KANSAS CITY PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY
ABOUT PAUL & PHILIP DANAHER
I was born and raised in midtown Kansas City, the 9th of 16 children. After graduating with highest honors from law school in 1985, I worked for two years defending insurance companies against claims by injured people. I gained valuable experience learning how insurance companies evaluate and handle injury claims. While working at the law-firm, I discovered that, many years before, my boss had paid $1,000 as the value of my 17 year-old brother Joe’s life. He had been killed in a motor vehicle accident by a negligent driver, and the insurance company paid my parents $1,000.00 in settlement of their wrongful death claim. This is one of the reasons I am so passionate about how well I represent my clients against insurance companies.
For the past 30+ years, I have focused my law practice on aggressively protecting individuals against insurance companies for the injuries and damages they have suffered. I have recovered tens of millions of dollars for those who have been injured, either at work, or in car wrecks, or if they have been exposed to dangerous products. For over 95% of my clients, I personally handle the entire claim, from the first phone call through the final distribution of their recovery. As your attorney, when you call my office, you work and speak only with me.
Insurance companies are constantly training their employees with the latest techniques to take advantage of unsuspecting victims. Any person who has been injured due to the negligence or fault of a company or individual MUST have quality, professional legal representation to protect their welfare, financially and medically. You are an innocent victim when you are injured; don’t become a second victim, from being taken advantage of by an unscrupulous insurance adjuster, trying to “pull a fast one” on you.
My fees and costs for representing you as an injured victim are very simple and risk-free: I only charge if and when we successfully recover and settle your claim. If there is no recovery, there is no fee or expenses charged to you. See my list of services.
Philip currently just moved to Missouri with his wife and children. He graduated from the University of Dallas in 2007 with a B.A. in Politics. In 2011 he graduated from Tulane University Law School and passed the Texas Bar. Prior to attending law school, Philip assisted the Danaher Law Firm with cases involving “blast faxes” in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. It was through assisting with these cases that he knew he wanted to become an attorney. Most recently, Philip was employed with a law firm where his practice involved representing financial institutions concerning consumer finance disputes, real property issues, title curative matters, and other real estate related issues. His litigation experience has extended to over eight years in both state and federal court at the trial court level through the appeals process.
Philip is presently licensed in with the State Bar of Texas the United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern, Western Districts of Texas, and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. Philip is a member of the Real Property Section of the Texas Bar and the St. Thomas More Society.
Notable Cases Worked on:
- Crest Construction v. Hart – United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri,
- Eight Circuit Court of Appeals – Assisted as a law clerk in defending against Civil RICO claims at trial court level and on appeal..
- Christiana Trust v. Riddle – Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals – Successfully defended final judgment in favor of client.
- Bank of America v. Kingman Holdings – Dallas County District Court – Successfully set aside final judgment through bill of review action. Case ultimately settled Windsor Mortgage Holdings
- Limited, LLC v. Pyron – United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas – Received favorable summary judgment ruling on behalf of client.
- Ranchway HOA v. BNYM – United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas – Successfully set aside a void default judgment by removing case to federal court and moving to vacate. Case ultimately settled.
- Deutsche Bank v. Castrellon – United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas – Successfully defended client against claims that its mortgage lien was barred by the statute of limitations. Successfully set aside a void default judgment by removing case to federal court and moving to vacate. Case ultimately settled.
- Luter v. U.S. Bank – United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.- Successfully set
aside a void default judgment by removing case to federal court and moving to vacate. Successfully defended against dismissal of real property fraud claims in federal court. Case ultimately settled.
- Needham Ventures LLC – United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. – Successfully set aside a void default judgment by removing case to federal court and moving to vacate. Successfully defended against summary judgment motion seeking to void client’s lien due to statute of limitations and bona fide purchaser defense. Successfully defended against dismissal of real property fraud claims in federal court. Case is still pending.
- Nationstar v. Hinton – 81st Judicial District Court for Wilson County, Texas
- Ocwen v. Nguyen – United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
- Maniscalco – United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
- Drayton Drive 8645 Land Trust v. Bank of New York Mellon – United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
- Legal League 100 Quarterly – Lienholders Beware of Lien-Stripping Practice
- Legal League 100 Quarterly – Implications of PNC v. Howard – The Texas Supreme Court
- Examines Equitable Subrogation