Attorneys James Morrow, Gary Willnauer and Joan Klosterman left their thriving civil litigation and workers’ compensation practices at another Kansas City law firm to start MWKC on June 7, 1999. The three founding members believed they could better serve clients practicing law their way… emphasizing superior service and advocacy at a fair price. Their risk paid off and MWKC quickly began to add attorneys to keep up with its growing number of new clients.
As the practice expanded to represent clients throughout the Midwest, MWKC opened an office in Omaha to enhance client service. Over the firm’s first ten years, MWKC added three new members – Kurt D. Maahs, Michael Todd Moulder and Thomas G. Munsell – along with ten associates. The firm moved into its current offices in south Kansas City in 2006.
In 2010, MWK changed its name to MWKC to reflect the addition of its newest member, respected Kansas City attorney Daniel Church. He brings a proven track record of civil litigation, especially in the areas of class action cases, toxic torts, bad faith, railroad, premises liability, professional liability, product liability and general tort claims. In 2017, Joan Klosterman left the firm to embark on a new adventure. At that time, MWKC changed its name to MWC.
Our client list continues to expand, as does our team of highly competent and energetic attorneys. In recent years, MWC’s expertise has grown to include more areas of business litigation and corporate law, including transportation litigation, personal injury, class action defense, employment law, and estate and tax planning.