Jackie Kinder is an experienced trial lawyer who has been with Brown & James for more than 10 years. She has tried several jury trials resulting in verdicts for her clients. She is a strong advocate for her clients in and out of the courtroom.
Prior to joining Brown & James, Ms. Kinder clerked for the Honorable Kathianne Knaup Crane on the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District.
Ms. Kinder focuses her practice areas on insurance law, premises and automobile liability, and construction cases. Over the course of her career she has represented insurance companies, businesses, and individuals in contractual and tort litigation.
Ms. Kinder has experience in all aspects of litigation, with a specific focus on bad faith and coverage in the insurance context and personal injury in the premises liability and construction context. This experience has provided her with extensive knowledge in these areas, which she utilizes in handling litigation and advising insurance companies and clients on the proper way to handle claims. In addition, Ms. Kinder has extensive experience in handling cases through trial in venues throughout the state of Missouri.
Up & Coming Award, Missouri Lawyers Weekly
Super Lawyers - Civil Litigation Defense, Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers
Rising Star - Civil Litigation Defense, Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers
Awarded a Top Defense Verdict in State of Missouri for Starkloff v. Famous Five Theatres
Missouri Lawyers Weekly
Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers
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
Favorable Jury Verdicts
Ulrich v. Lloyds Enterprises, LLC d/b/a Big A’s on the Landing
Presenter, "Navigating Multi-Party Claims," Brown & James General Defense & Insurance Law Symposium, January 2019
Presenter, "Forecasting the Future: Co-Employee Liability in Missouri," Brown & James webinar, April 2018
Presenter, "So You Found an Incriminating Social Media Post – Now What?" Brown & James General Defense & Insurance Law Symposium, January 2018
Presenter, "Proposed New Venue Rules for Tort Claims," 2017 Brown & James Tort Reform Seminar: A New Day in Missouri (September 2017)
Presenter, "Recent Trends in Bad Faith," Brown & James Law Symposium (January 2016)
Presenter, "Handling the Investigation in Medical Claims," National Society of Professional Insurance Investigators, (August 2014)
- Presenter, "The Ever-Evolving UM and UIM Law in Missouri - Where are We Now?" Brown & James Law Symposium (January 2014)
- Presenter, "Seeing the Forest through the Trees - A Look at How the Mock Trial or Focus Group Can Assist in Narrowing the Issues of Your Case for Trial," Brown & James Law Symposium (January 2014)
- Presenter, "The Ever-Evolving Co-Employee Liability Law - Have We Reached The End?" Brown & James Law Symposium (January 2013)
- Presenter, "Bad Faith, Avoiding the Set-Up," Brown & James Law Symposium (January 2011)
Flora v. Service Master Select
Adkisson v. Western Utility and Thomas Cross (February 2017)
Gentili v. Lakebrink (January 2017)
Becker v. Spencer
Stanley Sakabu v. Regency Construction Company
Paul Dumey v. Jon VanMarter
Jornel Williams v. Jacob Shepard and Breckenridge Automotive
Anthony Arcese v. Daniel Schmitt and Company
Williams v. Cherry Corp Inc.
Fadler v. Tyler & Sons, LLC
Rohen v. Servicemaster Select
James Morris v. Essentia Insurance Company
Scharnhorst v. Halvorsen
Moore v. Pineville Bowling Center, LLC
Adkisson v. Metro Materials, Inc. et al.
Polk v. Denneke Company d/b/a Allstar Concrete Pumping
Herbert v. D&R Leasing et al.
Bowdish v. Twenty Seven-O-Five Holding Co., Spencer Creek Apartments LC, Melvin Rabushka Real Estate and Kleeschulte Inc.
Houser v. Hartford Insurance Company
Jian Ping Cai v. Holloway
Peterson Transport v. Hoffman Plumbing
- Author, Missouri Bad Faith Law and Section 537.065 Agreements (2007)