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Justin S. Chapell
Principal

Justin S. Chapell

800 Market Street
Suite 1100
St. Louis, MO 63101
T: (314) 242-5231
F: (314) 242-5431
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Education

Saint Louis University (J.D., cum laude, 2001)
Truman State University (B.S., summa cum laude, 1998)

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Justin S. Chapell practices in the firm’s St. Louis office, focusing on defending insurance companies in first-party actions, arson/fraud litigation, bad faith claims, and declaratory judgments. His specialties also include defending claims for premises and retail liability, automobile and trucking accidents, and product liability. He has successfully represented Fortune 500 companies and numerous other businesses in litigation throughout Missouri in both state and federal Court. Mr. Chapell's experience and knowledge of his practice areas ensure that his clients receive the best possible representation in litigated matters.

Recent Achievements
Best Lawyers - Personal Injury litigation-Defense, The Best Lawyers in America (2019)

Professional Affiliations
Insurance Law Practice Group - ALFA International
Board of Directors - Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers 
  - Chair, Publications Committee
  - Member, Amicus Committee

Bar Admissions
Missouri
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri

Recent Favorable Case Results
Lankford v. Farmers (2014)
Look v. Bristol West (2014)
Kippenberger v. Walgreens
(2013)
Henry v. Farmers
(2013)
Van Cil v. Farmers
(2012)
Barr-Penna v. Unitrin
(2011)
Doom v. AutoZone
(2010)

Recent Publications / Presentations
Presenter, "Toxicological Evidence in the Injury Case: How to Use It and Defend against It," Brown & James General Defense & Insurance Law Symposium (January 2017)

 
Author, "The Ever Evolving UM and UIM Law in Missouri - Where are We Now?" Brown & James Law Symposium (2014)

Editor, MODL Quarterly Report (2013-14)

Author, "Satisfying the Amount in Controversy Using Statutory Attorneys' Fees," MODL Quarterly Report (2013)



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