Personal Injury Defense Attorneys

The attorneys at Pitzer Snodgrass regularly defend lawsuits arising from accidents involving tractor-trailers, commercial buses and automobiles.  Our attorneys know the statutes, regulations applicable to the operation of these vehicles.  Our attorneys routinely assemble talented teams for accident reconstructions, investigations, vehicle design, biomechanics and other case specific experts to defend these types of cases. In addition, Pitzer Snodgrass presents evidence at trial utilizing state of the art presentations, like computer animation, to achieve impressive results in these cases.

Pitzer Snodgrass attorneys are members of and actively participate in:

  • TIDA
  • ATA Litigation Center
  • The Transportation Lawyers Association
  • DRI
  • ABA Trucking Law Committees

The firm is also a member of the Harmonie Group, which provides 24/7 response to its clients where catastrophic truck, bus and auto accidents occur.

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  • Seth Gausnell, Principal at Pitzer Snodgrass, P.C.

    Seth Gausnell

    Tel: 314.335.1320
    Fax: 314.421.3144
  • Mike Hamlin, Principal at Pitzer Snodgrass, P.C.

    Mike Hamlin

    Tel: 314.335.1330
    Fax: 314.421.3144
  • Chris Lang, Principal at Pitzer Snodgrass, P.C.

    Christopher Lang

    Tel: 314.335.1334
    Fax: 314.421.3144
  • Todd Applegate, Principal at Pitzer Snodgrass, P.C.

    Todd Applegate

    Managing Principal
    Tel: 314.335.1301
    Fax: 314.421.3144
  • Dean-Nichols-Principal-210x120

    Dean Nichols

    Tel: 314.335.1379
    Fax: 314.421.3144
  • Don O'Keefe, Principal at Pitzer Snodgrass, P.C.

    Don O’Keefe

    Tel: 314.335.1345
    Fax: 314.421.3144
  • Derek Ruzicka, Associate at Pitzer Snodgrass, P.C.

    Derek Ruzicka

    Tel: 314.335.1382
    Fax: 314.421.3144
  • Peter Dunne, Principal at Pitzer Snodgrass, P.C.

    Peter Dunne

    Tel: 314.335.1318
    Fax: 314.421.3144
  • Phillip Bryant, Manging Partner at Pitzer Snodgrass, P.C.

    Phillip Bryant

    Tel: 314.335.1310
    Fax: 314.421.3144
  • Josh Breithaupt, Principal at Pitzer Snodgrass, P.C.

    Josh Breithaupt

    Tel: 314.335.1383
    Fax: 314.421.3144



Phillip Bryant Successfully Reduces Plaintiff Award in Personal Injury Claim

PS Partner: Phillip Bryant We represented: Virginia Evans  Venue: Circuit Court of the City of St. Louis, Division 19 Facts: Defendant Virginia Evans (insured by Safeco Insurance) stopped her car behind that of plaintiff Tana Houston at a [...]

Defendants Verdict for Bi-State Development Agency

PS Partner: Don O’Keefe We represented: Bi-State Development Agency, d/b/a Metro Venue: St. Louis City Circuit Court Facts: Plaintiff’s lawsuit arose from a slip-and-fall sustained by plaintiff Sharon Therrian when she attempted to boar [...]

Motion to Dismiss granted to Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission

PS Partners/Associate: J. Phillip Bryant, Partner and Aahren Rodriguez DePalma, Associate We represented: Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission (MHTC) Venue: Circuit Court of the City of St. Louis, Missouri Facts: Personal injury [...]

Verdict for Defendant Safeco Insurance Company of Illinois

PS Partners/Associate: Gary E. Snodgrass, Partner and Deanna J. Brady, Associate We represented: Safeco Insurance Company of Illinois Venue: Missouri – Howell County Circuit Court Facts: Plaintiff Karen Burkett was a passenger in a vehicl [...]

Gary Snodgrass Gets Defendants Verdict in Personal Injury Claim

Schwarz v. Maguire PS Partners/Associate: Gary E. Snodgrass, Partner and Deanna J. Brady, Associate We represented: Marilyn Maguire Venue: St. Louis City Circuit Court Facts: Plaintiff Paul Schwarz was stopped on his 2004 Harley-Davidson [...]

Josh Breithaupt obtains a Defense Verdict in a Transportation Personal Injury Claim

Gloria Ramirez and Jose Luis Rodriguez v. Lance Kaden PS Associate who tried case: Josh C. Breithaupt We represented: Defendant Lance Kaden Venue: The City of St. Louis, Missouri Facts:  Plaintiff Gloria Ramirez alleged various personal in [...]

Phillip Bryant Represents Robert Julian v. Betty Lester v. Richard Clark

PS Partner who tried case:  J. Phillip Bryant We represented: Safeco Insurance Company of America Venue: City of St. Louis Facts:   Defendant Betty Lester collided with the side of the vehicle in which plaintiff was a passenger allegedly ca [...]

Defense Verdict for Transportation Personal Injury Claim

Donald Eye II v. Suhor Industries, Inc. Partner who tried case: Dean C. Nichols We represented: Chubb, Suhor Industries, Inc. Venue: Washington County, MO Facts:Defendant’s driver was setting up for a funeral with his vault truck loaded w [...]