About Elizabeth Evers Guerra

Elizabeth is a skilled attorney who possesses extensive courtroom experience. Prior to joining the firm, she served the citizens of Wyandotte County, Kansas as an Assistant District Attorney. In that role, Elizabeth successfully tried over 20 jury trials, and routinely secured guilty verdicts for a wide range of criminal offenses – including violent person felonies. Elizabeth also has experience practicing before the Kansas Court of Appeals and Kansas Supreme Court, having successfully briefed and argued cases before both courts.

After leaving the Wyandotte County, Kansas District Attorney’s Office, Elizabeth transitioned her courtroom skills to a successful legal practice focused upon the defense of individuals and companies involved in civil litigation. Elizabeth routinely handles matters involving catastrophic injury, employment discrimination claims and government liability, and brings the same zeal and dedication to her civil practice as she did to her prosecution of violent crimes.

Elizabeth is an active member of the Earl E. O’Connor American Inn of Court, which strives to promote excellence in legal advocacy with a particular emphasis on ethics, civility, professionalism and legal skills. Elizabeth also serves as a board member of the For Elysa Foundation and lobbied on its behalf in Washington D.C. in order to improve education, spread awareness and promote research regarding viral myocarditis and other related cardiac conditions.

  • Significant Accomplishments

    • Weinstein v. Village Shalom & American Jazz Museum

      Venue: Jackson County, Missouri

      Beth Evers defended this slip-and-fall case, in which the plaintiff claimed catastrophic injuries and sought a total of $2,500,000 in damages. Ms. Evers won summary judgment, resulting in a final dismissal and no liability for her client.

    • Gee v. Westgate Towers

      Venue: United States District Court, District of Kansas

      Beth Evers won this housing, race, and religious discrimination case on a motion to dismiss, based on lack of jurisdiction and failure to state a claim under Kansas housing law. By disposing of the case early in the proceedings, Ms. Evers helped her client avoid the significant time and expense that litigation would have entailed.

  • Education

    J.D., University of Kansas School of Law, 2006
    B.A., Truman State University, summa cum laude, 2003

  • Bar Admissions & Professional Affiliations

    Missouri, 2011
    Kansas, 2006
    U.S. District Court, District of Kansas
    U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
    The Missouri Bar
    Kansas Bar Association
    Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
    Johnson County Bar Association
    Wyandotte County Bar Association
    Earl E. O’Connor American Inns of Court