A member of Husch Blackwell's Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation team, Ken is a lead trial lawyer who has regularly handled toxic tort, product liability, intellectual property and business litigation cases across the country for major industry corporations.
Ken's accomplishments include:
•Securing a defense victory in Kemner vs. Monsanto, the longest civil jury trial in American history.
•Defending numerous companies in alleged chemical exposure claims in workplace or product cases involving polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB), dioxin, asbestos, medical monitoring and benzene.
With 40 years of trying cases in state and federal courts in Missouri, Illinois and elsewhere in the country, Ken also focuses on alternative dispute resolution, specifically mediation. He has completed a mediation training program at Saint Louis University Law School and is a member of the American Arbitration Association's National Roster of Arbitrators and Mediators.
An adjunct professor at Washington University School of Law, Ken teaches a third-year course in attacking expert witnesses.
Ken was assistant U.S. attorney, Eastern District of Missouri, from 1969 to 1972 and was a special agent in the Federal Bureau of Investigation from 1966 to 1968.
Awards and Recognitions
American College of Trial Lawyers, fellow
•The Best Lawyers In America, Commercial Litigation, 2005-2012; Litigation-Intellectual Property, 2013-2015; Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions-Defendants, 2005-2015; Product Liability Litigation, 2010; Product Liability Litigation-Defendants, 2013-2015
•Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent
•Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, Alternative Dispute Resolution, 2005-2013; Top 50 St. Louis, 2007
•Missouri Bar Pro Bono Wall of Fame, 2012
•Obtained a favorable decision in the defense of Kemner vs. Monsanto, the longest civil jury trial in American history.
•Defended numerous companies in alleged chemical exposure claims in workplace or product cases involving dioxin, PCBs, asbestos, medical monitoring and benzene.
In The News
8.19.14 Husch Blackwell Boasts 106 Best Lawyers on 2015 List, Seven Lawyers of the Year
Energy & Natural Resources ; Financial Services ; Food & Agribusiness ; Healthcare, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals ; Real Estate, Development & Construction ; Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation
1.27.14 Husch Blackwell Partner Mike Nolan Secures one of the Largest Reported Plaintiff Verdicts in 2013, According to Missouri Lawyers Weekly
10.16.13 In Missouri, 76 Husch Blackwell Attorneys Named 2013 Super Lawyers & Rising Stars
8.16.13 Best Lawyers 2014 Names 109 from Husch Blackwell, 13 Lawyers of the Year
Healthcare, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals ; Real Estate, Development & Construction ; Financial Services ; Energy & Natural Resources
10.15.12 A Combined 84 Husch Blackwell Attorneys are Named 2012 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars in Missouri and Nebraska
8.23.12 2013 Best Lawyers Includes 106 Husch Blackwell Attorneys in 56 Practice Areas and 7 States
10.19.11 Super Lawyers 2011 Names 71 Husch Blackwell Attorneys from Missouri and Nebraska; an Additional 15 Listed as Rising Stars
9.06.11 More Than 100 Husch Blackwell Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers 2012
10.13.10 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers 2010 Names 64 Husch Blackwell Attorneys; An Additional 20 Listed as Rising Stars
10.22.09 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers 2009 Names 73 Husch Blackwell Sanders Attorneys