Jerry Kenter



Personal Injury
Workers’ Compensation


Bachelor of Arts
University of Nebraska

Juris Doctor
University of Missouri

Additional Graduate Work
University of Oklahoma


Missouri Bar Association
American Bar Association
Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys; past member of Board of Governors
American Association of Justice
College of Workers’ Compensation Attorneys
National Trial Lawyers Association




Super Lawyers
Best of the Bar

Jerry Kenter is a 1967 graduate of the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, where he received his B.A. degree. Fulfilling additional graduate work at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, he received his law degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in December 1974.

He is a member of the Missouri Bar; a past chairman of the Missouri Bar Workers’ Compensation Committee and the Workers’ Compensation Committee of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association.

Jerry is the author of the two-volume work, Missouri Workers’ Compensation, which is considered one of the original authoritative texts for attorneys practicing in workers’ compensation in Missouri.  He has also written several articles for the Journal of the Missouri Bar.

Kenter served over three years in the United States Air Force and one year in Southeast Asia. He is a lifetime member of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.  A passionate Missouri Tiger football fan, Jerry considered coaching prior to becoming an attorney.

For those who fought for it, freedom has a taste the protected will never know.
— United States Marine Corp.


Why is your job rewarding to you personally?

I’m able to help people who cannot help themselves.

Favorite quote?

“For those who fought for it, freedom has a taste the protected will never know.”
-United States Marine Corp.

Why are you the best at what you do?

I practice law from the heart, not from the wallet.

What is your most prized accomplishment?

Getting back from the Vietnam War alive.