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COVID-19 Update

At Pitzer Snodgrass, P.C., the health, welfare and safety of our employees and our clients is in the forefront of our minds. In this fast changing environment with information being updated daily and, in some cases, hourly, we wanted to reassure you that we are doing everything we can to serve our clients in as safe and complete a manner as possible.


Pitzer Snodgrass, P.C. will be operating for the immediate future following “Stay at Home” Orders issued by various governmental authorities. Our office remains open, and, as many of our lawyers and staff are working remotely, our virtual offices are open. We will continue to have staff on-site, but most of our services will now be provided through electronic means.


This means our clients can continue to reach our lawyers, staff, and administrators via email, telephone, and interview sessions conducted through video-conferencing applications. Our attorneys continue to work on your cases and are available for the assignment of new matters in this virtual environment. We will respond to all inquiries from clients, the courts and opposing counsel promptly and arrange to deal with your issues in the most efficient and effective manner available, including by means of virtual meetings.


In this extremely fluid personal and business environment, we will take all reasonable steps necessary to protect our clients and our employees while continuing to provide you with the legal services you need and have grown accustomed to receiving.


We are monitoring court orders concerning court operations, including those in the area federal and state courts in Missouri and Illinois. We are making telephonic and virtual court appearances as ordered by the judges of these courts.


We are advising our clients of court cancellations as we become aware of them, but if you have any questions about your court proceeding or case, please call or email us. If you have questions about your business operating under Stay at Home Orders, please call or email us.


Our lawyers and staff are continuously monitoring information to do our part to keep ourselves, our clients, and our community as safe and secure as possible in these difficult times. Please reach out to us with questions or concerns, and stay safe.


Gary Snodgrass named one of AMERICA’S TOP 100 CIVIL DEFENSE LITIGATORS®

Gary Snodgrass has been selected as on of America’s Top 100 Civil Defense Litigators® for 2019. Selection to America’s Top 100 Civil Defense Litigators® is by invitation only and is reserved to identify most exceptional Civil Defense Litigators in throughout the nation.

Candidates are carefully screened through comprehensive Qualitative Comparative Analysis based on a broad array of criteria, including the candidate’s professional experience, litigation experience, significant case results, representative high stakes matters, peer reputation, and community impact in order to rank the candidates throughout the state.

Only the top 100 qualifying defense litigators in each state will receive this honor and be selected for membership among America’s Top 100 Civil Defense Litigators®. With these extremely high standards for selection to America’s Top 100 Civil Defense Litigators®, less than one-half percent (0.5%) of active attorneys in the United States will receive this honor — truly the most exclusive and elite level of litigators in the community.

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If you would like more information about America’s Top 100 Civil Defense Litigators® or the selection process, please visit our website at or contact Kevin Wieser – Membership Director at


Legal Ethics of Email Half Day Seminar – June 19th, 2019

NBI (National Business Institute) will hold a half day seminar on the topic of Legal Ethics of Email on June 19th in St. Louis, Missouri.  Continuing Education Credits are available.

This seminar will cover:

  • Attorney Duties, Statutes and Case Law Regarding Email
  • Sending Emails to Clients, Opposing Counsel, the Court, and Third Parties
  • Inadvertent Disclosure
  • Data Security and Cloud Storage – Does the Email You Delete Really Disappear?
  • Creation and Termination of Attorney-Client Relationship

Pitzer Snodgrass, P.C. Attorneys Robert Plunkert (Principal), and Nicholas Meriage (Attorney) will be co-presenters of the seminar.

Additional information is available in the brochure.

AIA Contract Document Workshop – April 23rd St. Louis, MO

Half Moon Education will hold an AIA Contract Document Workshop on April 23rd in St. Louis, Missouri.  Continuing Education Credits are available.

This workshop will include:

  • Identifying construction contract fundamentals
  • Understanding the primary AIA documents
  • Examining supplemental and alternative AIA contract documents
  • Learning contract terminology
  • Exploring AIA A201: General Conditions
  • Reviewing completed contract documents for a sample project

Pitzer Snodgrass, P.C. Attorneys Gary Snodgrass (Principal), and Nicholas Meriage (Attorney) will present the section on AIA A201: General Conditions.

Additional information is available in the brochure.


Three Attorneys Included in the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America

Pitzer Snodgrass, P.C. is proud to announce that three of our attorneys were included in the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Peter J. Dunne was included for Employment Law, Gary E. Snodgrass was included for Personal Injury Litigation, and Robyn Greifzu Fox was included for Appellate Practice.

Robert Plunkert Recieves David J. Dixon Appellate Advocacy Award

Robert Plunkert was awarded the David J. Dixon Appellate Advocacy Award by the Missouri Bar / Missouri Bar Foundation.

The award acknowledges outstanding appellate advocacy work performed by young lawyers who are members of the Missouri Bar.

Ed Tjaden, US Army Veteran, Pursues Law Degree to Assist Other Veterans

Ed Tjaden, a law clerk with Pitzer Snodgrass, P.C., is a U.S. Army Veteran and a recipient of the Help a Hero Scholarship.  After serving in the U.S. Army for six years Ed decided to pursue his dream of becoming a lawyer.  He applied for, and was awarded, the Help a Hero Scholarship.  He is now in his third year of law school at Washington University School of Law and plans on helping other veterans with their legal issues once he obtains his J.D. Hear more about Ed’s story.

The VFW’s “Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship provides service members and veterans with the financial assistance they need to complete their educational goals without incurring excessive student loan debt. 

Three Pitzer Snodgrass P.C. Attorneys Recognized as 2016 Missouri Super Lawyers

Each year, Super Lawyers rate outstanding lawyers from over 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.  The selection process starts with peer nominations which are then validated by 3rd party research which looks at 12 different evaluation categories.  The evaluations are then reviewed by a highly credentialed panel of attorneys who choose the top 5% Super Lawyers and the top 2.5% of Rising Stars.

Pitzer Snodgrass, P.C.  is proud to recognize 3 of our attorneys who were added to the 2016 list of Missouri Super Lawyers:

Gary Snodgrass, Principal at Pitzer Snodgrass, P.C.   Gary Snodgrass – Top Rated Professional Liability Attorney

Jerry Simon, Principal at Pitzer Snodgrass, P.C.   Jerry Simon – Top Civil Litigation Attorney

Robyn Fox, Principal at Pitzer Snodgrass, P.C.   Robyn Greifzu Fox – Top Insurance Coverage Attorney

Additional information about Super Lawyers and their evaluation process can be found on

Two Attorneys Included in the 2017 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America

Pitzer Snodgrass, P.C. is proud to announce that two of our attorneys were  included in the 2017 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Gary Snodgrass was included for Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants and Robyn Fox was included for Appellate Practice.

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

DRI member Gary Snodgrass 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 verdict assessing 100 percent of the fault to the plaintiff.

Read the entire DRI article.

Pitzer Snodgrass Attorneys Receive Super Lawyers Recognition

We are pleased to announce that the following attorneys have been recognized by Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers for 2015.

Robyn Fox – Insurance Coverage

Jerry Simon – Civil Litigation

Gary Snodgrass – Professional Liability Defense

More information about the Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers can be found here.

Jerry Simon Selected As A 2015 Top Rated Lawyer in Mass Torts

American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell™ have selected Jerry Simon as a 2015 Top Rated Lawyer in Mass Torts.  Jerry has extensive experience defending against mass tort claims and has spoken several times on various mass tort and toxic tort related topics.