Firm Profile

Brown & James, P.C.

Headquarters

Bank of America Plaza, Suite 1100
800 Market Street
St. Louis, MO 63101-2501
United States
(314) 421.3400

Firm Details

Brown & James, P.C. is a Midwest regional law firm with more than 100 lawyers representing companies in litigation, appeals, and insurance coverage matters. With offices in St. Louis, Kansas City, Springfield, and Columbia, Mo., Belleville, Ill., Wichita, Kan., and Little Rock, Ark., Brown & James lawyers regularly represent clients in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies throughout the region.

Brown & James has been recognized as one of the top trial firms in the Midwest, receiving numerous awards honoring both the firm and individual lawyers, and was the lone recipient of Missouri Lawyers Weekly’s “Winningest Defense Firm” honor, which was awarded from 2008 through 2015.

We limit our practice to civil trial and appellate matters. While many law firms include a "litigation section," each of our principals is an experienced trial lawyer, ready to litigate when it makes sense. Our firm is known for its readiness to "do battle" for clients. As a result, we often have a distinct advantage in settlement negotiations.

Our trial experience and determination are powerful benefits in every legal situation. When you want results, our lawyers offer the commitment and expertise you need. Whether you want to develop preventive legal practices for your organization, take your case to trial, negotiate a favorable settlement, or file an appeal, you can count on Brown & James.

Top Listed State Awards

  • Top Listed in Missouri in Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants with 5 lawyers

Top Listed City Awards

  • Top Listed in St. Louis in Insurance Law with 4 lawyers
  • Top Listed in St. Louis in Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants with 2 lawyers
  • Top Listed in St. Louis in Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants with 5 lawyers

Awards

  • Winningest Defense Firm – Most Defense Verdicts/Judgments in State: Missouri Lawyers Awards (2015-2009)
  • Go-To Law Firm for Litigation at the Top 500 Companies: American Lawyer Media (2013, 2010-2007)
  • Missouri Excellence Award in Legal Services: Small Business Institute for Excellence in Commerce (2013)
  • City of St. Louis Business of the Year Award: Presented by St. Louis Development Corporation & St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay (2012)

About Our Clients

Corporate Clients
Allied Signal, Inc.
Autozone, Inc.
Bally Total Fitness
Big Lots Stores, Inc.
Bridgestone/Firestone Inc.
Burns & McDonnell Eng.
Central Refrig. Trucking
Charter Communications, Inc.
Coca-Cola Enterprises
Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.
Dave & Busters, Inc.
Frito-Lay
Garden Way Incorporated
Genie Industries
Global Van Lines
Harsco Corporation
Hexion Specialty Chemicals, Inc.
Ingersoll Rand Company
Interstate Distributor Co.
J.C. Penny Corp.
K-Mart Corporation
Koehring Cranes
Marathon Oil Company
Marten Transport, Ltd.
McDonalds Corporation
Metro
Michaels Stores, Inc.
O'Reilly Auto Parts
Old Dominion
Pacer International
Powerscreen USA
PPG Industries, Inc.
Quest Diagnostics, Inc.
Raytheon Company
Reichhold, Inc.
Republic Services
Saint Louis University
Schnuck Markets, Inc.
Sears Roebuck & Co.
Security Services, Inc.
Slay Industries, Inc.
The Stanley Works
Steak 'n Shake, Inc.
Swift Transportation Co.
Terex Corporation
The TJX Companies, Inc.
Tyson Foods, Inc.
University of Missouri
USF Holland, Inc.
Wal-Mart
Walgreen Company
Washington Group Int'l.
Washington Mutual Bank
Washington University
Wells Fargo Alarm Ent., Inc.
Werner Co.

