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Bradley R. Hansmann
Principal

Bradley R. Hansmann

800 Market Street
Suite 1100
St. Louis, MO 63101
T: (314) 242-5370
F: (314) 242-5570
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Education

Saint Louis University (J.D., cum laude,  2001)
Saint Louis University (B.A., Psychology, cum laude, 1998)

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Bradley Hansmann is a Principal with Brown & James, practicing in the firm's St. Louis office. He represents corporate and insurance clients in personal injury lawsuits involving product liability and premises liability, as well as large fire and explosion cases. He also routinely handles product liability matters involving general maritime litigation. He is routinely sought out for his extensive experience in the area of natural gas and propane gas explosion cases, having handled some of the largest gas explosion cases involving residential and commercial furnaces in Missouri.  

Mr. Hansmann has tried more than 60 cases to verdict as lead counsel in both state and federal courts. He has successfully tried cases ranging from automobile personal injury cases, to complex construction, products liability, insurance arson/fraud, marine liability, and maritime law.  

A large portion of Mr. Hansmann's practice is dedicated to aiding clients in pre-suit investigations to assist them in risk management and resolving matters prior to litigation. He is regularly called into investigation early when an explosion, injury, or other traumatic event occurs to assist the client in preserving evidence, dealing with various agencies that may be involved, and preparing the client for what may be eventual litigation.  

Mr. Hansmann routinely lectures to the insurance, risk management, and manufacturing industries on Missouri and Illinois law and claims and investigation practices.

Recent Achievements
Best Lawyers - Insurance Law, The Best Lawyers in America (2018-2019)
Best Lawyers - Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, The Best Lawyers in America (2018-2019) 
Best Lawyers - Product Liability Litigation - Defendants, The Best Lawyers in America (2017-2019) 
Benchmark Litigation, State Litigation Star - Missouri (2018)
Super Lawyers - Personal Injury General: Defense, Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers (2013-2018)
Defense Attorney with the largest valued defense verdict in a product liability case in the State of Missouri as reported by Missouri Lawyer's Weekly (2014)
Defense attorney with the most reported verdicts/judgments, Missouri Lawyer's Weekly (2014)
Defense attorney with third- and sixth-largest reported defense verdicts in the State of Missouri, Missouri Lawyers Weekly (2014)
Top 50 St. Louis - Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers (2014)
Rising Stars - Personal Injury Defense, Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers (2008, 2010-2012)
Lon O. Hocker Award for Outstanding Trial Advocacy, Missouri Bar (2010)
Up & Coming Award, Missouri Lawyers Weekly (2009) 
Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent

Professional Affiliations
American Bar Association
The Missouri Bar
Missouri Bar Foundation, Fellow
Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers
Risk and Insurance Management Society

Bar Admissions
Missouri
Illinois
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 Eighth Circuit

Speaking Engagements

  • Presenter, "$150,000 for a Disc Replacement! How to Counter the 'Treating Physician,'" Brown & James General Defense & Insurance Law Symposium, January 2018 

  • Presenter, "The Pendulum Swings Back: Bringing Suit in Missouri Just Got Tougher," Brown & James Webinar, August 2017 

  • Presenter, "Throwing 'Junk Science' Away: Missouri Adopts New Standard for Expert Testimony," Brown & James Webinar, June 2017

  • Presenter, "Diffuse Tensor Imaging ("DTI") - The New Mild Traumatic Brain Injury," Brown & James Law Symposium, January 2016

  • Presenter, "Product Liability - Building the Defense Case," Brown & James Law Symposium, January 2015

  • Presenter, "Bad Faith - Here We Go Again!" Brown & James Law Symposium, January 2013

  • Presenter, “Product Liability – Plaintiff’s and Defense Perspective,” The Simon Law Seminar, 2012

  • Presenter, "Defending the Causation Element of Injury Claims," Brown & James Law Symposium, January 2011

