Armstrong Teasdale, a law firm with offices across the United States including Clayton, announced Wednesday that the firm has been recognized as the 2018 Missouri Firm of the Year by Benchmark Litigation.
Benchmark Litigation, “the definitive guide to America’s leading litigation firms and attorneys,” conducts extensive research each year and selects one firm per state that has excelled in litigation in the past year.
“We’re very proud of the results delivered by our trial lawyers, and being recognized by organizations such as Benchmark Litigation further validates that success,” John Beulick, managing partner at Armstrong Teasdale, said in a statement. “As in other years, 2017 produced a number of great results for our clients in highly contentious matters. Our trial lawyers go to court and get results. We look forward to continuing success in 2018 and beyond.”
In 2017, Armstrong Teasdale attorneys secured a number of wins at trial across the country, resulting in verdicts in excess of hundreds of millions of dollars for clients.
The skills and strategy of the firm’s trial lawyers have resulted in more than 36 verdicts in the annual top 20 plaintiff and defense verdicts in the state of Missouri over the past 15 years. This includes the state’s third-largest defense verdict in 2017 for client SSM Health Care and the top 2014 defense verdict, which the firm won on behalf of Missouri Gas Energy in a $30 million furnace explosion case.
“Our lawyers have achieved great results in jury trials, arbitrations and appeals,” Matt Reh, leader of Armstrong Teasdale’s Litigation practice group, said in a statement. “A number of our attorneys are former clerks, judges and prosecutors, so our breadth and depth, especially in the Midwest region, is exceptional.”
Armstrong Teasdale’s team of over 80 trial lawyers in Missouri alone includes three fellows of the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers and has wide-ranging experience in key areas such as bankruptcy, class action, employment and labor, health care and life sciences, industrial security, insurance, intellectual property, investigations, products liability, privacy and data security, telecommunications, tort and catastrophic events and white-collar criminal defense.
Intellectual Property litigator Zach Howenstine accepted the award on behalf of the firm at the Benchmark Litigation U.S. 2018 Awards on Feb. 15 in New York City.
Whether an issue is local or global, practice area specific or industry related, Armstrong Teasdale provides each client with an invaluable combination of legal resources and practical advice in nearly every area of law.
The firm is a member of Lex Mundi, a global association of 160 independent law firms with locations in more than 100 countries, and the United States Law Firm Group, a network of 17 law firms headquartered in major U.S. cities. Armstrong Teasdale is listed in the Am Law 200, published by The American Lawyer, and the NLJ 250, published by The National Law Journal.