Insurance Clients
Acuity Insurance Company
Allstate Insurance Co.
Amica Mutual Insurance
Association Aviation Underwriters
Auto Owners Insurance Company
Benchmark Insurance Co.
California Casualty
Chartis (AIG)
Chubb Insurance Group of Companies
Cincinnati Insurance Co.
Claims Management Services
Colony Insurance Company
CNA Insurance Co.
Design Professionals Ins.
EMC Insurance Company
Erie Insurance Group
Essex Insurance Company
General Star Mgmt. Co.
Grinnel Mutual Insurance Company
Hanover Insurance Co.
Hartford Insurance Group
Illinois Casualty
Infinity Insurance
Intermed Insurance Co.
Kemper Insurance Co.
Lexington Insurance Company
Markel Insurance Company
Market Insurance Company of Canada
Medical Assurance Corp.
Metropolitan Insurance Co.
MIRMA
National General Insurance
Nationwide Mutual Ins. Co.
Philadelphia Insurance
Pro Assurance
RLI Insurance
Rockville Risk Management Associates
RSUI
Scottsdale Insurance Company
Selective Insurance Company
State Auto
State Farm
Travelers Insurance Co.
United National Group
Zurich American Ins. Co.

Contacts

David P. Bub
Appellate
(314) 242-5264
T. Michael Ward
Appellate
(314) 242-5306
Teresa M. Young
Appellate
(314) 242-5315
Bradley R. Hansmann
Arson-Fraud Litigation
(314) 242-5370
Brandon B. Copeland
Arson-Fraud Litigation
(314) 242-5233
Corey L. Kraushaar
Arson-Fraud Litigation
(314) 242-5257
Daniel G. Hasenstab
Arson-Fraud Litigation
(618) 355-5111
Derek H. MacKay
Arson-Fraud Litigation
(816) 472-2923
Irene J. Marusic
Arson-Fraud Litigation
(314) 242-5283
John P. Cunningham
Arson-Fraud Litigation
(618) 355-5102
Michael B. Maguire
Arson-Fraud Litigation
(314) 242-5241
Robert L. Brady
Arson-Fraud Litigation
(314) 242-5273
Timothy J. Wolf
Arson-Fraud Litigation
(314) 242-5350
David R. Buchanan
Business and Commercial Litigation
(816) 472-0800
Denise Baker-Seal
Business and Commercial Litigation
(618) 355-5105
Derek H. MacKay
Business and Commercial Litigation
(816) 472-2923
Elaine M. Moss
Business and Commercial Litigation
(314) 242-5208
Kristie S. Crawford
Business and Commercial Litigation
(417) 831-1412
Matthew G. Koehler
Business and Commercial Litigation
(314) 242-5267
Robert L. Carter
Business and Commercial Litigation
(314) 242-5203
Steven H. Schwartz
Business and Commercial Litigation
(314) 242-5280
Timothy J. Wolf
Business and Commercial Litigation
(314) 242-5350
Todd A. Lubben
Business and Commercial Litigation
(314) 242-5325
Beth Kamp Veath
Construction Law
(618) 355-5103
Brandon B. Copeland
Construction Law
(314) 242-5233
Brian R. Plegge
Construction Law
(314) 206-3049
Elaine M. Moss
Construction Law
(314) 242-5208
Jacqueline M. Kinder
Construction Law
(314) 242-5289
Jennine D. Adamek Moore
Construction Law
(314) 242-5308
John P. Rahoy
Construction Law
(314) 242-5336
Matthew G. Koehler
Construction Law
(314) 242-5267
Steven H. Schwartz
Construction Law
(314) 242-5280
Todd A. Lubben
Construction Law
(314) 242-5325
Matthew G. Koehler
Creditor's Rights
(314) 242-5267
Steven H. Schwartz
Creditor's Rights
(314) 242-5280
Todd A. Lubben
Creditor's Rights
(314) 242-5325
Christine A. Vaporean
Employment Law
(314) 242-5337
Denise Baker-Seal
Employment Law
(618) 355-5105
Kristie S. Crawford
Employment Law
(417) 831-1412
Steven H. Schwartz
Employment Law
(314) 242-5280
Timothy J. Wolf
Employment Law
(314) 242-5350
A.J. Bronsky
Environmental Insurance / Toxic Torts
(314) 242-5324
Beth Kamp Veath
Environmental Insurance / Toxic Torts
(618) 355-5103
Bradley R. Hansmann
Environmental Insurance / Toxic Torts
(314) 242-5370
Brian R. Plegge
Environmental Insurance / Toxic Torts
(314) 206-3049
David R. Buchanan
Environmental Insurance / Toxic Torts
(816) 472-0800
