Robert Stephens is a 2005 graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law. While at the University of Missouri Robert was on the Dean’s list and received a Dispute Resoultion Certificate. Additionally, Robert founded the Sports law Society, a student organization dedicated to educating its members about the current legal issues, educational opportunities, and career opportunities in the area of sports and the law.
Robert received his undergraduate degree in Elementary Education from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2002. Prior to joining Pitzer Snodgrass, P.C., Robert worked for another St. Louis law firm where he focused in a worker’s compensation practice. Robert was admitted to the Missouri Bar in 2005, and the Illinois Bar in 2008.
Recently, Robert initiated establishment of internal firm committees, including the Diversity Committee and the Charitable Activities Committee, and is currently serving as Associate Chair of the Charitable Activities Committee.
On October 28, 2016, Judge Robert Dierker issued an order in the case of Bristol v. Ford Motor Co., et al., 1522-CC10413, denying Ford’s Motion to Dismiss Based upon Lack of Personal Jurisdiction. Ford argued that there was no personal jurisdiction in t [...]
The new trend among smokers, those trying to quit, and even non-smokers, are electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes. These e-cigarettes are marketed as a same alternative to cigarettes, but are they really safe? If they are not safe, will diseases caused [...]
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 [...]
On November 4, 2015, the Illinois Supreme Court filed the attached opinion in the matter of Folta v. Ferro Engineering, 2015 L 118070. In a 4-2 decision, the Court held that when the employee’s injury or disease first manifests after the expiration of c [...]
On January 14, 2014, the United States Supreme Court decided the case of Daimler AG v. Bauman, 134 S. Ct. 746 (2014). The background of this case is as follows: Daimler is a German corporation which was sued in California by Argentinian plaintiffs for hum [...]
In the recent case of In re Plavix Related Cases, 2014 WL 3928240 (2014), the Court narrowed the scope of personal jurisdiction in Illinois for out-of-state residents attempting to file a claim in Illinois courts. Specifically, In re Plavix Related Cases [...]
Beginning on January 1, 2014, the Missouri Workers’ Compensation Act applies to mesothelioma and other toxic exposure. On July 11, 2013, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon signed Senate Bill 1, which amended the Missouri Workers’ Compensation Act, modifying [...]
PS Partners: Jerry Simon and Derek Ruzicka
PS Associate: Robert Stephens
We represented: St. Joe Company
Venue: St. Louis City Circuit Court
Plaintiffs Jerry & Cheryl Cozart filed a personal injury and product liability ca [...]
ASSOCIATIONS & ORGANIZATIONS
Missouri Bar Association
Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission of the Supreme Court of Illinois
Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers – attended 2015 John L. Oliver, Jr. Trial Academy
Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity
University of Missouri School of Law, Columbia, MO