  • Presenter, “Budget-Conscious Litigation Techniques for Plaintiff Personal Injury," National Business Institute, December 2009

  • Presenter, “How to Successfully Resolve Automobile Injury Cases," National Business Institute, June 2008

  • Presenter, “How to Successfully Resolve Automobile Injury Cases," National Business Institute, June 2007

  • Presenter, “To Negotiate or Litigate: A Guide to Determining Whether to Negotiate Your Subrogation Claim or Refer the Claim to Counsel for Litigation,” National Association of Subrogation Professionals, 2003

  • Presenter, “Spoliation of Evidence," Missouri Chapter of the National Society of Professional Insurance Investigators, 2002
     

Routinely lectures to in-house insurance companies and industry groups on first party insurance coverage, Missouri law and insurance claim handling practices.


Recent Trials
Esrock v. JP Consulting, Inc. - Jury Trial in Circuit Court of St. Louis County, Missouri, 2017
Monahan v. Abarr
- Jury Trial in Circuit Court of Buchanan County, Missouri, 2017
Wodohodsky v. Dr. Gourley
- Jury Trial in Circuit Court of Howell County, 2017
Simrell v. Johnson
- Jury Trial in Taney County, Missouri, Circuit Court, 2016  
America First Insurance Company v. Michael Hutcheson - Jury Trial in Mississippi County, Missouri, Circuit Court, 2016  
Lock v. Isabella Ready Mix - Jury Trial in Christian County, Missouri, Circuit Court, 2016  
Thomas v. E. Meier Contracting - Jury Trial in St. Louis County Circuit Court, 2016  
Malleos v. Carmike Cinemas, Inc. - Jury Trial in U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois, 2016  
Karriker v. Club Fitness - Jury Trial in St. Charles County, Missouri, Circuit Court, 2015  
Reynolds v. ABC Cab Corporation - Jury Trial in St. Louis City Circuit Court, 2015  
Akers v. Auto Owners - Bench Trial in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri, 2015  
Barrow v. Temper Fabricators - Jury Trial in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois, 2015
Turner v. Nance - Jury Trial in St. Louis City Circuit Court, 2015  
Cook v. Westlake et al. - Jury Trial in St. Louis City Circuit Court, 2014  
Admire v. Gaines Landscaping - Jury Trial in Calloway County, Missouri, Circuit Court, 2014)  
Behlmann v. Century Surety Company - Jury Trial in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, 2014  
Hopfer v. Neenah Foundry - Jury Trial in St. Louis City Circuit Court, 2014
Dejana v. Marine Technology, Inc. - Jury Trial in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, 2014
Millwood v. Ace Hood et al. - Jury Trial in Greene County, Missouri, Circuit Court, 2013
Bova v. Show Me Home Delivery - Jury Trial in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois, 2013
Burns v. Pony Express - Jury Trial in Buchanan County, Missouri, Circuit Court, 2013
Shea v. Krygiel et al. - Jury Trial in Franklin County, Missouri, Circuit Court, 2013
Terry Farm v. Mark and Jeannette Argall - Jury Trial in Ozark County, Missouri, Circuit Court, 2013
Gremli v. Boy Scouts - Jury Trial in Madison County, Illinois, Circuit Court, 2013
Tinker v. Acuity - Jury Trial in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, 2013
Fielder v. Allendale Roofing - Jury Trial in St. Louis City Circuit Court, 2013
Moore v. Bada Bings - Jury Trial in St. Louis City Circuit Court, 2013
Crane v. Wiggans - Jury Trial in Jasper County, Missouri, Circuit Court, 2012
Mahler v. Sowards - Jury Trial in Franklin County, Missouri, Circuit Court, 2012
Mealer v. Guss - Jury Trial in Warren County, Missouri, Circuit Court, 2012
