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Gates Shields Ferguson Swall Hammond, P.A. is currently seeking a skilled and experienced Litigation Attorney to join our team in Liberty, MO. The ideal candidate will demonstrate initiative, a strong work ethic, and the ability to excel in both plaintiff and defense work. With at least 2-3 years of previous experience, candidates should possess excellent analytical, research, and communication skills, both verbal and written.


  • Provide support and assistance in various areas of litigation including employment law, insurance, business, and civil litigation.
  • Conduct legal research and analysis to support case strategies.
  • Draft legal documents, including pleadings, motions, briefs, and discovery requests.
  • Assist with trial preparation and court appearances.


  • Licensed to practice law in Missouri and Kansas.
  • 2-3 years of previous experience in litigation, preferably in both plaintiff and defense work.
  • Strong analytical and research skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.


  • Competitive salary based on experience.
  • Comprehensive benefits package, including paid health insurance, 401(k) contributions, and life insurance.
  • Professional development assistance.
  • Family-friendly work environment promoting work-life balance.

To Apply:

Qualified candidates interested in joining our team should submit a cover letter, resume, and a writing sample to

Gates Shields Ferguson Swall Hammond, P.A., is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.


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  • Experienced & Knowledgeable
    Not only does our team have over 260 years of combined legal experience, but we are always continuing to learn and staying current with developments in the law and the industries we serve.
  • Results Driven & Focused
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