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David Lee McCollum

Personal injury Attorney at Liberty, MO

5.0   7 reviews

also known as David McCollum


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About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    25%

    21 years, 200 cases

  2. Personal injury
    25%

    21 years, 200 cases

  3. Insurance
    15%

    21 years, 20 cases

  4. Litigation
    15%

    21 years, 75 cases

  5. Brain injury
    10%

    21 years, 20 cases

  6. Slip and fall accident
    5%

    21 years, 20 cases

  7. Spinal cord injury
    5%

    21 years, 3 cases

I was born and raised in rural Mid-Missouri.  After high school I entered the Navy where I served our country for four years.  I graduated at the top of my naval class.  After leaving the Navy, I used my skills at TransWorld Airlines (TWA).  I then returned to college, after starting my family, in 1995.  I graduated with a degree in Business Management and started law school in 1998.  While in Law School I served as the Business Editor of the Law Review and on the legal journal, Urban Lawyer.  After law school I started my own practice in Liberty, MO.  I then joined forces with Annette Griggs in 2004 and formed our current firm of McCollum & Griggs, LLC and devoted our practice to representing plaintiffs in personal injury cases. 

 

Litigation Percentage: 80% of Practice Devoted to LitigationBar Admissions: Missouri, 2001 Kansas, 2002 U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri, 2001Education: University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, Kansas City, Missouri, : Urban Lawyer 1999-2001Honors: Teaching Assistant, Legal Research and Writing 1999-2000Law Review: University of Missouri - Kansas City, Member, 1998 - 2000Law Review: University of Missouri - Kansas City, Business Editor, 2000 - 2001Park University, Parkville, Missouri, : Magna Cum Laude Honors: Dean's List 1994-1997Major:  Accounting/Business Management Professional Associations and Memberships: MATA - Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, 2001 - Present MemberKansas City Bar Association MemberClay County Bar Association, 2000 MemberPast Employment Positions: United States Navy, Petty Officer 3rd Class, 1985 - 1989Transworld Airlines, A&P Mechanic, 1989 - 1997Pro Bono Activities: Pro Bono Work for the Missouri Public Defender's Office, 2004 - 2005 NBC Action News "Ask A Lawyer Night" through KCMBA-Young Lawyers Section, 2004

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Licensed for 21 years
State KS
Status Active
Acquired 2002
Updated 11/08/2022
State MO
Status Good Standing, Active
Acquired 2001
Updated 01/01/2023

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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McCollum Injury Law Firm, LLC
5 victory Lane
Ste. 202
Liberty, MO, 64068

Reviews

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Posted by erika | February 22, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional yet kind
David was straight forward and honest throughout the process. He relieved the anxiety I was having due to an insurance company treating me unfairly. He immediately got to work and resolved my issue. I would recommend David to anyo9ne needing assistance including my own family.
Posted by Shirley | August 4, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
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The office of McCollum Injury Law was very thorough, patient, precise, considerate, kind, professional, and caring. I felt genuinely cared about as a person as well as a client.
Posted by anonymous | July 5, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Caring Professional
I went through cancer treatments that left me with some permanent 'side-effects'. Not all side-effects were communicated at the time of treatment; so I needed some help. My first introduction to David was through his paralegal, Julie. After talking with both, I quickly realized this was the team I needed to have my back. David listens and genuinely cares. You never feel rushed or like you are just a case number. This is a rare quality in business and is to be commended! I would recommend using David's services; he will be your best advocate!
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Posted by Lisa | July 3, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very satisfied client
While looking for a reputable and trustworthy lawyer, I found David McCollum, after talking with him on the phone, I decided to hire him for my legal issues. David and his legal team handled my case professionally and in a timely manner by contacting me on updates, and keeping me informed on every step of the process. I would highly recommend David McCollum to anyone needing legal representation.
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Posted by Jami | June 28, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer for car accidents
My fiancé was in an accident right after the first of the year in 2017. He was on his way to work when he was rear-ended by a car going at highway speed. Our little car sustained a lot of damage. My fiancé was hurt and went to the emergency room. David’s paralegal Julie made sure my fiancé got the best care and also took care of everything with the other driver’s insurance. David got our case settled in record time. My finance even got reimbursed for the hours he lost at his job because of his injuries. David got a settlement large enough for us to do a little family vacation. I would recommend him for anyone in an auto accident. He is thorough , honest, caring and makes the insurance companies pay you what you deserve. Thank you David McCollum.
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Posted by Angelia | May 25, 2015
The best lawyer ever
I appreciated Mr McCollum's promptness and professionalism in handling my case. We discussed every aspect of my case. The key factor for me was his communication skills. Mr McCollum made sure I understood any /all options associated with the case. He advised me accordingly. He made me feel comfortable and confident in his abilities. If the need arises I would definitely use his services again.
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Posted by anonymous | May 14, 2015
Motorcycle accident
Mr. McCollum didn't miss a lick when it came to my case. He acted quickly to get everyone on board including myself and my fiance'. I ended up with a brain injury which, very much, limited my being able to think clearly and make judgment calls. Mr. McCollum and his partner worked to get me the best in medical care and hired the best experts in the neurological field. I admit I was uncooperative because of my brain injury but Mr. McCollum and his partner understood and worked with my limitations. Their knowledge base for brain injury, I feel, is enormous, which, made them the right choice for me in my circumstances. They worked quickly as I was not able to return to work. They were right there every step of the way and seemed to even anticipate problems before they came up. If not for their quick investigation, my case would not have had the outcome it did. They worked diligently to get me the settlement I needed for me to go on with my life.
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 33%-45%

