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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 co-chair of the firm’s business litigation group, Amy Fehr represents clients in a variety of complex commercial litigation matters, including contract disputes, real estate litigation, shareholder/member and internal business disputes, and business torts including civil fraud, tortious interference and breach of fiduciary duty cases.

Amy has experience serving as lead counsel in high-stakes business litigation both locally and throughout the United States. She has been admitted pro hac vice in Texas and Massachusetts State Courts as well as in the Delaware Court of Chancery, and has tried to verdict numerous bench and jury trials including premises liability, veil piercing, breach of commercial lease and contract/quasi-contract cases.

As lead litigation and trial counsel, Amy represents both plaintiffs and defendants before State and Federal Courts and has briefed and argued winning appeals in the Missouri Court of Appeals and Missouri Supreme Court. Amy has also represented aggrieved investors in arbitrations before FINRA and defended employers against claims for discrimination before the EEOC and Missouri Commission on Human Rights.

Amy’s clients are small to medium sized businesses and business owners in the commercial real estate, skilled nursing and assisted-living; consumer goods, distribution, and professional services industries.

Amy advises clients to prevent and minimize legal disputes yet, where necessary, she draws on her experience in all stages of litigation, including motion practice, mediation, discovery, expert selection and consultation, and trial, as well as appellate briefing and oral argument to provide value-driven advice and help her clients solve their most difficult legal problems.

Memberships & Associations

  • American Bar Association, Section of Litigation
  • Missouri Bar
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Trial and Women in the Legal Profession Sections

Awards and Designations

Significant Representations

  • Mendenhall v. Prop. and Cas. Ins. Co. of Hartford, 375 S.W.3d 90 (Mo. 2012). Successful appeal to Missouri Supreme Court of insurance coverage denial resulting in payment to Plaintiff for $900,000 judgment, including interest.
  • Rangeline Capital, LLC v. LifeCare Centers of America, et al.  Obtained verdict in a federal jury trial of $555,198.00 plus pre-judgment interest on quantum merit case for services rendered by Plaintiff.

Presentations

  • Simplifying the Complex Case: Strategic Use of Pre-Trial and Dispositive Motions to Narrow the Issues, The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis’s 37th Annual Bench & Bar Conference (June 2017)

Significant Published Decisions

  • Mendenhall v. Prop. and Cas. Ins. Co. of Hartford, 375 S.W.3d 90 (Mo. 2012). Successful appeal of insurance coverage denial resulting in payment to Plaintiff for $900,000 judgment, including interest.

Licensed to Practice

  • Missouri
  • U.S. District Courts, Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri

Education

  • J.D., Saint Louis University School of Law (2007)
  • B.A., English with Political Science Minor, University of Missouri-Columbia, with honors (2004)
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Cooley & Fehr Present During Trial Masters Series at 2017 BAMSL Bench and Bar