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 20 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 recognized as a Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyer in 2008 and 2011 – 2014.Prior to forming Davis George Mook, 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 25 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 devotes her practice to fighting for employees’ rights. After years of defending Fortune 500 employers in the nation’s largest law firms, Tracey felt compelled to make a personal change and re-focus her energy on helping employees recover the wages they work so hard to earn and ensuring they are treated with respect in the workplace.
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 wage and hour, employment, and class and collective action litigation. She was trained by the best and brightest employment attorneys in national defense law firms Bryan Cave, Greenberg Traurig, and Ogletree Deakins. Her former clients included Walmart, AT&T, Honeywell, Tyco, U-Haul, Sara Lee, and Kansas City Power & Light.
In addition to litigating wage and hour and other employment claims, Tracey has audited the wage and hour and employment practices of Fortune 500 companies across the country. And, she routinely counseled employers regarding compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act and state wage and hour laws. 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 recent years, Tracey’s practice has been largely devoted to representing employees in wage and hour litigation throughout the United States, including cases with the following claims:Call center employees are 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 (whistle-blowing). 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 employees’ claims.
Tracey knows the way many of these companies operate. She knows what information and electronic data these companies may actually possess to evidence your time worked but not paid. And, she is prepared to combat the tactics used by these companies to defend a policy that may appear lawful on its face but is unlawful as applied or disregarded every day by managers.When she is not fighting for employees’ rights 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.
Ben Mook is a trial attorney dedicated to helping severely injured people and consumers who have been wronged by corporations. Ben began his law career at Shook, Hardy & Bacon, a national defense firm representing the interests of national and international companies. After several years on the defense side, Ben decided he was better suited to representing claimants than defending corporations.
Ben graduated from the University of Missouri – Rolla in 1994, earning a Bachelor of Science in Geological Engineering. After working as an engineer doing landfill design and construction oversight and hazardous waste remediation for several years, Ben entered the University of Missouri – Columbia School of Law. While in law school, Ben served as the Associate Managing Editor of the Missouri Law Review. Ben graduated in 2000 with honors for advocacy, earning the Roscoe Anderson Award for Excellence in Advocacy and being named to the Order of Barristers.
Since 2004, Ben has represented the interests of the injured and those wronged by fraudulent and deceptive business practices. Ben has successfully litigated cases across the country and has tried cases throughout Missouri and in federal court venues from Kansas City to Casper, Wyoming. Ben has tried jury cases to recover damages for injuries resulting from auto accidents, semi-truck wrecks, medical malpractice, nursing home neglect, defective automotive design and manufacturing, defective roadway design, gunshots due to inadequate security, false imprisonment and assault and battery. Ben also successfully tried a class action case against Nissan North America, in which the jury awarded damages for Nissan’s violations of the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act. This courtroom experience is a tremendous asset to his clients, because insurance companies and defense attorneys know when he says he will take the case to trial, it is not an empty threat.
Ben grew up in a rural area between Hannibal and Palmyra, Missouri. His country roots cemented a common sense outlook and a can-do attitude that he brings to his law practice today. When not applying those traits to representing his clients, Ben and his wife are busy applying them to raising their two daughters on a farm outside of Kansas City.