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Patrick Edward Foppe

Patrick Edward Foppe

Practice areas:

Litigation, Trucking Accident

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Patrick E. Foppe practices in civil litigation and represents corporate clients, insurance companies and individuals in cases throughout Illinois and Missouri in both state and federal court.




He frequently handles high-exposure claims involving wrongful death, products liability, personal injury, premises liability, and general negligence. He also concentrates in transportation related matters that include trucking accidents, disputes involving the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, casualty claims, cargo claims, and contract disputes. In addition, he conducts immediate response to serious accidents as part of Lashly & Baer’s Rapid Response Team, which helps to achieve early evaluation of serious accidents and ensure the preservation of evidence.




Patrick currently serves the Defense Research Institute, Inc.’s (DRI) Trucking Committee’s Special Litigation Groups Coordinator and Regulatory/Government Affairs Special Litigation Group Chair and serves on the Illinois State Bar Association’s Committee on Judicial Evaluations, which reviews judicial candidates for election to all courts in Illinois. He is an active member of Transportation Practice Group of USLAW NETWORK, Inc., which is a national organization composed of over 180 independent, defense-based law firms. Patrick has a “AV Preeminent” Peer Rating™ with Martindale-Hubbell ®. He was honored by Missouri Lawyers Weekly with its Up & Coming Award for 2013. Also, Patrick has been selected through peer recognition and professional achievement for inclusion in the Missouri & Kansas Rising Stars, as published by Super Lawyers® magazine, each year since 2010. He has been honored by the Missouri Bar for his pro bono work in the community.




Patrick has successfully tried numerous cases. His accomplishments include successful resolution of claims involving: trucking companies and their drivers involved in serious accidents; large subrogation losses; individuals who have suffered severe personal injuries; anti-trust class-action against world’s largest diamond mining company; and manufacturers and property owners involved in asbestos and welding rod fumes.




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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2004

  1. Trucking Accident: 50%
  2. Litigation: 50%



Hourly ($190-250/hour), Contingent (25-40%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

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Contact Info

Lashly & Baer, P.C.

714 Locust Street
St. Louis, MO, 63101


MOGood Standing, Active200501/08/2013
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200405/14/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
“AV Preeminent” Peer Rating™Martindale-Hubbell®2014
MemberIllinois State Bar Association, Standing Committee Judicial Evaluations - Outside Cook County2013
Up and Coming LawyerMissouri Lawyers Weekly2013
Rising StarMissouri & Kansas Super Lawyers Magazine2012
MemberIllinois State Bar Association, Standing Committee Judicial Evaluations - Outside Cook County2012
Pro Bono Wall of FameThe Missouri Bar2011
Rising StarMissouri & Kansas Super Lawyers Magazine2011
Rising StarMissouri & Kansas Super Lawyers Magazine2010
Coach - 2005-2010Jessup Competitive Moot Court Team, Saint Louis University School of LawN/A

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
MemberLashly & Baer, P.C.2013 - Present
AssociateLashly & Baer, P.C.2008 - 2013
AssociateHeyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen, P.C.2004 - 2008
Law ClerkHeyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen, P.C.2003 - 2004

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Transportation Lawyers AssociationMember2010 - Present
Truckload Carriers AssociationMember2010 - Present
Illinois Trucking AssociationMember2010 - Present
USLAW NETWORKMember2008 - Present
Defense Research InstituteMember2007 - Present
Bar Association of Metropolitan St. LouisMember2005 - Present
Missouri BarMember2005 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
St. Clair County Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Hudson v. Wheeler, et al.judgment on the pleadings
Penfold v. Martin Transportation Systems, Inc.directed verdict
Murphy v. Safeco Ins. Co. of Illinoistrial

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Publication NameTitleDate
DRI E-ForumFMCSA Initiates Rulemaking Process to Update the Financial Responsibility of Commercial Carrier2014
DRI E-ForumFMCSA Announces Proposed Rule For Electronic Logging Devices2014
DRI E-ForumFMCSA Finalizes Rule to Shut Down Carriers based on Patterns of Safety Violations and2014
USLAW NETWORK, Inc. MagazineApplication of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations Upon Private Motor Carriers – Are You Aware of the Risks?2014
DRI E-ForumMissouri Court of Appeals Holds that Missouri's Statutory Caps on Punitive Damages Do Not Apply in Wrongful Death Cases2014
DRI E-ForumFMCSA Seeks Public Comment Regarding Revising Minimum Levels of Financial Responsibility of Commercial Carriers2014
USLAW NETWORK, Inc. Transportation E-BriefFMCSA Curtails Driver Vehicle Inspection Reports2014
DRI For the Defense Magazine2014 News from the FMCSA and a Look Down the Road2014
TLA E-BriefFederal Appeals Court Upholds Most New Hours of Service Rules2013
DRI E-ForumIllinois Bans Using Handled Cell Phones While Driving2013
Transportation E-BriefNew Missouri Law Requires Uninsured Motorists to Forfeit Recovery of Noneconomic Damages Under Certain Circumstances2013
Missouri Lawyers Weekly$7 million settlement - Man settles claims against co-workers in accident2013
Transportation E-BriefMissouri Appellate Court Allows Imputed Liability Claims Against Employer Even After Admitting Agency When Punitive Damages Are At Issue2013
Transportation E-BriefMissouri Courts Examining Possible Exceptions to When a Plaintiff Can Pursue Other Imputed Theories of Liability Against an Employer Even After Respondeat Superior Liability is Admitted2013
Transportation E-BriefIllinois Appellate Court Allows Evidence of Plaintiff's Lack of Health Insurance2012
Ladue NuewHot Button Issues - Transportation Regulations2012
Transportation E-BriefU.S. Department of Transportation Announces New Regulations Reducing the Maximum Allowable Hours Truck Drivers May Drive2012
Trucking Industry Defense AssociationCompendium of Trucking Verdicts in Missouri from 2000 to 20112012
USLAW NETWORK, Inc. MagazineInjuries to Unauthorized Passengers in Trucking Accidents Pose Unique Issues2011
Chicago LawyerMulti-Million Dollar Settlements2010
Transportation E-BriefU.S. Department of Transportation Issues Final Rule Revising Drug Testing Procedures2010
Transportation E-BriefFederal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Pursues Permanent Ban on Texting for Commercial Truck Drivers2010
The Madison County and St. Clair County RecordRock of Love Bus' Suit Settles For $16 Million2009
Tranportation E-Brief10th Circuit Court of Appeals Aligns Itself With The Majority of Appellate Circuits on an Important MCS-90 Issues2009
Transportation E-BriefTheft Claims on The Rise in the Transportation Industry, But Remedial Measures Pose Challenges2009
Transporation E-BriefFMCSA Toughens Safety Requirements for New Commercial Truck and Bus Companies2009
Transporation E-BriefFederal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Makes No Change in Hours of Service Rule2008
The Madison County RecordClass Action Against World's Largest Diamond Miner Certified in Madison County2005

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Saint Louis University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
Saint Louis UniversityBusiness AdministrationBS - Bachelor of Science2001

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Transportation Lawyers Association's Annual ConferenceUnique Challenges in Handling Claims Against Heavy Haulers and Carriers of Oversize Loads2014
National Interstate Insurance CompanyUnderstanding the Plaintiff’s Playbook in Trucking Cases and Being Proactive Against It2014
Cottingham & ButlerNavigating Through the Litigation Minefield and Combating Plaintiff’s Game Plan2014