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The attorneys at Rynearson, Suess, Schnurbusch & Champion L.L.C. regularly write and publish articles on a variety of subjects. We hope you find one of the articles below to be of interest. Please do not reprint or republish any of the articles without the consent of the Author and RSSC.

Voir Dire in Civil Jury Trials in Illinois
IDC Monograph, IDC Quarterly, Vol. 14, No. 1, pp. M-1 to M-12


Collaring the Collateral Source Rule
Feature Article, IDC Quarterly, Vol. 14, No. 1, pp. 51 to 54


Removal of Illinois Cases to Federal District Court, Confronting the ‘Amount in Controversy’ Conundrum and Other Concerns
Feature Article, IDC Quarterly, Vol. 14, No. 3, pp. 6 to 15


Recent Opinion Regarding Voluntary Dismissal Orders Opens the Door for Potential Abuse
Feature Article, IDC Quarterly, Vol. 15, No. 2, pp. 58 to 63


Beating Breach of Fiduciary Duty Claims Against Lawyers at the Pleading Stage
Can Insurance Company Ever Deny Coverage Under Current Missouri Case Law? by Kevin Schnurbusch


Use of Income Tax Returns, or Failure to File Them, to Diminish Damages for Lost Income or to Attack Plaintiff’s Credibility
Can Insurance Company Ever Deny Coverage Under Current Missouri Case Law? by Kevin Schnurbusch


When to Defend
Can Insurance Company Ever Deny Coverage Under Current Missouri Case Law? by Kevin Schnurbusch


Motor Vehicle Exclusion
When the Motor Vehicle Exclusion Doesn’t Apply in Motor Vehicle Accidents By Sam P. Rynearson


Advantage Buildings
Can an Insurance Company Write a Reservation of Rights Letter that Actually Protects Their Right to Deny Coverage in Light of Advantage Buildings? by Kevin Schnurbusch


Recover in Missouri
Can You Recover in Missouri for Witnessing Someone Else’s Injury? by Maureen McMullan


Preserving the Record
An in house CLE program presented by Kevin Schnurbusch


What it Means to be a Lawyer
A short essay by Kevin Schnurbusch


Our clients range from large insurance carriers to TPAs (third party administrators), retailers, governmental entities and businesses of all sizes. Our representative clients include:

  • ACE
  • Aldi Stores
  • Allstate Property and Cusualty Insurance Co.
  • American Modern Home Insurance Company
  • American National Property & Casualty
  • American Specialty Insurance Services, Inc.
  • ArcBest Corporation
  • Bi-State Development Agency/Metro
  • Cameron Insurance Companies
  • Chubb Services Corporation
  • City of Columbia
  • City of Maryland Heights
  • City of Olivette
  • Clean-Tech Company
  • Consumers Insurance USA
  • Corporate Claims Management, Inc.
  • Dierbergs Markets, Inc.
  • Dollar Tree Stores
  • Employers Mutual Companies
  • Gallagher Bassett Services, Inc.
  • Hudson Insurance Group
  • J.C. Penney Department Stores
  • K&K Insurance Group, Inc.
  • Lambert St. Louis International Airport
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance Company
  • Macy's Retail Holdings, Inc.
  • Mendota Insurance Company
  • Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District (MSD)
  • Mexico Road Florists
  • Michaels Stores
  • Missouri Employers Mutual Insurance Company
  • Optitek, Inc.
  • Ovation Brands
  • Ruby Tuesday
  • Schnuck Markets, Inc.
  • Sentry Insurance Corporation
  • Shop n' Save
  • The Goedecke Company
  • Traders Insurance
  • The Travelers Insurance Company
  • United States Liability Insurance
  • Whole Foods Markets

Missouri Location

500 N. Broadway, Suite 1550
St. Louis, MO 63102
Phone: (314) 421- 4430
Fax: (314) 421- 4431

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Illinois Location

107 South Pointe Drive
Edwardsville, IL 62025
Phone: (618) 659-0588
Fax: (618) 465-3744

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Rynearson, Suess, Schnurbusch & Champion LLC (RSSC LLC) is a litigation firm that represents clients in civil litigation matters. The firm's partners represent over three hundred years of litigation experience. We are a full service law firm handling litigation matters from conventional civil litigation to complex international products liability claims for our clients. The attorneys at RSSC developed their litigation skills in the court room, in depositions, and through mentoring by seasoned trial lawyers. RSSC attorneys are in the court every day and our lawyers are well known as being highly trained and successful litigators.

RSSC, a St. Louis based litigation firm, was established in July of 2000 and grew to 22 lawyers. The original attorneys previously had practiced together in a large St. Louis law firm. On January 1, 2017 the firm added six very experienced lawyers based in Edwardsville, Illinois, who prior to that time practiced with a highly respected Madison County, Illinois law firm with roots going back to 1930.

Our practice is focused on defense of civil litigation in the areas of personal injury and wrongful death, products liability, medical malpractice, legal malpractice, premises liability, construction defects, retail & restaurant litigation, transportation litigation, commercial litigation, insurance coverage and insurance fraud, employment law, and workers compensation. Through our St. Louis and Edwardsville offices, we practice in the State and Federal Court in Missouri and Illinois. We also have a national/international practice group for clients with out-of-state needs.

Our clients include insurance carriers, self-insured companies, third party administrators (TPAs), hospitals and physicians’ practice groups, lawyers and other professionals, department stores, retailers, grocers, restaurants, manufacturers, trucking companies, contractors, government agencies, municipalities, the State of Missouri, school districts, airports, small businesses and individuals.

Our Approach
A partner leads each team and each case is staffed according to its needs. Smaller cases will usually be handled by one partner with the assistance of one associate. More complex litigation will be assigned the level of expertise that the case demands. We have years of experience with large and complicated litigation and the staff to handle it. Whether your case requires one attorney or a dozen attorneys, there will always be one person leading the team who will keep the client informed and be responsible for the litigation moving forward.

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