John P. Cunningham
Environmental Insurance / Toxic Torts
(618) 355-5102
Kenneth M. Burke
Environmental Insurance / Toxic Torts
(618) 355-5104
Matthew G. Koehler
Environmental Insurance / Toxic Torts
(314) 242-5267
Elaine M. Moss
Financial Services
(314) 242-5208
Edward W. Zeidler II
Governmental Affairs / Municipal Law
(314) 242-5263
Russell F. Watters
Governmental Affairs / Municipal Law
(314) 242-5252
A. J. Bronsky
Health Care Liability
(314) 242-5324
Angela E. Pozzo
Health Care Liability
(314) 206-3054
Beth Kamp Veath
Health Care Liability
(618) 355-5103
Brian R. Plegge
Health Care Liability
(314) 206-3049
Bruce E. Hunt
Health Care Liability
(417) 831-1412
Christine A. Vaporean
Health Care Liability
(314) 242-5337
David P. Ellington
Health Care Liability
(314) 242-5329
Kenneth M. Burke
Health Care Liability
(618) 355-5104
Kevin J. Adrian
Health Care Liability
(314) 242-5207
Peter F. Spataro
Health Care Liability
(314) 206-3055
Philip L. Willman
Health Care Liability
(314) 206-3052
Robert S. Rosenthal
Health Care Liability
(314) 242-5244
Sarah K. Cahill
Health Care Liability
(314) 242-5386
A. J. Bronsky
Insurance Law
(314) 242-5324
Bradley R. Hansmann
Insurance Law
(314) 242-5370
Brandon B. Copeland
Insurance Law
(314) 242-5233
Brian R. Plegge
Insurance Law
(314) 206-3049
Bruce E. Hunt
Insurance Law
(417) 831-1412
Corey L. Kraushaar
Insurance Law
(314) 242-5257
Daniel G. Hasenstab
Insurance Law
(618) 355-5111
David P. Bub
Insurance Law
(314) 242-5264
David R. Buchanan
Insurance Law
(816) 472-0800
Denise Baker-Seal
Insurance Law
(618) 355-5105
Derek H. MacKay
Insurance Law
(816) 472-2923
Edward W. Zeidler II
Insurance Law
(314) 242-5263
Elaine M. Moss
Insurance Law
(314) 242-5208
Irene J. Marusic
Insurance Law
(314) 242-5283
Jacqueline M. Kinder
Insurance Law
(314) 242-5289
Jennine D. Adamek Moore
Insurance Law
(314) 242-5308
John P. Cunningham
Insurance Law
(618) 355-5102
Joseph R. Swift
Insurance Law
(314) 242-5214
Justin S. Chapell
Insurance Law
(314) 242-5231
Kristie S. Crawford
Insurance Law
(417) 831-1412
Matthew G. Koehler
Insurance Law
(314) 242-5267
Michael B. Maguire
Insurance Law
(314) 242-5241
Robert L. Brady
Insurance Law
(314) 242-5273
Robert L. Carter
Insurance Law
(314) 242-5203
Russell F. Watters
Insurance Law
(314) 242-5252
Steven H. Schwartz
Insurance Law
(314) 242-5280
T. Michael Ward
Insurance Law
(314) 242-5306
Teresa M. Young
Insurance Law
(314) 242-5315
Timothy J. Wolf
Insurance Law
(314) 242-5350
Todd A. Lubben
Insurance Law
(314) 242-5325
Steven H. Schwartz
Intellectual Property and Technology
(314) 242-5280
Todd A. Lubben
Intellectual Property and Technology
(314) 242-5325
Angela E. Pozzo
Life Sciences
(314) 206-3054
Kenneth M. Burke
Life Sciences
(618) 355-5104
Philip L. Willman
Life Sciences
(314) 206-3052
A. J. Bronsky
Premises and Retail Liability
(314) 242-5324
Beth Kamp Veath
Premises and Retail Liability
(618) 355-5103
Bradley R. Hansmann
Premises and Retail Liability
(314) 242-5370
Brandon B. Copeland
Premises and Retail Liability
(314) 242-5233
Brian R. Plegge
Premises and Retail Liability
(314) 206-3049
Bruce E. Hunt
Premises and Retail Liability
(417) 831-1412
Corey L. Kraushaar
Premises and Retail Liability
(314) 242-5257
Daniel G. Hasenstab
Premises and Retail Liability
(618) 355-5111
David P. Bub
Premises and Retail Liability
(314) 242-5264
Denise Baker-Seal
Premises and Retail Liability
(618) 355-5105
Edward W. Zeidler II
Premises and Retail Liability
(314) 242-5263
Irene J. Marusic
Premises and Retail Liability
(314) 242-5283
Jacqueline M. Kinder
Premises and Retail Liability
(314) 242-5289
Jennine D. Adamek Moore
Premises and Retail Liability
(314) 242-5308
John P. Cunningham
