Tom Hershewe


Tom Hershewe is one of the Midwest’s leading bad faith insurance litigators. Tom represents insureds who have had their insurance companies abandoned them after another person sued them. Even in cases where the insurance company defends its insured, Tom often serves as the insured’s personal counsel to ensure that the insurance company takes the correct steps to resolve the case.  During his time at Dollar, Burns & Becker, Tom has recovered more than $130 million against insurance companies for their failure to abide by good faith claims handling.

If that weren’t enough, Tom has also handled almost every kind of personal injury case imaginable. He’s been involved with cases pertaining to truck crashes, electrocution, faulty products, and industrial accidents.

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Areas of Practice

Insurance Bad Faith

Insurance Coverage

Catastrophic Injury

Wrongful Death

Bar Admissions



University of Missouri School of Law – Columbia, Missouri

William Jewell University – Liberty, Missouri

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Professional Association and Memberships

The Missouri Bar, Member

Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Member

Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, Member, Amicus Committee

The American Association for Justice

Missouri Humanities Council

Operation Breakthrough

Awards and Honors

Best Lawyers In America – 2020-2021

Super Lawyers – 2016-2019

Missouri Lawyers Weekly – Up and Coming – 2019

The National Trial Lawyers – Top 100 Civil Plaintiffs Attorneys In Missouri 2012 – 2019

Missouri Bar Foundation – David Dixon Appellate Advocacy Award – 2013

Reported Cases

Britt v. Otto, 577 S.W.3d 133 (Mo. App. W.D. 2019)

Holdeman v. Stratman, 556 S.W.3d 46 (Mo. App. W.D. 2018)

Latenser v. Tarmac Int’l, Inc., 549 S.W.3d 461 (Mo.App. W.D. 2018)

Clayborne v. Enter. Leasing Co. of St. Louis, LLC, 524 S.W.3d 101 (Mo. App. E.D. 2017), reh’g and/or transfer denied (May 16, 2017), transfer denied (Aug. 22, 2017)

Scottsdale Ins. Co. v. Addison Ins. Co., 448 S.W.3d 818 (Mo. banc 2014) (amicus brief)

Christianson v. Goucher, 414 S.W.3d 584, 587 (Mo. App. W.D. 2013)

Valerie Johnson v. Vatterott Education Center, Inc, 410 S.W.3d 735 (Mo. App. W.D. 2013)

Watts v. Lester E. Cox Medical Center, 376 S.W.3d 633 (Mo. banc 2012) (amicus brief)