Tom Hershewe


Tom Hershewe is one of the Midwest’s leading bad faith insurance litigators. He concentrates on third-party bad faith and insurance denial of coverage cases. During his time at Dollar, Burns & Becker, he has litigated numerous cases and earned millions of dollars in settlements for his clients. Tom understands the ins and outs of how insurance companies work, and leverages this knowledge to provide swift justice for his clients who have been injured by their insurance companies.

If that wasn’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, industrial accidents and more. He is someone you want on your team when the unthinkable happens.

Tom Hershewe

Advocate for Bad Faith Victims

When insurance companies fail to protect and provide for its clients, Tom has his clients’ backs. He knows the last thing people want to do is fight with the insurance companies for what is reasonably theirs. They simply want their insurance to work.

“Victims of bad faith want to focus on getting their lives back to normal, not on legal proceedings,” Tom says. “They appreciate that we can take that off their plate and make sure they are represented properly and the negligent parties are held responsible. We typically meet them on one of their worst days. We do our best to make it better from there. If we can play even a small part in their recovery, it’s a good feeling.”

Tom adds, “We understand that people have been through an ordeal so it’s the least we can do to always be there as a sympathetic listener as well as being an advocate for them.” He goes on to say, “so if they call us wanting to talk about their case, I make it a point to call them back immediately and talk to them as long as they wish.”


Areas of Practice

Insurance Bad Faith

Wrongful Death

Catastrophic Injury

Bar Admissions



United States District Court, Western Missouri

United States District Court, Eastern Missouri


University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, Columbia, Missouri

William Jewel College, Liberty, Missouri

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Professional Associations 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

Missouri Lawyers Weekly – Up and Coming – 2019

The National Trial Lawyer’s – Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Attorneys in Missouri – 2012-2019

Super Lawyers – 2016-2019