Andrew K. Smith

Associate Attorney
Andrew Smith was raised a preacher’s kid in a small Nebraska farm town where he first learned the importance of working hard and treating others fairly. After graduating from the University of Nebraska School of Law in 2002, his first four years of practice focused on defending cases against his insurance company clients and their insureds.This valuable experience taught him the “behind the scenes” approach insurance companies and their lawyers take in evaluating, defending and settling claims; lessons he uses often today as he pursues a fair result for his clients.

Andy’s heart has always been with the underdog. In 2006, he joined Humphrey, Farrington & McClain and has been fighting for those without a voice in the legal system ever since. He represents working people and their loved ones injured by the careless or purposeful conduct of corporations. Forcing those companies and their insurers to treat his clients fairly honors the small town values he learned as a boy.

Whether it be a factory worker catastrophically injured by dangerous chemicals at work, a student defrauded by a sham “college”, or a homeowner whose insurance company refuses to cover losses to a family’s home, Andy works equally hard to secure his client the fair compensation they deserve.

Highlights

Wrongful Death – Plaintiffs

Personal Injury- Plaintiffs

Toxic Torts- Plaintiffs

Motor Vehicle Crashes – Plaintiffs

Products Liability- Plaintiffs

Insurance Law – Plaintiffs

Property Loss Claims – Plaintiffs

School Fraud – Plaintiffs

Sexual Abuse Cases – Plaintiffs

Funeral Home Fraud and Negligence – Plaintiffs

Nebraska, 2002
Missouri, 2008
University of Nebraska College of Law, Lincoln, Nebraska

J.D. with distinction – 2002

University of Nebraska, Kearney, Nebraska

B.S. magna cum laude – 1999
Major: Political Science

$28 Million Verdict in Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis/Metalworking Fluid Case – Berger v. Copeland Compressor Corp. 2013, Laclede County, MO  Circuit Court

$20.6 Million Verdict in Chemical Exposure Case – Kirk v. FAG Bearings, 2016, U.S. District Court for Western District of Missouri

$7.26 Million Verdict in Popcorn Lung Case – Watson v. Dillon Companies and Gilster Mary Lee, 2012, U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado

$5.4 Million Verdict in Popcorn Lung Case – Hallock v. Polarome Int’l, 2011, Baltimore County MD Circuit Court

$3 Million Settlement in Student Loan Fraud Case- Ayala et al v. Mission Group Kansas, Inc., 2017, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Kansas

Numerous confidential, seven-figure settlements

2017 Missouri Lawyers Weekly- Largest Plaintiff’s Verdicts of 2016

2014 Missouri Lawyers Weekly- Largest Plaintiff’s Verdicts of 2013

Missouri Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2016

National Law Journal Top 100 Verdicts of 2016

National Law Journal Top 100 Verdicts of 2013

Missouri Association of Trial Lawyers

Nebraska Association of Trial Lawyers

American Association of Justice