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The POWER List: Business Defense

Staff Report//May 31, 2021//

The POWER List: Business Defense

Staff Report//May 31, 2021//

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Lawyers who defend businesses in court don’t necessarily like to be in the spotlight. The best thing they can do for their clients is to resolve legal issues quickly and quietly. If that doesn’t work and the case heads to trial, a defense lawyer’s hard-won victory is probably something the client would prefer not to dwell on.

So this latest edition of THE POWER LIST goes out to the most powerful attorneys who defend businesses and corporations in court. These are practitioners who defend their clients on claims ranging from products liability to premises liability, contesting plaintiffs’ claims at every turn and taking great pride in a verdict form that reads: $0.

To compile THE POWER LIST, a regular feature from Missouri Lawyers Media, our editorial team interviewed attorneys around the state, reviewed records of verdicts and settlements and consulted Missouri Lawyers Weekly’s archives to arrive at a list of what we believe are the 30 most powerful business defense attorneys in Missouri.

As always, our POWER series is a subjective endeavor. We’re confident in our choices, but we expect readers might disagree with who we put in or keep out. Let us know what you think we got right, and tell us who else we should have considered. And watch for new versions of THE POWER LIST throughout 2021.

The POWER LIST was written by Senior Reporter Scott Lauck and Staff Reporter Jessica Shumaker. Reach them at [email protected] and [email protected].

The POWER List for business defense

Robert T. Adams

John C. Aisenbrey

Michael R. Baker

Lee M. Baty

David P. Bub

Nikki Cannezzaro

Gerard T. Carmody

Debbie S. Champion

Karrie J. Clinkinbeard

Mara H. Cohara

Randy Cowherd

Keith A. Cutler

James Foland

Jim Griffin

John W. Grimm

Bradley R. Hansmann

John L. Hayob

James Scott Kreamer

Rodney E. Loomer 

Thomas J. Magee 

Brian E. McGovern

Gerard T. Noce

Craig S. O’Dear

Joseph C. Orlet

Frederick H. Riesmeyer II 

Andrew Rothschild

William R. Sampson

John G. Schultz

Robert M. Thompson

Paul L. Wickens

The POWER List: Business Defense

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