Boyd Kenter Thomas & Parrish LLC has provided legal counsel to citizens in Independence and the neighboring communities since 1983. Its attorneys handle civil litigation matters, including wrongful death claims related to automobile crashes, railroad collisions, medical malpractice, and dangerous products. They also represent workers who acquired mesothelioma from prolonged exposure to asbestos. Founder John B. Boyd is a former judge with the Missouri Division of Workers' Compensation. In 2010, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the WILG.