Daniel R. Young


Daniel Young has practiced in Kansas City for over twenty years. After a U.S. District Court clerkship, he joined Kansas City's Smith Gill Fisher & Butts as a propane and commercial litigator. In 1995, Mr. Young joined a national law firm where he represented Fortune 500 companies in a variety of complex trial and appellate litigation and served as leader of that firm's appellate practice group in Kansas City, and as in-house ethics counsel for the firm. From 2004-2011, Mr. Young was a partner with another of Kansas City’s leading litigation boutique firms.

Mr. Young has successfully represented clients in trial and on appeal in a wide range of complex litigation, including work for the propane industry in personal injury, commercial and regulatory disputes, legal ethics and malpractice, class actions, corporate and securities litigation, bankruptcy and redevelopment law. Mr. Young has also written and lectured on topics of appellate litigation and legal ethics. He has also served as vice-chair of the KCMBA appellate practice committee. Mr. Young also serves on the Board of Zoning Adjustment for Gladstone, Missouri on a volunteer basis.


Commercial Litigation
Appellate Litigation
Propane and Natural Gas Litigation
Legal Malpractice Litigation


J.D. (Cume Laude), University of Missouri-
     Columbia School of Law, 1987
B.A., University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, 1984


1987-1989 -- Law Clerk to Sr. U.S. District Judge Elmo B. Hunter
1989-1995 -- Associate and Shareholder,
                        Smith Gill Fisher & Butts, PC
1995-2004 -- Counsel, Bryan Cave LLP
2004-2011 -- Partner, Edgar Law Firm LLC


AV® Preeminent™ - Martindale Hubbell®
Martindale-Hubbell AV Rated
American Lawyer Media/Martindale-Hubbell,
     ‘2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Appellate Law’
2006 Super Lawyers
Law Review: Missouri Law Review, Member, 1986 - 1987
Honors: Member, Order of the Coif


U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri
U.S. District Court District of Kansas
U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court


Missouri Bar Association
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association


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