Joel Beckwith

Joel Beckwith is an experienced jury trial lawyer in the Southern Illinois and St. Louis areas. He also maintains litigation experience in the federal courts including the Southern District of Illinois, Central District of Illinois, and the Eastern District of Missouri.

Sabrina Bentele

Sabrina Bentele joined Rynearson, Suess, Schnurbusch & Champion in 2024 as an Associate Attorney practicing civil litigation. Sabrina focuses her practice in trucking litigation, products liability, premises liability, automobile liability and insurance defense. Sabrina is licensed to practice in the State of Missouri.

Stephen Mudge

Stephen C. Mudge has been practicing trial law for 46 years. Mr. Mudge was born and raised in Madison County and comes from a long line of attorneys who have practiced law for more than 100 years. Mr. Mudge has extensive trial practice and has tried a wide variety of jury and non-jury cases. He has tried all types of personal injury cases including wrongful death, brain injury, and other catastrophic injuries, resulting in no liability or low damage verdict.

Matthew Suess

Matthew Suess focuses his practice on insurance defense, complex commercial litigation, corporate law, and catastrophic tort cases. Matthew provides practical, hands-on advice to national and international clients in business transactions, risk management, and litigation, from Fortune-500 companies to closely-held corporations. He is licensed in Missouri, Illinois, and California, and has appeared in both state and federal courts in those jurisdictions. He is experienced in every aspect of litigation, from initial evaluation through trial.

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.

Michelle White

Michelle White is a 2002 Graduate of Suffolk University Law School in Boston, Massachusetts. Her practice concentrates in the areas of insurance defense, personal injury, estate planning, family law, and multi-family housing governmental affairs. Michelle has a strong civil litigation background handling complex commercial matters and domestic matters in both State and Federal Court.

Katherine Smith

Katherine Smith focuses her practice in the area of Insurance Defense in both Missouri and Illinois. From personal auto lines to common carriers, homeowners to commercial, construction to products liability, she has extensive experience in defending and litigating both first and third party insurance matters—with a special focus on claims involving issues of bad faith refusal and vexatious refusal.

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.