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Steven Andrew Donner

Car accident Attorney at Saint Louis, MO

5.0   40 reviews

Licensed for 11 years

About Steven

Learn Steven’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    30%
    Nationally Recognized, Award Winning Car Accident Attorney

  2. Birth injury
    10%
    Nationally Recognized, Award Winning Personal Injury Attorney

  3. Brain injury
    10%
    Nationally Recognized, Award Winning Personal Injury Attorney

  4. Defective and dangerous products
    10%
    Nationally Recognized, Award Winning Personal Injury Attorney

  5. Motorcycle accident
    10%
    Nationally Recognized, Award Winning Personal Injury Attorney

  6. Personal injury
    10%
    Nationally Recognized, Award Winning Personal Injury Attorney

  7. Slip and fall accident
    10%
    Nationally Recognized, Award Winning Personal Injury Attorney

  8. Wrongful death
    10%
    Nationally Recognized, Award Winning Personal Injury Attorney

Attorney Steve Donner is a partner with Donner Applewhite, Attorneys at Law, in St. Louis, Missouri. A top-rated personal injury attorney, Mr. Donner represents the rights and interests of a diverse range of clients that have legal needs involving any of the following areas of law:

• Wrongful Death
• Premise Liability
• Vehicle and Serious Accidents
• Birth Injuries
• Brain Injuries
• Opioid Overdose Deaths
• Firefighting Foam Lawsuits

A 2008 summa cum laude graduate of St. Louis University, Mr. Donner returned to his alma mater and obtained his Juris Doctor from St. Louis University School of Law in 2011. The Missouri Bar admitted him to practice that same year, and he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri.

Mr. Donner has won over 20 regional and national scholarships and has published and presented articles nationally. His former professional experience includes serving with the U.S. Attorney's Office, the Honorable Paula Bryant, Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, and the St. Charles Prosecuting Attorney's Office.

Recognized for his professionalism and service, Mr. Donner has received a Distinguished Lawyer designation from the Expert Network. In addition, the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys named him among the 10 Best Attorneys for Missouri in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and he has earned a Superb rating of 10 out of 10 as well as several Clients' Choice awards from Avvo. Mr. Donner has received a number of additional awards including the “Top 10 Attorney” by Attorney and Practice Magazine, “Top 40 under 40” by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, “Top 100” by the American Academy of Attorneys, “Litigator of the Year” by the American Institute of Trial Lawyers, “Elite Advocate” by the American Institute of Legal Advocates, “Personal Injury Law” award by the National Alliance of Attorneys, “Top Tier Lawyers” by the American Trial Academy, “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers, “Top Ranking Personal Injury Law Attorney” by the American Association of Attorney Advocates, “Fellowship” by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel, and “Top Personal Injury Attorneys” by the American Jurist Institute. Mr. Donner is an invited member of The Best Lawyers in America*, and he also maintains active involvement with several professional legal organizations, including The Missouri Bar and the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis.

Some of Mr. Donner's favorite sports include tennis and golf. In addition, Mr. Donner enjoys camping, hunting and fishing near his home town of Troy, Illinois.

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Licensed for 11 years
State MO
Status Good Standing, Active
Acquired 2011
Updated 08/08/2016

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Steven

Donner Applewhite, Attorneys at Law
906 Olive St
Suite 1110
Saint Louis, MO, 63101

