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Grant Davis

Davis Bethune & Jones, LLC
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Grant Davis
Davis Bethune & Jones, LLC
Kansas City,


During his career, Grant L. Davis has represented people who have been harmed by negligent or intentional acts. He feels a calling to fight for his client’s rights and obtain justice. Grant chose plaintiffs law because it gave him the opportunity to fight for those who had been harmed by wrong doers. He found people were often coming to him in their darkest hour, and being able to help his clients gave meaning to his practice of law.

Grant is best known for his track record of winning large jury verdicts. Over time his record of obtaining significant jury verdicts has caused defendants to propose larger settlement offers for his clients before trial.

Grant met Scott S. Bethune and Tom C. Jones while in law school. The three formed a solid friendship and worked together for many years before establishing DBJ in 2001. If Grant isn’t busy in the courtroom, you can find him with his family or giving back in the community.


Grant L. Davis has developed a remarkable track record of success in his legal career. In spending time with him, however, it’s not difficult to see how he achieves such stellar results. Grant believes in his clients and works very hard. Whether representing the families of victims of physical injury or death due to defective products, train or plane accidents, tractor-trailer crashes or medical negligence, Grant can be counted on to turn over each stone, track down every lead, interview each witness and identify all evidence that will lead to the best possible result for his client.

Grant has obtained billions of dollars in jury verdicts and settlements. Defendants and insurance companies know that Grant will go to trial and obtain the best possible results. Grant’s success in injury and death cases may be unparalleled.

In addition to these injury-case results, his ability to win in high-stakes business and farming-related disputes is also noteworthy. DBJ has represented farmers throughout the country. Grant has taken on cases against some of the world’s largest agricultural companies, including Bayer Cropsciences and Archer-Daniels-Midland Company. Grant has helped other clients in business settings, including representing two dedicated medical scientists who had their company stolen from them. No matter what the circumstances, Grant will fight hard to obtain justice for his clients.


Inner Circle of Advocates – 100 of the Best Plaintiff Lawyers in the U.S.

Tom Strong Award for Character, Professionalism, Ethics and Courtroom Success – 2012

Best Lawyers in America – Lawyer of the Year – Personal Injury Litigation – 2012

Best Lawyers in America – Lawyer of the Year – Mass Tort Litigation – 2013

Best Lawyers in America – Lawyer of the Year – Mass Tort Litigation – 2015

Best Lawyers in America – Lawyer of the Year – Product Liability Litigation – 2016

Listed in Best Lawyers in America listing for two decades.

President of Missouri Trial Lawyers Association – 2008

Executive Board Member of Missouri Trial Lawyers Association – 2000-2007

LEAP Program (Lawyers Encouraging Academy Performance) – “King of Court” Award – Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association

University of Missouri – Kansas City Law School Courtroom – Recognition of DBJ for Outstanding Alumni Support and Contribution

University of Missouri – Kansas City Law School – Adjunct Professor of Law

Legal Aid of Western Missouri – Defender of Justice Award – 2015-2016

American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)

Recognition by SuperLawyers as of of the “Top Lawyers”

Global Directory of Who’s Who honor as “Top Lawyer” – Lifetime Member – “In recognition of hard work, dedication and contributions to the legal profession.”

Top 10 Attorneys in Missouri and Kansas – KC Magazine’s Super Lawyers – 2008

Missouri Lawyers Weekly – Up and Coming Lawyer – 2000 (Earning “a place among some of the most respected and feared lawyers in the state.”)

Top Verdict in Missouri – 1999 (Alcorn v. U.P. – $160 Million)

Second Largest Plaintiff’s Verdict in State of Missouri – 2001 (Lopez v. Three Rivers Electric Cooperative – $21 Million)

Top Verdict in Missouri and Top 3 in the Country – 2002 (Hayes v. Courtney – $2.2 Billion)

Top Verdict in Jackson County, Missouri – 2003 (McCormack v. Capital Electric – $30 Million)

Largest Wrongful Death Verdict in St. Louis County – 2007 (Magnuson v. Ramage – $9.5 Million)

Largest Medical Negligence case in Arkansas history – 2010 (Metheny v. Arkansas Children’s Hospital – $20 Million)

Top Verdict in Missouri – 2011 (Abengoa v. Chicago Title – $48 Million)

Top Settlement in Missouri – 2012 (In re Genetically Modified Rice – $750 Million)

Top Settlement in Missouri – 2014 (Confidential)

Top Wrongful Death Verdict in Oklahoma – 2013 (Nye v. BNSF – $9.6 Million)

Top Personal Injury Settlement in Kentucky – 2014 (Confidential)

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