David M. Peterson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Class Action & Mass Torts Attorney in Kansas City, MO

Peterson & Associates, P.C.
 | 801 West 47th Street, Suite 107
Kansas City, MO 64112
Phone: 816 439-8470
Fax: 816-531-0660
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2014, 2016 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1984
Practice Areas:
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (70%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

David M. Peterson is an attorney and the founder of Peterson & Associates, P.C. Mr. Peterson handles motor vehicle accident matters on a nationwide basis. He also has experience with various personal injury matters involving dangerous drugs, medical malpractice, nursing home negligence, products liability, toxic exposure, trucking accidents and wrongful death.

A licensed attorney since 1984, Mr. Peterson founded Peterson & Associates, P.C., in 1993 and has handled personal injury matters in more than 20 states. Before founding his practice, he was a partner at a law firm focused on international litigation defense and defended corporations in products liability claims. This background experience provides him with a unique advantage when it comes to litigating claims on behalf of plaintiffs.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Peterson has recovered substantial settlements and verdicts on behalf of clients, resulting in inclusion in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. This prominent organization features attorneys who have recovered million or multimillion-dollar settlements and verdicts for their clients. He has also achieved an AV Preeminent* rating by the peer review organization Martindale-Hubbell.

Outside of the office, Mr. Peterson is involved in legal organizations, including the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, the Missouri Barn, the Minnesota State Bar Association, the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys and The National Trial Lawyers. In addition, he serves on the leaders’ forum of the American Association for Justice.

Mr. Peterson received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Missouri. He earned his law degree from the University of Missouri School of Law.

*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

Class Action/Mass Torts (70%): Toxic Torts

Personal Injury - Products (20%): Products Liability

Personal Injury - General (10%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Toxic Mold, Trucking Accidents

Focus Areas

Toxic Torts, Products Liability, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Toxic Mold, Trucking Accidents


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Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2014, 2016 - 2019

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About David Peterson

Admitted: 1984, Missouri

Professional Webpage: https://www.petersonlawfirm.com/our-team/david-m-peterson/


  • Missouri Super Lawyers®
  • Skelton Advocacy Award, Best Trial Attorney
  • University of Missouri Columbia, Missouri Law Review, Member
  • University of Missouri Columbia, University of Missouri Law School Alumni
  • Kansas Super Lawyers®
  • American Jurisprudence Awards in Evidence, Contracts, Criminal Law I, Criminal Law II and Constitutional Law
  • University of Missouri Columbia, National Moot Court Team, Member
  • University of Missouri-Columbia, Tau Beta Pi, Member
  • A-V lawyer
  • University of Missouri Columbia, Order of the Coif
  • University of Missouri Columbia, Graduated Sixth in Class
  • University of Missouri-Columbia, Pi Tau Sigma, Member

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Leaders Forum of the American Association for Justice
  • Minnesota Bar Association
  • Cornell University Law School
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Missouri Bar Association
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • Minnesota Bar
  • Missouri Association of Trial Lawyers
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Missouri Bar

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • "Stacking of Uninsured Motorist Coverage", 49 Mo. L. Rev. 571, 1984

Educational Background:

  • University of Missouri-Columbia, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, 1981
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Office Location for David M. Peterson

801 West 47th Street
Suite 107
Kansas City, MO 64112

Phone: 816 439-8470

Fax: 816-531-0660

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Last Updated: 7/1/2019

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