Sam Rynearson

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United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri
US Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit

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

Tulane University, J.D.
New Orleans, LA

Murray State University, B.A.

Arson & Fraud
Automobile Liability
Construction Defect
Insurance Coverage
Premises Liability
Products Liability

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.