What We Do


We handle appeals in both the Missouri state courts and in federal courts throughout the United States. We represent both appellants and respondents (appellees). Joe Jacobson has been the primary lawyer handling the appeal in approximately 100 appeal… Read More

Automobile Dealers

We not only act as general counsel to auto dealers, but have represented many dealers in complex and very serious disputes with their franchisors. The franchise disputes and cases we have handled for dealers have included issues involving franchise t… Read More
Attorneys: Allen Press

Business Litigation

We represent businesses and individuals, both as plaintiffs and as defendants, in disputes relating to all areas of business, including contract disputes, business torts, and disputes among the owners of businesses, including limited liability compan… Read More

Civil Litigation

We have represented plaintiffs and defendants in complex civil lawsuits around the country. The areas in which we have experience are too many to list, but as an illustration of our diverse expertise, we have represented individuals injured by the ne… Read More

Class Action Litigation

We have successfully prosecuted and defended class actions in state and Federal courts throughout the nation. Our representation of plaintiffs includes Brady v. Air Line Pilots Association, in which Allen Press and Joe Jacobson tried a five-week jury… Read More
Attorneys: Joe Jacobson, Allen Press

Consumer Fraud and Securities Fraud

Fraud arises in many different contexts, but regardless of the context, fraud almost always involves a material misrepresentation. For example, a car salesman might commit fraud if he lies to you about a car having a new transmission to make a sale,… Read More

Election Law

We regularly represent political parties, campaign committees, elected officials, and candidates for public office in disputes in state court and before the Missouri Ethics Commission. Our representation has resulted in numerous unqualified would-be… Read More
Attorneys: Matt Vianello

General Corporate / Transactions

We have acted as general counsel to many local companies over the years, advising them on various legal issues that businesses confront, including employment and regulatory issues. As part of that work, we also routinely review our client’s transac… Read More

Mediation and Arbitration

Joe Jacobson is a trained mediator and arbitrator and is on the list of approved alternates for the State of Missouri and the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri. Joe has been serving as a mediator and arbitrator on… Read More

Real Estate

Our attorneys have significant experience in real estate law. We advise investors and real estate companies in acquisitions, dispositions, formation, and transactional issues. We advise residential and commercial clients on contractual rights, title… Read More
Attorneys: Bruce R. Bartlett

Union Disputes

One of our most unique practice areas is our representation of employees in disputes with their labor unions. These cases involve claims that the union violated its “duty of fair representation” to an individual employee or group of employees. La… Read More
Attorneys: Allen Press

Vaccine Injuries

The National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 created the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. Before Congress passed the Act, doctors and vaccine manufacturers were frequently the target of lawsuits from people injured by vaccines. Now,… Read More
Attorneys: Matt Vianello