Daniel L. Smith is a principal partner of Ankerholz and Smith in Overland Park, Kansas where he has practiced for more than 30 years since beginning the practice of law in 1976. Mr. Smith is a sixth generation Kansan and grew up in the east central Kansas town of Pleasanton where his father operated a family pharmacy. His experience working in the family business gave him an early interest and understanding of many medical issues and conditions. He attended the University of Kansas where he received his college undergraduate education. He is a graduate of Duke University School of Law.Mr. Smith practices in the area of civil litigation, with an emphasis on injury cases arising both at work and elsewhere. He is interested in medical issues as well as significant engineering matters. He has participated in several advancements in Kansas law, including the adoption of the Dual Capacity Doctrine which permits an action between an employee and employer for negligence under certain special circumstances. He has been selected for inclusion in Who's Who in American Law since 2000.