Reeg Lawyers, LLC

Reeg Lawyers, LLC: Agriculture Law, Insurance Coverage, Toxic Torts, Personal Injury, Products Liability

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Firm Overview

Our attorneys are experienced litigators with a wide-ranging client base, however, over the years, we have developed particular expertise and have become the go-to firm in several areas including agriculture law, insurance coverage and toxic torts. Our attorneys have handled matters for businesses of all sizes - from small to medium-sized manufacturers and agricultural enterprises to Fortune 500 companies - and we have served as defense counsel in some of the country's highest profile insurance coverage and damage cases.

While the scope of our clients' needs may differ, our practice philosophy does not. We are always available to our clients, and our focus is trained on meeting their legal needs without delay, wasted time, or distractions.

Reeg Lawyers also provides additional benefits and advantages, including:

SIZE. Our smaller size means we can react much quicker and be more responsive to a client's changing needs and circumstances than large corporate law firms.

EXPERIENCE. Collectively, our attorneys offer more than 75 years of successful litigation experience.

SUCCESS AND REPUTATION. Our law firm is peer-rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell and listed in the Bar Register of Pre-Eminent Lawyers, which means we have been rated by our peers in the legal profession as having the highest level of professional ethics and legal ability.

VALUE. By providing all of the above - strategic size, proven experience, and recognized ability - we offer our clients tremendous value. Clients receive the counsel and skill commensurate with bigger law firms at a rate much lower than corporate firms and with an uncommon attention to detail.

Headquartered in the Midwest, Reeg Lawyers provides a range of litigation services to clients throughout the Heartland via its offices in St. Louis and Center, Missouri and its office in Wichita, Kansas. In addition to maintaining offices in these cities, our attorneys are also licensed to practice in Missouri, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, and Nebraska.
Main Office

Main Office
One North Brentwood Blvd Suite 950
St. Louis  MO  63105

Phone
  • 314-446-3350
Fax
  • 314-446-3360
Personal Injury
Our attorneys defend businesses and individuals confronted with personal injury claims.
These cases are often complex and can be emotion-filled - we have the experience, expertise, and determination to fully investigate each case and defend our clients at trial. Defense of our clients includes addressing such matters as compensatory damages, medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering damages, financial and economic losses, and punitive damages. Should an appeal be necessary, our attorneys are well-versed in the appeals process.

Our personal injury lawyers handle a wide array of matters that include, for example:

-Automobile Accidents
-Aviation Crashes
-Birth Injuries
-Brain Injuries
-Catastrophic Injury
-Lost Limbs
-Medical Negligence
-Paraplegia
-Surgical Injuries
-Trucking Accidents
-Workers Compensation
-Wrongful Death

We also represent businesses and individuals in claims against others who were negligent or committed careless or intentional acts, fraud, or breach-of-contract. Whether the claim is one of medical negligence or a workplace injury that has resulted in the need for workers compensation, Reeg Lawyers has the experience to defend your interests and to take your case to trial.

If you are accused of causing a catastrophic injury or wrongful death through carelessness or unintentional conduct towards others, contact Reeg Lawyers today.

Representative Personal Injury Cases

-One of our lawyers was on the team that represented the manufacturer of a dump truck bed that allegedly failed, causing the Plaintiff to be buried waist-deep in 325 degree asphalt for more than 20 minutes while his co-workers dug him out. After the Plaintiff settled for millions of dollars with all the other defendants, our client did not settle, chose to go to trial, and was exonerated with a defense verdict within two weeks. The case was widely reported and noted as one of the top ten defense verdicts in the U.S. in 1996 by the National Law Journal.

-One of the driver-employees of our trucking company client was killed in a major accident in which he was not at fault. This man had a wife and young teenager at home. With our advice, the President of the company and another senior officer personally delivered to the family's home the first of many workers' compensation payments rightfully due the family. In the meantime, our lawyers brought litigation against the company whose workers caused the accident when the tools they did not secure flew off the truck. Reimbursement was secured to the limits of the company's insurance policy.

-Pharmaceutical litigation has been an active part of our practice for more than three decades. One our lawyers defended a damaged baby case alleged to have been caused by a prescription drug taken by the mother. The condition of the child was one of the known potential side effects of the drug. After a series of depositions, a thorough review of the medical records of both the mother and the child, and a spirited motion practice, our attorney, the client, and opposing counsel worked together to create a life-care plan that would assist in the child's upbringing and ongoing care. The amount paid by the client to fund this program was substantially less than it might have been if the case had gone to trial in the jurisdiction where it was pending.

When a personal injury claim is filed it is important to have a dedicated and experienced attorney working for you. Contact Reeg Lawyers today to ensure that you are protected.

