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Amy L. Fehr

Shareholder

“Discovery consists not in seeking new lands but in seeing with new eyes.” – Marcel Proust

Areas of Concentration

  • Complex Business Litigation
  • Real Estate Disputes
  • Shareholder/Member and Internal Business Disputes
  • Business Divorce and Dissolution

Experience at Work

As chair of the firm’s commercial litigation group, Amy represents companies and individuals as both plaintiffs and defendants in complex commercial litigation including contract and real estate disputes, shareholder/member and internal business disputes, and business torts including civil fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, tortious interference, conversion and negligence cases. She frequently assists companies and their directors, officers, shareholders and members in governance, partner disputes and business divorce.

Amy serves as lead litigation and trial counsel in high-stakes business litigation locally and throughout the United States. She has tried cases to jury verdict in both state and federal court, and served as lead trial counsel in several bench trials and arbitrations. Amy’s trials have involved partnership disputes, veil piercing, commercial lease, premises liability and contract/quasi contract cases. She has briefed and argued winning appeals in the Missouri Court of Appeals and Missouri Supreme Court.

Amy’s clients span all industries and sizes, and include publicly traded companies, closely-held businesses and business owners. She advises clients to prevent and minimize litigation yet, where necessary, Amy draws on her experience in all stages of litigation to provide practical and value-driven advice to help her clients solve their most difficult legal problems.

In the Community

In September 2019, Amy was appointed by St. Louis County Executive Sam Page to serve as one of the three St. Louis County Trustees of the St. Louis Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD).

Awards & Recognitions

Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America® | Commercial Litigation, St. Louis (2018 – Present)
  • Super Lawyers® | Missouri and Kansas Rising Stars List, Rising Star (2019 – Present)
  • Missouri Lawyer’s Weekly, Up and Coming – Law Firm Leader (2016)

Appointments

  • St. Louis Metropolitan Sewer District, St. Louis County Trustee (2019 – Present)

Significant Experience

Representations

  • Successful appeal to Missouri Supreme Court of insurance coverage denial resulting in payment to Plaintiff for $900,000 judgment, including interest. (Mendenhall v. Prop. and Cas. Ins. Co. of Hartford)
  • Obtained verdict in a federal jury trial of $555,198.00 plus pre-judgment interest on quantum merit case for services rendered by Plaintiff. (Rangeline Capital, LLC v. LifeCare Centers of America, et al.)

Knowledge & Insights

Speaking Engagements

  • Simplifying the Complex Case: Strategic Use of Pre-Trial and Dispositive Motions to Narrow the Issues. Bench & Bar Conference. Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis. (2017)

Admissions & Qualifications

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Missouri
  • U.S. District Courts
    • Eastern District of Missouri
    • Western District of Missouri

Educational Background

  • J.D., Saint Louis University School of Law (2007)
  • B.A., English with Political Science Minor, University of Missouri, with honors (2004)

Leadership & Community Engagement

Professional Organizations

  • American Bar Association | Litigation Section
  • The Federal Bar Association | St. Louis Chapter
  • The Missouri Bar
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis | Trial Section
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis | Women in the Legal Profession Section
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