Reviews

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Posted by Chris | August 16, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
BEST INJURY LAWYER EVER!
After fighting a case for more than a year, I did not know where to go. I reviewed AVVO and found amazing reviews for him; I am so glad that I did. I immediately spoke with Mr. Donner, and he provided an actual plan with how we were to proceed. He kept in touch, and I settled my case for about 7 times the amount that my prior lawyer told me that he could settle it for. I am extremely grateful for Mr. Donner and his firm. They are the best!
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Posted by Tom | September 28, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A true prodigy and a master of his field.
Donner is a fantastic lawyer. While his credentials are impressive, his methods are by far what yield fantastic results and provide new hope to those of us who find ourselves trapped in debt or threatened by student loan companies, etc. Steve Donner is a true professional and I give my full recommendation for anyone who wants results.
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Posted by Gwendolyn | July 14, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Looking For Help
I was looking for help with a judgement I rec'd. I was trying to find a reason, "why". Because of the type of issue I had, I could not hire this law firm; BUT I was pointed in the right direction. Looking for legal help is already difficult and when someone take the time for a quick explanation; it is really appreciated. Thank you Steve. Thank you for consulting and giving me the best advise for my situation. This actually made my day.
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Posted by Melissa | May 29, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Out of state accident
My mom had an accident at the St Louis Airport, since we lived in another state I had to find one in St Louis. I found Steve Donner on line, because of all the greats reviews and he delivered as he said he would. With a lot of phone call and emails Mr Donner did exactly what he said he would do. He was quick to return calls and emails. I would highly recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | May 13, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Attorney
Steve Donner is an amazing attorney and gives it his all to help his clients.
Posted by Brigitte | November 16, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent!
Steve Donner and his firm are amazing at what they do. Steve makes an incredible point to listen to his clients and consistently goes above and beyond throughout the entire process. He is a wealth of knowledge, will always explain everything to you, and is my go-to for any legal concerns!
Posted by Matt | July 6, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Good communication and legal expertise
Mr. Donner communicates well, has great expertise, and won the case against a shady collection company. Choosing a lawyer is important and I would recommend him if you find yourself in a similar situation.
Posted by Patrice | January 21, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Stellar professionalism!
I found Steve Donner to be extremely ethical, knowledgeable, attentive, and responsive. I felt heard. He ensured that I remained updated throughout the entire process and thoroughly answered all my questions. He displayed impeccable professionalism. I truly felt that Steve had my best interest and would highly recommend him for legal representation.
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Posted by anonymous | January 2, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Devoted Lawyer
Mr. Donner was very professional and committed to his work. He was very fair and direct about what challenges we may face in a lawsuit. He worked tirelessly and was available when needed.
Posted by Dawn | December 31, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Client
In a scary situation.. he was sure to tell me exactly how to proceed!! I trust him with all my decisions!
Posted by anonymous | December 31, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very efficient and produces results
Steve Donner has kept in constant contact during my lawsuit! He prioritized my case, assured me that everything was taken care of, and produced the result I wanted! I would recommend Steve to protect your assets and defend your rights! In my opinion he is a five star lawyer!
Posted by Nathan | December 31, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great caring lawyer and lawfirm
I had contacted Steve to take on a car accident case. The insurance company was extremely hesitant to reach any agreements and had dragged in the case for sometime but Steve never gave up and kept punching away. He new that we had a case and that we deserved a fair settlement for my injury’s. The case will be wrapped up soon and couldn’t be happier with the results. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a caring lawyer and law firm to take care of anything.
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Posted by Thomas | December 31, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very helpful.
Had alot of questions and he was very helpful. Lead me in the right direction with my case. I would recommend him for your needs.
Posted by William | December 31, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Service
