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Kenneth R. Heineman

Kenneth R. Heineman

Of Counsel
St. Louis
office: 314.480.1919
fax: 314.480.1505
Overview

Ken is a lead trial lawyer who has regularly handled toxic tort, product liability, intellectual property and business litigation cases across the country for major industry corporations.

Ken’s accomplishments include:

  • Securing a defense victory in Kemner vs. Monsanto, the longest civil jury trial in American history.
  • Defending numerous companies in alleged chemical exposure claims in workplace or product cases involving polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB), dioxin, asbestos, medical monitoring and benzene.

With 40 years of trying cases in state and federal courts in Missouri, Illinois and elsewhere in the country, Ken also focuses on alternative dispute resolution, specifically mediation. He has completed a mediation training program at Saint Louis University Law School and is a member of the American Arbitration Association’s National Roster of Arbitrators and Mediators.

An adjunct professor at Washington University School of Law, Ken teaches a third-year course in “attacking expert witnesses.”

Ken was assistant U.S. attorney, Eastern District of Missouri, from 1969 to 1972 and was a special agent in the Federal Bureau of Investigation from 1966 to 1968.


Industries

Services

Recognition

  • The Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation, 2005-2012; Litigation-Intellectual Property, 2013-2018; Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions-Defendants, 2005-2019; Product Liability Litigation, 2010; Product Liability Litigation-Defendants, 2013-2019
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent
  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, Alternative Dispute Resolution, 2005-2016; Top 50 St. Louis, 2007
  • Missouri Bar Pro Bono Wall of Fame, 2012

Education

  • J.D., Washington University School of Law
      • Phi Delta Phi, magister
  • B.S., University of Illinois

Admissions

  • Missouri
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Illinois

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Arbitration Association
  • American Bar Association, Dispute Resolution Committee
  • American College of Trial Lawyers, fellow
  • The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • The Missouri Bar
Experience
  • Obtained a favorable decision in the defense of Kemner vs. Monsanto, the longest civil jury trial in American history.
  • Defended numerous companies in alleged chemical exposure claims in workplace or product cases involving dioxin, PCBs, asbestos, medical monitoring and benzene.