Secured Favorable Venue Transfer for Client
Successfully appealed the denial of a motion to transfer a case filed in St. Louis Circuit Court. After the trial court denied the motion to transfer for improper venue, we filed a writ petition with the Eastern District of Missouri stating the trial court judge had applied an out-of-date venue statute and failed to timely make a ruling as required by statute. Following the Court of Appeals’ denial, we filed a petition with the Missouri Supreme Court, which granted a preliminary writ and instructed plaintiff’s counsel to respond stating why the writ should not be made permanent. Plaintiff’s counsel declined to respond and conceded the venue issue, allowing the case to be transferred to a more favorable jurisdiction for the client.