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.

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.

Noel Smith

Noel Smith is an attorney with over 20 years of courtroom experience in Illinois and Missouri. His practice primarily focuses on toxic tort defense and general civil defense litigation. Noel’s experience includes significant court appearances, including jury trial experience, in St. Louis, the St. Louis Metro area in the Illinois counties of Madison and St. Clair, and various other counties in Southern Illinois.

Michael Hobin

Michael Hobin is a partner in the firm. Michael has tried over twenty civil jury trials to verdict in the Illinois counties of Madison, St. Clair, Jersey, Randolph, Marion and Fayette, in addition to a civil rights action in federal court. Michael has successfully argued before the 5th District Appellate Court of Illinois. He has also been retained by local attorneys to mediate cases.

William Hoagland

For the last 25 years of his practice, Bill Hoagland has primarily represented one specific corporate client in various litigation matters throughout the United States. Throughout his entire 50 years of practice, Bill has also handled various probate, real estate, and commercial matters for long time clients of the Hoagland firm.

David Schott

David Schott is a Martindale-Hubbell AV rated attorney with over 10 years of courtroom and alternative dispute resolution experience. Mr. Schott maintains an active litigation practice in state and federal courts in Illinois and Missouri. He has jury trial experience and has tried a wide variety of civil cases to verdict in both state and federal courts. He has practiced before the Illinois Appellate Courts, as well as before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Scott Bjorseth

Scott Bjorseth is a partner in the firm. He has over 25 years of courtroom experience and an active litigation practice in both Missouri and Illinois state and federal courts. He has tried dozens of civil cases to verdict throughout the St. Louis metro area and Southern Illinois.