Joseph A. Kilpatrick: Lawyer with Husch Blackwell LLP

Joseph A. Kilpatrick

St. Louis,  MO  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Technology
  • Manufacturing & Transportation
  • Manufacturing
  • Business Litigation
  • Product Liability
  • Toxic Tort
Contact InfoTelephone: 314.480.1864
Fax: 314.480.1505
University Southwest Missouri State University, B.S., Political Science, 2000
Law SchoolSaint Louis University School of Law, J.D., 2003 Warsaw Transatlantic Journal
Admitted2003, Missouri; 2004, Illinois; 2004, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri; 2004, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois; 2007, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit; 2008, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin; 2011, U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri

Professional Associations and Memberships
•The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
•The Missouri Bar


Joe is a member of the firm's Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation team and is known for his vigorous defense of clients in toxic tort and product liability cases that involve allegations of exposure to solvents, chemicals and asbestos. He coordinates the defense of claims for mesothelioma, lung cancer, pleural plaques and asbestosis against manufacturers of paint and coating products, premises owners and contractors.

As a litigator for several chemical manufacturers, Joe has experience in cases involving alleged respiratory injuries such as occupational asthma, chemically induced pneumonia and reactive airways dysfunction syndrome (RADS). He has also served as the national discovery coordinator for a chemical manufacturer's docket of trace benzene litigation involving claims for leukemia, lymphomas, myelodysplastic syndromes and other blood diseases. In this role, as well as in his practice in toxic tort and product liability litigation in general, Joe has assisted in coordinating discovery efforts for clients nationwide, developing and implementing overall defense strategies, deposing fact witnesses and experts, developing expert witnesses and preparing cases for trial.

Additionally, Joe has significant experience defending product liability cases for a major automobile parts manufacturer and in class action lawsuits involving product liability and toxic tort claims. He has handled appellate matters and has argued before the U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit. Joe has also worked on commercial litigation, insurance coverage litigation, debt collection actions and real estate foreclosures in Missouri and Illinois.

Joe has significant experience deposing plaintiffs, fact witnesses and expert witnesses in cases involving alleged exposures to asbestos, benzene, vinyl chloride monomer, chlorine, hydrochloric acid, aromatic and aliphatic hydrocarbons and pool treatment chemicals. He has defended clients in some of the most plaintiff-friendly jurisdictions in the United States, including Alabama, California, Connecticut, Illinois, Missouri, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, West Virginia and Wisconsin.


Represented the world's largest manufacturer of paints and coatings in numerous toxic tort cases, specifically asbestos and trace-benzene exposure cases, in multiple state jurisdictions.

•Among other decisions:

Lemmermann v. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wisconsin, 2010 U.S. Dist., LEXIS 50477 (E.D.Wis.)

Duckworth v. Ahmad, 532 F. 3d 675 (Seventh Circuit 2008)

Expert Advocates in Selection Int'l LLC v. ProOrbis LLC, 2005 WL 3320744 (E.D.Mo. 2005)

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Office Information

Joseph A. Kilpatrick

190 Carondelet Plaza, Suite 600
St. LouisMO 63105-3441


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