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David was born and raised in Kansas City, where he attended Rockhurst High School. He went on to Boston College and earned a double major in Political Science and Economics. Upon returning to Kansas City, David enrolled at the University of Missouri – Kansas City Law School, where he received the American Jurisprudence Award and was a Victor Wilson Scholar. David’s practice concentrates on safety of children and the elderly. David has helped many clients recover for injuries or damages they received, including handicapped children who have been neglected or abused; children injured by dangerous conditions in stores; injury and death to the elderly from negligent nursing homes and transportation companies; injuries at swimming facilities; various automobile claims against negligent drivers. For these efforts, David has been admitted to the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. He has received the top rating of AV for a lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell and has been named one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the American Trial Lawyers Association and the American Society of Legal Advocates. The American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys recognized David as one of the top 10 best lawyers in Missouri for client satisfaction. David volunteers his time for legal aid… Read More


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Law Firm

Monsees & Mayer, PC

Areas of Practice

Swimming Pool Injuries, Nursing Home Negligence, Child Safety, Product Liability, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death

Bar Admissions

Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Member The Missouri Bar, Member Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, Member The Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Member The American Bar Association

Lectures & Writings

National Swimming Pool CLE - 2013 Update on Kansas Law - CLE - 2014 Greene v. Penn-America Insurance Company, 242 SW 3d 374 (MO App. 2007) Manzella v. Gilbert-Magill Co., 965 S.W. 2d 221 (Mo. App. W.D. 1998) Hedglin v. Stahl Speciality Company, 903 S.W.2d 922 (Mo. App. W.D. 1995) Lodigensky v. American States Preferred Ins. Co., 898 S.W.2d 661 (Mo. App. W.D. 1995) Royse v. American Economy Ins. Co., 866 SW 2d 873 (Mo. App. W.D. 1993) Marino v. Sander, 834 F.Supp. 1335 (D. Kan. 1993) Hopfinger v. Kidder Intern., Inc., 827 F.Supp. 1444 (W.D. Mo. 1993)

Honors & Achievements

•Swimming Pool Negligence, $5,000,000 Verdict •Lifeguard Negligence, Confidential Settlement •Hotel Swimming Pool Negligence, Confidential Settlement •Truck Accident, $1,000,000 Settlement •Shooting at Night Club, $3,500,000 Verdict •Shooting at Night Club, Confidential Settlement •Shooting at Night Club, $2,735,000 Verdict •Automobile Accident, $1,000,000 Verdict •Automobile Death, $2,750,000 Settlement •Nursing Home Negligence, $3,350,000 Verdict •Nursing Home Abuse, Confidential Settlement •Child sexual assault, Confidential Settlement Top 100 Trial Lawyers, awarded by the National Trial Lawyers and American Society of Legal Advocates Top 10 Lawyers in Missouri for client satisfaction – American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys Best Lawyers in America American Jurisprudence Award, 1990 Victor Wilson Scholar, 1991 - 1993 Life Member of Who's Who, 2000 AV rated- Martindale Hubbell Million Dollar Advocates Forum Super Lawyer MO/KS