Seyferth Blumenthal & Harris > Nick R. Daugherty

Nick R. Daugherty

Practice Areas

Employment Litigation | Commercial Litigation

Nick’s practice focuses on providing strategic legal counseling throughout all stages of litigation, with an emphasis on commercial and employment litigation. Nick has devoted a substantial portion of his career to advising and representing insurers in a wide variety of complex insurance-related matters and litigation. In addition to his insurance work, Nick represents both businesses and professionals in an array of contract disputes, including those involving fiduciary duties, trade secrets and noncompete agreements. Additionally, Nick’s practice emphasizes the defense of employment discrimination claims and other litigation involving workplace disputes.

Nick has appeared in state courts in Missouri and Kansas, as well as the United States District Courts for the Western District of Missouri, the Eastern District of Missouri and the District of Kansas. Nick is a valued appellate advocate, authoring several appellate briefs submitted with the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, and has presented oral argument in a successful defense of an appeal before the Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District.

In 2020, Nick successfully completed the Ross T. Roberts Trial Academy program, an educational program sponsored by the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri designed to enhance the trial skills of young lawyers.

Nick completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Kansas and earned his Juris Doctor from Washburn University School of Law. During law school, Nick served as comments editor for the Washburn Law Journal, mentoring junior members throughout the writing and publication processes. Additionally, Nick received the John F. Kuether Memorial Faculty Award for Best Comment for a comment he authored and published in the Journal. Prior to joining Seyferth Blumenthal & Harris, Nick served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Lisa White Hardwick, judge for the Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District.

Phone: 816.756.0700
Direct: 816.886.3909

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Professional Honors

  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, 2023-present

Publications and Presentations


  • Washburn University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude
  • University of Kansas, BGS, Sociology