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.

J. Michael Waller

Mike Waller joined Rynearson, Suess, Schnurbusch & Champion in 2017 where he handles automobile liability, premises liability, governmental liability and general liability lawsuits in both the state and federal courts in Missouri.

Caden Owens

Caden grauated from the Saint Louis University School of Law in 2023 and joined Rynearson, Suess, Schnurbush & Champion, where his practice is dedicated to civil litigation, the defense of personal injury and tort claims. 

Michael Margherio

Mr. Margherio primarily practices in the area of Workers’ Compensation defense, although he also does work in the areas of Insurance Law and the defense of liability cases in the state and federal courts. He represents insurers and self insured employers on Workers’ Compensation cases in the St. Louis area and the eastern half of Missouri, including Hannibal, Cape Girardeau, Rolla, Jefferson City, Farmington, Sikeston and Poplar Bluff.

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.