David C. DeGreeff

The Nail Law Firm
The Nail Law Firm
201 W 47Th St, Kansas City, MO 64112 United States
816-251-1001
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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.

Practice Areas

Medical Negligence

Nursing Home Abuse

Automobile/Trucking Accidents

Drug and Medical Devices

Insurer Negligence/Bad Faith

Product Liability

General Tort

Wrongful Death

 

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

 

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 Organizations

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)

 

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”

The National Trial Lawyers "Top 25 Medical Malpractice Trial Lawyers Association"

 

 

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