Our Firm

History

We’re proud of being a leader of the Kansas City legal community for more than eight decades. From the very beginning of its existence, Dysart Taylor has been involved in the transportation industry on both a local and national level. Our general business and litigation practices have evolved over the years to reflect the wonderful clients that we’ve had the pleasure of working with in industries including aviation, construction, wealth planning and asset preservation, real estate, business operations, as well as commercial and insurance litigation – to name a few. Our clients recognize that Dysart Taylor’s attorneys aren’t just experts in their practice areas, but that we also strive to develop expertise in our clients’ businesses. This entails cultivating a deep understanding of our clients’ industries so that we have a holistic perspective of how their businesses work. 

Dysart Taylor was founded in 1934 in Kansas City by Lee Reeder and Carll Kretsinger as a small, general practice law office. During the firm’s first year, Mr. Reeder successfully handled a case for a truck driver. The case involved less than $100.

Before Mr. Reeder accepted the case, at least three other lawyers turned it down. That small victory formed the basis for the firm's local, regional and nationwide reputation as skilled attorneys in a variety of practice areas. More importantly, it symbolized Dysart Taylor’s enduring commitment to responsive, personalized legal service.

Since 1934, the firm has grown from two lawyers with one staff person to nearly 20 lawyers supported by a full staff of qualified personnel.