Firm History

Couch Pierce King & Wharton, Chtd. was established inhomepage 1974 by now retired Keith Couch. Keith graduated from the University of Kansas City School of Law in 1952. After graduating, he spent several years working for State Farm Insurance Company before joining the law firm Beamer Wells in Kansas City, Missouri. After many successful years with Beamer Wells, Keith made the difficult but ambitious decision to start his own firm. In 1974, Keith moved his practice to the Mission State Bank Building, and established the Law Offices of Keith Couch.

A few years later, in 1976, Hal Pierce, who had been Keith’s law clerk while at Washburn School of Law, joined the firm as a partner. Keith and Hal headed this thriving firm for more than a decade before Robb King, a former partner with the Kansas City firm Morris Larson, accepted an invitation to become a member. Robb joined in 1990 and brought to the firm his expertise in business and commercial litigation.

In 1996, Michael Wharton became an associate of the firm as a junior attorney. After several years of hard work and dedication, he was elevated to firm member in 2003.  His practice emphasis has been in the area of personal injury cases for nearly his entire career.

Couch Pierce King & Wharton focuses on personal injury cases.  Its trial lawyers have a combined 97 years of experience.  For almost forty years, the firm has been providing high quality legal services to all kinds of clients from individuals to small businesses and even major corporations.  It aggressively fights for the rights of all of its clients to make sure that they are treated fairly and receive all of the protections that the law affords.