About Sarah Brown & Dan Curry

Dan Curry

dan-curry-portraitDan Curry has helped obtain millions in compensation for his clients, including multi-million dollar outcomes on behalf of childhood sexual abuse victims, thousands of unpaid VA benefits, and vindication for people have suffered through sexual harassment and retaliation in the workplace.

Dan Curry represents people whose rights have been violated. For the last decade he has fought for sexual abuse victims, people wronged by workplace retaliation and veterans who have been injured or rejected by the VA. He has helped his clients obtain millions in compensation for their injuries. He has won numerous appeals for veterans in the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.

Prior to practicing law, Dan worked as a newspaper reporter. His office maintains a website, veteranappeals.com, that shares stories of veterans fighting to win benefits from the VA. Dan has also volunteered on a board for non-profit investigative reporting organization and helped rewrite the News Reporter’s Handbook on Law and Courts.

Bar Admissions

State of Missouri
State of Kansas
U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
U.S. District Court, District of Kansas
U.S. Court of Appeals of Veterans Claims
U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit

Sarah Brown

sarah-brownSarah Brown has won numerous trials, arbitrations and multi-million dollar settlements on behalf of injured people. She has helped two of the largest multi-plaintiff settlements in Jackson County in the last ten years.

Sarah brings more than 30 years of experience to civil litigation. She has focused her practice on employment discrimination, retaliation and harassment cases as well as personal injury cases involving victims of clergy and teacher sexual abuse.

Her employment law practices has expanded beyond litigation to review of employment contracts and severance agreements. Sarah is also a certified mediator offering mediation services in employment disputes.

Sarah has also represented injured persons and their families in wrongful death, medical malpractice, vehicular negligence and invasion of privacy and defamation cases.

Sarah received her B.A. from Trinity College in 1979 and her J.D. from the University of Kansas in 1984. She is licensed to practice in state and federal courts in Kansas and Missouri.

Sarah is a member of MATA, the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA), and local Bar Associations, and she has served a speaker and panelist at litigation and employment seminars. She was the recipient of the Women’s Justice Award in 2014 as a Litigation Practitioner and named a Super Lawyer in 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.

Bar Admissions

State of Missouri
State of Kansas
U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
U.S. District Court, District of Kansas
U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit

Recent Victories

  • In June of 2015, after a five-year battle, Dan  Curry won $75,000 in PTSD disability benefits for a well deserving veteran whom the VA had wrongfully severed benefits.
  • In February of 2015, Dan Curry and Sarah Brown obtained a $250,000 verdict in a trial in Kansas City, Mo., against Costco for demoting a 20-year worker after he reported discrimination.
  • In 2014, Dan Curry successfully defended a small literary publishing company in Kansas that might have folded after a lawsuit had been filed against it in Oregon.
  • In 2014, Sarah Brown was on a team that obtained a $1,105,820 arbitration award for breach of the 2008 settlement agreement with the Catholic Diocese in Kansas City
  • In 2014, Sarah Brown was part of a team of lawyers who obtained a $9,950,000 settlement for victims of clergy sexual abuse.
  • In 2013 Dan Curry obtained a settlement with the VA for $150,000 after proving that VA medical staff negligently allowed a veteran’s wound to become infected after heart surgery. He also obtained a favorable, precedent-setting decision in the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims that will require VA to provide medical examinations for veteran bringing Section 1151 malpractice claims against the VA for negligent medical care.
  • In 2012, Dan Curry obtained a confidential settlement with an oncologist who had performed breast examinations upon a woman dying of lung cancer.
  • In 2011 Dan Curry won more than $100,000 in unpaid benefits for a Korean War veteran whom the VA had wrongfully denied compensation for more than eight years.
  • In 2009, Dan Curry helped obtain a $7.3 million judgment on behalf of childhood victim of harassing text messages.
  • In 2008, Sarah Brown was part of a team of lawyers that obtained a $10,000,000 settlement for victims of clergy sexual abuse.