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Member
  • McCollum Injury Law, LLC
  • 2017 - Present

Education

  • University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • Park University
  • Bachelors
  • 1997

Legal Cases

  • Mixon v. Deseret Health Group
  • $1,100,000.00
  • Smith v. Bush - $2,268,979
  • Judgment - $2,268,979
  • Clough v. Taylor - $1,100,000
  • Settlement for $1,100,000
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Associations

  • American Association for Justice
  • AAJ regular member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Kansas City Bar Association
  • Tory advisory committee
  • 2008 - Present
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Solo Practitioner/Small Firms Committee
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Clay County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • MATA
  • Sustaining member
  • 2001 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2011
  • AmJur for Advanced Legal Writing
  • University of Missouri - Kansas City
  • 2001
  • Business Editor
  • UMKC Law Review
  • 2000
  • Magna Cum Laude
  • Park University
  • 1997
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • UMKC - Mata Student Lunch
  • Starting and managing your own practice
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (6)
Endorse David
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"David is a hard worker and has an attention to detail. He also thinks outside the box."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. During the time I have worked with David he has shown himself to be a very skilled and knowledgeable attorney with an eye and mind for the fine details of an issue or argument. Before we ever worked a case together he and his law partner were always willing to answer my questions and give me sound advise on issues in my cases."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. David is a smart, hard-working lawyer. He has good research skills and is great to work with. He is also very good at analyzing the issues in a case."
Insurance Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Dave is one of the most knowledgeable lawyers that I know when it comes to auto accidents and insurance. If I ever have an insurance question there is nobody I would trust more than David. I'd add, that if I had a family member that was hurt in any type of personal injury accident, Dave would be getting a call."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend David McCollum as a thoughtful, hard-working attorney who obtains excellent results for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"There is no one smarter than Dave on bad faith insurance claims. It's a complex area. Whether the underlying case is a dram shop case, a car accident, a slip & fall, or any other personal injury matter, knowing the necessary tactics to succeed in a bad faith claim means Dave's clients get great result."
Personal injury Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"David is a fierce advocate for his clients and I would definitely recommend him to someone in need of an injury attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked together on several personal injury matters with David. He is a careful lawyer who patiently works up a client's case to get the best possible outcome. I would not hesitate to recommend him."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with David on several cases and he has done an outstanding job both as co-counsel and as attorney for a co-plaintiff. David has also represented an opposing party in several cases and has done a fantastic job for his client. I much prefer to be on the same side of a case with him. His is a very good advocate."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have known David since 1998, when we entered law school together. He is a very bright attorney who has a gift for breaking down complex issues. We have been partners since 2003. I have seen his legal abilities grow over the years I have known and worked with him. I consider him to be one of Kansas City's finest personal injury attorneys!"
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