Humphrey, Farrington & McClain in Independence has announced that Paul D. Anderson has joined the firm’s team of attorneys.
Anderson is an accomplished litigator who helped pioneer the NFL and NCAA Concussion Litigation. He will bring his creative talents to HFM, where he will lead HFM’s Sports Litigation and Brain Injury Practice, as well as its emerging Cannabis Law Practice.
Anderson was previously an attorney for The Klamann Law Firm in Kansas City. He was part of the team, along with attorneys from Humphrey, Farrington & McClain, which secured a landmark settlement for the family of Derek Sheely in a wrongful death brain injury lawsuit against the NCAA and other parties. Additionally, during the last five years, Anderson and Kenneth McClain teamed up to recover millions of dollars for their retired NFL player clients.
Anderson graduated summa cum laude from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law in May 2012. While in law school, Anderson created the nationally-acclaimed website, NFLConcussionLitigation.com. It became the “go-to source” for chronicling the litigation against the NFL and NCAA. Forbes.com described Anderson as “one of the nation’s leading experts on concussion law.” The national media regularly seeks his insight, and he has been a panelist at multiple CLEs and sports law symposiums discussing the NFL and NCAA concussion litigation.
Beginning in 2015, Anderson became an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law where he taught a course entitled, “The Emergence and Transformation of Concussion Litigation.” Anderson also currently serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Kansas where he teaches Sports Law.
Anderson has written frequently for Hackney Publications.