Joseph W. Hemberger
(913) 371-3838

Admitted to Practice:
  • Kansas, 1988
  • Missouri, 1989
  • U.S. District Court, District of Kansas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri

  • J.D. cum laude, Tulane University, 1988
  • B.S. magna cum laude, Creighton University, 1985

Joe Hemberger represents a number of area banks in all facets of lending, organization and day-to-day operations, such as entity formation and regulatory approval, stock issuance, documenting loans and loan workouts, and representing secured creditors in bankruptcy court and in complex litigation involving collections. Mr. Hemberger represents a wide variety of businesses, holding companies, landlords, tenants, and developers in the sale, purchase, leasing, financing, development, and construction of personal and real property.

Mr. Hemberger represents multiple brokers and shippers of goods in the trucking and transportation industry. He is currently general counsel for Kansas City Peterbilt, Inc. and Utility Trailer Sales of Kansas City, Inc., and he was Kansas City Peterbilt, Inc.’s general manager from 1998 to 2001, gaining valuable experience in a large business’s daily operations and in the transportation industry.

Mr. Hemberger’s experience in commercial litigation is expansive, involving all manners of transactions and business-related torts. His knowledge of business transactions enables him to litigate claims, such as breaches of contract, business torts, bankruptcy, and related commercial disputes.

His representative clients include CrossFirst Bank, Enterprise Bank, Bank of Blue Valley, Country Club Bank, Great Western Bank, Bank of Durango, The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, HRPT Properties Trust, HHC Hotels, L.L.C., Cunningham Properties, Midland Railway Association, Unified Government of Kansas City/Wyandotte County, Kansas, Bishop Miege High School, and Kansas City Kansas Community College.

Mr. Hemberger is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell. He is an informal advisor to his church on legal matters, and is a member of the Board of Trustees of Bishop Miege High School.

Practice Areas:
Banking and Finance
Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights
Business and Corporate Law
Construction Law
Directors' and Officers' Liability
Education Law
Estate Planning and Probate
Not-For-Profit Organizations
Professional Liability
Real Estate Law

Successfully negotiate and close real estate and asset transfers for large corporations.
General manager of Kansas City Peterbilt, Inc. 1998-2000.

Professional Organizations:
Kansas Bar Association
The Missouri Bar