Danny Thomas dedicates his practice exclusively to representing victims of catastrophic injuries and wrongful death involving trucking accidents, motor vehicle 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 of those most horrifically harmed.
In 2008, Danny was ranked by Missouri Lawyers Weekly as the 5th Top plaintiffs’ lawyer in Missouri with over $19.34 million obtained by verdicts and settlements and for obtaining the top settlement in Missouri for the families of three elderly women killed in a tractor-trailer collision. Danny was also recognized by Missouri Lawyers Weekly for obtaining the top Missouri product liability verdict in 2009 on behalf of a woman whose husband died due to exposure to asbestos.
Danny was selected by Ingram’s Business Magazine as a member of the 2010 Class of 40 Under Forty honorees. This honor recognizes the most accomplished business and community leaders in the region. In 2009, Danny was 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 Trial Lawyers Association as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the State of Missouri. He was also inducted as a Lead Master for the American Inns of Court, Ross T. Roberts Chapter where he prepares aspiring trial lawyers for courtroom appearances and promotes excellence, collegiality, professionalism, and ethics in the legal community.
In March of 2009, the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association chose Danny as the recipient of the Thomas J. Conway Award. This award is presented annually to one young trial lawyer who exemplifies two traits of the late Tom Conway: (1) outstanding trial skills and (2) the ability to be a fierce advocate and a good friend to opposing counsel at the same time.
In 2008 and in 2009, he was recognized by Law and Politics as a Super Lawyer Rising Star in Missouri and Kansas. Also in 2008, he was recognized by Missouri Lawyers Weekly as an Up and Coming Lawyer.
Danny has been the appointed Chair of The Missouri Bar Tort Law Committee since 2009 and he is also a member of the National Advisory Board for The Association of Plaintiffs Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America. He has served as a Member of the Board of Directors for the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association since 2007 and he has a BV Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell law directory.
Danny brings a unique talent and mindset wherein he refuses to be limited by traditional boundaries in pleading, discovery, settlements or trial. This tenacity comes from serving on active duty in an elite Military Police unit within the United States Marine Corps and being a member of a law firm that has successfully taken on virtually insurmountable odds and institutions in the area of toxic torts including tobacco and popcorn lung disease.
Danny’s cases receive state and national recognition and publicity in Lawyers Weekly USA and Missouri Lawyers Weekly and he is frequently asked to speak at seminars on his pleading, discovery and trial techniques throughout the country.