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Jordan T. Ault, 35

Partner, Husch Blackwell, Jefferson City

jordan-aultPractice Areas: Technology, manufacturing and transportation

Law school: University of Illinois

Jordan Ault always brings his best to the courtroom.

In defending one medical malpractice case, Ault located an opinion from a different case which contradicted an opposing expert who quickly responded that it was “misinformed.” It was only then the unfortunate witness learned the opinion he was critiquing from the earlier matter was his own.

Ault is known for his effective defense work on toxic torts and product liability matters representing makers of chemicals as well as industrial and consumer products.

His proudest achievement this year was launching a practice group for nonprofit organizations and religious institutions at Husch Blackwell to fill what his nominator called “an unmet need” in the St. Louis area.

Ault has made The Missouri Bar’s Pro Bono Wall of Fame three times. He’s also earned other accolades including being named by the American Society of Legal Advocates as one of the “Top 40 Under 40 in Litigation.” This year, he was honored as a fellow for the New Leaders Council-St. Louis.

What inspired you to get involved in the legal profession?

My father is a retired judge. I remember visiting his courtroom and watching how he interacted with attorneys and parties in both civil and criminal cases. He offered a great example of how one can not only do well in the legal profession, but do good as well.

What is the best career advice you have received?

An attorney nearing retirement once told me he spent half his career bemoaning how busy he was and the other half losing sleep because he didn’t have enough work. I’ve taken this to heart and tried my best to appreciate the down time that litigation sometimes offers.