Josh Breithaupt, Principal at Pitzer Snodgrass, P.C.

Josh is one of the Principals at the firm and has a wide-ranging defense practice representing businesses, professionals, insurance companies, and individuals.  Josh focuses his practice throughout the states of Missouri and Illinois, and in doing so, has had the opportunity to try cases and obtain outstanding results for his clients in the City of St. Louis, Missouri and Madison County, Illinois, which are widely regarded as two of the top ten worst venues for defendants in the United States.

Josh has extensive experience in Business Litigation, Professional Liability, Premises Liability, Hotel and Hospitality Claims, Retail Litigation, Insurance Defense, Construction Litigation, and Transportation claims.  Since 2004, he has successfully represented his clients in all facets of litigation and trial.  However, Josh also recognizes that every client is unique and always collaborates with them from the outset in order to determine their ideal outcome, find creative solutions to their problems, and develop the best possible resolution when litigation can and should be avoided.

Josh graduated at the top of his class from Saint Louis University School of Law where he was awarded a Dean’s Academic Scholarship and was a member of the Saint Louis University Law Journal.  He was admitted to practice law in the state of Missouri in 2004, the state of Illinois in 2006, and is licensed in several United States Federal Courts.  Outside of the office, Josh enjoys sports, music, exercise, and spending his free time with his wife Beth, seven year old son Parker, and the family’s two poorly behaved Welsh Corgis.

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Gary Snodgrass and Josh Breithaupt Obtain Summary Judgment for Their Client on Multi-Million Dollar Personal Injury Claim in the City of St. Louis

Joseph Moore and Christina Moore v. Huneke Engineering, Inc. et al., Cause No. 1422-CC08898, Circuit Court of the City of St. Louis   PS Partners: Gary Snodgrass and Josh Breithaupt We Represented: Huneke Engineering, Inc. Type of Case: Catast [...]

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  PS Partners: Gary Snodgrass and Josh Breithaupt We Represented: The Kilo Diabetes and Vascular Research Foundation Type of Case: Employment - Wrongful Discharge in Violation of Public Policy Venue: St. Louis County Circuit Court Fac [...]

Josh Breithaupt Obtains a Defense Verdict in The City of St. Louis

Gloria Ramirez and Jose Luis Rodriguez v. Lance Kaden Plaintiffs: Gloria Ramirez and Jose Luis Rodriguez Josh represented: Defendant Lance Kaden Venue: The City of St. Louis, Missouri Facts:  Plaintiff Gloria Ramirez alleged significant pe [...]


  • International Association of Defense Counsel
    • Trial Academy, 2012
  • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers
    • Trial Academy, 2011
  • Saint Louis University
    • J.D., 2004
  • University of Kansas
    • B.S. in Business Administration, Emphasis in Marketing, 1998


  • Missouri
  • Illinois
  • United States District Courts
    • Eastern District of Missouri
    • Western District of Missouri
    • Southern District of Illinois
    • District of Kansas


  • Editor, Saint Louis University Law Journal
  • Dean's Academic Scholarship, Saint Louis University


  • The Bar Association of Metropolitan Saint Louis
  • The Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers
  • The Harmonie Group
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Professional Liability Defense Federation
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance


  • Principal, Pitzer Snodgrass, P.C. (2015 - Present)
  • Associate, Pitzer Snodgrass, P.C. (2011 - 2014)
  • Associate, Rabbitt, Pitzer & Snodgrass, P.C. (2005 - 2010)
  • Associate, Brown & James, P.C. (2004 - 2005)
  • Law Clerk, Simon & Passanante, P.C. (2003 - 2004)