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We provide civil defense for over 20 industries and practice areas.


Phillip Bryant and Nicholas Meriage Granted Motion to Dismiss on a Repossession Injury Claim

PS Partner: J. Phillip Bryant PS Associate: Nicholas P. Meriage We represented: Phillip Christophel, and Stealth Recovery, LLC  Venue: Circuit Court of County of St. Louis Facts: Plaintiff sued for alleged injuries arising out of the repos [...]

Genetic Mutation Defense in Asbestos Cases

Over the last few years, asbestos defense attorneys have slowly begun to introduce a defense to the causation of mesothelioma related to a specific genetic mutation. In a recent study, scientists have found that individuals who carry a mutation in a gene [...]


Lawyers Recognized By Defense Research Institute (DRI) for Trial Win

DRI members Gary Snodgrass and William Thomas recently won a case filed by a power industry developer against their client, a geotechnical engineer, in St. Louis County, Missouri. Although they asked the jury for over $1.2 million, the jury returned a ve [...]

Derek Ruzicka Named Newest Principal At Pitzer Snodgrass, P.C.

Congratulations to Derek Ruzicka who was named the firm’s newest principal in 2016. Derek has worked as an associate with Pitzer Snodgrass, P.C. for seven years and is licensed to practice law in Missouri and Illinois.  Derek has extensive experienc [...]

Gary Snodgrass, William Thomas, and Nick Meriage Obtain Total Exoneration Verdict for Geotechnical Engineering Company Professional Liability Negligence Claim

PS Partners: Gary Snodgrass, William Thomas PS Associate:  Nick Meriage We represented: Tech Services to Go, Inc., d/b/a Tsi Engineering, Inc. Venue: St. Louis County Circuit Court Facts: Negligence claim. Design-build contractor Ch [...]

Pitzer Snodgrass P.C. Successfully Defends Premises Liability Claim

  We represented: State Auto Insurance Companies - Morgan, LLC insured Venue: Circuit Court of Jackson County, Illinois Facts: Plaintiff tripped and fell on a sidewalk on her way into work at an office building in Murphysboro.  Alleged [...]