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Daniel A. Thomas

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Location:
Independence, Missouri
Phone:
816-836-5050
888-353-0491 (Toll Free)
800-640-8133
Fax:
816-836-8966
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Danny Thomas dedicates his practice exclusively to representing victims of catastrophic injuries and wrongful death involving trucking accidents, motor vehicle accidents, product defects, nursing home litigation and medical malpractice. At Humphrey, Farrington & McClain, P.C. in Independence, Missouri, he continues that firm's national reputation of aggressive representation of those most horrifically harmed.

In 2008, Danny was ranked by Missouri Lawyers Weekly as the 5th Top plaintiffs' lawyer in Missouri with over $19.34 million obtained by verdicts and settlements and for obtaining the top settlement in Missouri for the families of three elderly women killed in a tractor-trailer collision.  Danny was also recognized by Missouri Lawyers Weekly for obtaining the top Missouri product liability verdict in 2009 on behalf of a woman whose husband died due to exposure to asbestos.

Danny was selected by Ingram's Business Magazine as a member of the 2010 Class of 40 Under Forty honorees.  This honor recognizes the most accomplished business and community leaders in the region.  In 2009, Danny was named Best of the Bar by the Kansas City Business Journal, inducted as a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and honored by the American Trial Lawyers Association as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the State of Missouri.  He was also inducted as a Lead Master for the American Inns of Court, Ross T. Roberts Chapter where he prepares aspiring trial lawyers for courtroom appearances and promotes excellence, collegiality, professionalism, and ethics in the legal community.

In March of 2009, the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association chose Danny as the recipient of the Thomas J. Conway Award.  This award is presented annually to one young trial lawyer who exemplifies two traits of the late Tom Conway: (1) outstanding trial skills and (2) the ability to be a fierce advocate and a good friend to opposing counsel at the same time.

In 2008 and in 2009, he was recognized by Law and Politics as a Super Lawyer Rising Star in Missouri and Kansas.  Also in 2008, he was recognized by Missouri Lawyers Weekly as an Up and Coming Lawyer. 

Danny has been the appointed Chair of The Missouri Bar Tort Law Committee since 2009 and he is also a member of the National Advisory Board for The Association of Plaintiffs Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America.  He has served as a Member of the Board of Directors for the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association since 2007 and he has a BV Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell law directory.  

Danny brings a unique talent and mindset wherein he refuses to be limited by traditional boundaries in pleading, discovery, settlements or trial. This tenacity comes from serving on active duty in an elite Military Police unit within the United States Marine Corps and being a member of a law firm that has successfully taken on virtually insurmountable odds and institutions in the area of toxic torts including tobacco and popcorn lung disease. 

Danny's cases receive state and national recognition and publicity in Lawyers Weekly USA and Missouri Lawyers Weekly and he is frequently asked to speak at seminars on his pleading, discovery and trial techniques throughout the country.  To reach Danny, call 888-353-0491 or email dat@hfmlegal.com.

 

Year Joined Firm

  • 2004

Areas of Practice

  • Wrongful Death - - Plaintiffs
  • Personal Injury -- Plaintiffs
  • Trucking Law - - Plaintiffs
  • Product Defects - - Plaintiffs
  • Medical Malpractice - - Plaintiffs
  • Nursing Home Litigation - - Plaintiffs
  • Transportation law - - Plaintiffs
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents - - Plaintiffs
  • Toxic Torts - -Plaintiffs
  • Insurance Law- - Plaintiffs

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri

Education

  • University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, Kansas City, Missouri
    • J.D.

