David M. Mayer

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Kansas City, MO

Monsees & Mayer, P.C.
 | 4717 Grand Avenue, Suite 820
Kansas City, MO 64112
Phone: 816-307-2985
Fax: 816-361-5577
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1992
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Elder Law (20%)
Attorney Profile

David M. Mayer is the managing partner of Monsees & Mayer, P.C., located in Kansas City, Missouri. A native of the city, he focuses his practice on personal injury and wrongful death litigation, with a particular emphasis on assisting children, as well as the elderly who have been sexually abused or harmed by the negligence of other parties. Some of his representative cases have included a $5 million verdict in a case involving swimming pool negligence and confidential settlements in lawsuits dealing with clergy sexual abuse. Mr. Mayer also handles motor vehicle accidents, nursing home negligence and abuse, and premises liability.

As an undergraduate, Mr. Mayer attended Boston College, where he majored in both political science and economics and received a bachelor's degree in 1989. Returning to Missouri, he enrolled at the University of Missouri–Kansas City School of Law on a Victor Wilson Scholarship and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1992. Admitted to practice in Missouri and Kansas, Mr. Mayer is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri, the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit.

The successful results that Mr. Mayer has obtained on behalf of his clients have earned him the high regard of his fellow professionals. The recipient of an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell, Mr. Mayer has also earned a "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo. A member of The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100, he is also admitted to the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Mayer is an active participant in several legal groups, including the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, and the American Society of Legal Advocates.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (40%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Personal Injury - Products (40%): Motor Vehicle Defects, Products Liability

Elder Law (20%)

Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Motor Vehicle Defects, Products Liability


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Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2019

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About David Mayer

Admitted: 1992, Missouri

Professional Webpage: https://monseesmayer.com/our-firm/david-mayer/


  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, awarded by the National Trial Lawyers and American Society of Legal Advocates
  • Top 10 Lawyers In Missouri For Client Satisfaction – American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Corporate LiveWire Global Awards Winner 2016
  • Victor Wilson Scholar, 1991 – 1993
  • AV rated - Martindale Hubbell
  • Super Lawyer MO/KS
  • American Jurisprudence Award, 1990
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Life Member of Who’s Who, 2000
  • Nations Top 1%- National Association of Distinquished Counsel
  • Premier 100 Criminal and Civil Lawyer in Missouri – American Academy of Trial Attorneys

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Kansas, 1993
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 1997
  • The Missouri Bar, Member
  • National Association of Extinguished Attorneys, Member
  • American Academy of Trial Attorneys, Member
  • American Society of Legal Advocates, Member
  • Missouri, 1992
  • U.S. District Court District of Kansas, 1993
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Member
  • American Institute of Plaintiff Attorneys, Member
  • National Association of Trial Lawyers, Member
  • The Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Member
  • American Institute of Plaintiff Attorneys, Member
  • The Kansas Bar, Member
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri, 1992
  • Best Attorneys Of America, Lifetime Charter Member
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, Member
  • Kansas Association of Justice, Sustaining Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • National Trial Lawyers Association, Member

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Quest to Walk, Past Board Member, 2010
  • St. Thomas Moore Men’s Club, Past Treasurer
  • Juvenile Court
  • T.T. Homes Association, Past Board Member, Vice President, 200
  • VAP
  • Committee member of fundraiser to support junior tennis
  • STM Athletic Board, Past President, 2009
  • Saint James Food Pantry, Volunteer Food Server
  • Bishop Sullivan Center

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Presenter, Swimming Pool Accident Litigation, NBI, 2012
  • Presenter, Plaintiff's Personal Injury From Start to Finish, NBI, 2014


  • Automobile Accident, $1,000,000 Verdict
  • $2,1000,000 - Wrongful Death Settlement, 2017
  • 5.2 million dollar verdict - swimming pool, 2003
  • Nursing Home Abuse, Confidential Settlement
  • 2.4 Million dollar Wrongful Death Automobile Accident, 2011
  • Manzella v. Gilbert-Magill Co., 965 S.W. 2d 221 (Mo. App. W.D. 1998)
  • Clergy Sexual Abuse, Confidential Settlement, 2015
  • Royse v. American Economy Ins. Co., 866 SW 2d 873 (Mo. App. W.D. 1993)
  • Truck Accident, $1,000,000 Settlement
  • Sexual Abuse - Clergy - Confidential Amount, 2016
  • Shooting at Night Club, $2,735,000 Verdict
  • $1,250,000 - Settlement - Automobile claim, 2017
  • Nursing Home Negligence, $3,350,000 Verdict
  • Swimming Pool Negligence, $5,000,000 Verdict, 2008
  • Greene v. Penn-America Insurance Company, 242 SW 3d 374 (MO App. 2007)
  • Wrongful Death at swimming pool - Confidential Settlement, 2009
  • Lodigensky v. American States Preferred Ins. Co., 898 S.W.2d 661 (Mo. App. W.D. 1995)
  • Hotel Swimming Pool Negligence, Confidential Settlement
  • Hopfinger v. Kidder Intern., Inc., 827 F.Supp. 1444 (W.D. Mo. 1993)
  • Shooting at Night Club, Confidential Settlement
  • Sexual Abuse - Clergy - Confidential Amount, 2017
  • Automobile Death, $2,750,000 Settlement
  • Nursing Home Neglect - Confidential Amount, 2017
  • 3.2 million dollar verdict - nursing home, 2005
  • Child sexual assault, Confidential Settlement
  • 4.5 Million Dollar Improper Security Verdict, 2005
  • Hedglin v. Stahl Specialty Company, 903 S.W.2d 922 (Mo. App. W.D. 1995)
  • Lifeguard Negligence, Confidential Settlement
  • Marino v. Sander, 834 F.Supp. 1335 (D. Kan. 1993)
  • Shooting at Night Club, $3,500,000 Verdict
  • Sexual Abuse - Day Care, 2016

Educational Background:

  • Rockhurst High School, 1985
  • Boston College, Boston, Massachusetts, B.S., Double Major: Political Science and Economics, 1989
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Office Location for David M. Mayer

4717 Grand Avenue
Suite 820
Kansas City, MO 64112

Phone: 816-307-2985

Fax: 816-361-5577

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Last Updated: 9/23/2019

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