Kevin Etzkorn

Founding Partner

Kevin Etzkorn has been a courtroom lawyer for more than 15 years. Kevin spent the first ten years of his career representing corporations, insurance companies, and hospitals in Missouri and Illinois. He eventually decided he could do more good by serving people than than he could by defending corporations.

In December 2014, he left a comfortable job at a large corporate law firm in order to start and run this firm with his brother. Since then, he has focused his practice on finding justice for those harmed by the negligent, reckless, and fraudulent acts of others. Given his experience as a corporate defense lawyer, Kevin has invaluable insight into how big businesses often mask or corrupt the truth and on what can be done to overcome their tactics.

Since 2013, Kevin has been named each year as a Rising Star by SuperLawyers magazine, an award given to only 2.5 percent of attorneys. In 2018, Kevin was selected to America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators.

Results

Kevin has achieved results in difficult cases in the fields of personal injury, medical malpractice, elder abuse/nursing home negligence, child abuse, and business torts. With each case Kevin accepts, he focuses on finding the best way to correct an injustice his client has suffered. Many times, this means negotiating a favorable result through an out-of-court settlement and, other times, it means trying the case to a jury. Below is a sample of some of the cases Kevin has tried in recent years:

  • 2019: Verdict for client in trucking injury case. Our client’s car was knocked across the interstate by a semi. The trucking company made no settlement offers and argued that our client was not injured as her only medical treatment was at the emergency room. The trucking company also argued the crash was our client’s fault because the reporting police officer testified our client admitted fault at the scene. The jury discounted the officer’s testimony and awarded our client approximately $30,000.
  • 2018: Verdict for client in Missouri Merchandising Practices Act (“MMPA”) Case. Our client had a dispute with an estate sale company, whose final offer before trial was $12,000. We rejected the offer. At trial, a jury awarded $33,000 in compensatory damages and $45,000 in punitive damages. Under the MMPA, we were allowed to submit an additional $60,000 in attorneys’ fees. The case settled after trial.
  • 2015: Trial premise liability case. In this case, our client fell on the defendants’ property. He tore a rotator cuff, had major complications, and surgery. The case settled during trial.
  • 2013: Trial of medical malpractice case. This suit involved claims of paralysis due to a delayed diagnosis and treatment of a spinal infection. The case settled during the fourth week of trial.
  • 2013: Verdict for client in medical malpractice case. This was a two-week trial related to a stroke after a total knee replacement.
  • 2010: Verdict for client in premise liability case related to an ankle fracture in a fall at a hospital.
  • 2010: Verdict in auto accident case against client for $270,000. In this case, we had reached a settlement agreement before trial limiting what could be collected from our client to $100,000.
  • 2009: Verdict in auto accident case where liability was in dispute. This case was tried twice with the first trial ending in a hung jury and the re-trial ending in a verdict for our client.
Recognition & Involvement
  • Rated by SuperLawyers
  • America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators
  • AVVO 10.0 Rating – Top Attorney
  • Member/Barrister, American Inns of Court, a group of judges and lawyers committed to improving the skills and professionalism of the bench and bar.
  • Speaker, June 2018, Missouri Bar Association, Motions in Limine and Trial Objections
  • Speaker, November 2016, Missouri Bar Association, Basics of a Personal Injury Case
  • Speaker, June 2016, Missouri Bar Association, Basic Trial Skills
Education
  • Saint Louis University School of Law, J.D. — Cum Laude
    • Editor, Saint Louis University Law Journal
    • Dean’s Scholarship Recipient
    • Academic Excellence Awards in Legal Research and Writing and Legal Professionalism
  • Saint Louis University, B.A. — Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa

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