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Nick Cutrera Named a 2017 Family Law “Best Lawyer” by 435 Magazine.

“I am honored to receive this award.  It is always nice to have your work recognized, especially by your peers.” said Nick.

About the “Best Lawyers” list:

The lists are prepared by the Best Lawyers’ research and development team, who have been complying the list since 1983 when the first edition of The Best Lawyers in America was published. The Board of Advisors to Best Lawyers has 429 members from 378 organizations and includes firm leaders from the world’s leading law firms and many of the General Counsel from Fortune 500 and Global 500 companies. The list here is excerpted from the Best Lawyers in America 2017, which includes listings for more than 55,000 lawyers nationwide in 140 specialty areas, in all 50 states and the District of Colombia.

Through the years, Best Lawyers has developed a comprehensive database of attorneys based on the recommendations of their peers. Each year, listed attorneys are asked to vote on the lawyers nominated in their own specialty and metro area. Although anyone can nominate an attorney for inclusion on this prestigious list, only lawyers who have already been selected by their peers the previous year can vote. When necessary, attorneys’ names from previous lists are deleted, based on either changes in their personal circumstances or for not receiving enough affirmative votes.

It allows peers to vote for peers in their own city. Lawyers working in the same practice area in Kansas City are likely to be very familiar with each other’s work and able to judge the work and character of their peers more fairly and accurately than someone in, for example, St. Louis or Chicago. Because the system is based entirely on local peer-review, it provides the most accurate list of the finest attorneys in the area.

Best Lawyers requests that nominees have been in practice for 10 years or more to place an emphasis on the listed lawyers’ reliability and longevity. The company concedes that the lists still may tend to award popularity over experience and sheer ability. Lawyers who give lectures and who writes articles are more likely to come to the attention of their colleagues than those who work outside the public eye. We would add, however, that those who are recognized for their speaking and writing are obviously making a contribution.

Publishing for over 30 years, Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. A listing in Best Lawyers is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor, conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers. For more than there decades, Best Lawyers lists have earned the respect of the profession, the media, and the public, as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals anywhere.

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U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers publicly announce the Eighth Edition of the “Best Law Firms” rankings. Congratulations to Cutrera Law Firm on being included in this elite and extremely impressive group.

Firms included in the 2018 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers.

The 2018 rankings are based on the highest number of participating firms and highest number of client ballots on record. To be eligible for a ranking, a firm must have a lawyer listed in The Best Lawyers in America, which recognizes the top 4 percent of practicing attorneys in the U.S.


Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected attorney ranking service in the world. For more than 30 years, Best Lawyers has assisted those in need of legal services to identify the attorneys best qualified to represent them in distant jurisdictions or unfamiliar specialties. Best Lawyers lists are published in leading local, regional, and national publications across the globe. The Best Lawyers in America list recognizes the very best lawyers in each practice area and metropolitan region in the country.

The 2018 “Best Law Firms” rankings can be seen in their entirety by visiting

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Nick Cutrera Honored with KC Business Journal’s “Best of the Bar” Distinction for 7th Time

Nick Cutrera has received the Kansas City Business Journal’s 2016 “Best of the Bar” distinction. Each year, lawyers are asked to vote for their metro-area peers whom they consider the top attorneys in the Kansas City area. No attorney can make the list based solely on votes from others at the same firm.

It is the 7th time that Nick has received the honor. “I am once again honored to receive this award from my peers. I will continue to strive to provide outstanding service to my clients.”

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Nick Cutrera Has Been Nominated and Accepted as 2016 AIOFLA’S
10 Best in Missouri For Client Satisfaction.

The American Institute of Family Law Attorneys has recognized the exceptional performance of Missouri’s Family Law Attorney Nick Cutrera as 2016 10 Best Family Law Attorney for Client Satisfaction.
The American Institute of Family Law Attorneys is a third-party attorney rating organization that publishes an annual list of the Top 10 Family Law Attorneys in each state. Attorneys who are selected to the “10 Best” list must pass AIOFLA’s rigorous selection process, which is based on client and/or peer nominations, thorough research, and AIOFLA’s independent evaluation. AIOFLA’s annual list was created to be used as a resource for clients during the attorney selection process.

