David Peterson

Peterson & Associates, P.C.
801 W 47th St., Suite 107
Kansas City, MO 64112

In 1993 David M. Peterson founded Peterson & Associates, P.C.™ a highly aggressive and successful plaintiffs-only mass tort and personal injury law firm that handles all types of catastrophic personal injury cases, with an emphasis in the areas of pharmaceutical and medical device litigation. He has obtained well in excess of one million dollars in successful judgments and verdicts. He has collected over $400 million on behalf of his clients.
Mr. Peterson practices from coast-to-coast, and has handled or been involved in cases in over twenty states. Mr. Peterson has been part of many successful mass tort and Multidistrict Court (MDL) litigations, having successfully resolved thousands of cases against pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers.
He was a partner at the international litigation defense firm Shook, Hardy & Bacon where he practiced law for almost ten years. Prior to founding Peterson & Associates, P.C.™, he defended major corporations against catastrophic complex products liability claims, knowing how major corporations defend themselves creates a tremendous advantage in preparing for trial and shaping plaintiffs’ cases to greatly enhance success at trial.
Mr. Peterson has been voted by his peers to be included in Missouri and Kansas SuperLawyers® for the last three years in a row. He has also been rated by his peers as an A-V lawyer, the very highest rating possible as awarded by Martindale-Hubbell.
Memberships & Accolades
Missouri and Kansas SuperLawyers®
A-V lawyer
Skelton Advocacy Award - Best Trial Attorney
American Jurisprudence Awards in Evidence, Contracts, Criminal Law I, Criminal Law II, Constitutional Law
Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Leaders Forum of the American Association for Justice
Missouri Association of Trial Lawyers
Missouri Bar Association
Minnesota Bar Association
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
The National Trial Lawyers
Cornell University Law School
"Stacking of Uninsured Motorist Coverage", 49 Mo. L. Rev. 571 (1984)
Admitted to Bar
Missouri Bar
Minnesota Bar
University of Missouri-Columbia, 1981, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Tau Beta Pi and Pi Tau Sigma, Member
University of Missouri Columbia, 1984, Juris Doctor, cum laude
Order of the Coif
Missouri Law Review, Member
National Moot Court Team, Member
Graduated sixth in class
University of Missouri Law School Alumni
Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee for the California Coordinated Ortho-Evra litigation
Represents hundreds of clients involved in other mass tort litigation, including:
Medtronic Sprint Fidelis
Kugel Mesh Patch