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Brett Davis

DGM Brick Photo AboutBrett 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 repeatedly recognized as a Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyer. 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.

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Tracey george

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. She was trained by the best and brightest attorneys in national defense law firms Shook Hardy & Bacon, Bryan Cave, Greenberg Traurig, and Ogletree Deakins. Her former clients included Philip Morris, Lorillard Tobacco Company, Walmart, AT&T, Honeywell, Tyco, U-Haul, Sara Lee, and Kansas City Power & Light. In addition to litigating product liability, 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 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.

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Ben Mook

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 is a member of the Board of Governors for Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys. In this capacity Ben actively works to ensure that Missourians’ constitutional right to a trial by jury is not restricted. Ben dedicates time to this purpose because he knows a jury that hears the details of what a person has been through knows far more about the appropriate compensation for that person than legislators in Jefferson City.

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.

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Nick Walker

Nick Walker is the latest addition to Davis George Mook. Nick was recruited to join the firm by Tracey George (one of his prior mentors) because of his extensive experience and expertise defending corporations as a partner in three of the most prestigious national employment firms in the country. While he provided excellent representation to each of his corporate clients, Nick always felt like he was more suited to represent the little guy. The son of a union carpenter, Nick was always taught to work hard and treat people the right way. This work ethic allowed Nick to be the first in his family to graduate from college. He now focuses his practice on class, collective and individual employment lawsuits to make sure that employees get the same high-level representation as Fortune 500 companies. Since joining the firm in 2019, Nick’s expertise and knowledge about how corporations defend lawsuits has already resulted in a multi-million dollar settlement for our clients.

Nick graduated from Truman State University in 2001 earning a B.S. in Political Science. In 2004, he earned his J.D. from the University of Missouri – Columbia School of Law, where he was a member and editor of the Missouri Law Review. Nick began his career in 2004 defending products liability, medical malpractice, and legal malpractice claims. Since 2006, Nick has exclusively practiced employment law with a major focus on multi-plaintiff litigation. He was trained by some of the most well-known and successful trial attorneys in the employment law landscape making partner at Ogletree Deakins and later being recruited to both Littler Mendelson and Constangy Prophete—three of the largest national employment law firms in the country. His former clients included AT&T, Walmart, Tyson Foods, Union Pacific, Home Depot, Target, Kraft Foods, Under Armour, the Minnesota Vikings, and Boeing. Nick’s defense practice focused on defending discrimination, harassment and retaliation matters—with a focus on multi-plaintiff high stakes litigation. Nick also routinely counseled employers regarding compliance with various federal and state statutes including the FLSA, Title VII, ADA, FMLA, ADEA, the Missouri Human Rights Act, and the Kansas Act Against Discrimination. His prior experience gives him the ability to deliver an appropriate strategy. He knows how they conduct business, where to dig for information and witnesses, and how to prepare and respond to arguments that are routinely made to distract courts from the real issues. Simply put, he is prepared to help employees fight back and vindicate their rights.

When he is not assisting his clients, Nick enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, listening to music, watching the Chiefs and Royals, and riding his bike along the many beautiful trails in Missouri.