Peter F. Daniel

Peter Daniel serves as General Counsel to Lathrop GPM, where he focuses on professional responsibility, conflicts, risk and loss management, and managing other firm-related legal matters coordinated through the office of general counsel.

For the past 15 years, Peter has advised lawyers on ethical issues and duties including responding to subpoenas, preparation for testimony and avoiding malpractice.

Prior to his role as General Counsel to the firm, Peter practiced in the fields of product liability, professional liability, premises liability, transportation litigation, toxic tort, personal injury, wrongful death and commercial litigation. He worked on cases involving an extensive and eclectic variety of products throughout the Midwest and on both coasts.

Peter is an avid outdoor activity enthusiast and enjoys cycling, beekeeping, and backpacking/hiking; some of his favorite backpacking and hiking experiences include Peru, Colorado and Kauai.



  • Presenter and panelist, Ethics presentations, Lathrop Gage State of Litigation, 2017
  • Presenter, "Sign of the Times: Trends & Developments in Case Law Impacting Safety & Health Professionals," Kansas Department of Labor's Annual Safety & Health Conference, Wichita, Kansas, October 19, 2016

Professional Affiliations

  • The Missouri Bar
  • American Bar Association
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Lawyers Association of Kansas City, Young Lawyers' Section, Board of Directors, 1987-1988

Community Involvement

  • Shawnee Mission Education Foundation, 2005-2007
  • Arthritis Foundation, Western Missouri/Greater Kansas City Chapter, Board of Directors, 1993-2000; Chair, 1995-1996


  • Selected among The Best Lawyers in America®, 2014-2024
    • "Lawyer of the Year," 2020, 2024
  • Martindale-Hubbell® "AV" Rating
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Kim Bruns 


Court Memberships

  • Missouri
  • Kansas
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court


University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, J.D., 1986

  • Order of the Coif
  • Lead Articles Editor, Missouri Law Review, 1985-86
  • Member, Missouri Law Review, 1984-85

Drury University, A.B., magna cum laude, 1983