Grant L. Davis has been again recognized by The Best Lawyers in America.
Named “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers for:
- Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Plaintiffs, Kansas City-MO (2018)
- Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs, Kansas City-MO (2016)
- Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Plaintiffs, Kansas City-MO (2015)
- Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Plaintiffs, Kansas City-MO (2013)
- Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs, Kansas City-MO (2012)
Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America for work in:
- Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Plaintiffs
- Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs
- Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs
- Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs
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Stetson University College of Law awarded its Cornerstone Award to DBJ partner Scott Bethune during its regional Educating Advocates Teaching Advocacy Skills conference on Dec. 7 at University of Missouri-Kansas City.
The Cornerstone Award recognizes exceptional members of the advocacy teaching community who work ceaselessly to create learning opportunities for the profession. Cornerstone Award recipients are recognized for their outstanding commitment to protecting the right to trial by jury, developing training opportunities for trial lawyers, and supporting the legal profession in all manners.
Stetson’s annual Educating Advocates conferences bring together leading advocates from around the country to share ideas, sharpen skills, and learn the nationally renowned Stetson Method of advocacy.
Read more about the award here.
UMKC School of Law’s nationally ranked Advocacy Program continues to compete at the highest levels and DBJ is thrilled to be a financial supporter helping to facilitate that success.
The success of the Program is enabling student teams to compete in prestigious competitions, including three teams from the program advancing to national trial competitions in spring, 2017. Two UMKC teams placed in the top four in the National Criminal Justice Trial Competition and the American Association of Justice competition.
UMKC Law Professor Rafe Foreman recognizes the role DBJ and other alumni donors play in the success of the program.
“It would be impossible to obtain national notoriety for our program and the law school without the generous support of our advocacy program donors. Their support has made a critical difference for our students and the program,” says Foreman.
DBJ partner Scott Bethune is committed to the program and has been a leader in the effort to secure alumni support.
“I give back not just to see the program rise in the rankings, but as an alumnus, I’m committed to the program’s success. Many of the major trial lawyers in Kansas City are UMKC alums. I met my law partners and many of my life-long friends at UMKC. The school’s success makes me proud.”
Read more about the Program’s success and DBJ’s role in developing outstanding future attorneys here.
The Missouri Bar Association recognized DBJ partner Scott Bethune for his outstanding leadership and dedication to the continuing legal eduction of Missouri lawyers through their CLE programs.
Read more about Scott’s recognition in the Missouri Bar Association online publication ESQ here.
Scott Bethune is a tireless advocate for the UMKC School of Law and the Law School Foundation. Scott and his firm, Davis, Bethune and Jones, have generously supported several major initiatives at the law school including the advocacy program and renovation of the E.E. (Tom) Thompson Courtroom. He has served as the Vice President of Development for the UMKC School of Law Foundation. Through the years, he has also served the bar community in a variety of prominent roles, including this year as President of KCMBA. He is an exceptional ambassador representing the best of the UMKC School of Law in Kansas City and beyond.