I hired Mr Donner to help with some traffic issues. He was extremely personable and helpful. He set real expectations and achieved exactly that. I’m very happy with the results and will use Mr Donner again if the need arises.
Posted by Joshua | December 31, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The most Outstanding lawyer I have ever used!
From the begining of my case to the end steve kept me updated fully of everything that was going on. I struggled with lawyers before on what was going on with my cases. Steve makes an easy experience for you. There's no worrying with what's going on or what's going to happen. His results in my matter where almost twice as successful as I thought they would be for an end to my type of case. I recommend steve to everyone I meet and will definitely keep him in my phone for the future!!
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Posted by Scott | December 31, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best of the best!
Mr. Donner got me a much larger reward than I expected. He is such a nice guy, but more importantly, he turned a really awful situation and injury into a compensation that was just simply unexpected. If myself, my family, my friends, or anyone I know is ever injured in an accident-I would not just say that Mr. Donner is recommended, he is required!!!!
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Posted by Ben | December 31, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Brilliant Accident Lawyer - Steve Donner
I was struck by a drunk driver and had injuries and no idea what to do next. I met with Steve, and he took care of everything. Steve is such an awesome man and is sympathetic to your situation, answers your questions and gives you hope that everything will be ok. After meeting Steve, you will know he is honest and has a good heart and truly does everything that he can to help you. He is gifted and am 100% confident that your situation will be handled professionally and resolved the best way that it can with your interests above anyone, including his own, in mind. More than a lawyer, I am proud to call Steve my friend. How many people can say that about an attorney that handled their case?
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Posted by anonymous | December 31, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
ABSOLUTE BEST LAWYER!!!!!!!!!!
After fighting a claim for many years, I was angry and upset because I learned that the federal government denied my claims for compensation. Once I found this out, I contacted Steve Donner, and I'm glad that I did. After advising me of the outcomes and ways to go forward, I decided to hire him. He did everything that he said he would and my case turned out great! After appealing my case, it was not long before Steve called and told me that we won! I do not know where I would be without him. Steve is very knowledgeable in his field and acts like a lawyer should and is always prepared. Would highly recommend Steve to anyone needing a lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | December 30, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lawyer for Life
Steve was my first attorney that I ever had and worked on my personal injury case. I am so satisfied with Steve's professionalism and knowledge that I continue to use him for my legal matters. I don't know about anything else, but I do know that Steve Donner knows the law and will always fight tooth and nail for you. He is the absolute best lawyer, and I'm so glad that I hired him. After dealing with my personal injury case, Steve settled all of my medical bills that I had and I could not be happier with this result. Steve will be direct and straight with you, and he will not make any false promises. He will tell you exactly what to expect from your case and will tell you exactly how to make the most of your case. I can't say enough about Steve, and I would highly recommend him to anyone. He is such a great attorney who is very aggressive and the type that you want in your corner for any legal matter. He will be my lawyer for life!
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Posted by anonymous | December 30, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent and Amazing Lawyer
I was involved in a bad car accident and did not know where to turn. After our insurance company denied our claim, I knew that I needed legal help. I contacted Mr. Donner after finding him online and hired him that same day. His expertise and passion is greatly admired and I thank him very much for the amazing settlement we reached. I will always look to him for any legal help in the future!
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 25%-50%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Donner Applewhite, Attorneys at Law
  • 2012 - Present
  • General Counsel Extern
  • AmerenUE
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Legal Extern
  • United States Attorney's Office
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Law Clerk
  • 22nd Judicial Circuit
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Consumer Division Law Clerk
  • Legal Services of Eastern Missouri
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Victims of Crime Assistance Intern
  • Saint Charles County Prosecuting Attorney's Office
  • 2006 - 2007
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Education

