Client-Recommended Attorneys, Adjusters and Experts
Client-Recommended Attorneys, Adjusters and Experts

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Best's Recommended Insurance Attorneys - General Defense

7700 Forsyth Boulevard, Suite 1800, St. Louis, Missouri 63105

Practice Areas

  • General Civil Trial and Appellate Practice
  • Insurance Defense
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Bad Faith
  • Class Actions
  • Life and Health

About Us

Armstrong Teasdale has a wealth of experience providing opinions relating to coverage issues, as well as representing insurers and insureds in bad faith litigation, declaratory judgment actions, vexatious refusal claims, contribution actions and disputes between carriers. Our Insurance Coverage Litigation lawyers have been representing clients in complex coverage and insurance disputes across the country for more than 50 years. This includes serving as representation for many of the largest liability carriers in the country.

We regularly handle bad faith litigation, interpleader claims, administrative and regulatory proceedings, premium fraud litigation, sales practices and market conduct cases, including class actions and RICO cases, subrogation and extra-contractual claims. In each case, our lawyers first assess the risk of each individual situation and provide guidance so that clients can make informed decisions about litigation. This includes proactively evaluating insurance needs for clients to ensure their coverage is appropriate from the start, especially in the case of a merger or acquisition. We also have experience in reinsurance matters and are routinely engaged by insurers and reinsurers to take over cases that other firms initially handled, in trial court and on appeal.

Additional Locations

  • Kansas City, MO
  • Jefferson City, MO
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Denver, CO
  • New York, NY
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Boston, MA
  • Chicago, IL
  • Edwardsville, IL
  • Miami, FL
  • Orange County, CA
  • Princeton, NJ
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • Washington, DC
  • Wilmington, DE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Dublin, Ireland

Client Information

Insurance Clients

Personnel Information

Attorney Contacts

Clark Cole

St. Louis, MO

  • Missouri, 1980
  • Illinois, 1981
Clark Cole is a trial lawyer whose practice is devoted exclusively to litigation. He has tried cases to verdict in 13 different state and federal jurisdictions. Clark concentrates in the areas of insurance, commercial and personal injury litigation. His practice is equally divided between Missouri (admitted 1980) and Illinois (admitted 1981). He serves as leader of the firm's Insurance Coverage and Litigation practice area and is a Fellow in the American College of Coverage Counsel. He is listed among Chambers USA’s Leading Lawyers for Business in the Commercial Litigation and Insurance categories in Missouri.
  • Louisiana State University, B.A., 1977
  • University of Missouri School of Law, J.D. (Order of the Coif), 1980

Patrick Kenny

St. Louis, MO

  • Missouri, 1990
  • District of Columbia, 1992
  • Illinois, 1994
  • Kansas, 1997
Patrick Kenny is a trial lawyer with significant experience in bad faith and insurance coverage disputes, ERISA litigation (pension and benefits), subrogation, disputes over business transactions, noncompete agreements, class actions and fraud litigation. He has tried jury cases to verdict in Missouri and Illinois, handled and supervised numerous appeals, and served as a neutral in scores of cases. Patrick was named the Best Lawyers® 2016 Insurance Law "Lawyer of the Year" in St. Louis and has received numerous other recognitions in connection with his insurance and commercial litigation practices. Those include long term listings in Best Lawyers® for Insurance Law, as a Top Rated Lawyer in Commercial Litigation by Martindale-Hubbell and American Lawyer Media (ALM), and as a "Super Lawyer" by Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyers/Super Lawyers Business Edition and inclusion in Chambers USA’s Leading Lawyers for Business in the Insurance category in Missouri.
  • University of Missouri, B.S.B.A., 1987
  • University of Missouri School of Law, J.D. (cum laude, Order of the Coif), 1990

Thomas Weaver

St. Louis, MO

  • Missouri, 1978
  • Illinois, 1979
Tom Weaver's significant litigation experience includes serving as lead trial and appellate counsel in commercial, product liability, insurance and eminent domain litigation matters in both state and federal courts in Missouri, Illinois and Kansas. As leader of the Litigation practice group's Appellate practice area, Tom knows that winning a case on appeal requires more than just citing the right legal precedent. He has implemented sophisticated post-trial strategies that weave persuasive arguments with legal and policy reasoning in over 150 appeals. Tom has appeared before the Supreme Court of Missouri, Missouri Court of Appeals, Illinois Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Court of Appeals and the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Eighth, Seventh, Fourth, Tenth and D.C. Circuit.
  • Duke University, B.A. (magna cum laude), 1974
  • Saint Louis University School of Law, J.D. (magna cum laude), 1978

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