Classes/Seminars

  • Lessons In Trucking, Association of Plaintiff Interstate Lawyers of America, 2010
  • Who Really Owns The Trucking Company: Tracing The Small Company To The Hidden Deep Pockets, Association of Plaintiff Interstate Lawyers of America, 2009
  • Using Violations of FMCSA Regulations For Drug and Alcohol Testing To Prove Civil Liability, Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, 2009
  • Proving Punitive Damages in a Trucking Case, Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, 2009
  • East Bound and Down: Loaded Up and Trucking, Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, 2009
  • Righting the Wrong Prescription: Pharmaceutical Malpractice and Liability, Missouri Bar, 2009
  • Developments in Transportation and Trucking Law, Missouri Bar, 2008

Honors and Awards

  • Martindale Hubbell AV Rated, 2014 - Present
  • Thomas Conway Award, Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, 2009
  • Best of the Bar, Kansas City Business Journal, 2009
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Missouri, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, 2008 - Present
  • 40 Under Forty, Ingram's, 2010
  • Up and Coming Lawyer, Missouri Lawyers Medial, 2008
  • BV Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, 2009
  • Lead Master, American Inns of Court, 2009 - Present
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation, 2009 - Present
  • Named Top 40 Under 40 in the State of Missouri by the National Trial Lawyers Association, 2012 - Present
  • Recipient of the Thurgood Marshall "Fighting For Justice" Award, 2011 - Present
  • Recipient of the Decade Award, 2011 - Present
  • Recognized by Missouri Lawyers Weekly for obtaining the largest wrongful death verdict in the State of Missouri, 2010 - Present
  • Recipient of the Lon O. Hocker Award, 2010 - Present
  • Recipient of the Thomas J. Conway Award, 2009 - Present
  • Recognized by Missouri Lawyers Weekly for obtaining the top product liability verdict in the state of Missouri, 2009 - Present
  • Best of the Bar by the Kansas City Business Journal, 2009 - 2012
  • Ranked by Missouri Lawyers Weekly as the 5th top plaintiffs' lawyer in Missouri, 2008 - Present
  • Recognized by Missouri Lawyers Weekly as obtaining the top settlement in Missouri ($18 million), 2008 - Present
  • Recognized by Law and Politics as a Super Lawyer Rising Star, 2008 - 2012
  • Recognized by Missouri Lawyers Weekly as an Up & Coming Lawyer, 2008 - Present
  • Named Top 100 Trial Lawyer in the State of Missouri by the National Trial Lawyers Association, 2008 - 2012
  • Recognized by Missouri Lawyers Weekly as obtaining one of the top plaintiffs' verdicts of the year, 2006 - Present
  • BV Rating by Martindale Hubbell, 2008 - Present
  • Legal Champion Award by Missouri Lawyers Media, 2013
  • Top Plaintiffs’ Verdict by Missouri Lawyers Media , 2013

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Association of Justice, Member, 2003 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Fellow, 2008 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Member, 2003 - Present
  • Missouri Bar Association, Chair Missouri Bar Tort Committee, 2009 - Present
  • Missouri Bar Association, Legislative Review Subcommittee, 2009 - Present
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Co-Chair, Membership Committee, 2009 - Present
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Co-Chair, Judicial Retention Committee, 2009 - Present
  • Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America, National Advisory Committee, 2010 - Present
  • Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America, Missouri State Advisory Committee, 2009 - 2010
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, Member, 2003 - Present
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, Vice Chair, CLE Committee, 2009 - Present
  • Hispanic Bar Association, Member, 2009 - Present
  • Association for Women Attorneys of Greater Kansas City, Member, 2007 - Present
  • Eastern Jackson County Bar Association, Member, 2004 - Present
  • UNKC Inns of Court, Coordinating Master, 2005
  • American Association of Justice, Board of Governors , 2012 - Present
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, Board of Governors, 2010 - Present
  • American Bar Associaiton, Fellow, 2009 - Present
  • UMKC School of Law, Trial Ad I, Adjunct Professor, 2011 - Present
  • Missouri Bar Tort Law Committeen, Chairperson, 2009 - 2011
  • Tort Law Legistlative Review Subcommittee, 2009 - Present
  • KCMBA Judicial Retention Committee, Co-Chair, 2008 - Present
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Board of Directors, 2007 - 2012
  • Inn Master, American Inns of Court, Ross T. Roberts Chapter
  • National Advisory Board, The Association of Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America
  • Coordinating Master, Oliver Hayes Dean Inn, University of Missouri – Kansas City Inns of Court, 2005
  • The Association of Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America

Past Employment Positions

  • United States Marines, Military Police Battalion, Sergeant, 1994 - 2002

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