Kenneth B. McClain


Humphrey, Farrington & McClain
221 West Lexington Avenue
Independence, MO 64050
United States

Tel: 1-816-398-7435
Fax: 1-816-398-7435


Kenneth B. McClain is a nationally known personal injury trial lawyer and shareholder in the Independence, Missouri law firm of Humphrey, Farrington & McClain. In a career that has spanned more than 30 years, he has tried many high-profile cases and won numerous multi-million dollar verdicts several of which have made the National Law Journal’s annual Top 100 Verdicts list. Mr. McClain’s total amount of awarded verdicts and negotiated settlements since 1986 exceed $1 billion.

Mr. McClain has pioneered litigation against asbestos suppliers, the tobacco industry and artificial butter flavoring manufacturers and suppliers in the microwave popcorn industry. He has won verdicts totaling more than $100 million for several workers at microwave popcorn factories who were exposed to diacetyl, a chemical used to make the butter flavoring, and suffered debilitating lung diseases.

In 2016, a jury in Springfield, MO awarded one of Mr. McClain’s clients $20.6 million in damages after she developed an autoimmune disorder from exposure to a toxic chemical that had been dumped on land near her home by a Missouri ball bearings manufacturer. He also secured a landmark settlement in a wrongful death lawsuit by the family of a Maryland college football player who died from concussion-related injuries. The $1.2 million settlement reached with the college, NCAA and two helmet manufacturers contained significant non-monetary provisions aimed at reducing the occurrence of concussions among college athletes.

Most recently, Mr. McClain won a $60 million verdict in New York for a husband and wife business ownership team in a breach of contract case against HMS Holdings Corp.

The attorneys at Humphrey, Farrington & McClain, P.C., in Independence, Missouri, have represented thousands of clients seeking financial restitution for damages caused by the negligence of others. We know that many people are offended by so-called frivolous lawsuits. So are we. Committing significant financial resources and staffing your case with our team of professionals is a thoughtful endeavor. If we accept your case, you will have every chance of getting the full and fair financial compensation you deserve.

If you have been seriously injured, it makes sense to talk to a successful, experienced personal injury lawyer. Our legal team and professional staff work hard to protect your financial interests and legal rights. We are proud to have secured more than $1 billion in settlements and jury verdicts on behalf of our clients since 1984. Injury victims and their families know: Not a single dollar of it was frivolous.

Experience, Success and Financial Resources to Stick With Your Case

Do not let the opposition outspend you until you give up and give in. Our experienced trial lawyers have the skill, experience and financial resources to represent people in the most complex types of personal injury, wrongful death and consumer litigation cases throughout the United States.

Serious personal injury and wrongful death cases may take more than a year to settle or go to trial. Will your Kansas City personal injury law firm have the kind of financial and professional resources to cover case expenses until the end? We do. We have many of the nation’s largest verdicts and settlements to prove it.

Solution Focused Legal Thinking

When you are hiring a lawyer to represent you, it is important to find someone who will meet with you in person and not just by telephone. At the law offices of Humphrey, Farrington & McClain, we focus on giving our clients the individual attention they deserve.

Our offices are conveniently located in the heart of historic downtown Independence, Missouri, and we offer free parking. If you are unable to come to us, we will often make arrangements to meet with you and your family at a time and location most convenient for you. From our main offices, we represent clients in personal injury and wrongful death cases throughout Missouri, Kansas and the United States. We also have successful experience representing individuals and plaintiff classes in national cases involving environmental contamination and toxic torts.