Brett Davis is a trial attorney who fights for people who have suffered serious personal injuries and victims of discrimination at work. In short, Brett believes that people who have been harmed by the wrongdoing of others deserve a voice, and he feels privileged by the opportunity to zealously provide that voice. He also believes it important to connect with clients as real people and strives to provide support and understanding through what are often tragic and emotionally difficult situations.
In a career now spanning more than 30 years, Brett has tried lawsuits in state and federal courts in Missouri and Kansas, and has also been lead counsel in several arbitration hearings. Brett has successfully litigated a wide range of cases, including sexual harassment, truck and automobile accidents, nursing home malpractice, racial harassment and discrimination, injuries resulting from negligence in the work place, medical malpractice, premises liability, age discrimination, disability discrimination, unlawful retaliation, wage and hour violations, constitutional violations and others. Throughout his career, Brett has recovered many millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for his clients.
Brett has been repeatedly recognized as a Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyer. Prior to forming Davis George, Brett was a partner for many years with the plaintiff’s law firm of Davis, Ketchmark & McCreight and its variations. While there, Brett was co-trial counsel in what was then the largest age discrimination jury verdict in the state of Missouri, and he also played a key role in the handling of over 100 wrongful death cases against Robert Courtney, the Kansas City pharmacist who diluted chemotherapy drugs. Before focusing his practice entirely on helping injured people, Brett started his career with a large Kansas City defense firm, which provided him valuable insight into how insurance companies and large corporations operate. Brett graduated from the UMKC School of Law in 1992, where he received honors and was selected to Law Review. Brett obtained his undergraduate degree in Social Sciences from Emporia State University in 1988, where he earned his way through school with a 4 year varsity football scholarship and played in the 1987 National Championship Playoffs. Raised in Topeka, Kansas, Brett has called Kansas City home for more than 35 years. In his spare time, Brett enjoys spending time with family and friends, taking his dogs to the park, and listening to and playing as much music as possible.
Tracey George primarily litigates class, collective, and mass actions to recover damages suffered by individuals as a result of corporate greed and negligence. Tracey has recovered many millions of dollars for employees deprived of overtime and/or minimum wages in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act and local wage laws. She has also secured, through trial verdict and settlements, hundreds of millions of dollars on behalf of individuals injured by defective products.
Tracey graduated from University of Missouri – Columbia in 1997, earning two B.S.B.A. degrees in Finance & Banking and Real Estate. In 2000, she earned her J.D. from University of Kansas School of Law, where she was a member of the Kansas Law Review. Since 2000, Tracey has practiced almost exclusively class and collective action litigation, with a focus on wage and hour and employment litigation. Tracey has also litigated discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wrongful termination cases. She is knowledgeable on rights afforded employees under the FLSA, Title VII, ADA, FMLA, ADEA, and state human rights and wage payment acts.
In 2020, Tracey and her co-counsel secured the largest jury verdict in Missouri and the 8th largest verdict in the United States, $265 million on behalf of a Missouri peach farm damaged by Monsanto and BASF’s dicamba-based crop system.
In recent years, Tracey’s practice has been largely devoted to representing farmers in product liability claims against Monsanto (Bayer) and BASF, whose defective, genetically-modified crop system includes a herbicide that volatilizes and kills neighboring non-tolerant crops. Tracey also devotes significant time representing employees in wage and hour litigation throughout the United States, including cases with the following claims: Loan Officers misclassified as exempt from overtime; Loan Officers who performed off-the-clock work without overtime pay; Telecom Engineers misclassified as exempt from overtime; Insurance Agents misclassified as exempt from overtime; Call center employees required to perform off-the-clock, pre-shift and post-shift work (including logging on and off computers); Production employees are required to change into and out of uniforms and personal protective gear without pay; Pharmaceutical sales reps, loan officers, “managers” and other employees are misclassified as exempt from overtime and minimum wages; Nursing home employees have unpaid lunch breaks automatically deducted from their paychecks but are rarely provided an uninterrupted break; Bonuses, incentives, and shift differential pay is not properly included in employees’ regular rate of pay when calculating overtime pay; Employees are terminated in retaliation for reporting or complaining of wage violations or unlawful conduct (whistleblowing).
While these are just a few examples of the types of cases Tracey has handled, her prior experience representing companies provides invaluable insight in pursuing claims. Tracey knows the way many of these companies operate. She knows what information and electronic data/communications these companies may actually possess to evidence their unlawful conduct. And, she is prepared to combat the tactics used by these companies to defend or conceal their unlawful practices and defective products.
When she is not fighting for employees, consumers, and individuals across the country, Tracey enjoys spending time with friends and family, being outside, and listening to and playing music. Born and raised in Missouri, Tracey likes to travel but always seems to make her way back to Kansas City.