, 2001 J.D., cum laude


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1998 B.A. in Philosophy and Political Science

Professional Associations and Memberships:

Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association

Missouri Bar Association

Kansas Bar Association

Illinois Bar Association

Published Works and Classes/Seminars Taught:

Trial Practice Don’ts, 96 Illinois Bar Journal 360 (July, 2008)

Community Involvement:

Truman Heritage Habitat for Humanity, President of the Board of Directors, 2012 to 2015, Vice Chair 2015-2016

Past Employment Positions:

Shook, Hardy & Bacon, LLP, 2001-2005


Walters, Bender, Strohbehn & Vaughan, PC, 2005-2016