Daniel T. DeFeo Daniel T. DeFeo

Attorney Dan DeFeo was able to graduate from Rockhurst University in Kansas City Cum Laude and soon after enrolled in Saint Louis University School of Law, where he earned his Juris Doctorate in 1986. He was admitted to the Missouri bar in 1986, as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals 10th and 8th Circuit, and the U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri.

Daniel DeFeo is a passionate advocate for the injured, especially those hurt or killed due to defective automobiles. Thanks to this dedication, he has successfully taken on cases involving General Motors, Ford, Toyota, Volvo, Chrysler, and many other top companies to recover needed damages for his clients. He also has pursued claims related to agricultural and industrial vehicles against some of the largest names, including Crown, Mitsubishi, Gehi, Caterpillar, and Yale.

Attorney DeFeo has a strong reputation among his fellow lawyers, earning him an AV® Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®. What Dan prides himself most on, however, is the positive reviews his past clients given him after he successfully handled their cases.

He handles the following types of cases:

  • Product liability
  • Personal Injury
  • Car accidents
  • Nursing home abuse/negligence
  • Premises liability
  • Construction/industrial accidents

Past Cases Handled

  • Hoffman Management Corp. v. S.L.C. of North American, Inc., 800 S.W. 2d 755 (Mo. App. W.D. 1990)
  • Parker v. Mueller Pipeline, Inc., 807 S.W. 2d 518 (Mo. App. W.D. 1991)
  • Harris v. Pinkerton's, Inc., 847 S.W. 2d 85 (Mo. App. W.D. 1992)
  • Hunt v. Ford Motor Co., 841 F. Supp. 109 (D. Kan. 1993)
  • Bickerton, Inc. v. American States Ins. Co., 898 S.W. 2d 595 (Mo. App. W.D. 1995)
  • Manzella v. Gilbert-Magill Co., 965 S.W. 2d 221 (Mo. App. E.D. 1998)
  • States ex. Ret. Ford Motor Co. v. Munners 239 S.W. 3rd 583

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
  • Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
  • Public Citizen Advocacy Group
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
  • Attorneys Information Exchange Group (Board of Directors)
  • Center for Automotive Safety
  • The Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association