  • Saint Louis University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • Saint Louis University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2008

Legal Cases

  • Slip and Fall
  • $625,000
  • South County - St. Louis Car Accident
  • $775,000.00 Settlement
  • Motorcycle Accident
  • $538,429.50 with interest at 6.25%
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Associations

  • The Lawyers of Distinction
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • 2013 - Present
  • Habitat for Humanity Legal Committee
  • 2012 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
  • 2012 - Present
  • Missouri Bar
  • 2011 - Present
  • Solo & Small Firm Practice Committee of the Missouri Bar Association
  • 2011 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Russian
  • English

Awards

  • Top 10 Attorney
  • Attorney and Practice Magazine
  • 2021
  • "10 Best Attorneys" for Missouri
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2021
  • Top 10 Personal Injury Law Attorney
  • Best of the Best Attorneys of America
  • 2021
  • Top 10 under 40
  • National Academy Of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2020
  • Top 100
  • American Academy of Attorneys
  • 2020
  • Litigator of the Year 2020
  • American Institute of Trial Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Elite Advocate
  • American Institute of Legal Advocates
  • 2020
  • Personal Injury Law
  • National Alliance of Attorneys
  • 2020
  • Member - Top Tier Lawyers
  • American Trial Academy
  • 2020
  • Top 10 Attorney Award
  • National Academy Of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Top 10 Personal Injury Attorney
  • Best of the Best Attorneys
  • 2020
  • 2020 Top Ranking Personal Injury Law Attorney
  • American Association of Attorney Advocates
  • 2020
  • Fellowship
  • The National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2019
  • Elite Advocate
  • American Institute of Legal Advocates
  • 2019
  • Member
  • Premier Lawyers of America
  • 2019
  • Litigator of the Year 2019
  • American Institute of Trial Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Recognizing Excellence in Civil Litigation
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2019
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • 2019 Top Personal Injury Attorneys
  • American Jurist Institute
  • 2019
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Best Legal Counsel
  • Best Legal Counsel
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • "10 Best Attorneys" for Missouri
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Client's Choice Award 2017
  • AVVO
  • 2017
  • Invited Member
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2017
  • Distinguished Lawyer Designation
  • Expert Network
  • 2017
  • "10 Best Attorneys" for Missouri
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Top 10% of Attorneys Award
  • The Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2016
  • Client's Choice Award - 2016
  • AVVO
  • 2016
  • Client's Choice Award - 2015
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • Misc
  • Competed for and won over 20 regional and national scholarships and awards
  • N/A
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Publications

  • Voice of the Future
  • To Survive is Strength
  • 2007
  • The McNair Journal
  • Jurisprudence: A Discourse on Ubiquitous Misogyny
  • 2006

Speaking Engagements

  • Swords and Shields to Protect Your Business
  • Contracts/Intellectual Property/Entity Formation
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (5)
Debt collection Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Steven is a hard working attorney. I personally worked with Steven as opposing counsel on several matters and can attest to his abilities as an attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Mr. Donner for several years and worked with him in various capacities on a number of different legal matters. I cannot say enough about Mr. Donner as either an attorney or as a person in his legal work. Knowledgeable, hardworking, compassionate, and phenomenal advocate for each and every one of his clients. I would not hesitate to trust Mr. Donner to provide legal representation to a friend, a family member, or even myself, and neither should you."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Steve has a thorough understanding of the FDCPA. Not only is Steve knowledgeable about the FDCPA, he is also a creative thinker, hard worker and dedicated to vigorously pursuing his client's interests."
Business Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Steve and his law partner Tom for a number of years. They both have a reputation in the community for being good, effective lawyers. They are also quality people, and I always enjoy seeing them around town."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Steve and discussed cases with him for years. We are currently working on a case together. Working with him has been great both because of his demeanor and his work ethic."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Friend
"Steve is an incredibly hard working, highly competent and passionate attorney who zealously represents his clients. I enthusiastically endorse Steve as an attorney!"
Litigation Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Other
"Steven’s professional demeanor and affable attitude is paralleled only by his vast knowledge of the law and passion in viciously advocating for his clients. I have had the pleasure in knowing Mr. Donner for several years now, in a personal and business setting, and would gladly recommend him to any one in need of a litigation attorney."
Business Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have known Steve as a fellow law student and business partner, both outside and within the practice of law. I can say many great things about Steve but they have already been said by others – and that is precisely the point. I am hard-pressed to think of anyone who has a negative view of him. Steve puts every ounce of his skill, knowledge and heart into working with his clients, and it shows. Does my recommendation mean something? Sure. What means more? Read the recommendations of his clients. Read how he made them feel. Read how they feel about him. They prove what I already know – he is a first-class attorney."
Business Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"As someone who has worked with Steve for many years before entering the law, I can say with confidence that Steve can make things happen for the entrepreneur and the small business owner alike. When a problem is difficult, Steve is able to quickly and calmly identify the potential paths forward, weigh their benefits and drawbacks, and implement a solution. It is this rational levelheadedness combined with his own business experience that makes him a superior lawyer for the entrepreneur and small business owner."
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Saint Louis Car accident Lawyer Steven Andrew Donner
Steven Andrew Donner
Car accident Attorney
Saint Louis, MO
Licensed for 11 years