Athena Dickson joined the firm as an associate in 2003 and currently practices in the areas of Personal Injury, Employment Discrimination, Workers’ Compensation claims and Social Security Disability. She is licensed to practice in Missouri and Kansas state courts as well as federal courts in the District of Kansas and the Western District of Missouri. “Taking the time to listen to a person’s needs” is the foundation of Ms. Dickson’s personal philosophy in practicing law. Ms. Dickson recognizes that litigation can be very scary and intimidating for her clients, and she makes every effort to help make it easier and less stressful.
Since practicing law, Ms. Dickson has earned recognition as “Best of the Bar” (2009-2017), Missouri Lawyers Weekly “Up and Coming Lawyer” (2012), Super Lawyer “Rising Stars” (2010-2012), University of Kansas City’s School of Law “Decade Award” (2013), Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association’s “President’s Award” (2013) and Association for Women Lawyer’s (AWL) “Woman of the Year” (2015) .
Ms. Dickson is also active in the community by serving on the board of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association (KCMBA) as the Treasurer. She serves as President on the Jackson County Law Library Board and as a board member on the Lawyers Encouraging Academic Performance (LEAP) board. She also represents District 12 (Kansas City) on the Missouri Bar Board of Governors. Ms. Dickson has served as a mentor as part of AWLF’s Denise Hennings Connections Program since 2014 and has also served as a past president of AWL and KCMBA’s YLS Section.
|2003||University of Missouri-Kansas City, J.D.|
|2000||Missouri Western University, B.S.|