Daniel A. Thomas

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Independence, MO

Humphrey, Farrington & McClain, PC
 | 221 West Lexington Avenue, Suite 400
Independence, MO 64050
Phone: 816-836-5050
Fax: 816-836-8966
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2018
Selected to Rising Stars: 2008 - 2012
Licensed Since: 2003
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (50%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Daniel Thomas dedicates his practice exclusively to representing victims of catastrophic injuries and wrongful death involving trucking accidents, car 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 for those most horrifically harmed.

Serving clients nationwide, Mr. Thomas 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.

Among his many honors, Mr. Thomas has been recognized by Ingram's Business magazine as a member of the 2010 Class of 40 Under Forty honorees, 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 Association for Justice as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Missouri.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (50%): Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (50%): Medical Malpractice

Focus Areas

Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Medical Malpractice

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 6 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 5 years

Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2018 Rising Stars: 2008 - 2012

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About Daniel Thomas

Admitted: 2003, Missouri

Professional Webpage: http://www.hfmlegal.com/daniel-a-thomas/

Honors/Awards:

  • Recognized by Missouri Lawyers Weekly as obtaining the top settlement in Missouri ($18 million), 2008
  • Peer Review Rating, AV Preeminent, Martindale Hubbell
  • Up and Coming Lawyer, Missouri Lawyers Weekly, 2008
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Missouri, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, 2008 - Present
  • Lead Master, American Inns of Court, 2009 - Present
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation, 2009 - Present
  • Top 40 Under 40, National Trial Lawyers Association, 2012
  • Best of the Bar by the Kansas City Business Journal, 2009 - Present, Best of the Bar, Kansas CIty Business Journal
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyer, The National Trial Lawyers Association, 2008
  • Thomas Conway Award, Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, 2009
  • 40 Under Forty, Ingram's, 2010
  • The Decade Award honors the alumnus who has made an outstanding contribution to the profession within their first 10 years of practice., Decade Award, UMKC Law Alumni Association, 2011
  • APITLA is a organization of plaitniff's lawyers who have committed a significant portion of their practice to trucking law.  This award was given by the Executive Director for "tenacious effort, against overwheliming odds, in achieving succes in the fight for justice.", Thurgood Marshall "Fighting For Justice" Award, Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America, 2011
  • Missouri Lawyers Weekly for obtaining the Largest Wrongful Death Verdict in the State of Missouri, 2010
  • Ranked by Missouri Lawyers Weekly as the 5th Top Plaintiffs’ Lawyer in Missouri, 2008
  • Missouri Lawyers Weekly as obtaining one of the Top Plaintiffs’ Verdicts of the year, 2006
  • This honor recognizes the most accomplished business and community leaders in the region. , 40 Under Forty, Ingram's Business Magazine, 2010
  • Best of the Bar, Kansas City Business Journal, 2009
  • BV Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, 2009
  • Established in 1954 by Mary B. Hocker in memory of her late husband, an outstanding St. Louis trial lawyer, theis award is made annually by the Missouri Bar Foundation to young lawyers who have demonstrated unusual proficiency in the art of trial advocacy., Lon Hocker Award, Missouri Bar Foundation, 2010
  • Awarded to plaintiff attorneys who scored the largest verdicts and settlements in Missouri of the year.  Along with Ken McClain, Danny Thomas had the largest verdit of the year in Gibbs v. Centra Inc. et al.; $32.25 million jury verdict., Largest Plaintiff Win, Missouri Lawyers Media, 2011
  • Missouri Lawyers Weekly for obtaining the Top Product Liability Verdict in the State of Missouri, 2009

Bar/Professional Activity:

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

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • 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
Office Location for Daniel A. Thomas

221 West Lexington Avenue
Suite 400
Independence, MO 64050

Phone: 816-836-5050

Fax: 816-836-8966

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Last Updated: 3/19/2019

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