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About me

The law was once considered an honored profession. I believe that it still is, and was blessed to study at one of the nation’s finest law schools, the Washington University School of Law. After working for several of the Midwest's most respected and talented attorneys I founded The S.E. Farris Law Firm. Our focus is on the needs of injury victims and their families.


Spencer has been the lead or supporting trial attorney in cases involving defective baby seats, dangerous drugs, defectively designed automobiles and airplanes, medical mistakes, nursing home neglect, discrimination, motor vehicle crashes involving motorcycles, semi-trucks and passenger vehicles, falls and work related injuries. Currently helping clients with injuries due to exposure to dangerous drugs such as Vioxx, and asbestos related injuries.


When you hire our firm, you meet the attorney who will be with you throughout the legal process. You won't be "passed" around the firm as your case progresses. We approach our cases as a team, and you have the benefit of our teamwork when your case is ready for trial. We understand that your only case is your most important case!


Since we are by design small, we don't advertise tens of thousands of clients "served." In order to give you the personalized attention you deserve, we are selective about the clients we choose to represent. Once we have chosen each other you can depend on honest, prompt answers to your questions, professional expertise, and dedication.


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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 90%
  2. Workers Compensation: 10%



Contingent (25-40%)

Attorney endorsements

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  • Karen Irene Finley

    Spencer is aggressive, diligent, and passionate about getting justice for his clients. He is a top-notch litigator who is not afraid to take his cases to trial. Spencer is active in the Missouri Bar Association and is always willing to help fellow attorneys.


    Karen Finley Estate planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Christine Antoinette Alsop

    I first met Spencer when we were on opposite sides of a very difficult case. He represented his client zealously, thoroughly and extremely effectively, so much so that I took note of his techniques and greatly admired his legal abilities. He is an outstanding lawyer, wonderful person and a true advocate for those who have been wronged.


    Christine Alsop Elder law Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

523 North Laclede Rd
Suite 116
Saint Louis, MO, 63119


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199305/11/2016
MOGood Standing, Active199201/08/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 LawyersAmerican Society of Legal Advocates2014
Lead Counsel RatedLead Counsel Review Board2013
RecognizedMissouri & Kansas Super Lawyers magazine2009
Top 100 Trial LawyerThe American Trial Lawyers Association2008
RecognizedMissouri & Kansas Super Lawyers magazine2008
RecognizedMissouri & Kansas Super Lawyers magazine2007
RecognizedMissouri & Kansas Super Lawyers magazine2006
RecognizedMissouri & Kansas Super Lawyers magazine2005
AV ratingMartindale Hubbel2005
Certified Civil Trial AdvocateNational Board of Trial Advocacy2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorSaint Louis University School of Law2005 - Present
PrincipalThe S.E. Farris Law Firm2001 - Present
associateThe Hullverson Law Firm1991 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
Bar Association, Metropolitan St. LouisGovernor, Trial Section chair2010 - Present
The American Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2008 - Present
Missouri Association of Trial AttorneysGovernor2001 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember1993 - Present
Missouri State Bar Associationmember1992 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Jones v. BovaVerdict over $400,000.00 plus interest
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Publication nameTitleDate
Missouri Association of Trial AttorneysEditor2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Washington University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
Oklahoma State University, StillwaterEnglish/pre LawBA - Bachelor of Arts1986
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
ConventionPremises liability2005