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Davis, Bethune, & Jones, LLC. • Kansas City, Missouri
What was the first job you had?
Camp counselor when I was 14.
What’s your proudest moment as a
It would be the times I have gone
through trials and stood by my client
when a favorable verdict has been
I attribute my success to….
Hard work, sincerity, and passion.
What is your most notable verdict
Either a $2.2 billion verdict involving
the dilution of chemotherapy drugs or
a $160 million verdict effecting safety
at railroad crossings.
What is your fantasy job?
What I do every day.
What is your guilty pleasure?
What do you like to do in your time
Traveling and spending time with my
wife and children.
What’s your favorite hobby?
Fly fishing or golf.
What’s one word that describes you?
What keeps you awake at night?
The destruction of our environment.
What newspaper do you generally
What advice would you give a young
Try your good cases and settle your
bad ones (easier said than done). Most
importantly find a way to try cases.
How do you relax?
Yoga, meditation, and being in nature.
What’s your most embarrassing
moment in life? Being awarded more
money by a jury than I requested in
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