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Tucker Ellis opens regional law office in St. Louis


Tucker Ellis LLP has opened an office to serve metropolitan St. Louis, expanding the firm’s national trial footprint.

The St. Louis office is initially focused on providing client service in certain of the firm’s core practice areas, including mass tort, product liability, medical device and pharmaceutical liability, and business litigation.

huelsman brianPartner Brian Huelsmann (left) will lead the new office, joined by Julie Brown as counsel, and associates Patrick Barkley, Bianca Chapman, Madeline Fogel and Scott Hunsaker.

“Every company that manufactures, sells or distributes products in any volume in this country is embroiled at some level in litigation in the St. Louis and Southern Illinois region,” said Joe Morford (right), managing partner of Tucker Ellis. “Many of our top clients have asked us to help them there, as they want Tucker Ellis-quality people and Tucker Ellis-level service in this particularly litigious region. Since we have been able to recruit the quality of people we have in this group, we are happy to oblige.”

morford josephHuelsmann is experienced in trials involving the defense of civil litigation matters, including product liability, toxic and mass tort litigation, and insurance disputes, as well as environmental and commercial litigation. He represents defendants primarily in Illinois and Missouri and serves as national counsel for several defendants in asbestos, benzene and silica litigation. As a trial lawyer, he has obtained favorable jury verdicts on behalf of his clients in multimillion-dollar litigation.

“The opportunity to open the Tucker Ellis office in St. Louis and join forces with a nationally recognized trial firm with a diverse practice and client base, as well as a reputation for excellence, was too good to pass up,” said Huelsmann. “I look forward to contributing to the ongoing success and growth of this special law firm.”

The office is located at 100 S. Fourth St., Suite 600, in downtown St. Louis.

About Tucker Ellis LLP

Tucker Ellis LLP is a full-service law firm of more than 200 attorneys and offices in Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and St. Louis. For more information, visit

— From the Illinois Business Journal

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