Kansas City Employment, Social Security, Injury & Accident Attorney Athena DicksonAthena 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 Ms. Dickson has earned recognition as “Best of the Bar” (2009-2013), Missouri Lawyers Weekly “Up and Coming Lawyer” (2012) and Super Lawyer “Rising Stars” (2010-2012), University of Kansas City’s School of Law “Decade Award” (2013) and the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association’s “President’s Award” (2013) .

Ms. Dickson is also active in the community by serving as the President of the Association for Women Lawyers of Greater Kansas City (AWL).  She also serves as Immediate Past President of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association- Young Lawyers’ Section.  Ms. Dickson organized the 2008 annual golf tournament with the proceeds going to the KCMBA YLS public service committee.  She serves as Secretary on the Jackson County Law Library Board and as a board member on the Lawyers Encouraging Academic Performance (LEAP) board.

Education

2003 University of Missouri-Kansas City, J.D.                             
2000 Missouri Western University, B.S.