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Peter F. Daniel

Mr. Daniel has practiced throughout his career in the fields of product liability, premises liability (slips, trips and false arrest), transportation (automobile, trucking and railroad), toxic tort, personal injury, wrongful death and commercial litigation. He has worked on cases and matters involving boats, guns, ammunition, hunting accessories, tractors, combines, crawler dozers, skid steers, articulating loaders, pet treats, cranes, hay balers, automated manufacturing equipment, forage harvesters, grain drills, exercise equipment, children’s shoes and toys, cultivators, tires and wheels, utility vehicles, chicken catchers, byproducts of agricultural production, propane (fires, explosions and carbon monoxide exposure), water heaters, smokers and ovens, beverage grade alcohol, school buses, chickens, hogs, windows, siding, roofs, contaminated and adulterated food products, pumps, swimming pool accessories, chemical exposure and commercial food processing equipment. Mr. Daniel has worked on cases throughout the Midwest and as distant as Florida and California.

Some of Mr. Daniel’s Representative Experience Includes: 

  • Represented client in a wrongful death claim against two parties for an auto accident. The firm was able to demonstrate multiple sources of liability through extensive discovery that uncovered unsafe driving conditions in the truck that caused the fatal accident, fraudulent reporting on inspection reports and lax inspection practices. The case received a substantial and favorable settlement.
  • Defended a leading manufacturer of construction equipment against a product liability suit following a fatal accident involving our client’s equipment. Lathrop Gage secured a defense verdict with no appeal and no required compensation by their client.

Mr. Daniel is an avid outdoor activity enthusiast.

Court Memberships

  • Kansas
  • Missouri
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Honors

  • Selected among the The Best Lawyers in America®, 2014-2018
  • Martindale-Hubbell® “AV” Rating
  • Order of the Coif
  • Lead Articles Editor, Missouri Law Review, 1985-86
  • Member, Missouri Law Review, 1984-85

Professional Affiliations

  • The Missouri Bar
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Lawyers’ Association of Kansas City, Young Lawyers' Section, Board of Directors, 1987-88
  • Board of Directors, Arthritis Foundation Western Missouri/Greater Kansas City Chapter, 1993-2000, Chair, 1995-96
  • Shawnee Mission Education Foundation, 2005-2007

Publications

  • “The Missouri Rule: Hospital Peer Review is Discoverable in Medical Malpractice Cases,” 49 Missouri Law Review 459 (1985)
  • “Protecting Trade Secrets from Discovery,” 30 Tort & Ins. L.J. 1033 (1995)

Presentations

  • Presenter, “Sign of the Times: Trends & Developments in Case Law Impacting Safety & Health Professionals,” Kansas Department of Labor’s Annual Safety & Health Conference, Wichita, Kansas, October 19, 2016
  • Presenter, Work Product Protection, Attorney Client Privilege, Privilege of Self-Critical Analysis, and Former Employee as Adverse Witnesses
  • Presenter, Coordinating Products Liability Litigation seminar
  • Presenter, Risk Analysis—What to Do When Despite Your Best Efforts, You Get Sued
  • Presenter, But for Causation, Life After Cardinal Glennon
  • Presenter, Discovery Under the Federal Rules, What is an Adequate Expert Disclosure
  • Presenter, Missouri Civil Jury Instructions
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Assistant

Lisa Huff
816.460.5788

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Education

University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, J.D., 1986

Drury University, A.B., magna cum laude, 1983