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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, Litigation-Intellectual Property, 2011-2020; Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions-Defendants, 2005-2020; Product Liability Litigation-Defendants, 2011-2020; Product Liability Litigation, 2010; Commercial Litigation, 2005-2012;
  • 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 in St. Louis School of Law
    • Phi Delta Phi, Magister
  • B.S., University of Illinois

Admissions

  • Missouri
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Illinois

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • 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.
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Husch Blackwell Places 143 Lawyers in 2020 BL Rankings' Best Lawyers in America®

The firm has eight "Lawyers of the Year" and 11 attorneys appearing on the list for the first time.

News Releases | August 15, 2018
Husch Blackwell Places 143 Lawyers in 2019 BL Rankings' Best Lawyers in America®

The Best Lawyers in America® has listed 143 Husch Blackwell attorneys in its 2019 directory. The firm has eight "Lawyers of the Year" and five attorneys appearing on the list for the first time.

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Husch Blackwell Places 156 Lawyers in 2018 BL Rankings' Best Lawyers in America®

The Best Lawyers in America® has listed 156 Husch Blackwell lawyers in its 2018 directory, breaking the firm’s old record of 151 set last year. The firm also has 10 attorneys listed as “Lawyers of the Year” and 15 lawyers who have made the list for the first time.