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When it comes to brain injuries, spinal injuries and dram shop cases,  Annette Griggs and her legal team at the Griggs Injury Law firm each have over 20 years of experience to fight for their clients in a personal, professional manner.

L. Annette Griggs

Partner since 2001
    LocationKansas City, Missouri
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L. Annette Griggs grew up near Clinton, Missouri but has spent her adult life in the greater Kansas City area. She finished her undergraduate degree at the University of Missouri where she graduated with honors and received awards for outstanding achievement in her graduating class.  She then started law school when her daughter was four months old. After completing law school at the University of Missouri – Kansas City, Annette went into private practice working primarily with personal injury victims.

Being a female attorney has shaped Annette’s career as a partner at McCollum & Griggs, LLC. Annette is devoted to protecting privacy rights of plaintiffs throughout the litigation process. She is aware of the sensitive nature of information contained in medical records – especially for women – and fights diligently to protect those rights.

Annette has dedicated her practice to the representation of all injured people. That representation includes helping those injured in vehicle and truck accidents, those with traumatic brain injuries, representing victims of drunk drivers, helping families in wrongful death actions, pursuing dram shop cases, premises liability cases and lawsuits against insurance companies.

Annette is an active member in numerous bar organizations, including the Clay County Bar, the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys (MATA), MATA Women’s group, the Association for Women Lawyers of Greater Kansas City (AWL) and the Kansas City Progressive Women’s Coalition.

Annette is also passionate about providing volunteer aid to the underprivileged members of her community. She has devoted part of her practice to Pro Bono work and has volunteered for the Missouri Public Defender’s Office, NBC Action News “Ask A Lawyer Night” through KCMBA-Young Lawyers Section and has the American Red Cross Members through MATA. Further, she was privileged to assist fellow women lawyers in the Kansas City, KS Habitat for Humanity program through the Association of Women Lawyers.

Outside of the legal profession, Annette enjoys spending time with her husband, Gary, and their daughter, Emma. As a family they enjoy hiking, fishing and other outdoor activities. They are active in their church and numerous community and political organizations.



  • Traumatic Brain Injuries & Head Trauma
  • Automobile Accidents
  • Truck Accidents
  • Motorcycle and ATV Accidents
  • Premises Liability Accidents
  • Slip and Fall Accidents
  • Product Liability
  • Dangerous Roadways and Bridges
  • Broken and Fractured Bones
  • Burns and Scarring
  • Torn Ligaments
  • Neck, Back and Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Dram Shop Cases
  • Watercraft Accidents


  • 80% of Practice Devoted to Litigation


  • Missouri, 2001
  • Kansas, 2002
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri, 2001
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2014


  • University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, Kansas City, Missouri
    • J.D. – 2001
    • Honors: Urban Lawyer, 1999-2001
    • Honors: Advanced Legal Writing – highest grade in class
    • Honors: Dean’s List
  • University of Missouri – Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri
    • B.A. – 1999
    • Honors: Received Honors for Highest GPA in Undergraduate Class
    • Honors: Outstanding PACE Graduate Award
    • Honors: ABW Award
    • Major: Liberal Arts


  • Mentor, Young female attorneys in the 2012 class of the Connections Program through AWL
  • Co-Chair, Practice Development Program


  • Madison’s Who’s Who of Legal Professionals, 2005 – 2008
  • Nominated as Best Personal Injury Lawyer in Liberty, 2007
  • AVVO Excellent Rating
  • Honored as Top 5% of attorneys in Missouri & Kansas on SuperLawyers list
  • Up & Coming Lawyers award through the Missouri Lawyers Weekly, 2011
  • Nominated by peers as Best of the Bar in Plaintiff’s Personal Injury
  • Pro Bono Wall of Fame, Missouri Bar
  • Kansas Super Lawyers list, 2011- Present


  • Association for Women Lawyers of Greater Kansas City, Member, 2006 – Present
  • MATA – Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, Member, 2004 – Present
  • Association for Women Lawyers of Greater Kansas City, Member
  • Clay County Bar Association, Member
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Member
  • Workplace Injury Litigation Group, Member, 2003 – 2005
  • Kansas City Progressive Women’s Coalition, Member, 2007 – Present
  • FBIC- Fight Bad-Faith Insurance Companies, Member, 2007 – 2008
  • Association for Women Lawyers of Greater Kansas City (AWL), Board Member
  • MATA – Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, Board of Governors
  • MATA Women’s Caucus, Chair of KC caucus
  • Cass County Bar Association, Member
  • Jackson County Bar Association


  • Mata Emergency Response Team Partnership with the American Red Cross Member, 2008 – Present
  • Habitat for Humanity – AWL-KC, Volunteer, 2007 – Present
  • Pro Bono Work for the Missouri Public Defender’s Office, 2004 – 2005
  • General issues affecting Women in the Greater Kansas City Area, 2001 – Present
  • NBC Action News “Ask A Lawyer Night” through KCMBA-Young Lawyers Section, 2004
  • Hope Haven of Cass County women’s shelter, Board Member
  • American Red Cross, Volunteer
  • Better Business Bureau-Kansas City area
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