From Illinois Business Journal news services
ST. LOUIS — An international legal firm seeking to broaden its Midwest footprint opened the doors on its St. Louis office today.
Goldberg Segalla has set up shop at 8000 Maryland Ave., headed by nationally recognized insurance coverage and toxic tort attorney Kurtis B. Reeg. It is the firm’s 13th location.
Reeg is joined by partner Paul L. Knobbe and associates David M. Frohlichstein, Lynn A. Lehnert, and Matthew A. Temper.
The trial lawyers adds extensive experience in areas such as agriculture, environmental law, business and commercial litigation, intellectual property, medical malpractice and product liability, among others.
The Goldberg Segalla St. Louis team
A veteran litigator who has focused his 35 years of practice in the fields of toxic torts and products liability, Reeg represents product manufacturers and distribution-chain entities in a wide range of products and premises asbestos and products liability litigation in more than 20 states. His extensive asbestos litigation experience includes serving as state, regional, and national counsel for some of the country’s largest manufacturers and contractors. Throughout the course of his exceptional career, Reeg has represented at least 11 of the current 2014 Fortune 100.
Knobbe’s practice centers on products liability, toxic torts, agriculture law, personal injury, and medical malpractice. An accomplished trial lawyer — he served as an assistant prosecuting attorney and then as an assistant public defender before entering private practice — Knobbe handles a wide variety of civil cases and has worked on complex state-federal herbicide class actions. His knowledge of and proficiency with complex medical issues and discovery/trial techniques has made him an in-demand speaker and author on a wide variety of legal topics and litigation.
Frohlichstein focuses his practice on toxic tort cases, a variety of insurance matters, and class action litigation. His experience includes the review/synthesis/distillation of scientific studies related to the litigation in which he is involved, and is known for his ability to humanize the administrative, legislative, and judicial processes for clients and their officers and employees.
With a background that includes training in both biology and chemistry, Lehnert focuses on toxic torts litigation, intellectual property (patents and trademarks), environmental law, products liability and insurance. Her scientific knowledge and technical acumen are of direct advantage to clients in disputes involving complex scientific issues. She is a Registered Patent Attorney with the United States Patent and Trademark Office in Washington, D.C.
Temper’s practice focuses on toxic torts, products liability, commercial and business litigation, oil, gas, and real estate. He brings unique and exceptionally beneficial qualifications to asbestos, environmental, and product liability cases from his 15 years of experience working in the field as an industrial hygienist. In this role, Matt advised Fortune 500 companies on regulatory issues related to occupational exposures to substances such as asbestos, benzene and lead.
About Goldberg Segalla
Goldberg Segalla is a law firm more than 200 lawyers strong, with 13 offices in the United States (spanning New York, Illinois, Missouri, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Connecticut) and in Europe (in London, where it operates as Goldberg Segalla Global LLP). It counsels and protects the interests of regional, national, and international clients, including a number of Fortune 100 companies, in a wide range of industries. Goldberg Segalla handles all forms of dispute resolution and provides proactive legal and regulatory counsel that helps clients minimize and manage risk in a broad array of areas.