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During my legal career, I have successfully prosecuted and defended cases throughout the country in both state and federal courts, representing clients in complex cases involving a broad range of subjects such as wrongful death, personal injury, products liability, professional liability, commercial litigation, business torts, will contests, trust contests and other probate litigation.  I have been trained as a mediator in alternative dispute resolution. I have served as a presenter and panelist in continuing education programs and is active in various state and local bar organizations.  Since 1977, I have received the highest rating, AV, from my peers for competence and integrity and remain committed to providing the highest quality legal representation to my clients.   My AV preeminent rating is the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards and it reflects the confidential opinions of members of the Bar in the judiciary who have rated me.  I feel blessed to have found a profession that allows me to use whatever talents and skills I may have to help those who are in need of such services.  I enjoy solving problems for my clients.


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 100%
    41 years



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  • Stuart L. O'Brien

    Far too often, I seek to answer a question only to read Mr. Curtis' post and have nothing else to add. If his practice mirrors his posts, he is thorough, thoughtful and knowledgeable.


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  • Christian K. Lassen II

    Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community.


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Contact info

Danny L. Curtis, P.C.

9229 Ward Parkway
Suite 370
Kansas City, MO, 64114


MOGood Standing, Active197301/08/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Top ContributorAvvo2014
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Top ContributorAvvo2013
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Clients' ChoiceAvvo2012
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
James T. Britt Memorial AwardMissouri Lawyers Assistance Committee2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentDanny L Curtis PC2010 - Present
MemberMonaco Sanders Gotfredson Racine & Powell, LC2010 - 2014
Of CounselBrown & Ruprecht PC2007 - 2010
ShareholderMcDowell, Rice Et Al.2002 - 2007
PresidentThe Curtis Law Firm PC1986 - 2002
ShareholderRisjord & Curtis PC1983 - 1986
ShareholderNiewald Risjord & Waldeck PC1973 - 1983
Association namePosition nameDuration
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Missouri State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Missouri Lawyers Assistance Program Intervention CommitteeMemberN/A
KCMBA Civil Litigation CommitteeMemberN/A
KCMBA Diversity CommitteeMemberN/A
Missouri Bar, Civil Practice & Procedure CommitteeMemberN/A
Missouri Bar, Solo and Small Firm CommitteeMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
False Arrest - Malicious ProsecutionJury verdict for our clients
Wrongful DeathConfidential settlement after mediation
Commercial Litigation, Professional Liability, Negligent MisrepresentationAfter five days of trial, the geo-tech company agreed to pay $775,000
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southeast Missouri State UniversityBusiness AdministrationBS - Bachelor of ScienceN/A
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Missouri Bar, CLE CommitteeAdventures in Probate and Estate Planning, Non-Probate Transfers Law Litigation2005
Missouri Bar, CLE CommitteeCivil Jury Trial Demonstration2004
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar AssociationWhen is a Judgment Final?2001