Tim Becker

Dollar, Burns, Becker & Hershewe
1100 Main St Ste 2600
Kansas City, MO 64105
(816) 876-2600

Practice Groups –
  • Truck Crash
  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Wrongful Death

Bio -

During his nearly 30-year legal career, Tim Becker has become known and revered as one of this nation’s leading truck crash attorneys. Through his work at Dollar, Burns & Becker, Tim has tried truck crashes in 33 of the 50 states and won millions of dollars in settlements for his clients.

Tim knows, without exception, truck crashes are not accidents. There is a reason the crash happened, and he works tirelessly to find out why. Tim knows the patterns, what to look for, what documents the trucking companies should have and what its drivers should be doing. This is why Tim is so effective, and what makes Dollar, Burns & Becker one of the most sought-after truck crash law firms in the country. For Tim, the settlements are not what matters. It’s being able to provide comfort and hope for the families of truck crash victims, and being their voice for change so this doesn’t happen again.

Two of his most noteworthy cases includes the Breedlove vs. S&H Express, Inc.; Jeffery Rice; Losif Ghimbasan: MODA Transport, Inc., that was settled for $4.09 million, and Holdeman v. Stratman where a jury awarded a verdict of $37.5 million.

Awards and Honors


Super Lawyers – 2006-2010 and 2013-2019

The National Trial Lawyer’s – Top 100 Trucking Attorneys in Missouri – 2017-2019

The National Trial Lawyer’s – Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Attorneys in Missouri – 2009-2019

American Trial Lawyers Association – Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America – 2008-2016

Kansas City Business Journal – Best of the Bar – 2009-2016

Missouri Lawyers Weekly - Power 30 - 2020

Professional Associations and Memberships


The Missouri Bar, Member

Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Member

Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Member

Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, Board of Governors, Co-chair of Judicial Outreach Committee and Missouri Trial Lawyers Care

Association for American Justice, Truck Litigation Group, Member

Association of Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America, Member

UMKC School of Law, former adjunct professor in Trial Advocacy

Hope House for Battered Women and Children, Former Board of Directors