From Illinois Business Journal news services
EDWARDSVILLE – The Edwardsville-based law firm, Gori Julian & Associates, PC, plans to open four new office spaces throughout the United States in 2016 to accommodate rapid growth, starting with a major purchase in St. Louis.
The firm has acquired a building in downtown St. Louis located at 1133 Pine St. and plans a major renovation with the intentions of opening a satellite office in the building around May 2016.
Gori Julian & Associates plans on investing roughly $1 million in improvements to the St. Louis office building using union labor with intentions of adding office space, apartments and lofts, and possible retail space. Gori Julian & Associates plans on moving at least five of its lawyers and staff into the new downtown St. Louis location.
“This is an incredibly exciting adventure for us,” said Randy Gori of Gori Julian & Associates. “At Gori Julian, we strongly believe in actively supporting our community, and we are committed to the St. Louis area. By building an office in the downtown area, not only do we intend to file more cases in St. Louis, but we will also be bringing more jobs to St. Louis and investing in the future of the downtown area.”
The five-story building was originally built in 1902 and is known in St. Louis as the Advocate Building. Its previous occupancy uses were for law offices, a bar and a title company.
Gori added, “My staff and I have handled thousands of cases in St. Louis city, more than any other local asbestos firm in the nation. The new office has its own parking lot and is only a block away from the city courthouse, less than four blocks from the federal courthouse and right next to Saint Louis University School of Law.”
The firm has experienced tremendous growth over the last six years, acquiring four offices in the Edwardsville area.
The firm represents victims of asbestos exposure located throughout the country. The firm also handles cases in occupational disease, pharmaceutical litigation, products liability litigation, personal injury and more.
Gori Julian & Associates was formed in summer 2008 by Randy Gori and Barry Julian. For more information, please call 877-456-5419.