What the team is known for Highly rated firm with a sophisticated commercial litigation practice in both its St. Louis and Kansas City offices. Provides a variety of services including advice on commercial litigation and white-collar crime matters. Established team that frequently acts for clients in a range of insurance and medical malpractice cases.
Strengths One impressed client enthuses: "We have worked with them for many years and have had excellent results. The attorneys are responsive, thoughtful and diligent."
According to sources, this team "brings a ton of experience. They are very practical and provide very good analysis."
Work highlights Represents U-Haul International in an ongoing case involving wrongful death claims.
Acting for Shawnee Enerco as the plaintiff in an ongoing breach of contract matter. The action is brought against EIF K Landfill Gas and involves a pricing disagreement.
Significant clients Anderson Metal Corporation, Citizens Bank & Trust, Alticor, Enterprise Leasing, CenturyLink.
Sources note Dan Ball's extensive litigation expertise and say: "He is top-flight, certainly a standout, a longtime trial lawyer." He is a popular choice for high-profile clients from the pharmaceutical and medical device industries.
Sources say William Perry Brandt is an "excellent litigator with a very successful track record." As well as his role as an active litigator, Brandt also acts as the managing partner of the firm's Kansas City office.
The "very effective" Craig O'Dear's range of work includes advising on fraud, breach of fiduciary duty and breach of contract cases. He services a range of clients from across the finance industry.
Bettina Strauss regularly assists with multidistrict litigation cases, with a particular focus on medical and injury claims. She is singled out by market commentators for her work in the pharmaceutical space.
Thomas Walsh is senior counsel at the firm. He has a wealth of experience advising on litigation at both a state and federal level.
Robert Thompson is identified as a "great lawyer and effective communicator." He has a wide range of experience across the area including regular work on breach of contract and fraud cases.
Robert Ebert advises clients on general commercial litigation with particular expertise in product liability issues. He also works with clients on arbitrations, with recent work including advice to Starwood Hotels and Resorts on a $20 million arbitration.