Brice’s passion for advocacy and justice for his clients motivates him to never shy away from a fight. As a natural storyteller, Brice focuses on the human side of every case and aspires to always make his clients feel heard during some of the most difficult times in their lives. He understands the legal profession often deals with people at their worst physically, mentally, and emotionally. Brice enjoys making his clients feel taken care of when they need it most and helping them understand the legal framework of their case in simple terms while promoting reasonable choices and expectations.
Areas of Practice
A Passionate and Fearless Advocate
Brice Barnard is a Kansas City native and received his undergraduate degree from Texas Christian University before moving back home to earn his law degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Prior to joining VNJ, Brice worked as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney at the Platte County (Missouri) Prosecuting Attorney’s Office where he focused on prosecuting violent felony offenders and supervising Platte County’s Mental Health Court treatment program. Brice was able to grow his passion for courtroom practice by taking several jury trials to verdict while at the prosecutor’s office. He also served as the main author and supervising attorney for the creation of Platte County’s first diversion program, Platte CARES (Community Alternative with Restorative and Educational Services), which provides second-chance opportunities for low-risk offenders through specialized education and treatment plans.
Before entering the legal field, Brice spent time acting and performing on stage, which gave him the skills and motivation to pursue his dream of becoming a trial lawyer. He now uses the courtroom as his stage to zealously advocate for justice on behalf of VNJ’s clients in many areas of civil litigation with an emphasis on serious personal injury, wrongful death, and medical malpractice. Brice focuses his passion on assisting VNJ’s clients in recovering substantial compensation as a result of catastrophic injuries, medical error or neglect, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Outside of the office, Brice spends his time traveling the globe to expand his knowledge of the human condition. He also enjoys rooting for our Kansas City sports teams. Brice currently serves on the Missouri Bar YLS Council as the American Bar Association YLD Liaison. He is the Chair of the YLS Continuing Education Committee for the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association and serves as a mentor for KCMBA’s Student Leadership Academy. He is also a member of the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys.