ATTORNEY JEFFREY J. CAREY
AREAS OF PRACTICE
Bachelor of Business Administration in Economics and Political Science
University of Missouri
Master of Business Administration
University of Missouri – Kansas City
University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Law
Missouri Bar Association
Kansas Bar Association
Eastern Jackson County Bar Association
Missouri Association for Trial Attorneys
Lee’s Summit Chamber of Commerce
National Top 100 Trial Lawyers
Multi-Million Dollar Advocate
Legal Champion Award (2014)
Missouri Lawyers Weekly
Driven by a passion for justice and helping people, Jeff Carey has been practicing law for nearly 20 years. Jeff attributes his success to having compassion about the practice of law, perseverance and the refusal to surrender once he takes on a client’s cause.
Jeff did not always have his sights set on practicing law. For a brief period of time he considered following in this father’s footsteps to become a veterinarian, again motivated by compassion and service. Jeff determined that his talents would be better spent fighting for justice and making a difference in peoples’ lives. He went on to earn his Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration from the University of Missouri – Kansas City after obtaining a Bachelor of Business Administration in economics and political science from the University of Missouri. Jeff is a member of the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, Eastern Jackson County Bar Association and Lee’s Summit Chamber of Commerce.
Jeff has been recognized by the National Top 100 Trial Lawyers and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. In 2014, he received the Legal Champion’s Award from Missouri Lawyers Weekly for his work on a federal corruption case and in support of the initiative petition process. He regularly teaches continuing legal education courses in trial advocacy. He has been published in the field of bad faith insurance practices.
When he is not fighting for the rights and financial stability of his clients, Jeff can be found swimming or spending his time with his wife and their three children, a myriad of their children’s friends and a seemingly endless parade of animals through his home.
Do you have a favorite quote?
“So live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart. Trouble no one about their religion; respect others in their view, and demand that they respect yours. Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life. Seek to make your life long and its purpose in the service of your people. Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide. Always give a word or a sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend, even a stranger, when in a lonely place. Show respect to all people and grovel to none. When you arise in the morning give thanks for the food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies only in yourself. Abuse no one and no thing, for abuse turns the wise ones to fools and robs the spirit of its vision. When it comes your time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with the fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song and die like a hero going home.” – Chief Tecumseh, Shawnee Nation
What is your most prized accomplishment?
I take pride in the number of people that I have come to me with tragedies that now have financial security.
Why is your job rewarding to you personally?
I have a chance to obtain justice and help people. How could that not be rewarding?