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Laura A. Bentele

Laura Bentele focuses her practice on commercial disputes, tort litigation and real estate matters. She is also a co-founder and co-leader of the firm’s Agribusiness and Food team.

Laura defends multi-state consumer product retailers and manufacturers, regional utility companies, transportation companies, financial institutions and mining companies in state and federal courts around the country. She also counsels clients concerning regulations impacting agricultural industries, food safety and consumer fraud issues, including cases involving labeling claims, sanitary transportation, product contamination and defective products. In 2017, Laura obtained one of the top plaintiff wins in Missouri related to a case where she represented a local St. Louis business. The matter went before a federal jury, which returned a verdict for $8.3 million.

To achieve optimal outcomes, Laura anticipates clients’ strategic and practical business considerations. Laura has successfully tried cases to verdict before juries in state and federal courts, as well as managed alternative dispute resolution proceedings through aggressive negotiation of settlement terms. Ultimately, she strives to maintain open avenues of communication to ensure that clients receive representation that meets their business needs and goals.