|Location:||Kansas City, Missouri|
|Phone:||877-448-5415 (Toll Free)|
Brett joined Brown & Crouppen in January 2015. Prior to joining the firm, he first worked for and became a principal at the St. Louis law firm of Brown & James, P.C., one of the largest litigation firms in Missouri. While there, he gained valuable experience defending corporations and individuals in a wide variety of personal injury cases. After that, Brett moved to Kansas City to join a firm which instead represented interests of those injured by the negligence of others. There he prosecuted cases on behalf of those injured due to defective products, trucking and motor vehicle accidents, and nursing home abuse. Brett continues that focus at Brown & Crouppen.
Brett concentrates his practice in the area of plaintiff’s personal injury including trucking and motor vehicle accidents, nursing home abuse, products liability, and premises liability. He has tried numerous cases before juries both locally and nationwide and has argued before the Missouri Supreme Court and the Missouri Court of Appeals.
University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, J.D., 2000
Villanova University, B.A., 1997
United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
United States District Court of Kansas
United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
Kansas Trial Lawyers Association
American Association for Justice
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
HONORS AND AWARDS
Super Lawyers, Missouri & Kansas (2015-2018)
JURY VERDICTS AND SETTLEMENTS
Confidential v. Confidential, Jackson County, Missouri (January 2019). $1 million settlement on behalf of client’s father who was a resident at a Kansas City, Missouri nursing home. Client’s father, who was on a restricted diet, was allowed to eat a piece of fruit that he choked on and, as a result, died several days later.
Aundre Hobbs, Jr. v. James Gorham, Wyandotte County, Kansas (January 2018). $15 million settlement for client who suffered a traumatic brain injury in a motor vehicle accident. Defendant Gorham’s insurance company first denied liability but later voluntarily paid $15 million even though the policy limits were $100,000.
Damian Gloyd v. Troy Shankles, Cass County, Missouri (December 2017). $61,603.01 verdict for client who suffered soft-tissue injuries in a motor vehicle accident.
John Adams v. Statewide Public Safety, Jackson County, Missouri (December 2013). $1.3 million verdict for client injured by private security guard.
Garry and Linda Schwab v. Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission, Jackson County, Missouri (November 2013). $200,000 verdict for clients injured by defective highway guardrail.
Phillip Dennis v. District Public Safety, Jackson County, Missouri (December 2012). $100,000 verdict for client injured due to negligence of private security company.
Jeffery Washington v. Club NRG, LLC, Jackson County, Missouri (August 2012). $250,000 verdict for client injured by patron outside downtown Kansas City nightclub.
Elicia McCoy v. Marten Transport, Ltd., United States District Court of Wyoming (June 2011). $300,000 verdict for client injured by fatigued tractor-trailer driver.
Eldred Davis v. Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission, Lafayette County, Missouri (May 2011). $150,000 verdict for client injured due to dangerous highway condition.