General Information

Year founded: 2018
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Practus, LLP is a globally distributed law firm of skilled and knowledgeable attorneys that solve your most complex legal issues. We are disrupting the outdated ways of practicing law by leveraging cloud-based solutions, advanced technolgies, and an agile infrastructure to deliver legal services that benefit our clients.

Founded by John Lively and Robert Elwood, Practus provides attorneys and clients with a better option. For clients, that means sophisticated legal advice from partner-level attorneys with decades of experience working at leading law firms, economics that make sense, a wide range of fee arrangements, and the predictability that fosters great relationships. For attorneys, it means breaking free from never-ending pressure to hit billable hour targets, office bureaucracy, and opaque compensation structures.

We are raising the standards of the client experience with work that is smarter, more responsive, and cost effective.


Practus LLP is metro ranked in 2 practice areas. Best Law Firms rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process.

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Metro Rankings

Kansas City-MO
Tier 2 for Litigation - Intellectual Property
Tier 3 for Litigation - Labor and Employment


Regional Rankings

Kansas City-MO
Tier 2 for Litigation - Intellectual Property
Tier 3 for Litigation - Labor and Employment

Practice Areas

The below are areas of legal specialty volunteered by the firm and do not designate a specialty in which a Best Law Firms ranking is held.
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Appellate
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Civil Rights Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Consumer Protection Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television
  • Financial Services Regulation Law
  • Government Contracts
  • Health Care Law
  • Information Technology Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Labor and Employment Law - Management
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Litigation - Construction
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • Litigation - Trusts and Estates
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Privacy and Data Security Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Tax Law
  • Technology Law
  • Trusts and Estates

Individuals Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®

Practus LLP has 3 lawyers recognized for individual performance in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. By receiving this Best Lawyers recognition from their peers for their professional excellence, these lawyers made Practus LLP eligible for evaluation for Best Law Firms rankings. For almost two decades, Best Lawyers has awarded these singular accolades, making them the foundation of our Best Law Firms awards. Read more about our Best Lawyers process here.
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Male: 32
Female: 11
Of Counsel (but not partners)
Male: 1
Attorney Management / Department Heads
Male: 2
Female: 1
Female: 2
Non-Legal Employees
Male: 5
Female: 12


Awards are self-reported by firms and are not verified by the Best Law Firms rankings.

Main Location

Kansas City, MO
11300 Tomahawk Creek Pkwy Suite 310
Kansas City, MO 66211
United States
240-206-6027 Call our Kansas City, MO location at 240-206-6027 Get Directions Get directions to our Kansas City, MO location

Office Locations

Encino, CA
16501 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 304
Encino, CA 91356
United States
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Pasadena, CA
501 South Arroyo Parkway
Pasadena, CA 91115
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Littleton, CO
8039 Blue River Avenue
Littleton, CO 80125
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New Haven, CT
400 Orange Street
New Haven, CT 06511
United States
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Washington, DC
2001 L Street Northwest, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20036
United States
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Chicago, IL
The Garland Building, #3115
111 North Wabash Avenue, Suite 100
Chicago, IL 60602
United States
312-620-9300 Call our Chicago, IL location at 312-620-9300 Get Directions Get directions to our Chicago, IL location
Raleigh, NC
150 Fayetteville Street, Suite 300
Raleigh, NC 27601
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Cincinnati, OH
4129 Beech Street
Cincinnati, OH 45277
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Paoli, PA
43 Paoli Plaza, Unit 1121
Paoli, PA 19312
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Philadelphia, PA
2425B South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19146
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Seattle, WA
506 Second Avenue, Suite 1400
Seattle, WA 98104
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Management and Personnel

Partner, Practice Area Chair - Financial Services
Karen Aspinall
Partner, Practice Area Chair - Intellectual Property
Jesse J. Camacho
Partner, Head of Litigation
Steven Young


VP of Marketing
Valerie Spengler
VP of Operations & Culture
Tracey Watson
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