Firm Profile

McAnany, Van Cleave and Phillips (MVP), a full-service law firm, is one of the oldest law firms in the Midwest. MVP represents local, national, and international companies including Fortune 500 corporations, small businesses and individuals, governmental entities, as well as not-for-profits with lawyers practicing in Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Iowa and Arkansas.  Martindale-Hubbell, an authoritative resource for information on the legal profession, has long assigned to MVP an AV rating, Martindale-Hubbell's top rating.

History and Vision

McAnany, Van Cleave and Phillips (MVP) was established in Kansas City, Kansas, in 1901.  Our founders, E.S. McAnany and Maurice Alden, combined a traditional philosophy of ethics and integrity with a creative and proactive legal practice.  Today, our attorneys continue that vision of service with results, ethics with integrity, and creativity with solutions with a focus on quality and values to advance our clients' interests.

The firm's early attorneys practiced in areas we continue to successfully serve clients in to this day—real estate law, financial institution law, litigation, and not-for-profit law.  Over the years, our expertise has expanded with the challenges and changes in the law, in business, and in our society to exceed our clients' objectives and offer them service in many other practice areas.

Mission and Values

The MVP Law Firm mission is built on the precepts of quality service and results.  Our attorneys understand and value the importance of building relationships with our clients.  We invest the time to listen and to better understand our clients, their businesses and their objectives to provide the best possible legal representation.  Our purpose is to address our clients' needs and to help them achieve their goals and objectives. 

We are committed to satisfying client needs by providing the services clients want.  We strive to be an accessible resource for our clients and to provide them with prompt, effective assistance. Our long-term relationships with clients speak to our success, integrity, and experience.


At MVP Law Firm, we are advocates and catalysts.  We are problem solvers and creative thinkers.  We are listeners and advisers.  In each of these roles, our objective is the same: to produce results for our clients. 

We have been involved in many noteworthy cases over the years.  On more than one occasion, our attorneys have successfully represented one client, only to have the opposing party hire our attorneys for future representation.  Our attorneys have provided counsel in cases that have changed the legal landscape.  Yet, delivering results for our clients remains our ultimate goal.