Kurtis B. Reeg

Kurtis B. Reeg is the President and Managing Partner of Reeg Lawyers, LLC, with offices in St. Louis and Northeast Missouri and Wichita, Kansas. For more than 30 years, Kurt has focused his litigation and appellate practice in the fields of toxic and mass torts/class actions, products liability, complex insurance coverage, environmental law, agriculture and farm law, and alternative dispute resolution. He has represented clients in over 20 states before their state and federal courts and has served as National and Regional Coordinating Counsel for various clients.

Kurt has been involved in several landmark insurance and toxic tort cases, including:

-The W.R. Grace nationwide asbestos insurance coverage litigation in the federal courts of New York, in which he prevailed in the U.S. District Court and Second Circuit Court of Appeals;

-The ground-breaking and massive Minnesota Landfill direct action case against the insurance industry, State of Minnesota v. Allstate Insurance Co., et al.;
-The nationwide Burlington Northern noise-induced hearing loss insurance coverage cases in St. Clair County, Illinois; and

-The massive, 10-year Atrazine herbicide class action litigation in the Madison County, Illinois, state court and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois.

Kurt also has an active agriculture law practice. He is legal counsel to and associates with various agriculture and animal trade groups and associations, and regularly represents cervid and exotics breeders/preserve owners, equine owners, and commercial dog breeders in legal disputes with various local, state and federal governmental entities.

Kurt has received numerous accolades throughout his career. He has received the highest possible skill and ethics ratings of AV from his attorney peers and is listed in Martindale-Hubbell's Bar Register of Pre-Eminent Lawyers in the fields of toxic torts, insurance, and products liability. In 2012, he was selected for inclusion in Corporate Counsel magazine and The American Lawyer as one of the top-rated mass tort litigators in the nation. Kurt was awarded the Andrew C. Hecker Award in 2001 for the most outstanding article in the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel Quarterly.

A sought-after dynamic speaker in multiple legal areas, Kurt is a frequent speaker at seminars and conferences across the country. He has also published and presented numerous articles and papers which are contained in the News section of this website.

Professional Affiliations:

-American Lawyer, Top Rated AV Preeminent Lawyers in Mass Tort Litigation (Listed in 2012 in the first ever Top Rated Lawyers section for Mass Tort Lawyers; profile included in The American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel and The National Law Journal)
-Business Counsel Inc. (A network of law firms based in the United States and abroad focused on providing high quality legal services to the corporate business community. Member of the Board of Directors.)
-Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC) (Recipient, 2001 Andrew C. Hecker Award for most outstanding Quarterly article of the year; Auto, Land, Air, Transportation and Casualty Insurance Section; Insurance Coverage -Section; Products Liability Section; Drug, Device and Biotechnology Section; Toxic Tort & Environmental Law Section: Chair, 2001-2003; Vice-Chair, 1999-2001; Class Action Section: Chair, 2010-2011; Vice-Chair, 2009-2010)
-International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) (Tort & Hazardous Substance Litigation Committee, Products Liability Committee and Drug, Device & Biotech Committee)
-Defense Research Institute (DRI) (Drug and Medical Device Committee; Insurance Law Committee; Products Liability Committee; Specialized Litigation Groups for Manufacturers' Risk Prevention, Hand and Power Tools; Children's Products; Toxic Tort and Environmental Law Committee [Asbestos, Mold and Indoor Air Quality Special Litigation Groups])
-The National Forum For Environmental and Toxic Tort Issues
-Agricultural Business Council of Kansas City (Members who advocate growth and awareness of food, fiber, agri-science, and related industries in the Kansas City region)
-American Agricultural Law Association (Member of the only national professional organization focusing on the legal needs of the agricultural community)
-Missouri Corn Growers Association (Member of the grassroots organization of farming-related members dedicated to increasing the profitability of corn production by developing and expanding corn markets, collecting and -distributing information, building coalitions with organizations and industries, and by actively participating in governmental processes)
Education
  • Saint Louis University School of Law
    Juris Doctorate , 1979

David M. Frohlichstein

David's practice at Reeg Lawyers focuses on toxic tort cases, a variety of insurance matters, and class action litigation. He is experienced in the development and use of litigation databases and document management programs, the review/synthesis/distillation of scientific studies related to toxic tort/products liability/personal injury litigation, crafting strategies for depositions of adverse witnesses, and providing counseling and insight to clients to help them understand their role in how their case-specific strategy will play out through the litigation process. David is adept at humanizing the administrative, legislative and judicial processes for our clients and their officers and employees.

Prior to joining the firm, David worked as a Congressional Intern at the U.S House of Representatives in Washington, D.C., researching various topics and events related to pending and proposed legislation. He brings hands-on Washington experience and expertise to the regulatory and policy-making practice of Reeg Lawyers.

David also served as a Legal Intern at the St. Louis County, Missouri, Prosecuting Attorney's Office, where he handled preliminary hearings in felony cases, prosecuted numerous cases, and assisted other prosecutors in preparing for felony trials. He has also defended numerous clients in various criminal matters while in private practice.

