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Grant L. Davis

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Kansas City, MO

Davis, Bethune & Jones, L.L.C.
1100 Main Street, Suite 2930
Kansas City, MO 64105
Phone: 816-643-3674
Fax: 816-472-5972
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2022
Licensed in Missouri Since: 1987
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff, Professional Liability: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

Grant L. Davis has devoted his legal career to standing up for the rights of clients who have been harmed due to the negligent or intentional acts or omissions of other parties. The co-founder of Davis, Bethune & Jones, L.L.C., he practices out of the firm’s offices in Kansas City, Missouri, and he provides aggressive representation to clients throughout the greater metropolitan area. Admitted to practice in Missouri since 1987, Mr. Davis is also admitted to practice in Arkansas and Kansas and before the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri.

During his distinguished career, Mr. Davis has been able to obtain billions of dollars in compensation for his clients through jury verdicts as well as through settlements that he has negotiated out of court. He has worked on both individual lawsuits as well as class actions and mass tort litigation, and the cases that he has handled have included defective and dangerous products, medical malpractice, truck and other motor vehicle collisions, and aviation accidents. Outside of the personal injury area, Mr. Davis has had significant experience in business and farm-related disputes, and his track record in those matters has been just as successful.

Mr. Davis has received a significant amount of positive recognition from his fellow attorneys for the high quality of his work and the results that it has produced. Among his many honors and awards are an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a “Superb” peer review rating through Avvo. In addition, Mr. Davis has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America on many occasions, and that organization has named him Lawyer of the Year for his successes in mass torts, product liability and personal injury litigation.

*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
  • 50%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 30%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
  • 20%Professional Liability: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Construction Accident, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices, Legal Malpractice, Professional Malpractice - Other, Ethics & Professional Responsibility


18 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2022

About Grant L. Davis

First Admitted: 1987, Missouri

Professional Webpage:


  • Top Verdict in Jackson County, Missouri – 2003 (McCormack v. Capital Electric – $30 Million), Top Verdict
  • Missouri Lawyers Weekly – Up and Coming Lawyer – 2000 (Earning “a place among some of the most respected and feared lawyers in the state.”), Missouri Lawyers Weekly
  • Top Verdict in Missouri and Top 3 in the Country – 2002 (Hayes v. Courtney – $2.2 Billion), Missouri
  • Global Directory of Who’s Who honor as “Top Lawyer” – Lifetime Member – “In recognition of hard work, dedication and contributions to the legal profession.”, Who’s Who
  • 2010 (Metheny v. Arkansas Children’s Hospital – $20 Million), Largest Medical Negligence case in Arkansas history
  • (Magnuson v. Ramage – $9.5 Million) 2007, Largest Wrongful Death Verdict in St. Louis County
  • Recognition by Super Lawyers as of of the “Top Lawyers”, Super Lawyers
  • Top 10 Attorneys in Missouri and Kansas, 2008, KC Magazine’s Super Lawyers
  • Character, Professionalism, Ethics and Courtroom Success – 2012, Tom Strong Award
  • President of Missouri, 2008, Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2011 (Abengoa v. Chicago Title – $48 Million), Top Verdict in Missouri
  • 2012 (In re Genetically Modified Rice – $750 Million), Top Settlement in Missouri
  • Lawyer of the Year – Personal Injury Litigation – 2012, Best Lawyers in America
  • Lawyer of the Year – Mass Tort Litigation – 2013, Best Lawyers in America
  • 2013 (Nye v. BNSF – $9.6 Million), Top Wrongful Death Verdict in Oklahom
  • Lawyer of the Year – Mass Tort Litigation – 2015, Best Lawyers in America
  • Lawyer of the Year – Product Liability Litigation – 2016, Best Lawyers in America
  • Power 30 – 2020, Power List
  • Defender of Justice Award – 2015-2016, Legal Aid of Western Missouri
  • 100 of the Best Plaintiff Lawyers in the U.S., Inner Circle of Advocates

Pro bono/Community Service

  • University of Missouri – Kansas City Law School Courtroom – Recognition of DBJ for Outstanding Alumni Support and Contribution
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • LEAP Program (Lawyers Encouraging Academy Performance) – “King of Court” Award – Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • University of Missouri – Kansas City Law School – Adjunct Professor of Law

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Executive Board Member of Missouri Trial Lawyers Association – 2000-2007
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Office Location for Grant L. Davis

1100 Main Street
Suite 2930
Kansas City, MO 64105

Phone: 816-643-3674

Fax: 816-472-5972

Last Updated: 6/24/2022

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