In 1886, Swanson Midgley was founded with a deep commitment to excellence and forward progress. In 1919, Slagle, Bernard & Gorman was born with a similar ambitious spirit. More than 130 years later, these two outstanding law firms came together as Swanson Bernard to offer a greater scope, scale and depth of experience to the people, business, families, and organizations of Kansas City, and beyond.
Swanson Bernard is dedicated to achieving goals as diverse as the clients we serve. Our mission lies in delivering efficient, successful outcomes for each and every one of our clients – regardless of the area of law. We prioritize people, customizing the client experience to suit your needs and focusing on strategic solutions to your legal challenges. Our firm’s vision parallels that of our clients. How we define success depends on each unique legal situation, however, our purpose remains the same – ensure clients achieve their goals.
The attorneys of Swanson Bernard are industry leaders with experience in a wide variety of practices areas. As the exclusive Kansas City member of Meritas, we are positioned to connect our clients with a worldwide network of highly qualified attorneys, providing unsurpassed expertise in every area of the law.
Swanson Bernard is committed to diversity and inclusion throughout every aspect of our firm. Our current team members come from a variety of different backgrounds and origins. In addition, we strive to recruit team members who represent the diverse perspectives of the clients we serve.
Cultivating diversity of thought and experience is essential in a workplace of strategic thinkers and problem solvers. At Swanson Bernard, every employee receives equal opportunity, regardless of race, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious affiliation, or physical ability.