Brennan Delaney Named to Top Ten Attorneys Under 40

Langdon & Emison associate Brennan Delaney has been awarded with a Top 10 Under 40 Attorney distinction.  The award is administered by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, and honors the top ten personal injury attorneys in each state under the age of 40.  Brennan was selected as one of the top 10 in the state of Missouri, based on his work in defective product and wrongful death lawsuits.

NAOPIA was established in 2013 with the primary goal of discovering and recognizing the top personal injury attorneys in their respective regions.  The attorneys who make this list are first nominated by an attorney in that state, and then the Selection Committee and Board of Governors approves the slate of candidates for the top 10 in each state.

Prior to practicing at Langdon & Emison and the firm of Douthit Frets, Brennan spent four years serving as a law clerk: two years for the Hon. Zel M. Fischer of the Supreme Court of Missouri and two years for the Hon. Michael W. Manners of the Sixteenth Circuit of Jackson County. He is a graduate of the Elwood L. Thomas Inn of Court (2012) and the Ross T. Roberts Trial Academy (2010). He also completed the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association’s (KCMBA) Bar Leadership Academy in 2011. Brennan is a member of the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys and KCMBA and serves on the Missouri Solo and Small Firm Committee.

Brennan earned his juris doctorate from the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Law where he graduated cum laude in 2008 and was a member of Law Review. Prior to law school, Brennan graduated magna cum laude from Truman State University with Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science.

Brennan Delaney, Lexington, Mo.

Brennan Delaney, Lexington, Mo.

Firm Employees Participate in Rock the Parkway

This weekend the firm was represented at the annual Rock the Parkway half-marathon and 5K.  Contributions from the event go toward Girls on the Run, and the "Get in Action" exhibit at Science City, which is an interactive exhibit in which motion trails follow children's body movement and encourages them to get up and move and live an active lifestyle.  

Firm attorneys and staffers completed both the half-marathon and 5K distances.  The next race on the schedule will be the annual Hospital Hill race in June in Kansas City, which benefits a number of nonprofit organizations in western Missouri.

Firm Brochure on GM, Bair Hugger, Tire Defects, Truck Accidents is Released

The first edition of the Langdon & Emison newsletter has been printed and is available for viewing here.  The firm issues this quarterly brochure to anyone interested in news from the firm and hot topics from the worlds of civil litigation, public safety and consumer products.

Injured Railroad Worker Receives $5.3 Million Verdict Against Metra in Train Accident

A Cook County, Illinois jury awarded Christopher Cravatta $5.3 million in a unanimous verdict after a five-week trial in Chicago after he sustained devastating injuries while working as an engineer for Metra.  Cravatta sustained an annular tear in his L4-5 disc requiring surgery and was unable to return to work as an engineer after Metra medically disqualified him from the job.  He was injured when he slipped on a combination of oil, snow, and ice while stepping from the locomotive to a passenger car at Chicago’s Union Station.

Langdon & Emison Participates in Emergency Response Voluntarism

The Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys has continued its Emergency Response program in conjunction with the American Red Cross, counting on volunteers from member firms like Langdon & Emison.  The latest chapter in the disaster relief program has been helping victims from communities affected by recent tornadoes, like Oak Grove, Mo., and much of Boone County.  Langdon & Emison attorney Brennan Delaney was one of the volunteer lawyers onhand in this most recent meeting, following the early March severe weather.

Takata Pleads Guilty in Airbag Case

Takata has finally pleaded guilty to deceiving automakers about the safety of its airbags. This week's guilty plea by Takata in federal court, as well as the new accusations against automakers in a separate lawsuit, show that legal proceedings in the airbag scandal continue to move forward.