Sam Rynearson
107 South Pointe Drive
Edwardsville, IL 62025
(618) 659-0588
9233 Ward Parkway
Suite 370
Kansas City, MO 64114
(816) 421-4000
500 N. Broadway
Suite 1550
St. Louis, MO 63102
(314) 421- 4430

Sam Rynearson

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Office: 314.421.4430



Sam Rynearson is a founding partner of the firm. He has over 47 years of trial experience in the area of civil litigation, primarily in the representation of the insurance industry. Mr. Rynearson handles litigation in the state and federal courts of Missouri. He holds an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell. He has been recognized as a Missouri Super Lawyer for many years. Mr. Rynearson has been honored by "Best Lawyers in America" and he has been named by St. Louis Magazine as one of the Top Attorneys in the St. Louis area. He is a Fellow in Litigation Counsel of America and is a Member of the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC).

Mr. Rynearson is a past President of the Association of Defense Counsel of St. Louis. He served as Chairperson of the Products, General Liability and Consumer Law Committee, Tort & Insurance Practice Section of the American Bar Association in 1986-1987. He is a former Editor of the Product Liability Newsletter of the Committee. Mr. Rynearson has lectured on topics including insurance coverage matters, bad faith failure to settle, The Federal Rules of Evidence, Comparative Fault, Cross-examination Techniques and Use of Expert Accident Reconstruction Evidence. He is the Author of Exclusion of Expected or Intended Injuries and Damages in CGL policies published by the Forum of the American Bar Tort Insurance Practice Section, and in the National Review of Insurance Law.

Mr. Rynearson is a licensed pilot who holds an instrument rating. He enjoys travel, reading and fishing

Practice Areas:
Products Liability
Insurance Coverage
Premises Liability
Automobile Liability

Tulane University, J.D., 1964
     New Orleans, LA

Murray State University, B.A., 1961





Missouri Bar
United States District Court for the
     Eastern District of Missouri
     Western District of Missouri
United States Court of Appeals Eighth Circuit

Missouri Bar Association
American Bar Association
Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
Litigation Counsel of America - Fellow
International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC)
Defense Research Institute
Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers
Super Lawyers of Missouri and Kansas
The Lawyers Association of St. Louis