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Kenneth B. McClain

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Location:
Independence, Missouri
Phone:
816-836-5050
888-353-0491 (Toll Free)
Fax:
816-836-8966
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Attorney Kenneth B. McClain has had many high-profile cases during his career, including multimillion-dollar settlements for clients suffering from popcorn lung disease as the result of exposure to diacetyl vapors from microwave popcorn.

As a partner in the firm Humphrey, Farrington & McClain P.C., Mr. McClain focuses on personal injury, asbestos and toxic tort. Serving clients nationwide, Mr. McClain also represents clients locally in the Kansas City metro area, including the cities of Kansas City (Missouri and Kansas), Independence, Liberty, Lexington, Blue Springs, Gladstone, Raymore, Raytown, Belton, Harrisonville and the counties of Cass, Clay, Clinton, Henry, Jackson, Lafayette, Platte and Ray.

Mr. McClain graduated with honors from the University of Michigan Law School. He is a member of the Independence Chamber of Commerce, Jackson County Bar Library, YMCA, Metro K.C. East Region and Child Placement Services.

Verdicts recognized as top nationally or in Missouri

  • 1991 – $14.25 million The National Law Journal
  • 1993 - $19.7 million – The National Law Journal
  • 2000 - $90 million – The National Law Journal
  • 2002 - $15 million – Missouri Lawyers Weekly Top 100 Verdicts
  • 2004 - $20 million – Top 100 Verdicts – Missouri Lawyers Weekly
  • 2005 - $22 million – Top 100 Verdicts – Missouri Lawyers Weekly
  • 2005 - $15 million; $15 million (2) – Top 100 Verdicts – Missouri Lawyers Weekly
  • 2008 - $15 million – Missouri Lawyers Weekly
  • 2009 - $7.9 million – Verdict Search
  • 2010 - $30.4 million – Missouri Lawyers Weekly
  • 2010 - $35.25 million – Missouri Lawyers Weekly

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Asbestos
  • Toxic Tort

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri, 1982
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1982
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court District of Kansas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court District of Arizona
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit
  • Supreme Court of Missouri
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America

Education

  • The University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, Michigan
    • J.D. - 1982
    • Honors: Editor, Journal of Law Reform
  • Graceland College, Lamoni, Iowa
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude
    • Honors: Chairman of the Board of Trustees

Representative Clients

  • Southland Corporation
  • Center Bank of K.C., NA
  • R.L.D.S. Church
  • Jordan Perlmutter and Company

References

  • Jordan Perlmutter & Co.
  • Center Bank of K.C., NA

Honors and Awards

  • Missouri Lawyers Weekly - Top Plaintiff Verdict, 2010
  • Missouri Lawyer of the Year - Missouri Lawyers Weekly, 2005
  • "Best of the Bar" - Kansas City Business Journal
  • "Best Lawyers in America" - U.S. News and World Report
  • "Best Lawyers in Kansas City" - Ingram's
  • Martindale/Hubbell Rating: AV
  • Community Service Award - Distinguished Service Award, Independence Chamber Of Commerce, 1999
  • Hometown Hero's Award Revitalizing Independence Square, Jackson County Historical Society, 2003
  • Citizen Of Year - Truman Heartland Foundation, 2007
  • Community Service Award - Distinguished Service Award, Independence Chamber Of Commerce, 2006

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Independence Chamber of Commerce, Counsel, 1986 - Present
  • Jackson County Bar Library, 1987 - Present
  • YMCA, Metro K.C. East Region, 1987 - Present
  • Child Placement Services, 1987 - Present
  • State Historical Society of Missouri, Member Board of Trustees

Past Employment Positions

  • Humphrey, Farrington & McClain. P.C., Shareholder and Vice-President, 1985 - 2012
  • Stinson Mag & Fizzell, Associate, 1982 - 1985

Pro Bono Activities

  • Chairman, Board of Trustees, Graceland University, Lamoni, Iowa
  • Member, Board of Trustees, The State Historical Society of Missouri

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