Bolden v. Columbia Insurance Company - Jury Trial in Mississippi County, Missouri, Circuit Court, 2012
Dorris v. Kohl [second trial] - Jury Trial in Henry County, Missouri, Circuit Court, 2012
March v. Midwest - Jury Trial in the St. Louis City Circuit Court, 2011
Catherall v. United Consumers Credit Union - Jury Trial in the Buchanan County Circuit Court, 2011
Witt v. May - Jury Trial in the Greene County Circuit Court, 2011
Smart v. SEMO Health Network - Jury Trial in the Stoddard County Circuit Court, 2011
Hill v. Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company - Jury Trial in the Jackson County, Missouri, Circuit Court, 2011
Brown v. Galloway - Jury Trial in the Greene County, Missouri, Circuit Court, 2011
Murphy v. Safeco Insurance Company of Illinois- Jury Trial in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, 2010
Feinberg v. Witterschein - Jury Trial in the St. Louis County Circuit Court, 2010
Dollins V. Nimmo - Jury Trial in the 30th Circuit Court of Dallas County, Missouri, 2010
Neeely v. Eckert - Jury Trial in the St. Louis County Circuit Court, 2010
York v. Wolven - Jury Trial in the Stone County Circuit Court, 2010
Dorris v. Kohl - Jury Trial in Henry County, Missouri, Circuit Court, 2009
Brinker v. Capital Restoration & Painting - Jury Trial in St. Louis City Circuit Court, 2009
Rebstock v. Evans Engineering Production Company - Jury Trial in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, 2009
Erbe, Inc. v. Metrotech Food Equipment Service, Inc. - Jury Trial in St. Charles County, Missouri, Circuit Court, 2010  
Angel Moran v. Daveyfire, Inc. and Davey Bickford, SNC - Jury Trial in St. Louis City Circuit Court, 2008
Otis Lyles v. Metro Film Express and Timothy Krenning - Jury Trial in St. Louis City Circuit Court, 2008
Humphrey v. Home Systems, Inc. - Jury Trial in Franklin County, Missouri, Circuit Court, 2007
Kinder v. Safeco Insurance Company - Jury Trial in St. Louis City Circuit Court, 2007
Hansen v. Labor Source - Jury Trial in St. Charles County Circuit Court, 2007
Sparkman v. Columbia Insurance Group - Jury Trial in Pemiscot County, Missouri, Circuit Court, 2007
Christina Heaviside v. Rental Service Corporation - Jury Trial in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, 2007
Cascella v. Brian's Landscaping - Jury Trial in St. Louis County Circuit Court, 2006
Coder v. Hoods Discount Center - Jury Trial in St. Louis City Circuit Court, 2006
Preferred Paging v. Travelers Insurance Company - Bench Trial in St. Louis County Circuit Court, 2005
Chrismer v. Lennox and McKenzie - Jury Trial in St. Charles County, Missouri Circuit Court, 2005
Kaestner v. St. Louis Parking - Jury Trial in St. Louis City Circuit Court, 2005
Modica v. Mid-America Apartments - Jury Trial in St. Louis County Circuit Court, 2004
Hines Group Limited Partnership v. Allied Roofing - Jury Trial in St. Louis City Circuit Court, 2004
Raphael Williams v. H&H Redevelopment Corp. - Jury Trial in St. Louis City Circuit Court, 2004
Ingram v. AAA Insurance - Jury Trial (settled after voir dire) in St. Louis City Circuit Court, 2004
Welch Products v. Cumberland Engineering - Jury Trial in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, 2004
Ste. Genevieve Country Mart v. Citizens Electric - Jury Trial in St. Louis County Circuit Court, 2003
Michael Reynolds v. General Casualty Insurance - Jury Trial St. Louis City Circuit Court, 2003
Glenda Ray v. St. Louis Hills Medical Center - Jury Trial in St. Louis City Circuit Court, 2003
Eaton v. George - Jury Trial in St. Louis County Circuit Court, 2002


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