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



Best's Recommended Insurance Attorneys

General Defense


11477 Olde Cabin Road, Suite 110, St. Louis, Missouri 63141

Established: 1998

Practice Areas

  • Insurance Defense
  • Medical Negligence
  • Professional Liability
  • Automobile
  • Product Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Tort
  • Civil Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Municipal Law
  • Real Estate
  • Labor and Employment
  • Estate Planning
  • Bankruptcy
  • Mechanics Liens
  • Corporate Law


About Us

Our mission is to provide cost-effective representation to our clients and to promptly identify areas of concern while vigorously defending meritless claims through trial.


Client Information

Insurance Clients

Non-Insurance Clients

  • Market Finders Group
  • Morgan's Foods

Self-Insured Clients

  • Esse Healthcare

    Personnel Information

    Partner


    J. Thaddeus Eckenrode

    St. Louis, MO

    Practice Areas
    • Insurance Law
    • Medical Malpractice
    • Personal Injury
    • Premises Liability
    • Product Liability
    • Tort
    Admitted
    • Missouri, 1983
    • Illinois, 1987
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri, 1987
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 1987
    • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri, 2010
    Memberships:
    • American and Illinois State Bar Associations
    • The Missouri Bar
    • The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
    • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
    • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers
    • American Society of Law and Medicine
    • Defense Research Institute
    Reported Cases:
    Weiss v. Rojanasathit, 975 S.W. 2d 113 (MO 1998)
    Education:
    • Siena College, B.B.A. (cum laude), 1980
    • Washington University, J.D., 1983

    Born: 1958


    Attorneys


    Lisa H. Howe

    St. Louis, MO

    Practice Areas
    • Medical Malpractice
    • Workers' Compensation
    Admitted
    • Missouri, 1996
    • Illinois, 2003
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri, 2003
    Memberships:
    • The Missouri Bar
    • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers
    Education:
    • Southwest Missouri State University, B.S., 1993
    • Saint Louis University, J.D., 1996

    Born: 1971


    Dwight A. Vermette

    St. Louis, MO

    Practice Areas
    • Bankruptcy
    • Automobile
    • Insurance Defense
    • Medical Malpractice
    • Personal Injury
    Admitted
    • Missouri, 1989
    Memberships:
    • The Missouri Bar
    • The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
    • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers
    • The Federalist Society
    Education:
    • Western Illinois University, B.A., 1985
    • University of Missouri, J.D., 1988
    Military:
    U.S. Navy, 1975-1984

    Born: 1955


    Alejandro S. Valdez

    St. Louis, MO

    Years of Experience: 3

    Admitted
    • Missouri, 2015
    Education:
    • Missouri State University, B.S., 2011
    • University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, J.D., 2015

    Born: 1989


    Katherine M. Grady

    St. Louis, MO

    Admitted
    • Missouri, 2014
    Education:
    • Southeast Missouri State University, B.A., 2010
    • The Charlotte School of Law, J.D., 2014
    • Rachel M. Shafer

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