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Edward Hershewe

431 South Virginia Avenue
Joplin MO 64801
(214) 440-3902

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The Hershewe Law Firm, P.C.

Please Call : 214-440-3902

When the stakes are high, The Hershewe Law Firm, P.C. will fight for you.

At The Hershewe Law Firm, P.C. our results speak for themselves.  With more than 30 years representing injured people and their families in serious trucking accidents and wrongful death claims, Ed Hershewe and his team have successfully tried hundreds of cases, and obtained over 300 million in verdicts and settlements for our injured clients and their families.

Friends and opponents alike know we will never back down from a fight against big companies and their big insurers.  The experienced, hard-working team at The Hershewe Law Firm, P.C., has the knowledge and resources to take on even the toughest cases, including those involving aviation accidents, truck and auto accidents, construction accidents and worksite injuries.

The Hershewe Law Firm, P.C., has a well-earned reputation as tireless advocates for injured people, in Joplin, Missouri, throughout the four state area of Missouri, Kansas and Arkansas, and across the country.   We know when you are injured or a loved one is killed by someone else’s negligence or wrongful conduct, it may feel like your life is over.  We can help you pick up the pieces from this tragedy and move forward.

Joplin Missouri attorney Ed Hershewe and his team know where to look and how to find the answers you are searching for.  We will investigate, give you straight answers and a realistic assessment of your case.  We will help you understand what really happened and help you recover for your losses.

The Hershewe Law Firm, P.C., experienced, dedicated representation when success is the only option. Learn more about us.

Edward J. Hershewe 


Born: St. Joseph, Missouri, February 8, 1948

Education: Missouri Western State College, B.A., 1972, University of Tennessee, J.D., 1976

Practice Areas: Truck Accidents; Medical Malpractice; Personal Injury; Wrongful Death; Civil Trials; Insurance Bad Faith; Trial Practice; Civil Practice; Construction Accidents; Gas Explosions; Products Liability; Drug and Medical Device Litigation; Automobile Liability; Trucking Liability; Business Litigation; General Negligence

Membership: Jasper County, Springfield and American Bar Associations; The Missouri Bar (Member, Board of Governors); Association of Trial Lawyers of America; Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys (Member, Board of Governors).

Admissions: 1977, Missouri

Miscellaneous Information: Top 100 Trial Attorneys, Missouri, 2010; Phi Kappa Phi. Recipient, AITLAmerica Life Member Award, 2008; The Thomas G. Strong Trial Attorney Award, June 2008; AITLAmerica National Achievement Award, May 2008. Co-Author: Chapter 6, "Pretrial Discovery Motions," Missouri Products Liability Handbook, edited by Gary C. Robb, published by the University of Missouri at Kansas City, School of Law; Co-Contributor to supplement to Chapter 62 of Averbach, Handling Accident Cases, published by Lawyers Co-Op. Speaker, Missouri CLE Seminar on Jury Instructions, July, 1985. Chairperson, University of Missouri Seminar on Missouri Torts and Civil Procedures Update, May 3, 1990. Moderator, The Missouri Bar CLE Seminar on Missouri Law Update, June, 1991. Speaker: Missouri Association of Court Reporters, "Medical Malpractice - Delayed Caesarean Section," September 1991. Speaker, Arkansas Trial Lawyers, 1999. Speaker, The Association of Trial Lawyers of America, 2000. Speaker, Florida Medical Trial Skills, 2000. Faculty Member, ATLA Seminar on Focus Groups, April 2000. Speaker: Kansas City Bar Association, "Discovery of Electronic Data in Medical Malpractice Cases," 2002. Speaker, Kansas City Bar Association, "Opening Statements," 2004. Speaker, Springfield-Metro Bar Association, "Deposing Experts," February 2004. Speaker, Kansas City Metro Bar Association, April 2004. Speaker, Brain Injury Foundation, September 13, 2004. Speaker, Missouri Bar Mid-Year Seminar, "Admissibility of Expert Testimony after McDonough," January 2005. Speaker, Missouri Bar, "Jury Selection in the Age of Tort Reform," July 2005. Speaker, Kansas Trial Lawyers of America, "Opening Statements" and "Wooden's Pyramid of Success," August 2007. Co-Editor, Missouri Courts Bulletin. Publications and Speaker: "Convincing Arguments on Damages," for AAJ (2/8/08); "Plaintiff's Case Themes that Work in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice - how to identify them, how to fortify them and how - them," for SMBA (2/22/08). Member, National Advisory Board for the Association of Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America. Speaker: Springfield Metro Bar Association, "Plaintiffs' Case Themes That Work Today," February 2008; AAJ, "Convincing Arguments on Damages," February 2008; AITLAmerica, "Damages in Interstate Trucking," May 2008; MOBAR, "Discovery: Unearthing the Heart of the Case," June 2008; MATA, "Closing Arguments: Demonstration & Jury Deliberations," June 2008. AITLAmerica National Advisory Board, 2007-. Served on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Court.(Certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy)


Ed Hershewe is an exceptionally experienced and accomplished trial lawyer who has spent more than 30 years fighting for injured people and their families.   Known and respected by clients and his colleagues in the legal profession, Mr. Hershewe is a member of the Board of Governors of the Missouri Bar and is Board Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.

Mr. Hershewe’s tenacity and work-ethic are key factors in his ability to get full value settlements and jury verdicts for clients in even the most complex cases.  Mr. Hershewe is proud to have obtained many multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for his injured clients.

Born in St. Joseph, Missouri, Mr. Hershewe is a graduate of Missouri Western State College (B.A. 1972) and the University of Tennessee (J.D. 1976) where he was ranked third in his class and was a member of Phi Kappa Phi.

Since being admitted to the Missouri Bar in 1977, he has served in many leadership roles including the Board of Governors (2004-present), the Executive Committee (2006-present), the Special Committee to Review Status of Tort Law (2006-present), the Events Planning Committee (2006-present) and Liaison to the Committee on Insurance Law (2005).

He is also a member of the Jasper County Bar Association, the Springfield Metro Bar Association, the Kansas City Metro Bar Association, the Bar Association of Metro St. Louis and the American Bar Associations.

A formidable litigator, he is a long-time member of the American Association for Justice (formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America) and the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, serving as a member of the Board of Governors from 1983 to 1993 and 2003 to the present.

Mr. Hershewe is a frequent author and lecturer on topics related to trial advocacy, discovery, expert testimony and related topics (see Publications).  He is the co-author of Chapter 6, "Pretrial Discovery Motions," in the Missouri Products Liability Handbook, published by UM at Kansas City, School of Law.  He was also co-contributor to the supplement to Chapter 62 of Averbach, "Handling Accident Cases," published by Lawyers Co-Op. 

Mr. Hershewe is firmly committed to helping build a strong community, donating time and money to many diverse local groups, including: the Children’s Center Christmas for Kids program and other fundraisers, sponsorship of the Susan B. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation ballet fundraiser, sponsorship of the MSSU Piano Competition, serving on the board of the SPIVA Art Center (2001-2002), serving as a speaker for the  Chamber of Commerce Tomorrow’s Leaders Today program, sponsorship of YMCA Youth Sports Leagues, participation in the intern program for the Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School and fundraising for the MOBAR’s Missouri Loan Repayment Assistance Program.

He is married to Alison Hershewe and is the father of five children.

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