Michael B. Maguire

Michael B. Maguire

800 Market Street
Suite 1100
St. Louis, MO 63101
T: (314) 242-5241
F: (314) 242-5441

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University of Missouri School of Law (J.D., 1987)
University of Missouri (B.S., 1982)

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Mike Maguire has been practicing at Brown & James for more than 30 years. During that time he has tried more than 100 jury cases to conclusion, defending insurance carriers, corporations, partnerships, and individuals in actions concerning wrongful death, arson and fraud, product liability, insurance coverage disputes, uninsured and underinsured motorist claims, auto litigation, and premises liability claims.

Recent Achievements
Best Lawyers - Insurance Law, The Best Lawyers in America (2013-2020)
Super Lawyers - Insurance Coverage, Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers (2010-2017)
St. Louis' Best Lawyers - Insurance Law, St. Louis Magazine (2013-2017)
Defense Attorney with Most Reported Winning Cases, Missouri Lawyers Weekly (2012)
Awarded No. 1 Defense Verdict in State of Missouri, Missouri Lawyers Weekly (2001)
Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent

Professional Affiliations
Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers

Bar Admissions
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eight Circuit

  • Author, "Arson, Fraud And First Party Insurance, A Guide To Property Insurance Law and Procedures in Missouri And Illinois," 1994 (2nd edition 2001)

  • Author, "Tortious Wrongful Discharge vs. Employment At Will," St. Louis Bar Journal (1989)

Published Opinions 
Clayborne v. Enter. Leasing Co. of St. Louis, LLC, No. ED 104661, 2017 WL 1323921 (Mo. Ct. App. E.D., 2017)

Empire Fire & Marine Ins. Co. v. Fraction, 515 S.W.3d 820 (Mo. Ct. App. 2017)

Keithly v. Mocadlo, No. 4:16 CV 1892 JMB, 2017 WL 513053 (E.D. Mo. Feb. 8, 2017)

Graham v. Noeuy, No. 2:15-CV-04155-NKL, 2016 WL 6465822 (W.D. Mo. Oct. 27, 2016)

Ferguson v. Short, No. 2:14-CV-04062-NKL, 2015 WL 4877539 (W.D. Mo. Aug. 14, 2015)

Bates v. Nash, No. 13-CV-839-SMY-PMF, 2014 WL 8734985 (S.D. Ill. Dec. 4, 2014)

Jordan v. Safeco Ins. Co. of Illinois, 741 F.3d 882, 883 (8th Cir. 2014)

Blackwell v. CSF Properties 2 LLC, 443 S.W.3d 711, 712 (Mo. Ct. App. 2014)

Riley v. Willo Prod. Co., No. 2:12CV00039 ERW, 2013 WL 410389 (E.D. Mo. Feb. 1, 2013)

Jordan v. Safeco Ins. Co. of Illinois
, 2012 WL 5390236 (E.D. Mo. 2012)

Jackson v. JMLP Enterprises, Inc., 367 S.W. 3d 675, Mo.App. E.D., June 12, 2012 (NO. ED97187)

Brown-Woods v. Safeco Ins. Co. of Ill., No. 4:10CV615-DJS, 2010 WL 2671494 (E.D. Mo. June 30, 2010)

Ford v. St. Louis Metro. Towing, L.C., No. 4:09CV0512TCM, 2010 WL 618491 (E.D. Mo. Feb. 18, 2010)

Litty v. Bliss, 238 S.W.3d 730 (Mo.App. E.D., 2007)

Parker v. South Broadway Athletic Club, 230 S.W.3d 642 (Mo.App. E.D., 2007)

Trainwreck West Inc. v. Burlington Ins. Co, .235 S.W.3d 33 (Mo.App. E.D., 2007)

State ex rel. Pooker ex rel. Pooker v. Kramer, 216 S.W.3d 670 (Mo., 2007)

Schaffer v. Safeco Ins. Co. of America, 2007 WL 29671 (E.D.Mo., 2007)

Schaffer v. Safeco Ins. Co. of America, 2006 WL 1313992 (E.D.Mo., 2006)

Lindsay v. Safeco Ins. Co. of America, 447 F.3d 615 (C.A.8 (Mo.), 2006)

Global Rug Corp. v. Fidelity and Guar. Ins. Underwriters, Inc., 182 S.W.3d 714 (Mo.App. E.D., 2006)

Safeco Ins. Co. of America v. McBride, 175 S.W.3d 696 (Mo.App. E.D., 2005)

Godefroid v. Kiesel Co., 2003 WL 22399710 (Mo.App. E.D., 2003)

One Suzie-Q Corp. v. Secura Ins. Co., 198 F.Supp.2d 1105 (E.D.Mo., 2002)

Buatte v. Schnuck Markets, Inc., 98 S.W.3d 569 (Mo.App. E.D., 2002)

H.D. ex rel. I.M. v. Sherwood Forest Camp, Inc., 87 S.W.3d 889 (Mo.App. E.D., 2002)

Kesnar v. Schnuck Markets, Inc., 34 S.W.3d 240 (Mo.App. E.D., 2000)

Priesmeyer v. Shelter Mut. Ins. Co., 995 S.W.2d 41 (Mo.App. W.D., 1999)

Brown v. Schnuck Markets, Inc., 973 S.W.2d 530 (Mo.App. E.D., 1998)

Detter v. Schnuck Markets, Inc., 974 S.W.2d 605 (Mo.App. E.D., 1998)

Kastendieck v. Millers Mut. Ins. Co. of Alton, Ill., 946 S.W.2d 35(Mo.App. W.D., 1997)

Transamerica Ins. Co. v. Pennsylvania Nat. Ins. Companies, 908 S.W.2d 173 (Mo.App. E.D., 1995)

Uhle v. Sachs Elec., 831 S.W.2d 774 ( Mo. App. E..D., 1992)

Transamerica Ins. Co. v. Carter County State Bank, 794 F.Supp. 324 (E.D.Mo., 1992)

Community Activities
Pierre Laclede Honors College Leadership Council, University of Missouri-St. Louis
Instructor, Jefferson County Arson Task Force
Instructor, IAAI Pilot Courtroom Testimony Program

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