- Financial Services
- Insurance Litigation
|Contact Info||Telephone: 314.480.1832|
|University ||University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.B.A., with honors, 1994 Beta Gamma Sigma business honor society, Phi Eta Sigma honor society|
|Law School||Washington University School of Law, J.D., 1997 Order of the Coif, Washington University Journal of Urban and Contemporary Law, Associate Editor|
|Admitted||1997, Missouri; 1998, Illinois|
Professional Associations and Memberships
The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
•The Missouri Bar
Joel has an active trial practice in state and federal courts throughout the country. He has broad experience litigating complex business disputes with an emphasis on representing parties in cases involving contractual disputes, insurance coverage matters and environmental claims. His practice comprises matters of all sizes for a variety of clients, including corporations and individuals as plaintiffs and defendants. Among his accomplishments within the financial services industry are these:
•Multiyear litigation involving complex contractual, environmental and factual issues, including eight jury trials - all of which ended in multimillion-dollar verdicts.
Litigated a complex breach of contract dispute for a small-business owner against Lloyds of London that resulted in a favorable jury verdict for the business owner.
Representation of executives in regulatory investigations.
He also has broad experience defending class action, product liability and toxic tort cases. From the initial filing of a lawsuit through its disposition, Joel is thoroughly involved in all aspects of litigation. He has significant experience working with and examining expert witnesses, resolving cases at mediation and, when necessary, taking cases to arbitration and trial.
Represented a significant client in a multiyear dispute with its primary and excess insurance carriers over the payment of millions of dollars in defense costs and environmental remediation costs at 100 environmental sites across the country. Representation included eight jury trials - involving complex contractual, environmental and factual issues - all of which ended in multimillion-dollar verdicts for the client.
•Litigated a complex breach-of-contract dispute for a small-business owner against Lloyds of London that resulted in a favorable jury verdict for the business owner.
•Litigated a complex cost-recovery action involving multiple responsible parties that resulted in judgment for a small fraction of what the opposition was seeking.
•Counseled in cases that declared unconstitutional state laws in Missouri and South Dakota designed to regulate pricing in livestock purchases.
•Represented extended warranty administrators, an insurer and an actuarial/ consulting firm in disputes with program insurers, reinsurers, marketers and customers in state and federal courts and before state departments of insurance on extended warranty programs involving computers, appliances, motorcycles and automobiles.
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