Brown & James Named Winningest Defense Firm for Fifth Year in a Row

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                                                                     Brown & James Doubles the Next Firm's Number of Defense Verdicts
                                                               Corey L. Kraushaar Wins Second Largest Defense Verdict in Missouri


February 12, 2013

Brown & James, P.C. has been named the 2013 Winningest Defense Law Firm by Missouri Lawyers Weekly as part of the publication's year-end awards ceremony, held January 25, 2013, at the Hilton at the Ballpark in St. Louis.  With nine defense verdicts, more than double the number of the next firm, it marks the fifth consecutive year Brown & James has won the top honor for most defense verdicts in the state of Missouri.

The legal publication also honored Brown & James principal, Corey L. Kraushaar with the second largest defense verdict in the state of Missouri.  Mr. Kraushaar secured a $15 million value verdict in the June 2012 personal injury trial of Denton v. Asbury Automotive St. Louis, in which there was an accident involving an automobile and a motorcycle.  The motorcyclist sought $15 million in damages, but the jury in the St. Louis County Circuit Court found no fault on the part of the defendants, Louis Pohlman and Plaza Motors in the crash.  Pohlman worked for Plaza Motors and was driving a Lexus demonstrator vehicle from the dealership at the time of the crash.

About Brown & James, P.C.
Brown & James, P.C. is a Midwest regional law firm with over 100 attorneys representing companies in litigation, appeals and insurance coverage matters.  With offices in St. Louis, Kansas City, Springfield, Columbia, Mo., Belleville, Ill., and Little Rock, Ark., Brown & James attorneys regularly represent clients in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies throughout Missouri, Kansas, southern Illinois and northern Arkansas.  Brown & James is one of the top firms in the Midwest, having been named the "Winningest Defense Firm" the past five years by the Missouri Lawyers Weekly, as well as being named to the 2010-13 Tier 1 rankings of Best Law Firms by U.S. News - Best Lawyers®

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