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Law Firm in KC
Collected Over
$1.5 Billion for our clients
Trusted By
40,000+ Clients
Andrew K. Smith

Andrew K. Smith


Email aks@hfmlegal.com

  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Motor Vehicle Crashes
  • Toxic Torts
  • Products Liability
  • Insurance Law
  • Property Loss Claims
  • School Fraud
  • Sexual Abuse Cases
  • Funeral Home Fraud and Negligence


Andrew Smith was raised a preacher’s kid in a small Nebraska farm town where he first learned the importance of working hard and treating others fairly. After graduating from the University of Nebraska School of Law in 2002, his first four years of practice focused on defending cases against his insurance company clients and their insureds.This valuable experience taught him the “behind the scenes” approach insurance companies and their lawyers take in evaluating, defending and settling claims; lessons he uses often today as he pursues a fair result for his clients.

Andy’s heart has always been with the underdog. In 2006, he joined Humphrey, Farrington & McClain and has been fighting for those without a voice in the legal system ever since. He represents working people and their loved ones injured by the careless or purposeful conduct of corporations. Forcing those companies and their insurers to treat his clients fairly honors the small town values he learned as a boy.

Whether it be a factory worker catastrophically injured by dangerous chemicals at work, a student defrauded by a sham “college”, or a homeowner whose insurance company refuses to cover losses to a family’s home, Andy works equally hard to secure his client the fair compensation they deserve.

Andy lives in Lee’s Summit with his wife and five sons. 

Notable Verdicts & Settlements

  • $28 Million Verdict in Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis/Metalworking Fluid Case – Berger v. Copeland Compressor Corp. 2013, Laclede County, MO  Circuit Court
  • $20.6 Million Verdict in Chemical Exposure Case – Kirk v. FAG Bearings, 2016, U.S. District Court for Western District of Missouri
  • $7.26 Million Verdict in Popcorn Lung Case – Watson v. Dillon Companies and Gilster Mary Lee, 2012, U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • $5.4 Million Verdict in Popcorn Lung Case – Hallock v. Polarome Int’l, 2011, Baltimore County MD Circuit Court
  • $3 Million Settlement in Student Loan Fraud Case- Ayala et al v. Mission Group Kansas, Inc., 2017, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Kansas
  • Numerous confidential, seven-figure settlements

Bar Admissions

  • Nebraska, 2002
  • Missouri, 2008


BS, Political Science (magna cum laude) University of Nebraska, Kearney, Nebraska, 1999

J.D., with distinction, University of Nebraska College of Law, Lincoln, Nebraska, 2002

Honors & Awards

Super Lawyer — Missouri & Kansas

Super Lawyers 2018-2021

Rising Star — Missouri & Kansas

Super Lawyers 2014-2016

Largest Plaintiff’s Verdicts of 2016

Missouri Lawyers Media 2017

Largest Plaintiff’s Verdicts of 2013

Missouri Lawyers Media 2014

Top 100 Verdicts of 2016

National Law Journal 2016

Top 100 Verdicts of 2013

National Law Journal 2013

Honors & Awards

  • Missouri Association of Trial Lawyers
  • Nebraska Association of Trial Lawyers
  • American Association of Justice