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9326 Olive Boulevard, Suite 200
Olivette, Missouri 63132Locate in Google Maps
Telephone: 314-726-2310
Fax: 314-726-2360
Toll Free: 888-942-2310
www.balblawyers.com
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Established: 1999

Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Automobile
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Negligence
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Errors and Omissions
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Personal Injury
  • Property Damage
  • Tort Litigation
  • Defense Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • Subrogation
  • Premises Liability
  • Construction Liability
  • Transportation
  • Fraud
  • Bad Faith
  • Extra-Contractual Defense
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About Us
Our firm specializes in civil defense, insurance defense, and workers compensation defense throughout Missouri and Illinois. We represent insurance companies, their insureds, and self-insured corporations. We pride ourselves on quickly and effectively evaluating matters to obtain favorable results for our clients. The firm is WBENC certified (women-owned business) and is a member of NAMWOLF.
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Additional Locations
Belleville, Illinois
2900 Frank Scott Parkway West, Suite 988
Belleville, Illinois 62223
Lee's Summit, Missouri
200 NE Missouri Drive
Lee's Summit, Missouri 64086
Glen Carbon, Illinois
200 West Main
Glen Carbon, Illinois 62034
Marion, Illinois
805 West DeYoung Street, Suite F
Marion, Illinois 62959
Columbia, Missouri
303 North Stadium Boulevard, 2nd Floor
Columbia, Missouri 65203
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Client Information
Insurance Clients
Alfa Insurance CompanyAmerican Family Mutual Insurance Company
Auto-Owners Insurance CompanyFederated Insurance Company
Founders Insurance CompanyGMAC Insurance
National General Insurance Company
Non-Insurance Clients
BCA AdministratorsKinderCare
ShopkoTexas Roadhouse, Inc.
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
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Personnel Information
Partners
Beth Clemens Boggs
Olivette, MO
E-Mail:bboggs@balblawyers.com
Practice Areas
  • Premises Liability
  • Coverage Analysis
  • Employment Law
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Construction Liability
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Transportation
  • Product Liability
  • Toxic Torts
  • Personal Injury Defense
Admitted
  • Illinois, 1991
  • Missouri, 1992
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois, 1991
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri, 1992
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois, 1996
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri, 1997
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2003
  • U.S. District Court, District of Kansas, 2009
Memberships:
  • American, Illinois State and St. Clair County Bar Associations
  • The Missouri Bar
  • The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Lawyers Association of St. Louis
  • Women Lawyers Association; Greater St. Louis Claims Association (Sponsor)
  • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • Governors State University, B.A. (with honors), 1987
  • Southern Illinois University, J.D. (magna cum laude), 1991
Born:1967
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T. Darin Boggs
Olivette, MO
E-Mail:tdboggs@balblawyers.com
Admitted
  • Illinois, 1990
  • Missouri, 1991
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri, 1991
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois, 1995
Education:
  • University of Illinois, B.S., 1987
  • Southern Illinois University Carbondale, J.D., 1990
Born:1964
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Victor T. Avellino
Olivette, MO
E-Mail:vavellino@balblawyers.com
Admitted
  • Missouri, 1989
  • Illinois, 2000
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri, 1998
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois, 2004
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri, 2005
Memberships:
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • The Missouri Bar
Education:
  • Lindenwood College, B.A. (magna cum laude), 1985
  • Saint Louis University School of Law, J.D., 1988
Born:1963
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Michael J. Lach
Olivette, MO
E-Mail:mlach@balblawyers.com
Admitted
  • Missouri, 1989
  • Illinois, 1990
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri, 1990
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois, 1991
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1998
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois, 2003
Memberships:
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • The Missouri Bar
Education:
  • Illinois State University, B.S., 1986
  • Southern Illinois University, J.D., 1989
  • Georgetown University, LL.M., 1994
