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Kevin M. Birkenmeier

Kevin M. Birkenmeier


Kevin is a toxic tort and product liability attorney who’s focused on solving clients’ problems.

Kevin defends clients against allegations of exposure to toxic substances in their facilities or via their products. He often works with utility companies and chemical manufacturers and primarily handles asbestos matters, although he also has experience with a variety of other toxins, such as benzene and trichloroethylene. Kevin is extensively familiar with the scientific and medical background behind common toxic tort allegations, and he makes it a priority to know the ever-evolving science nearly as well as the expert witnesses.

Many of Kevin’s cases are filed in Madison County, St. Clair County or Cook County, Illinois or in the City of St. Louis—particularly busy and contentious venues for toxic tort matters. Kevin addresses this challenge with a strong focus on strategy and the next best alternatives, aiming to best position clients with an eye to the difficulties they’ll likely face in these venues. He also keeps in mind the bigger picture: Kevin often serves on regional and national coordinating counsel teams, where decisions made in one case have a ripple effect on a client’s future litigation and strategies.

Kevin sees the heart of his job as solving problems, and he’s passionate about working through the details and complexities of a case and finding new solutions. He loves working with people and aims to serve as a true partner, working together with clients to achieve the best possible outcomes.




  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants, 2024
  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, Business Litigation, Rising Star, 2021-2023


  • J.D., Saint Louis University School of Law
    • cum laude
  • B.S., University of Missouri
    • summa cum laude


  • Illinois
  • Missouri

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • Missouri Organization of Defense Attorneys

*Contact Kevin to set up a consultation by appointment in the St. Louis office.
  • Represented large Fortune 500 companies in toxic tort-related matters in very contentious jurisdictions.
Outside the Office

Kevin and his wife have three small children and love spending time together as a family. The Birkenmeiers enjoy getting outdoors and love to travel.

Kevin is also enthusiastic about exercise and running, and he’s a devoted Mizzou Tigers football fan.