David Simkins
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Dave graduated with honors from St. Louis University Law School in 1995. He then did a clerkship with Honorable Thomas Welch of The Illinois Appellate Court (5th District). In 1999, he began working as an Associate at Evans and Dixon. In 2000, he worked as an Associate for Rynearson, Suess, Schnurbusch and Champion.

In 2002, he began working at Wuestling and James, L.C. where he was made a Partner. While at Wuestling & James, Dave tried over 30 jury trials. He has tried injury cases all over Missouri and Illinois including some with more than a million dollars at stake.

In 2018, he returned to Rynearson, Suess, Schnurbusch and Champion where he primarily handles personal injury and insurance related cases. He has been named a Super Lawyer in 5 different years.

Practice Areas:

Automobile Liability
Personal Injury
Insurance Litigation
Business Disputes


University of Missouri - Columbia
Bachelor of Journalism, 1990

St. Louis University, J.D., (with honors), (1995)
St. Louis, Missouri


Missouri Bar
Illinois Bar
United States District Court for the
     Southern District of Illinois
     Central District of Illinois
     Eastern District of Missouri
United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit


The Missouri Bar Association
Illinois Bar Association