When Missouri Supreme Court Judge Ray Price decided to return to private practice in 2012, he chose Armstrong Teasdale and its nationally recognized tort and products liability defense group. Within just a few months, he was back in the courtroom – this time as a member of the successful team that convinced a jury to exonerate our client TASER International Inc. for liability to plaintiff. Missouri Lawyers Weekly ranked this as the state’s fourth-largest defense verdict in 2012.
Ray, who was a highly regarded business trial lawyer before joining the bench, is an example of the type of trial attorneys forming our tort and product liability practice group. Our attorneys have the knowledge and extensive trial experience to defend a broad range of clients that manufacture everything from pharmaceuticals to forklifts.
Numerous successes in the notoriously plaintiff-friendly venues of Madison and St. Clair Counties in Illinois, as well as the City of St. Louis, have fueled the group's reputation. The American Tort Reform Association has recognized these venues as some of the most difficult in the country for corporate defendants.
Our expertise spans other venues in the Midwest, where we have offices in St. Louis, Kansas City and Jefferson City, Missouri.
In addition to trial work, our attorneys help clients take preventative measures to reduce or eliminate future product liability risks.
The following is a sample of the types of manufacturers we represent:
- Animal Health Products
- Chemical Compounders/Distributors
- Construction equipment
- Consumer Goods
- Firearm equipment
- Mining machinery
- Recreational equipment
- Safety equipment
- Tobacco materials
- Toxic materials
- Marine Watercraft
Since 2000, Armstrong Teasdale has produced 26 top defense verdicts in the State of Missouri according to Missouri Lawyers Weekly’s lists, including 2011, 2010, 2008, 2006 and 2002 when the top defense verdict was obtained. Tim Gearin obtained those top verdicts in 2010, 2006 and 2002.
Karen Baudendistel and Theresa Lynch obtained the seventh largest 2011 Missouri defense verdict in a negligence case.
John Quinn and Karen Baudendistel obtained the largest 1999 Missouri defense verdict in a products liability trial.
Paul Kovacs, Jim Virtel and J. Kent Lowry are Fellows of The American College of Trial Lawyers.
Paul Kovacs is listed in Who’s Who in American Law. He is also a member of the International Society of Barristers.
Todd Nissenholtz was named a 2012 “Up and Coming” lawyer by Missouri Lawyers Weekly.
Joan Archer was chosen for the Kansas City Business Journal’s 2012 “Best of the Bar” list marking the fourth year in a row that lawyers throughout the Kansas City area selected her for this recognition.
Dan Carpenter is national counsel for a leading trailer manufacturer, and has been named a Missouri Super Lawyer in 2011 and 2012.
Amy Lorenz-Moser was named Missouri Lawyer Weekly's Lawyer of the Year in 2011.