Siro Smith Dickson PC is one of the top Kansas City trial law firms, founded by a group of trial lawyers focused on representing injured individuals and their families. The focus of our practice is on you, the client. Once we agree to take on your case, we will work hard to fairly and expeditiously resolve your legal problems. We always return phone calls or emails as promptly as possible and we keep you posted on the progress of your case. Please give us a call to see if we can assist you and your family in resolving your Accident & Injury, Employment or Social Security Disability disputes.
Siro Smith Dickson PC traces its founding to 1975 when the Blumer & Nally law partnership was established by experienced trial lawyers, Thaine Blumer and Jude Nally. The founding partners focused their practice exclusively on personal injury trial work, representing injured individuals and their families in cases involving motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, dangerous products, drugs and medical devices, and dangerous premises.
Rik Siro joined the firm in 1985, with trial experience in medical malpractice and personal injury cases and the firm later became Blumer Nally & Siro. Mr. Siro continued the firm’s tradition of representing plaintiffs in personal injury actions, and developed the firm’s practice in Plaintiffs’ Employment Law, representing workers and managers in discrimination and wrongful termination cases against their employers. Mr. Siro also developed the firm’s practice of consulting with management employees on severance agreements, and works as a Mediator in employment and personal injury disputes.
Athena Dickson joined the firm in 2003 and practices in the areas of Personal Injury, Employment Law and Social Security Disability. Ms. Dickson currently directs and oversees the firm’s Workers’ Compensation and Social Security Disability practices.
Eric Smith joined the firm in 2008, practicing principally in the area of Employment Law. Mr. Smith has twenty years experience handling employment lawsuits in courts across the United States including cases involving sex, age, race, and disability discrimination, whistle-blowing, harassment and retaliation claims, employee benefits and wage and hour class actions, and trade-secret, non-competition and executive contract disputes.
In 2010, Mr. Smith and Ms. Dickson became partners in the firm and we changed our name to Siro Smith Dickson PC.
Community involvement is key to Siro Smith Dickson’s firm philosophy and is an important component of the firm’s long solid track record of providing the finest in quality professional services to our clients. The following are examples of the many ways our firm has supported the Kansas City community over the past 40 years.
COMMUNITY MEDIATION CENTER
Board of Directors: 2009-present
Executive Committee Member: 2011-present
NOTRE DAME DE SION Sports Boosters Board: 2011-present
BIG BROTHERS/BIG SISTERS OF GREATER KANSAS CITY Big Brother: 1987-1993
Board of Directors: 1993-2000
Program Vice-President: 1996-97
Board President-Elect: 1998
Board President: 1999
Member/Advisory Board: Current
MATTIE RHODES COUNSELING AND ART CENTER
Chair of Art of the Mask Fundraising Event: 1993, 1994
Board of Directors: 1996-2003 Board President: 2002-2003
Missouri Bar Association, member California Bar Association, member (inactive) American Association for Justice, member Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, member Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, Board of Governors (1998 – 2005) National Employment Lawyers Association, member (National & Kansas City Chapter)
KANSAS CITY FREE HEALTH CLINIC
Pro Bono employment law counsel
Prior Board Member
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, member Kansas Bar Association, member American Bar Association, member District of Columbia Bar Association, member (inactive) Missouri Bar, member National Employment Lawyers Association, member
KANSAS CITY METROPOLITAN BAR ASSOCIATION- YOUNG LAWYERS SECTION
Immediate Past President
JACKSON COUNTY LAW LIBRARY
LAWYERS ENCOURAGING ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE (LEAP)
Missouri Bar Association, member Kansas Bar Association, member Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, member National Employment Lawyers Association-Kansas City Chapter, member