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Christian L. Faiella

also known as Chris Faiella

About me

Mr. Faiella is a Managing Member in the law firm of Tatlow, Gump, Faiella & Wheelan. The firm represents injured people in negligence and insurance matters in Missouri and surrounding states. Mr. Faiella's practice focuses on cases involving injuries and insurance coverage including automobile and truck accidents, insurance coverage litigation, agent negligence, bad faith cases and other complex injury cases. He is a member of the board of the Missouri Trial Lawyers Association (MATA), an advocate and sustaining member of the American Association of Justice (AJA). Mr. Faiella is also the author of numerous articles on trial practice, and is author of The Missouri Bar CLE Black Book Chapters of Automobile Torts, Evidence - Competency of Witness, Insurance - Bad Faith, Settlement - Mary Carter Agreements (supplement) and Civil Trial Practice - Pleadings (supplement).

Mr. Faiella earned a Bachelors Degree in Political Science in 1989, and his law degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law in 1995. During law school he served as a research assistant to Professor Robert Lawless and received the American Jurisprudence Award for torts and the Federal Courts Award both for the highest grades in his class.

Mr. Faiella has a AV pier view rating from Martindale Hubble Law Directory, which is the highest given. He was also recognized by Missouri Lawyers Weekly Newspaper as 1 of 5 attorneys in the publications 2001 Up and Coming Lawyers feature. Mr. Faiella was a member of The Missouri Bars 2002 Leadership Academy. He is licensed to practice in all Missouri courts as well as before the Supreme Court of the United States, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, United States District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri. The firm represents clients in a broad range of litigation focused on personal injury and their tragic consequences including wrongful death, insurance, bad faith and product liability.


Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 100%
    20 years



Contingent (25-40%), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Christian. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


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  • Richard Scott Wade

    I worked with Mr. Faiella on several matters from 2003-08 while I was and attorney with Ford, Parshall & Baker in Columbia, Missouri. During that time I had the opportunity to evaluate his skills as a lawyer. I have found that he has an exceptional knowledge of the law, he is always very well-prepared and he always fights tirelessly for his clients. He always demonstrated the highest degree of legal ability and ethical standards. I highly recommend Mr. Faiella as an attorney


    Richard Wade Personal Injury Attorney
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Contact info

2 City Place Drive
suite 200
St. Louis, MO, 63141

2300 Main Street
9th Floor
Kansas City, MO, 64108



MOGood Standing, Active199501/08/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
Article of The Year 1998Missouri Lawyers Weekly Editorial Board1999
Federal Courts AwardsLaw School1994
American Jurisprudence Award-TortsLawyers Coop1992
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing MemberTatlow, Gump, Faiella & Wheelan, LLC2010 - Present
MemberTatlow, Gump & Faiella, LLC2000 - 2009
AssociateTatlow & Gump1995 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
Missouri Association of Trial AttorneysBoard Member2002 - Present
Missouri Bar Tort Law CommitteeVice-Chair2002 - 2005
Missouri Bar Tort Law CommitteeMember2000 - Present
Randolph County Chamber of CommerceBoard Member2000 - 2002
AAJ-Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation GroupMember2000 - Present
Randolph County Bar AssociationPresident1999 - 2000
AAJ Sub-Group Carbon Monoxide LitigationMember1999 - Present
AAJ Sub-Group Interstate Trucking LitigationMember1999 - Present
Missouri BarMember1995 - Present
American Association for JusticeSustaining Member1995 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Hutchings v. Federal ExpressConfidential Seven figure settlement
Carolyn Gibbs v. Daylight Corporation, et alVerdict of $4,000,000.00 plus court costs
In Re: Dump Truck Company Case$3.2 Million
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Publication nameTitleDate
MoBarCLE publicationChapter 13, Insurance Law - Bad Faith2010
MoBarCLE publicationChapter 3, Litigation Settlements2009
MoBarCLE publicationChapter 4 Civil Trial Practice2008
MoBarCLE publicationChapter 8, Automobile Torts2006
MoBarCLE publicationChapter 8, Evidence Competency2006
Missouri Trial AttorneyProving Damages in Mild Brain Injury Cases2003
Missouri Trial AttorneyFeatured Case-Devin West v. Standard NY Life2003
Missouri Trial AttorneyThe Effective Use of Negligence Per Se2001
Missouri Lawyers WeeklyPartial Settlement in Multi-Party1998
Rurual MissourianHunters, Landowners & The Law1995
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Missouri - Columbia School of LawLawJuris Doctor1995
State University of New YorkPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1989
State University of New YorkPolitical ScienceBachelorsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Mo Bar CLE Auto InsuranceInsurance Law Update, Automobile Insurance Law2009
Automobile CasesAutomobile Personal Injury2008
Solo & Small Firm Bar ConferenceVisual Persuasion and the Preparation of Exhibits2004
Solo & Small Firm Bar ConferenceCombat Tactics: How to Turn an Insurance Coverage Denial2004
Kansas 8+4 Review of the LawEthics2003
County Bar AssociationEffective Exhibits for Mediation and Trial2003
Expert Witness DepositionsExpert Witness Depositions2000
Personal Injury LitigationSanctions & Discovery Enforcement in State & Federal1999