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Ciara L. Harper

Ciara L. Harper


Working as a litigator, Ciara is a strong advocate for clients inside and outside of the courtroom.

Ciara knows that strong client defense is a continual and multi-faceted process. It involves a constant intersection of listening to each client’s individual business goals, thorough research, great preparedness and deft strategy. She believes in using cost-effective technology, such as eDiscovery, to streamline legal work and keep clients working without interruption during litigation. Ciara serves large and small clients across industry sectors, providing due diligence and serving on the legal team that provides end-to-end litigation solutions including:

  • Mediation
  • Arbitration
  • Pre- and post-judgment remedies
  • Appellate work

Clients appreciate that she is able to customize innovative solutions to their local matters while being part of a large legal team with a national footprint, working with firm attorneys in specialty centers and jurisdictions across the country.




  • J.D., William & Mary Law School
    • cum laude
    • William & Mary Business Law Review
  • B.A., Kansas State University
    • magna cum laude
    • Political Science and Modern Languages
    • Secondary Major in International Studies


  • Missouri
  • Colorado
  • Kansas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, District of Kansas

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • The Missouri Bar


  • Spanish, proficient

*Contact Ciara to set up an in-person consultation by appointment in the Kansas City office.
  • Won summary judgment in the US District Court for the Northern District of Georgia on Equal Pay Act and Title VII claims.
  • Member of the trial team for a Missouri agricultural company where plaintiff claimed his Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma was caused by the use of a herbicide. The case resulted in a directed verdict in favor of the client at the close of plaintiff's case.
Outside the Office

Ciara is a Kansas City sports fan.

She follows all her local teams, but is especially fond of watching Chiefs football. Ciara also enjoys traveling. Recent favorite destinations include France, Croatia and Prague. She also enjoys spending time with her husband and their Goldendoodle, Remy.