Jonathan Gottschalk

After joining Rynearson, Suess, Schnurbusch & Champion, LLC in 2021 as a law clerk, Mr. Gottschalk remained with the firm after passing the July 2023 Missouri bar examination. He received his Juris Doctorate from Saint Louis University School of Law in May 2023. While in law school, he was an active member of the SLU Law trial advocacy team, competing in both regional and national competitions.

Dean Stark

Dean Stark has been an attorney in the firm’s litigation section since 2006. Prior to joining RSS&C, Mr. Stark was an attorney in the commercial litigation department of a large Saint Louis firm. Mr. Stark has tried over 30 cases to jury verdict in both state and federal court, and appeared before both state and federal appellate courts. His litigation experience includes representation of clients both as Plaintiff and Defendant in a wide variety of commercial cases including breach of contract, real estate, commercial tort claims, environmental issues, and claims arising under the Copyright Act and Federal Lanham Act. He also has trial experience in the defense of premises liability claims on behalf of retailers and personal injury from automobile accident claims.

Andrew Andereck

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Stephen Barber

Over the past twenty years, Mr. Barber has worked for several firms in various areas of the law, including insurance defense, personal injury litigation, collections, workers compensation and appellate practice. Mr. Barber has tried and argued cases at the trial level in both state and federal court and has briefed and argued appeals in the Eastern, Western and Southern Districts of the Missouri Court of Appeals as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. Mr. Barber is licensed in the states of Missouri, Illinois and Connecticut.

William Hoagland

For the last 25 years of his practice, Bill Hoagland has primarily represented one specific corporate client in various litigation matters throughout the United States. Throughout his entire 50 years of practice, Bill has also handled various probate, real estate, and commercial matters for long time clients of the Hoagland firm.

Mimi Doherty

Mimi E. Doherty is a partner in the firm and runs the firm’s Kansas City office. She spent the first thirty- seven years of her practice at Deacy & Deacy LLP in Kansas City before joining Rynearson, Suess, Schnurbusch & Champion LLC in January 2023. She has spent her career defending individuals and private and governmental entities in all types of civil litigation throughout Missouri and Kansas. She also has extensive experience representing insurance companies in first party litigation and excess/bad faith claims and in providing coverage opinions to insurance clients.

Victor Essen

Mr. Essen is currently licensed to practice law in Missouri and Illinois. Mr. Essen’s work has concentrated in personal injury cases. However, Mr. Essen has also had experience with insurance coverage cases and appellate practice while working for the firm.

Debbie Champion

Debbie Champion is a founding partner in the firm Rynearson, Suess, Schnurbusch and Champion, one of the 25 largest law firms in Missouri.