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Law Firm in KC
Collected Over
$1.5 Billion for our clients
Trusted By
40,000+ Clients
Daniel A. Thomas

Daniel A. Thomas


Email dat@hfmlegal.com

  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • Trucking and Motor Vehicle Collisions
  • Toxic Torts
  • Products Liability


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 has four children and is married to Brianne Thomas, the managing partner of Boyd Kenter Thomas & Parrish.

Notable Verdicts & Settlements

  • $108,000,000 Jury Verdict in Wrongful Death Case – Mansfield v. Horner, et al, 2012
  • $35,250,000 Jury Verdict in Wrongful Death Case – Gibbs v. Centra, 2010
  • $3,000,000 Verdict – John Does v. United States of America, 2020
  • $1 Million Settlement in Trucking Case – Stephanie Stanton v. Confidential, 2015
  • $300,000 Settlement in Bullycide Case – Nugent v. Carl Junction R-1 School District, 2015
  • Numerous Six, Seven, and Eight-Figure Confidential Settlements

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri, 2003
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri, 2003
  • U.S. District Court for Minnesota
  • Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals


BA, Park University, 1999

J.D., University of Missouri College of Law at Kansas City, 2002

Honors & Awards

  • 2006- Top 20 Plaintiffs’ Verdicts of the Year, Missouri Lawyers Weekly
  • 2008-Up and Coming Lawyer, Missouri Lawyers Media
  • 2008 & 2009-Rising Star in Missouri and Kansas, Super Lawyers
  • 2008-Top Settlement in Missouri ($18 Million), Missouri Lawyers Media
  • 2008-Ranked 5th Top Plaintiffs’ Lawyer in Missouri, Missouri Lawyers Weekly
  • 2008-2012-Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Super Lawyers
  • 2009-2021-Best of the Bar, Kansas City Business Journal
  • 2009-Thomas J. Conway Award, Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • 2009-Top Product Liability Verdict in the State of Missouri ($4.5 Million), Missouri Lawyers Media
  • 2010-Lon O. Hocker Award, Missouri Bar Foundation
  • 2010-40 Under Forty, Ingram’s Business Magazine
  • 2010-Largest Wrongful Death Verdict of the Year ($35.25 Million), Missouri Lawyers Media
  • 2011-Decade Award, UMKC Law Foundation Alumni Association
  • 2011-Top Plaintiff Win in the State of Missouri, Missouri Lawyers Media
  • 2011-Thurgood Marshall “Fighting for Justice Award,” Association of Plaintiff’s Interstate Trucking Lawyers
  • 2011-AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • 2012-Ranked 1st Top Plaintiffs’ Lawyer in Missouri, Missouri Lawyers Media
  • 2012-Top 40 Under 40, The National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2013-Largest Plaintiff’s Verdict in the State of Missouri ($108.65 Million), Missouri Lawyers Media
  • 2013-Legal Champion Award, Missouri Lawyers Media
  • 2013-2021-Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers
  • 2014-Top 100 Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers
  • 2015-Plaintiff’s attorney with the most reported verdicts/judgments in the state of Missouri, Missouri Lawyers Media
  • 2017-2019–Top Attorneys in Kansas City, 435 Magazine
  • 2008-2021-Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Missouri, American Association of Justice
  • 2008-2021-Top 100 Trial Lawyer, The National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2018-2021–Best Lawyers in America Personal Injury Litigation and Product Liability Litigation,   Best Lawyers in America
  • 2021-Legal Champion Award (Danny is the only attorney in the state of Missouri to win this award twice), Missouri Lawyers Media