Davis, Bethune & Jones, LLC, obtained the largest single verdict against Amtrak in United States history - $160 million in 1999. The law firm is highly experienced national trial counsel handling claims against Amtrak.
Born: St. Louis, Missouri, June 28, 1960
Education: Southwest Missouri State University, B.A., 1983, University of Missouri at Kansas City Law School, J.D., 1987
Membership: The Missouri Bar; Kansas Bar Association; Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys (Member: Board of Governors and Executive Committee).
Admissions: 1987, Missouri and U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri; Kansas
Grant L. Davis graduated from the UMKC Law School in 1987 and is currently a partner with the law firm of Davis, Bethune & Jones, L.L.C. in Kansas City, Missouri.
Grant has devoted his career to representing persons who were injured through the negligence of others. His practice has included the fields of personal injury, products liability and medical negligence.
Awards and Peer Recognition
Early in his career Grant was recognized as having earned "a place among some of the most respected and feared lawyers in the state." Up and Coming Lawyers, Missouri Lawyers Weekly, October 30, 2000. That early recognition has grown into an established reputation in the legal community as a tireless and gifted advocate for his clients. That advocacy has resulted in Grant being named as the "Personal Injury Lawyer of the Year" for 2012 by "Best Lawyers in America." Grant was also recognized as the 2012 recipient of the Tom Strong Award. This award is given to the Missouri attorney who best exemplifies character, professionalism, ethics, and a demonstrated success in the courtroom.
Remarkable Client Success
Grant notes that, "One of the things I like best about the work we do is that I only succeed when my client's succeed." Grant's success on behalf of clients in the courtroom can be seen in numerous jury verdicts in excess of a million dollars. Recent successes range from a $48 Million verdict in a business dispute to a $750 Million dollar settlement on behalf of rice farmers. These achievements build on an established history of working to achieve the best possible outcome for his clients.
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Miscellaneous Information: Named to the "Best Lawyers in America." Casenote Editor, UMKC Law Review, 1986-1987. Author: "Civil Litigation: Sedima v. Irmex Company," 54 U.M.K.C. Law Review 528, Spring, 1986.