Experienced Antitrust, Securities, and Business Problem-solving Trial lawyer in St. Louis for 30 yrsPeer selected as 2015 Best Antitrust Litigation Lawyer in St Louis by BestLawyers in America.Securities, antitrust, consumer class action defense experience with a record of class dismissalsPeer selected as Franchise Lawyer of the Year 2014 by Superlawyers. Deep franchise law experience.Experience in patent, trademark, trade secret and copyright litigation and dispute counseling.A trial lawyer; not preparer. Handled variety of complex business cases across the country.
I strive to forge a trusted counselor relationship with each and every client: a personal and client direct approach, coupled with over thirty years of practical experience to guide clients through difficult commercial problems. If you are looking for counsel you can trust, who will concentrate on what is important to you, and who has the ability to craft creative strategies and solutions--you may want to talk with me. Sometimes solutions may be achieved through informal negotiation or alternative dispute resolution forums. Or trial may be necessary. Either way, your problem will be addressed with your objectives in mind, and a firm grasp of what does and does not provide clients the value they deserve.
I am centrally based in St. Louis, a wonderful community in which to raise a family. I served on our local School Board in an award winning school district for nearly a decade, including a term as President, in my hometown of Webster Groves, a historic and pleasant bedroom community west of downtown St. Louis. My outside interests include golf, fly fishing, 20th Century History, management and leadership learning, and supporting my teams- the Blues, the Cardinals, and the Rams. Although I do not have the time to maintain my former proficiency, I am an accomplished trumpet player and enjoyed performing with the St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra, various jazz and rock bands, my college jazz band, and the Washington University Wind Ensemble during law school.
I am active in my community and the business community. I approach each day with gratitude and a sense of humor. I consider myself fortunate.
Hourly ($350-450/hour), contingent (25-40%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (120 minutes)
|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||1983||08/10/2016|
|MO||Good Standing, Active||1982||08/08/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2016|
|Lawyer of the Year Antitrust Litiigation||BestLawyers||2015|
|Lawyer of the Year||Best Lawyers||2014|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2014|
|Franchnise Lawyer of the Year||SuperLawyers||2014|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2013|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2012|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2011|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2010|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2009|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2008|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2007|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2006|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2005|
|Partner||HeplerBroom LLC||2012 - Present|
|Partner||Gallop, Johnson & Neuman, L.C.||2010 - 2012|
|Partner||Armstrong Teasdale LLP||1982 - 2010|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Washington University School of Law Eliot Society||Chair||2014 - Present|
|Litigation Counsel of America||Charter Fellow||2005 - Present|
|Judicial Learning Center||Board of Directors||2005 - Present|
|Washington University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1982|