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My practice concentrates in the area of litigation, with an emphasis on tort litigation, commercial litigation, insurance defense and personal injury. I have significant first and second chair trial experience. I have successfully tried vehicular accident cases to jury verdict for both plaintiff and defendant. I also have successfully tried multimillion dollar cases involving personal injury disputes, fiduciary claims, contractual disputes, fraud, class action and other tortious conduct.



I am licensed to practice in state and federal courts in Missouri and Illinois. I also practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.

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Contact info

Jacobson Press & Fields P.C.

168 N. Meramec Avenue
Suite 150
Clayton, MO, 63105

Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Litigation: 75%
    16 years
  2. Class Action: 10%
    14 years
  3. General Practice: 10%
    16 years
  4. LLC: 5%
    14 years

Payment

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200005/11/2016
MOGood Standing, Active200001/08/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalDanna McKitrick, PC2013 - 2015
MemberButsch Fields & Associates LLC f/k/a Butsch Simeri Fields LLC2008 - 2013
AssociateGreen Jacobson & Butsch, P.C.2002 - 2008
AssociateRabbitt, Pitzer & Snodgrass, P.C.2000 - 2002
AssociateMurphy, Tobben & Wasinger2000 - 2000
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Defense Research InstituteMember2004 - Present
Lawyers Association of St. LouisMember2000 - Present
Bar Association of Metropolitan St. LouisMember2000 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationAttorney Member2000 - Present
Missouri BarAttorney Member2000 - Present
Webster Groves School District FoundationBoard Member2008 - 2012
National Institute for Trial AdvocacyN/A2004 - 2004
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Dunne v. LibbraJury verdict in favor of client for $1.5 million
Cantex v. HubbJudgment in favor of client for $1 million.
King v. Bondex International, Inc., et al.,Motion for Directed Verdict granted.
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
NBI - Asbestos: Current Issues & Effective Litigation TacticsSettling the Asbestos Claim2013
NBI - Handling Complex Auto Insurance Coverage CasesMedicare Set-Asides and the New CMS Rules2012
MoBarCLE publicationHow to Ask Questions Effectively and What to Ask2011
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Saint Louis University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
Eastern Illinois UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
The Basics of Taking & Defending Effective DepositionsHow to Ask Questions Effectively and What to Ask2015
The Basics of Taking & Defending Effective DepositionsHow to Ask Questions Effectively and What to Ask2014
The Basics of Taking & Defending Effective DepositionsHow to Ask Questions Effectively and What to Ask2013
Asbestos: Current Issues & Effective Litigation TacticsSettling the Asbestos Claim2013
The Basics of Taking & Defending Effective Depositions -How to Ask Questions Effectively and What to Ask2012
Handling Complex Auto Insurance Coverage CasesMedicare Set-Asides and the New CMS Rules2012
Annual Law UpdateTorts & Civil Actions2012
Mastering the Art of Taking & Defending Effective DepositionsHow to Ask Questions Effectively and What to Ask2011
Taking and Defending Effective Depositions in MissouriPreparing Witnesses for Deposition2006