Pitzer Snodgrass, P.C. Principals - Gary Snodgrass, Peter Dunne, Don O'Keefe

ABOUT US

Founded in St. Louis in 1991 by experienced trial lawyers with roots in the St. Louis legal profession for over 40 years, Pitzer Snodgrass, P.C. is a leading civil trial and litigation law firm in the Midwest.  Clients from a wide variety of industries call upon us to win their cases at trial, while minimizing uncertainty and managing costs in the process.

We are well-equipped to prevail in arbitration and mediation, when it is more advantageous for our clients.  We are also prepared to handle matters on appeal.

Our attorneys are recognized for their excellence by their peers, leading professional organizations and publications, and are regularly asked to write and speak to the Bar and the public.  They are hard-working professionals whom our clients have come to depend upon time and time again.

Innovative approaches, rock-solid experience and positive results distinguish Pitzer Snodgrass, and constitute the foundation for our numerous long-term client relationships.

How We Work With You

When you bring your case to Pitzer Snodgrass, our eye is not only on the finish line, but the bottom line.  Every action taken is geared for trial but thanks to our experience, we are efficient at what we do.  We do not take useless depositions, or needlessly increase litigation expenses.  We plan in advance for the outcome our clients hope to achieve, and gear our work to that plan.  There are no surprises and no last minute recommendations to settle.  We are ready to do what the client wants to do, go to trial or settle on the best terms possible.

We consider it a professional privilege and a trust when our clients retain us at a time when their bottom line is on the line.

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS RECEIVED

At Pitzer Snodgrass, the attorneys hold awards and recognition for outstanding work, in and out of the courtroom.  In addition to the firm’s AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, our attorneys are recognized by peers in the legal community and by the industries they serve.

Our attorneys are listed in the St. Louis Best Lawyers, the Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers and The Best Lawyers in America.

Our excellence begins before entering the profession.  Through outstanding academic achievement we have excelled during law school Moot Court competitions.  In law school, our attorneys have served on the Law Reviews of the University of Missouri, Saint Louis University and Washington University.

In addition to the legal awards, our attorneys are recognized for work outside the legal community.  This includes the 2005 recipient of the Volunteer Lawyer of the Year by the Legal Services of Eastern Missouri.

We are proud of the recognition earned and the rankings achieved by our attorneys.  More importantly, we are proud of our attorneys’ distinguished service and dedication to making the legal profession one of quality and honor.

  • 5.0/5.0 Peer Rating

    Martindale-Hubbell

    Pitzer Snodgrass, P.C. holds the highest ranking available from Martindale-Hubbell.  Rankings are based on a composite score across 5 key areas:  Legal Knowledge, Analytical Capabilities, Judgement, Communication Ability, Legal Experience.

  • Top Ranked Law Firms in the United States, January 2014

    Corporate Counsel

    Pitzer Snodgrass, P.C. has been recognized by LexisNexis® Martindale-Hubbell® as one of the top nationally ranked law firms in the United States, as determined by the firm’s percentage of Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ rated attorneys.

    Compiled by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell, the list includes 2,421 firms of all sizes located across the nation. To be eligible, a firm must have a minimum of 10 attorneys and at least 33% of their attorneys must have an AV® Preeminent ™ rating.

  • David Grant Award

    Saint Louis University

    Pitzer Snodgrass, P.C. received the David Grant Award which honors law students who have shown an interest in civil rights and work with indigent clients.

MISSION & CORE VALUES

Mission:

The highest quality legal representation in the preparation and trial of lawsuits by professionally preparing every case fully on the legal and factual issues to achieve the best results for our clients in the most cost-efficient and ethical manner.

Core Values:

Our firm currently employs 70 full and part-time employees in various positions including Attorneys, Legal Secretaries, Paralegals, Litigation Clerks, Law Clerks, and Office Services Support. Every employee in the firm, regardless of their role, works as a team to accomplish our clients’ requests. Our focus is on teamwork, professionalism, and exceptional customer service. Our culture supports our reputation as an industry leader with high levels of client satisfaction. We offer an environment that is supportive of professional and personal development and flexibility. Hard work is part of our business.

DIVERSITY

Equal Employment Opportunity is an integral part of Pitzer Snodgrass’s way of life.  Since our beginning, we have adhered to a policy of equal opportunity for available positions.

Federal law prohibits discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, or past, present, or future status in the uniformed services of the United States in all employment practices, including conditions of employment.  It is our policy and intent to comply with all applicable state and federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination.

Not only are all qualified persons given employment consideration, but those already employed continue to be assured of opportunities for advancement according to their abilities.  Pitzer Snodgrass’s policy and practices are based on the premise that a person’s value is determined by character, loyalty, education, experience, and performance.

Diversity Committee

Pitzer Snodgrass has a Diversity Committee charged with overseeing diversity initiatives and ensuring an inclusive, positive and supportive work environment.

Pitzer Snodgrass strives to provide our attorneys and staff with a diverse and professionally rewarding workplace, and develop programs and policies designed to ensure that Pitzer Snodgrass remains inclusive for all individuals.

Diversity Philosophy

Pitzer Snodgrass is committed to unity through diversity. This commitment is carried out in accordance with a fundamental principle and value that guides management decisions, management practices and conduct.

Here is how we demonstrate this philosophy:

We will seek a workforce environment which is fulfilling, positive and in which mutual respect is encouraged.

We will continue to seek employees from diverse backgrounds. Fair hiring practices, effective Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity programs, as well as good employee relations, will assist us in achieving that end.

We will foster and assimilate a diverse workforce in all aspects of our business operations. Mentorship concepts and employee developmental programs will be supported.

We will be a leader in our community by valuing diversity.

We will continue to educate and develop our workforce through diversity training.

We will monitor and assess our performance through clear expectations, accountabilities, and annual evaluations.