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Matthew E. Birch Wins Gold Metal from Missouri Lawyers Weekly as ?UP & Coming? Personal Injury Lawyer

Kansas City, MO (PRWEB) September 15, 2010

Matt Birch will receive a gold medal on September 22, 2010 at the Ram’s Club in St. Louis, for his achievements in the courtroom from the editors of Missouri Lawyers Weekly.

On September 20, 2010 Missouri Lawyers Weekly publishes an annual special section announcing their picks for the 2010’s class of “Up and Coming” Lawyers. Last year they picked 55 lawyers. There are approximately 29,000 registered lawyers in Missouri.

The criteria for choosing an “Up & Coming Lawyer” according to the editors at Missouri Lawyers Weekly is: They are younger than 40, or have practiced law 10 or fewer years. They are their industry’s highest achievers, epitomizing excellence among their peers and in their local community, according to Missouri Lawyers Weekly.

“I have been blessed to represent many amazing people and their families. My greatest reward is the knowledge that my team's hard work and sacrifice has made a positive difference in the lives of many of our clients,” said Matt Birch.

Birch joined the firm of Shamberg, Johnson & Bergman ( in the summer of 2000. In June of 2001, he left the firm to serve as a Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable Dean Whipple, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri.

Upon completion of his clerkship in the summer of 2003, he returned to the Shamberg, Johnson & Bergman.

Said Birch on his personal injury clients, “I have represented individuals and families injured by defective products, medical negligence or simply the careless acts of others. To my clients, cases are not about money; rather, cases are about changing corporate policy for the better; cases are about improving medical care in their community; or they are about honoring the memory of a loved-one by holding a wrong-doer responsible for his or her conduct. My client' battles become my battles and together we have affected much positive change.”

Born in Kansas City, Missouri, when Matt Birch is not practicing law, Outside of he enjoys running, listening to music spending time with the four most beautiful women in his life: his wife Liz, and his three daughters, Reese, Paige and Laine.

As a personal injury lawyer, Matt specializing in medical negligence, general tort, and class action litigation. He is admitted to the Missouri Bar and the Kansas Bar, the U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri, the U.S. District Court District of Kansas, the U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit and the U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit.

He graduated with honors from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, Kansas City, Missouri.

His published works are: Casey Tourtillott & Matthew E. Birch, "The Right to Bring A Wrongful Death Claim in Kansas: Does the Statute of Limitations Begin to Run at Death", 70 U.M.K.C. L. Rev. 103, 2001; and Matthew E. Birch, "The Imposition of Punitive Damages for the Tortious Acts of Employees in Kansas", J.K.T.L.A. No. 3, 16 , 2001


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