2017 headshotAbout Talia Ravis

Talia grew up in Denver, Colorado, and obtained her undergraduate degree in psychology at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas. After college, she spent two years working in Kansas City with the mentally ill population, as well as freelance reporting for various Kansas City publications, including The Pitch Weekly. Talia then attended law school at the University of Miami (“UM”) in Miami Florida, graduating in 2004, cum laude. Talia attended UM as a Miami Scholar, which is a scholarship program for students who have demonstrated interest in public service. While at UM, Talia was very involved in the University’s Center for Ethics and Public Service.

Talia began her career with a Miami firm that also focused its practice on disability insurance litigation. In 2006, Talia moved to Kansas City and opened her own firm focusing on disability, health and life insurance. Her office is located off 92nd and Ward Parkway, close to where Ward Parkway meets Wornall Road.

Talia is frequently invited to speak to lawyers and other groups of professionals about handling disability, life, and health insurance claims, and managing ERISA claims/subrogation issues. She is also proud to have been recognized by her peers with the coveted AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated SM by Martindale-Hubbell.

Practice Areas:

ERISA/group and non-ERISA/individual disability, life and health insurance litigation, Pension/Retirement benefits, Employee Benefits


  • 2004: Florida
  • 2005: Kansas
  • 2006: Missouri
  • 2006: Southern and Northern Districts of Indiana, Western District of Missouri, District of Kansas
  • 2008: Eastern District of Missouri
  • 2010: Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • 2013: Western District of Michigan


  • Undergraduate College: 1999, University of Kansas, B.A. Psychology, with honors
  • Law School: 2004, University of Miami, Cum Laude


  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Johnson County Bar Association
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
  • Kansas Trial Lawyers Association
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • American Association of Justice
  • Association of Women Lawyers of Kansas City
  • Earl E. O’Connor Inns Of Court


  • Coffee and Core Concepts: Lien Basics

Missouri Bar Association, April 2017

  • Disability, Life and Health Insurance Benefits

Turning Point: The Center for Hope and Healing, April 2017

  • Combatting the Lien Machine

Missouri Bar Association, September 2016

  • Fundamentals of Employment Law

National Business Institute, September 2015

  • Lien On Me

Missouri Bar Association, July 2014

  • Defense Tactics and the Affordable Care Act Webinar

American Association of Justice, May 2014

  • Defense Tactics and the Affordable Care Act Webinar

American Association of Justice, May 2014

  • Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security Update

National Business Institute, August 2013

  • Medicare, Medicaid & Long-Term Care

National Business Institute, July 2013

  • Lien on Me – What Personal Injury Attorneys Must Know

Missouri Bar Association, May 2013

  • Fighting for Employee Benefits

Association of Women Lawyers of Kansas City, Annual Convention, November 2011

  • The Nuts and Bolts of COBRA

American Association of Justice, Annual Convention, July 2011

  • ERISA: Subrogation and Handling Appeals at the Administrative Level

Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, Annual Convention, June 2011

  • Understanding the Role of Medicare and ERISA

National Business Institute Seminar, August 2008

  • Handling an ERISA Appeal

Kansas Bar Association, December 2007


  • Service Life Insurance
    New Appelmans On Insurance Law Library Edition, 2012
  • Ravis on the Impact of MetLife v. Glenn on Permissible Discovery in ERISA Litigation
    2009 Emerging Issues 4503 | www.lexis.com
  • Liens, Assignments, Subrogation and other Traps for the Claimants Lawyer, Revisited 2008
    Missouri Trial Attorney Publication, October 2008
  • Understanding Disability Insurance
    New Appelmans Insurance Law Practice Guide, 2007