Mrs. Veath has been with Brown & James since 1983 and is a shareholder with the firm. She practices in the firm's Belleville, Ill., office and routinely tries cases throughout southern Illinois and eastern Missouri.
Mrs. Veath is an experienced trial attorney who has obtained numerous favorable results for her clients in the 32 years she has been practicing law. Her successful conclusion of cases has been achieved not only by defending cases at trial, but also by mediation and settlement. Her practice emphasizes the defense of general litigation, medical malpractice, transportation, product liability and mass tort litigation. Transportation clients have included Groendyke, CNI, M.S. Carriers, Mayflower, Global Van Lines, Interstate, Safeco, Swift Transportation and Bi-State Development Agency.
Mrs. Veath has successfully defended medical malpractice cases for CNA, Momedico, n/k/a Medical Assurance, ProAssurance, Zurich Healthcare, Affinity Insurance, f/k/a OUM, National Emergency Services (NES), and Washington University. She has also defended product liability, tort and asbestos litigation for Allied Signal, Inc., formerly Bendix, and currently defends Azrock and AutoZone. Some of her general liability clients include Safeco, Schnuck Markets and The United Fire Group.
Super Lawyer - General Litigation, Illinois Super Lawyers (2005-11, 2017)
Featured by Illinois Business Journal for Southwestern Illinois Women Lawyers
Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent
ALFA International Transportation Practice Group, Steering Committee
ALFA International Hospitality Practice Group, Steering Committee
American Society for Healthcare Risk Management
Defense Research Institute
Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel
Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers
St. Clair County Bar Association
United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
ALFA International Hospitality Group, "You're Fired! Now Please Don't Sue Me" (2013)
American Trucking Association (ATA) "Voir Dire: Taking Advantage of the Opportunity to Persuade" (2011)
Brown & James Law Symposium, "Rules of the Road" (2011)
American Society of Healthcare Risk Management, "Arbitration and Mediation in Medical Cases" (2007)
ALFA International Retail Real Estate Practice Group Seminar, "Arbitration vs. Litigation" (2003)
Graduate of the Transportation Training Institute; Mayflower Training Center, Carmel, IN (1994)