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Overview

As a federal appellate and state supreme court clerk, Mohsen focused on communicating clearly and simply. It's a useful skill that he draws on while advocating for clients in trial and appellate courts.

In his appellate practice, Mohsen drafted a transfer application that the Supreme Court of Missouri granted in a case involving a venireperson for-cause challenge. He then drafted the winning brief in the transferred appeal. He briefed, orally argued and won an appeal in the Illinois Fifth District Appellate Court on evidentiary grounds, even though the prior counsel did not present any evidence at trial. He also briefed an appeal in the Eighth Circuit that led to a pre-disposition settlement

In his trial-level practice, Mohsen has briefed, orally argued and won motions to dismiss in state and federal court. He has experience in factual investigation, client counseling, discovery and summary-judgment briefing.

Mohsen's appellate- and trial-level victories resulted from his diligence and dedication and the skills learned in his clerkships. He brings that mindset and skillset to every case.


Services

Recognition

  • St. Louis Business Journal, 30 Under 30 Award, 2017
  • FOCUS St. Louis Emerging Leaders, Spring 2017

Education

  • J.D., Saint Louis University School of Law
    • magna cum laude
    • Saint Louis University Law Journal, Editor-in-Chief
  • B.A., University of Missouri
    • summa cum laude
    • Economics and Political Science
    • Trulaske College of Business Study Abroad Programs, Student Manager (Spain, summers 2010 and 12; China, summer 2011)

Admissions

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

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • The Missouri Bar, Leadership Academy, Co-Chair, 2017-present; Committee on Diversity, Vice Chair, 2018-present

Clerkships

  • The Hon. Duane Benton, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • The Hon. Laura Denvir Stith, Supreme Court of Missouri
Featured Case Study

Dismissals Obtained in Case Involving Death of Probationer

Mohsen briefed, orally argued and won motions to dismiss in state and federal court in a complex, publicized case brought under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. The plaintiffs alleged that the client – a private drug rehabilitation facility that allegedly contracted with the state to provide services for probationers – failed to report certain information to the decedent's probation officer, causing the decedent's death. The federal court agreed with Mohsen's argument that the client did not act under color of state law within the meaning of § 1983. The state court agreed with Mohsen that the plaintiffs did not plead facts establishing that the client’s alleged failure to report treatment information to the decedent’s probation officer proximately caused death.


Mohsen enjoys soccer, golf and reading.

Community Leadership
  • International Institute Community Development Corporation, Board of Directors, 2016-present