Premises and Retail Liability
(618) 355-5102
John P. Rahoy
Premises and Retail Liability
(314) 242-5336
Joseph R. Swift
Premises and Retail Liability
(314) 242-5214
Justin S. Chapell
Premises and Retail Liability
(314) 242-5231
Kenneth M. Burke
Premises and Retail Liability
(618) 355-5104
Kevin J. Adrian
Premises and Retail Liability
(314) 242-5207
Kristie S. Crawford
Premises and Retail Liability
(417) 831-1412
Kurt A. Schmid
Premises and Retail Liability
(314) 242-5230
Michael B. Maguire
Premises and Retail Liability
(314) 242-5241
Robert L. Brady
Premises and Retail Liability
(314) 242-5273
Russell F. Watters
Premises and Retail Liability
(314) 242-5252
Timothy J. Wolf
Premises and Retail Liability
(314) 242-5350
Todd A. Lubben
Premises and Retail Liability
(314) 242-5325
A. J. Bronsky
Product Liability
(314) 242-5324
Beth Kamp Veath
Product Liability
(618) 355-5103
Bradley R. Hansmann
Product Liability
(314) 242-5370
Brian R. Plegge
Product Liability
(314) 206-3049
Bruce E. Hunt
Product Liability
(417) 831-1412
Corey L. Kraushaar
Product Liability
(314) 242-5257
Daniel G. Hasenstab
Product Liability
(618) 355-5111
David R. Buchanan
Product Liability
(816) 472-0800
Denise Baker-Seal
Product Liability
(618) 355-5105
Derek H. MacKay
Product Liability
(816) 472-2923
Edward W. Zeidler II
Product Liability
(314) 242-5263
Irene J. Marusic
Product Liability
(314) 242-5283
Jacqueline M. Kinder
Product Liability
(314) 242-5289
Jennine D. Adamek Moore
Product Liability
(314) 242-5308
John P. Cunningham
Product Liability
(618) 355-5102
John P. Rahoy
Product Liability
(314) 242-5336
Joseph R. Swift
Product Liability
(314) 242-5214
Justin S. Chapell
Product Liability
(314) 242-5231
Kenneth M. Burke
Product Liability
(618) 355-5104
Kristie S. Crawford
Product Liability
(417) 831-1412
Kurt A. Schmid
Product Liability
(314) 242-5230
Michael B. Maguire
Product Liability
(314) 242-5241
Robert L. Brady
Product Liability
(314) 242-5273
Russell F. Watters
Product Liability
(314) 242-5252
Timothy J. Wolf
Product Liability
(314) 242-5350
A.J. Bronsky
Professional Liability
(314) 242-5324
David R. Buchanan
Professional Liability
(816) 472-0800
Derek H. MacKay
Professional Liability
(816) 472-2923
Edward W. Zeidler II
Professional Liability
(314) 242-5263
Kenneth M. Burke
Professional Liability
(618) 355-5104
Kristie S. Crawford
Professional Liability
(417) 831-1412
Matthew G. Koehler
Professional Liability
(314) 242-5267
Philip L. Willman
Professional Liability
(314) 206-3052
Robert L. Carter
Professional Liability
(314) 242-5203
Robert S. Rosenthal
Professional Liability
(314) 242-5244
Steven H. Schwartz
Professional Liability
(314) 242-5280
T. Michael Ward
Professional Liability
(314) 242-5306
Todd A. Lubben
Professional Liability
(314) 242-5325
Corey L. Kraushaar
Subrogation
(314) 242-5257
David P. Bub
Subrogation
(314) 242-5264
David R. Buchanan
Subrogation
(816) 472-0800
John P. Cunningham
Subrogation
(618) 355-5102
A. J. Bronsky
Transportation
(314) 242-5324
Beth Kamp Veath
Transportation
(618) 355-5103
Bruce E. Hunt
Transportation
(417) 831-1412
Daniel G. Hasenstab
Transportation
(618) 355-5111
David R. Buchanan
Transportation
(816) 472-0800
Denise Baker-Seal
Transportation
(618) 355-5105
Derek H. MacKay
Transportation
(816) 472-2923
Edward W. Zeidler II
Transportation
(314) 242-5263
John P. Cunningham
Transportation
(618) 355-5102
John P. Rahoy
Transportation
(314) 242-5336
Joseph R. Swift
Transportation
(314) 242-5214
Justin S. Chapell
Transportation
(314) 242-5231
Kristie S. Crawford
Transportation
(417) 831-1412
Kurt A. Schmid
Transportation
(314) 242-5230
Kevin J. Adrian
Workers' Compensation
(314) 242-5207

