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.
Education: University of Tennessee at Martin, B.S., 1985, University of Missouri at Kansas City, J.D., 1988
Membership: American Board of Trial Advocates (Past President-Western Missouri-Eastern Kansas Chapter); Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association (President and Fellow of the Bar); Kansas and Tennessee Bar Associations; The Missouri Bar; Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys (Member, Board of Governors); Kansas Association for Justice (Member,Board of Governors); American Association for Justice (Member, Product Liability Section).
Admissions: 1988, Missouri; 1989, Kansas; U.S. District Court, Western and Eastern Districts of Missouri and the District of Kansas; U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth and Tenth Circuits ; U.S. District Court, District of Kansas; 1995, Tennessee
Miscellaneous Information: Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum; Listed in The Best Lawyers Of America ® in the category of Personal Injury Litigation.
Mr. Scott Bethune is a founding member of the law firm Davis, Bethune & Jones, LLC in Kansas City, MO. Mr. Bethune and his firm concentrate their trial practice in the areas of product liability, railroad crossing litigation, automobile/tractor-trailer litigation, professional negligence, and mass tort litigation. Mr. Bethune received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Tennessee-Martin in 1985 and received a Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 1988. He is licensed to practice in the states of Missouri, Kansas and Tennessee. Mr. Bethune is admitted to practice before the United States District Court or the Western and Eastern Districts of Missouri and the District of Kansas, as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth and Tenth Circuits.
Mr. Bethune is listed in The Best Lawyers of America ® in the categories of Personal Injury Litigation, Product Liability Litigation, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions, and Medical Malpractice Law. He has also been recognized in the Kansas City Business Journal as “Best of the Bar” by his peers as well as “Super Lawyer” by the Missouri Kansas Super Lawyer Magazine. Mr. Bethune has been inducted as a member of The American Board of Trial Advocates, where he is a Past-President of the Western Missouri/Eastern Kansas Chapter. He currently serves as a Commissioner on the 16th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission serving Jackson County, Missouri.
Mr. Bethune is an officer and member of the Executive Committee of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, currently serving as President. He is on the Board of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Foundation. He also serves on the Executive Committee of the University of Missouri-Kansas City Law Foundation Board of Trustees serving as Vice-President of Development. He is also a member of the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys (Member Board of Governors), the Kansas Association for Justice (Member Board of Governors), the American Association for Justice, the Missouri Bar, the Kansas Bar Association, and the Tennessee Bar Association.