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  1. Insurance: 30%
  2. Construction / Development: 25%
  3. Commercial: 25%
  4. Litigation: 20%

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  • Glenn Eugene Davis

    I endorse this lawyer. David Crane is a thoughtful and practical advocate. He puts his clients interests first and works very hard. He has big firm experience and small firm flexibility. He formerly served as a municipal judge. A very fine business litigation lawyer.


    Glenn Davis Antitrust & Trade Law Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Christopher M. Barclay

    I strongly endorse David. We worked together for 6 years before I went out on my own. He handled several very complex litigation matters relating to construction law. I would not hesitate to refer a client to David.


    Christopher Barclay Business Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Devereux Murphy LLC

101 S Hanley Rd Ste 400
Clayton, MO, 63105-3406


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law197911/12/2015
MOGood Standing, Active197801/08/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Lawyers- Insurance, 2014, 2015THe Best Lawyers in America2015
Best Lawyers - Insurance LawThe Best Lawyers in America2014
Phi Beta KappaWashington University1973
Martindale- HubbellAV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5N/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerDevereux Murphy LLC2012 - Present
PartnerGallop Johnson Neuman2010 - 2012
PartnerHusch Blackwell2000 - 2010
PartnerZIercher & Hocker PC1994 - 2010
Comissioner (Chair 1996)MO Air Conservation Commission1991 - 1996
Judicial Law Clerk, Hon. Harold D. SatzMO Ct. of Appeals, E.D.1978 - 1979
Association namePosition nameDuration
St. Louis County Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
MO Municipal Cout Judge Assoc.Muni. Judge1991 - 1997
American Bar AssociationMember-Fidelity & Surety Law Committee1980 - Present
Bar Association of Metropolitan St. LouisMember1979 - Present
Illinois Bar AssociationMember1979 - Present
Missouri Bar AssociationMember1978 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
St. Louis Bar JournalGoverning by Cooperating1998
Defense Research InstituteDesign Professionals- Selected issues1996
Defense Research InstitutePay-When-Paid : A Contractor's Dilema1996
ABAAssoc. Editor, Payment Bond Manual, 2nd Ed.1995
The Missouri BarPayment and Performance Bonds1995
The Defense Counsel JournalAssoc. Editor, Annual Survey, Fidelity & Surety Law1995
ABAAssoc. Editor, Payment Bond Manual1991
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Washington UniversityN/ABS - Bachelor of ScienceN/A
Saint Louis University School of LawN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Fundamentals of Construction ContractsWhen Contract Performance is Delayed2013
Fundamentals of Construction ContractsTypes of Delay and Delay Damages2010
Missouri Construction LawCan This Job Be Saved2000
Northeast Surety & Fidelity ClaimsSubrogation Rights to Fidelity Claims1994
Fidelity Law ConferenceGood Faith and Reliance in Banker's Blanket Bond Clause E Cases1984