Attorneys

Robert L. Brady
Location:
St. Louis, Missouri
Recognized For:
Insurance Law
A. J. Bronsky
Location:
St. Louis, Missouri
Recognized For:
Product Liability Litigation - Defendants, Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants, Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants
David P. Bub
Location:
St. Louis, Missouri
Recognized For:
Insurance Law, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
David R. Buchanan
Location:
Kansas City, Missouri
Recognized For:
Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
David P. Ellington
Lawyer of the Year:
Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants (2017)
Location:
St. Louis, Missouri
Recognized For:
Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
Bradley Hansmann
Location:
St. Louis, Missouri
Recognized For:
Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Michael B. Maguire
Location:
St. Louis, Missouri
Recognized For:
Insurance Law
Brian R. Plegge
Location:
St. Louis, Missouri
Recognized For:
Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
Robert S. Rosenthal
Location:
St. Louis, Missouri
Recognized For:
Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants, Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
Steven H. Schwartz
Location:
St. Louis, Missouri
Recognized For:
Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Insurance, Construction Law
Peter F. Spataro
Location:
St. Louis, Missouri
Recognized For:
Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
T. Michael Ward
Location:
St. Louis, Missouri
Recognized For:
Appellate Practice
Russell F. Watters
Location:
St. Louis, Missouri
Recognized For:
Insurance Law
Philip L. Willman
Location:
St. Louis, Missouri
Recognized For:
Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants

Firm Practice Areas

  • Appellate Practice
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

Office Locations

United States

United States

Arkansas

Arkansas

Little Rock, AR

400 West Capitol, Suite 1704

Little Rock, AR 72201

United States

(501) 492.3404

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Illinois

Illinois

Belleville, IL

Richland Plaza One, Suite 200

525 West Main Street

Belleville, IL 62220-1547

United States

(618) 235.5590

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Kansas

Kansas

Wichita, KS

111 South Whittier

Wichita, KS 67207

United States

(316) 689.4297

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Missouri

Missouri

Columbia, MO

3610 Buttonwood Drive, Suite 200

Columbia, MO 65201

United States

(573) 886.8970

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Kansas City, MO

2345 Grand Boulevard, Suite 2100

Kansas City, MO 64108

United States

(816) 472.0800

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Springfield, MO

300 John Q. Hammons Parkway, Suite 603

Springfield, MO 65806

United States

(417) 831.1412

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St. Louis, MO

Bank of America Plaza, Suite 1100

800 Market Street

St. Louis, MO 63101-2501

United States

(314) 421.3400

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