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Overview

Kendra’s experience and reputation allow her to successfully defend clients in some of the nation’s toughest venues.

Kendra concentrates her practice on the defense of tort claims with a particular focus on product liability, mass tort and asbestos claims in Illinois and Missouri state courts. Kendra is experienced defending product and premises liability claims for companies of all sizes involved in the aviation, construction, distribution, engineering, manufacturing and transportation industries.

Clients value her no-nonsense approach to complex litigation and her ability to develop meaningful relationships with them and other litigators. Kendra works collaboratively with her clients to develop a defense that aligns with their goals and utilizes her experience and reputation to accomplish successful outcomes in a cost-effective manner. She has guided large legal teams through all phases of tort litigation, from case investigation to settlement negotiations and trial preparation. Her oversight extends to other key functions, including discovery, expert discovery and dispositive motion practice. Kendra is skilled at coordinating her efforts with those of inside and outside legal counsel and has participated on teams serving in both national coordinating counsel and local counsel roles.

Kendra’s experience includes defending companies involved in the aviation industry in product and premises liability claims. She has experience working with companies involved in general, commercial and military aviation industries.

Industries

Services

Recognition

  • Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch, Product Liability Litigation-Defendants, 2021-2023
  • Leading Lawyers, Law Bulletin Media: Emerging Lawyers, Personal Injury Defense: General; Toxic Torts Defense, 2018-2021

Education

  • J.D., Southern Illinois University School of Law
  • B.S., Southern Illinois University
    • Paralegal Studies

Admissions

  • Illinois
  • Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • The Missouri Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Madison County Bar Association
  • Illinois Defense Council


*Contact Kendra to set up an in-person consultation by appointment in the St. Louis office.
Outside the Office

Kendra enjoys staying busy with her husband, twin boys and the family’s beloved golden retrievers.

Her family aims to pack life full of adventure which often includes traveling to new destinations and cheering for the St. Louis Cardinals.

Community Leadership
  • Dispute Resolution Research Institute, Inc., Board Member

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