One of the most significant aspects of the selection process involves attorneys’ relationships and reputation among his or her clients. As clients should be an attorney’s top priority, AIOFLA places the utmost emphasis on selecting lawyers who have achieved significant success in the field of Family Law without sacrificing the service and support they provide. Selection criteria therefore focus on attorneys who demonstrate the highest standards of Client Satisfaction.

We congratulate Nick Cutrera on this achievement and we are honored to have him as a 2016 AIOFLA Member.

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For the second consecutive year, Nick Cutrera has been selected as one of the Top 100 Family lawyers in the State of Missouri by The American Society of Legal Advocates. ASLA’s selection of the top lawyers is the culmination of an annual process in which it researches information on tens of thousands of lawyers and selected less than 1.5% of lawyers overall nationwide.

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Nick Cutrera has received the Kansas City Business Journal’s 2015 “Best of the Bar” distinction. Each year, lawyers are asked to vote for their metro-area peers whom they consider the top attorneys in the Kansas City area. No attorney can make the list based solely on votes from others at the same firm. It is the 6th time that Nick has received the honor. “It means a lot to me to receive the “Best of the Bar” honor when it comes from such a talented legal community.”

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Whether you’ve been injured as result of a car accident, fall at the local market or a bite by a neighbor’s pit bull, you may be asking yourself, “Should I Sue?” Most people think they should, and that a sizable settlement payment will be forthcoming.

In our legal system, a negligent party is expected to pay for damages you incurred because of the accident or injury, such as medical costs, lost income, property damage, and pain and suffering. In certain cases, punitive damages may be awarded if a person’s conduct was malicious or intentional. Nevertheless, just because you have been injured does not necessarily mean that you should file a lawsuit, a decision which rests on multiple factors.

Such factors include the seriousness of your injury, the level of fault that rests with the negligent party, and your own liability for involvement in the accident or causing your own injury. One of the biggest considerations, however, is whether the wrongdoer has the financial means to pay any judgment that you may be awarded. If the defendant is insolvent, your judgment may prove to be worthless – but your attorney and other professionals involved in your case will expect to be paid.

Accordingly, insurance coverage is a significant consideration. Although the defendant may have few assets from which to collect a future judgment, there may be sufficient insurance coverage available to pay any eventual judgment. Note, however, that most insurance policies typically do not cover intentional torts.

An experienced personal injury attorney can help you review the various risks and benefits of pursuing a lawsuit, in light of your specific circumstances. Before deciding whether to undertake the time and expense of litigation, you must carefully weigh your involvement in any comparative or contributory negligence, what evidence will be necessary to prove your case and the amount of damages you should be awarded, and the availability of assets or insurance to secure payment of a future judgment.

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Nick A. Cutrera was honored as one of the Best of the Bar for 2014. Each year, lawyers are asked by the Kansas City Business Journal to vote for their metro-area peers whom they consider the top attorneys in Kansas City. The Journal publishes the list of honorees each September. The list is meant to be used as a resource for anyone needing legal services as well as a showcase for the area’ stop talent. This is the fifth time that Nick has earned the recognition. Nick says “It’s a great honor to be included in the Best of the Bar. Kansas City has a wonderful and talented legal community and I’m proud to be a part of it.”

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Nick A. Cutrera was elected President of the Eastern Jackson County Bar Association at its annual meeting on May 2, 2013. His term will run until next May. The Eastern Jackson County Bar Association is a professional association for members of the Missouri Bar that practice in the Kansas City metropolitan area, including eastern Jackson County.

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Each year, in and around the Lee’s Summit area, the U.S. Commerce Association chooses only the best local businesses to be recognized as the “Best of Lee’s Summit”. The companies chosen exemplify the best of small business; often leading through customer service and community involvement.  Nick Cutrera has received the 2014 Best of Lee’s Summit- Divorce Lawyer award.

The Law Offices of Nick A. Cutrera, LLC is among a very small group of companies that have won the Best of Lee’s Summit Award in consecutive years. This distinction resulted in its earning the Lee’s Summit Business Hall of Fame distinction.