DeFeo Law Firm is a partnership between two experienced Missouri trial lawyers. With more than 37 years of combined experience in civil litigation, we have focused our practice in personal injury and wrongful death litigation, including motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, premises liability, product liability, workplace accidents, and sexual assault cases.

Throughout decades of experience in personal injury law we have learned how important it is to maintain a personal human connection with our clients. We understand that the law can be complicated and it can sometimes be scary to consider bringing a case to court without understanding what you're getting in to. We know how to translate even the most complicated legal jargon into plain English so we can tell you everything you need to know before making a legal decision. We will take our responsibility to representing your best interests extremely seriously, but we got in to this business first and foremost to help people in need; we care about you as a person and we take pride in the compassionate working relationships we've formed with our past clients - we hope to do the same with you.

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Attorney Profiles

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 10 th and 8 th 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.

Daniel DeFeo is also a peer-reviewed editor for Trial Magazine.

Dan specializes in 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. 3 rd 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

Dominic DeFeo

The eldest son of Daniel DeFeo, Gregory Dominic DeFeo or just Dom, is a third generation attorney. Following in his father's footsteps Dominic showed an interest in the practice of law at a young age working in his father's law firm as a legal assistant. After spending one summer working for his father he never looked back and since the age of 13 pursued a career as an attorney.

Dominic spent his time in law school preparing for the litigation that would come in his professional career. While in school, Dominic traveled the country competing in mock trials to hone his courtroom techniques. After studying under great trial attorneys cut from the same cloth as Gerry Spence and Max Foust, Dominic hopes to continue that great tradition of zealous representation for his own clients.

Dominic's law practice includes all aspects of both personal injury and criminal defense.

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri
  • US district court for both the Eastern and Western District of Missouri

Education

  • University of Missouri Kansas City
    • J.D. 2014
  • University of Missouri
    • B.A. Political Science

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys: member
  • Kansas City Missouri Bar Association: Member
  • American Bar Association: Member
  • Phi Alpha Delta professional fraternity: Member