David DeGreeff

Dave DeGreeff focuses his practice on civil litigation with an emphasis on medical negligence, nursing home litigation, complex pharmaceutical and/or medical device actions and catastrophic personal injury. Dave has successfully represented clients in all aspects of litigation, up to and through trial, including serving as primary counsel on numerous cases resulting in multi-million-dollar verdicts and settlements.

Dave has been appointed by various courts to serve on the Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee, Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee, and Common Benefit Fee Committee for multiple consolidated litigations. He also served on the trial team for several complex medical device cases, including the first bellwether case in the In Re: Bard Filters Product Liability Litigation which resulted in a $3.6 million-dollar verdict for the plaintiff.

Dave graduated from the University of Missouri – Columbia School of Law in 2003, where he was a member of Law Review. In 2000, Dave graduated from Washington University in St. Louis, having been voted captain of his college basketball team and twice named to the All-Conference basketball team.

Education

J.D., University of Missouri – Columbia School of Law, 2003

  • Missouri Law Review – Member

B.S., Washington University in St. Louis (John M. Olin School of Business), 2000

  • Basketball Team – Captain
  • Phi Delta Theta Fraternity – Member
  • Two-Time College Basketball All-Conference Team Selection

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Missouri Bar Association, Member
  • Kansas Bar Association, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, Member
  • Kansas Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Directors and Member
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Member
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, Vice Chair: Public Relations Committee, 2010
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, Vice Chair: New Lawyers Committee, 2010
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, CLE Co-Vice Chair, 2011
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, Public Relations Co-Vice Chair, 2011
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, Co-Chair: CLE and Public Relations Committees, 2012
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Medical Malpractice Section, Co-Vice Chair, 2015

Admissions

  • Missouri (2003)
  • Kansas (2004)
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri (2003)
  • U.S. District Court of Kansas (2004)
  • U.S. District Court of Colorado (2021)

Prior Work Experience

  • Wagstaff & Cartmell, LLP (Equity Partner), 2015 - April 2022

  • Shamberg, Johnson & Bergman, Chtd., 2010 – 2014

  • Levy & Craig, PC, 2007 – 2010

  • Schmitt, Manz, Swanson & Mulhern, PC, 2005 – 2007

  • Husch & Eppenberger, LLC, 2003 – 2005

Honors and Awards

  • Kansas City Business Journal “Best of the Bar”

  • Super Lawyers “Rising Star”

  • Kansas City "Super Lawyer"

  • National Trial Lawyers “Top 40 Under 40”

  • National Trial Lawyers “Top 100 Trial Lawyers”