David M. Frohlichstein grew up in St. Louis, Missouri. He received a scholarship to and graduated from Tulane University in New Orleans in 2006 (B.S.Mgt.), where he was a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity. David received his law degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law (J.D. ) in 2009, and was a member of the Phi Delta Alpha law fraternity. He is admitted to practice in both the Missouri and Illinois state bars, and is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) and the Defense Research Institute (DRI).

For leisure David plays organized baseball as an outfielder.
Education
  • University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law
    Juris Doctorate , 2009

Lynn A. Lehnert

Lynn focuses her practice on toxic torts, intellectual property (patents and trademarks), environmental law, products liability, and insurance. She is trained in both biology and chemistry, and studied genetics, energy law, and patent law. Lynn had the unique experience of serving for two years as a Laboratory Assistant for the Human Genome Project located at the Genome Sequencing Center at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. With her affable personality and technical skill, Lynn is able to take complex scientific issues and disputes and translate them into layman's language.

As a law-student intern, Lynn served as a Prosecutor for the City of Chicago Department of Law. Lynn also held an externship with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) where she worked on matters involving the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Recovery Act (CERCLA), the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), the Clean Water Act (CWA), and various federal regulations.

Lynn is a Registered Patent Attorney with the United States Patent and Trademark Office in Washington, D.C. From 2003-2005, Lynn served as an Assistant Missouri Public Defender, handling a full caseload of felony, misdemeanor and juvenile matters. Since then, she has been an active litigator and counselor at Reeg Lawyers.

Lynn is an active contributor to Children International and for leisure she enjoys bicycle riding and silk aerials.
Education
  • Chicago-Kent College of Law
    Juris Doctorate , 2003

Paul L. Knobbe

Paul L. Knobbe is a Partner who focuses his practice on trials, products liability, toxic torts, agriculture law, personal injury and medical malpractice. He is an AV-rated preeminent attorney, critiqued by his peers as having attained the highest levels of skill and ethics.

Paul is an accomplished criminal and civil trial attorney. Prior to private practice, he served first as an Assistant Public Defender and then as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, trying over 30 cases. In his years of private practice, Paul has handled a wide variety of civil cases, and has developed a particular expertise in medical issues and discovery/trial techniques. As a result, he has authored papers and spoken on a host of topics including: effective deposition strategies; legal technology in litigation; civil discovery issues, medical malpractice litigation; nursing home litigation; damages in personal injury cases; and civil and criminal procedure.

Presentations & Publications:
-Damages in Personal Injury Cases, presentations included "Types of Damages in Personal Injury Suits" and "Quantifying Damages in Personal Injury Suits," St. Louis MO, July 2012
-The Busy Attorney's Toolkit to Success, presentations included "Top Mobile Apps for the Lawyer" and "Jury Selection and Trial Presentation Tools Available for Tablets," St. Louis, MO January 20, 2012
-Time and Business Management, "The Busy Attorney's Toolkit to Success," January 20, 2012
-Sophisticated Deposition Strategies, presentations included "Taking the Deposition" and "Defending the Deposition," St. Louis, MO April 14, 2011
-Nursing Home Malpractice: Evaluating and Addressing Accountability, presentations included "Common Types of Claims Being Evaluated" and "Effective Discovery in Nursing Home Litigation," St. Louis, MO. August 28, 2007
Issues in Medical Malpractice Cases (Mo. Bar 2004)
-Voire Dire Case Law Update and Issues, "Issues in Medical Malpractice Cases," Missouri Bar, 2003
-Lawyers in the Classroom, Lecturer, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis

Paul grew up in St. Louis, Missouri, volunteers his time, and is an active member in the community. He has worked with Habitat for Humanity and GO St. Louis, served as a volunteer youth sports coach and a BAMSL High School Mock Trial Competition Judge, plays ice hockey and has completed two marathons and an Ironman Triathlon.
Education
  • Saint Louis University School of Law
    Juris Doctorate , 1997

Matthew A. Temper

Matt's practice focuses on toxic torts, products liability, commercial and business litigation, and oil, gas and real estate. He is a consummate learner and laborer. Matt worked his way through undergraduate and law school in the industrial hygiene field, providing Fortune 500 companies expertise on regulatory issues related to occupational exposures to substances such as asbestos, benzene and lead. Thus, he was a natural to become part of the toxic tort and products unit at Reeg Lawyers. Matt's insightful legal, business and scientific analysis of legal issues, and his astute counseling on such matters, make him a sought-after and valuable member of the client's legal team.

Matt earned an Academic Excellence Award for Legal Research and Writing and served for two years on the Saint Louis University Law Journal as both a staff member and editor, the latter being an honor bestowed by his fellow students and the faculty. He also held an externship with the St. Charles Juvenile Justice Center.

Matt is known for his wry and dry wit and sense of humor, which serves him well as the leader of a Sunday school class of 2 and 3-year old children at his church. Matt is married and the proud father of two daughters.
Education
  • Saint Louis University School of Law
    Juris Doctorate , 2007
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