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Business Litigation

Armstrong Teasdale litigators are driven by the success of our clients. Our team is consistently recognized for successfully defending complex and difficult cases against talented and well-prepared opposing counsel. The skills and strategy of our trial lawyers have resulted in more than 36 verdicts in the annual top 20 plaintiff and defense verdicts in the State of Missouri over the past 15 years. This includes the state’s top 2014 defense verdict, which we won on behalf of Missouri Gas Energy in a $30 million furnace explosion case.

This track record demonstrates the frequency that we take cases to trial as well as the resulting successes. Although no one really wants to litigate, our reputation shows we mean business. That differentiates us from other firms and puts us in a superior position to obtain the best result for our clients, whether through trial or settlement.

For general litigation questions, contact Dan O'Toole.

Practice Highlights

The 2015 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business recognized the firm’s Litigation practice area and its Employment & Labor and White Collar Crime subgroups. Litigation partners Dan O’Toole and Kevin Evans also received a Band 1 status.

Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyers named 40 Armstrong Teasdale litigators to its 2015 edition, and 13 litigators were named Rising Stars.

Forty-five litigators were named to the 2016 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Clark Cole, Daniel Nelson, Daniel O’Toole, David Going, Edward Spalty, Kevin Stolworthy, Patrick Kenny, Robert Kaiser and Thomas Weaver were among the litigators named as “Lawyers of the Year.”

The firm also received first-tier rankings for numerous litigation categories contained in the 2015 list of “Best Law Firms” published by U.S. News & World Report – Best Lawyers. They include: Antitrust, Bankruptcy, Construction, Eminent Domain & Condemnation, Intellectual Property, Labor & Employment, Land Use & Zoning, Real Estate, Mass Tort/Class Actions – Defendants, Personal Injury – Defendants and Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers.

Representative Experience

In a preliminary victory for our client Ameren Missouri, a Missouri circuit court has dismissed five of six counts of a lawsuit challenging the utility’s proposed coal ash waste landfill in the Labadie bottoms.