Brian McChesney

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United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri
US Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit

St. Louis University School of Law, Juris Doctor

Rockhurst College, Bachelor of Arts

Automobile Liability
Cause & Origin of Fires & Explosions
Construction Accidents
Personal Injury
Premises Liability
Products Liability
Special Investigative Unit (SIU)
Wrongful Death

Brian is a partner in the St. Louis office of Rynearson, Suess, Schnurbusch & Champion, an experienced trial attorney with 30+ years of experience handling complex personal injury and wrongful death litigation, including automobile and commercial trucking accidents, fire and explosion cause and origin cases, construction and industrial accidents, defective and dangerous products, premises liability cases, and amusement park ride accidents.

A polished trial attorney and respected member of the legal community, Brian is widely recognized for trying high-exposure cases to jury verdict. In 1999, Brian earned the coveted AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubble, was inducted into Martindale-Hubbell’s Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers in 2002 and elected to the American Board of Trial Advocates in 2014, thus recognizing his distinguished career, reputation of high ethics, and documented record in the courtroom.

Brian is a passionate defense lawyer with a unique background in that his litigation skills were sharpened by 13 years as the managing partner of a plaintiffs’ personal injury law firm, where he represented only plaintiffs, trying numerous cases to a conclusion, winning substantial verdicts and settlements, developing keen insight into the mindset of plaintiffs, the strategies used by their attorneys, and the vulnerabilities of plaintiffs’ cases.

Brian has tried 100+ cases in courts and administrative tribunals in Missouri and Illinois; demonstrated a keen ability to thoroughly investigate catastrophic occurrences and fatalities in cooperation with law enforcement; took and/or defended more than 2,700 depositions; examined and/or cross- examined hundreds of expert witnesses; and handled all phases of litigation in more than 1,400 cases.