Born:1963
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Robert K. Kerr
Olivette, MO
E-Mail:robert.kerr@boggsfirm.com
Admitted
  • Missouri, 1988
  • Illinois
Education:
  • Washington University, B.S.B.A., 1984
  • Washington University, J.D., 1987
Born:1961
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Steven J. McMahon
Olivette, MO
E-Mail:smcmahon@balblawyers.com
Practice Areas
  • Litigation Defense
  • Insurance Defense
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Dental Malpractice
  • Personal Injury Defense
Admitted
  • Missouri, 1990
  • Illinois, 1991
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri, 1992
Memberships:
  • The Missouri Bar
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
Education:
  • University of Wisconsin-Platteville, B.S.C.J., 1986
  • Southern Illinois University Carbondale, J.D. (magna cum laude), 1990
Born:1964
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David A. Nester
Olivette, MO
Years of Experience:30
Practice Areas
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Coverage Litigation
  • Employment
  • Insurance Defense
  • Intellectual Property
  • Mass Tort
  • Product Liability
  • Toxic Torts
Admitted
  • Illinois, 1985
  • Missouri, 1986
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois, 1986
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri, 2013
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2014
Memberships:
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • The Missouri Bar
Education:
  • Southern Methodist University, B.A., 1982
  • Southern Illinois University School of Law, J.D., 1985
Born:1960
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Martine P. Jackson
Olivette, MO
Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Employment
  • Health Care
Admitted
  • Illinois, 1998
Education:
  • Pace University, B.A. International Relations, 1991
  • Southern Illinois University, J.D./M.B.A., 1997
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Retired Partner
David C. Davis
Olivette, MO
E-Mail:ddavis@balblawyers.com
Practice Areas
  • Workers' Compensation
Admitted
  • Illinois, 1983
  • Missouri, 1983
Education:
  • Washington and Lee University, B.A. (cum laude), 1977
  • Saint Louis University School of Law, J.D., 1982
Born:1955
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Associates
Ryan P. Kovacs
Olivette, MO
E-Mail:rkovacs@balblawyers.com
Admitted
  • Missouri, 2006
  • Illinois, 2007
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois
Memberships:
  • American Bar Association
  • The Missouri Bar
  • The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
Education:
  • University of Missouri, B.S.B.A., 2000
  • University of Missouri, J.D., 2006
Born:1978
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Matthew A. Temper
Olivette, MO
E-Mail:mtemper@balblawyers.com
Admitted
  • Missouri, 2007
  • Illinois, 2010
Education:
  • Saint Louis University School of Law, J.D., 2007
Born:1968
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Julia D. Stensby
Olivette, MO
E-Mail:jstensby@balblawyers.com
Admitted
  • New York (Inactive), 2008
  • Vermont (Inactive), 2010
  • Missouri, 2015
  • Illinois, 2017
Education:
  • University of Virginia, B.A., 2004
  • Fordham University School of Law, J.D., 2007
Born:1982
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Catherine L. Robilio
Olivette, MO
Practice Areas
  • Civil Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
Admitted
  • Colorado, 2017
  • Missouri, 2018
Education:
  • The University of Tennessee at Martin, B.S.S.W., 2010
  • The University of Tennessee, M.S.S.W., 2012
  • Southern Illinois University Law School, J.D., 2017
Born:1988
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Of Counsel
David M. Stolze
Olivette, MO
E-Mail:dstolze@balblawyers.com
Admitted
  • Missouri, 1986
  • Illinois, 1987
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
Education:
  • Drake University, B.A., 1983
  • Saint Louis University School of Law, J.D., 1986
Born:1961
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Andrew S. Malloy
Olivette, MO
Admitted
  • Missouri, 2003
  • Illinois, 2005
Education:
  • University of Missouri, B.S., 1999
  • University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, J.D., 2003
Born:1975
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James P. McCune, III
Olivette, MO
E-Mail:jmccune@balblawyers.com
Admitted
  • Pennsylvania, 1994
  • Missouri, 2003
  • Illinois, 2004
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania, 1994
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 1997
  • U.S. District Court, Central and Southern Districts of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri
Education:
  • Washington & Jefferson College, B.A., 1991
  • Oklahoma City University School of Law, J.D., 1994
Born:1969
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(This firm also appears in the Subrogation section of this publication)