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Philip James Christofferson

Business Attorney at Saint Louis, MO

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also known as Philip J. Christofferson

  • State Years
    Illinois - IL 25 years
    Missouri - MO 25 years
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1999
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State MO
    Acquired 1998
    Status
    Good Standing, Active No misconduct found

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

About Philip

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Phil earned his J.D. with high honors from The University of Chicago Law School in 1998, and his B.A summa cum laude in political science from Truman State University in 1995.  For more than 20 years, Phil has represented contractors, subcontractors, architects, engineers, developers, and property owners in all forms of construction disputes and negotiations.

Location

Cockriel & Christofferson, LLC
3660 South Geyer Rd.
Suite 320
Saint Louis, MO, 63127-1223

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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Member
  • Cockriel & Christofferson, LLC
  • 1900 - Present
  • Associate
  • Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Associate
  • Thompson Coburn
  • 1998 - 2000

Education

  • University of Chicago
  • JD - Juris Doctor, High Honors
  • 1998
  • Truman State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude
  • 1995

Associations

  • American Bar Association, Forum on the Construction Industry
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Missouri Bar
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America - Construction Litigation - St. Louis
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2023
  • Best Lawyers in America - Construction Law - St. Louis
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2023
  • Best Lawyers in America - Construction Litigation - St. Louis
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyers - Missouri and Kansas - Construction Law
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2022
  • Best Lawyers in America - Construction Law - St. Louis
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2022
  • Best Lawyers in America - Construction Litigation - St. Louis
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyers - Missouri and Kansas - Construction Law
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Best Lawyers in America - Construction Law - St. Louis
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2021
  • Best Lawyers in America - Construction Litigation - St. Louis
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyers - Missouri and Kansas - Construction Law
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Best Lawyers in America - Construction Law - St. Louis
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2020
  • Best Lawyers in America - Construction Litigation - St. Louis
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyers - Missouri and Kansas - Construction Law
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Best Lawyers in America - Construction Law - St. Louis
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2019
  • Best Lawyers in America - Construction Litigation - St. Louis
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2018
  • Best Lawyers in America - Construction Law - St. Louis
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyers - Missouri and Kansas - Construction Law
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Best Lawyers in America - Construction Litigation - St. Louis
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2017
  • Best Lawyers in America - Construction Law - St. Louis
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyers - Missouri and Kansas - Construction Law
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Best Lawyers in America - Construction Litigation - St. Louis
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2016
  • Best Lawyers in America - Construction Law - St. Louis
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyers - Missouri and Kansas - Construction Law
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Best Lawyers in America - Construction Law - St. Louis
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2015
  • Best Lawyers in America - Construction Litigation - St. Louis
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyers - Missouri and Kansas - Construction Law
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyers - Missouri and Kansas - Construction Law
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • Best Lawyers in America - Litigation-Construction
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2014
  • Best Lawyers in America - Construction Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Best Lawyers in America - Litigation, Construction
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2013
  • Best Lawyers in America - Construction Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2013
  • St. Louis Lawyer of the Year, Construction Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Best Lawyers in America - Litigation, Construction
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2012
  • Best Lawyers in America - Construction Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Best Lawyers in America - Construction Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2011
  • Rising Star
  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A
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Publications

  • National Business Institute (National Webinar)
  • Construction Contract Law From Start to Finish: Drafting Construction Contracts
  • 2013
  • National Business Institute (National Webinar)
  • Construction Contract Law From Start to Finish: Key Provisions to Prevent Disputes and Provide Remedies
  • 2013
  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Construction Defect Litigation From A to Z: Insurance: Covered vs. Uncovered?
  • 2013
  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Construction Defect Litigation From A to Z: Allegations, Defenses, and Proving Your Case
  • 2013
  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Construction Defect Litigation From A to Z: Allegations, Defenses, and Proving Your Case
  • 2009
  • Lorman Education Services publication
  • Fundamentals of Construction Contracts: Key Provisions in Construction Contracts
  • 2006
  • Lorman Education Services publication
  • Fundamentals of Construction Contracts: Illinois Mechanic's Liens
  • 2006
  • Lorman Education Services publication
  • Fundamentals of Construction Contracts: Key Provisions in Construction Contracts
  • 2005
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Speaking Engagements

  • Construction Defect Litigation From A To Z (National Business Institute)
  • Insurance: Covered vs. Uncovered?
  • 2013
  • Construction Defect Litigation From A To Z (National Business Institute)
  • Litigation: Allegations, Defenses, and Proving Your Case
  • 2013
  • Construction Contract Law From Start to Finish (National Business Institute - National Webinar)
  • Key Provisions to Prevent Disputes and Provide Remedies
  • 2013
  • Construction Contract Law From Start to Finish (National Business Institute - National Webinar)
  • Drafting Construction Contracts
  • 2013
  • Private Seminar
  • Missouri's New Residential Mechanic's Lien Statute
  • 2010
  • National Electrical Contractors Association and Plumbing Industry Council of St. Louis - Special Seminar
  • Missouri's New Residential Mechanic's Lien Statute
  • 2010
  • Missouri Smallflows Organization Annual Meeting (Keynote Speaker)
  • Missouri Mechanic's Liens and Payment Issues
  • 2010
  • Missouri Association of Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling Contractors - Legal Education Series
  • Changes and Extras, Unanticipated Site Conditions, and the Litigation Process
  • 2010
  • Missouri Association of Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling Contractors - Legal Education Series
  • The Fundamentals of Construction Contracts
  • 2010
  • Plumbing Industry Council of St. Louis - Legal Education Series
  • I'm Not Getting Paid, Now What?
  • 2009
  • Plumbing Industry Council of St. Louis - Legal Education Series
  • Changes, Extras, and Unanticipated Site Conditions
  • 2009
  • Plumbing Industry Council of St. Louis - Legal Education Series
  • The Fundamentals of Construction Contracts
  • 2009
  • Missouri Smallflows Organization Annual Meeting
  • Filing Liens: Installers Rights
  • 2009
  • Construction Defect Litigation From A To Z (National Business Institute)
  • Allegations, Defenses, and Proving Your Case
  • 2009
  • Fundamentals of Construction Contracts (Lorman Education Services)
  • Key Provisions in Construction Contracts
  • 2006
  • Fundamentals of Construction Contracts (Lorman Education Services)
  • Illinois Mechanic's Liens
  • 2006
  • Fundamentals of Construction Contracts (Lorman Education Services)
  • Key Provisions in Construction Contracts
  • 2005
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
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Construction and development Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"It is my pleasure to endorse Phil as an attorney with the highest level of legal ability and professionalism. Phil and I have worked on numerous matters together, as opposing counsel and on the same side. He has always exhibited a tremendous knowledge of the law, especially relating to construction matters. He is also a person of honesty and integrity. I have referred clients to him in conflict situations and will continue to do so in the future."
Construction and development

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Saint Louis Business Lawyer Philip James Christofferson
Philip James Christofferson
Business Attorney
Saint Louis, MO
Licensed for 25 years