Principal

Josh C. Breithaupt

Josh has been practicing in the St. Louis region for the last 14 years and has had the opportunity to try cases and obtain outstanding results for his clients in the City of St. Louis, Missouri, Madison County, Illinois, and St. Clair County, Illinois which are widely regarded as three of the top ten worst venues for defendants in the United States. As one of the Principals at the firm, Josh routinely represents businesses, professionals, insurance companies, and individuals in his defense practice.

Josh has extensive experience in Business Litigation, Professional Liability, Premises Liability, Hotel and Hospitality Claims, Construction Litigation, and Transportation Claims. Since 2004, he has successfully represented his clients in all facets of litigation and trial. However, Josh also recognizes that every client is unique and always collaborates with them from the outset in order to determine their ideal outcome, find creative solutions to their problems, and develop the best possible resolution when litigation can and should be avoided.

Josh graduated at the top of his class from Saint Louis University School of Law where he was awarded a Dean’s Academic Scholarship and was a member of the Saint Louis University Law Journal. He was admitted to practice law in the state of Missouri in 2004, the state of Illinois in 2006, the state of Kansas in 2018, and is licensed in several United States Federal Courts. Outside of the office, Josh enjoys sports, music, exercise, and spending his free time with his wife Beth, eight year old son Parker, and the family’s two poorly behaved Welsh Corgis.

Education
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
    • Trial Academy, 2012
  • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers
    • Trial Academy, 2011
  • Saint Louis University
    • J.D., 2004
  • University of Kansas
    • B.S. in Business Administration, Emphasis in Marketing, 1998
Licensure
  • State of Missouri
  • State of Illinois
  • State of Kansas
  • United States District Courts
    • Eastern District of Missouri
    • Western District of Missouri
    • Southern District of Illinois
    • District of Kansas
Awards & Honors
  • Editor, Saint Louis University Law Journal
  • Dean's Academic Scholarship, Saint Louis University
  Affiliations
  • The Bar Association of Metropolitan Saint Louis
  • The Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
  Background
  • Principal, Gausnell, O’Keefe & Thomas LLC (2019 – present)
  • Principal, Pitzer Snodgrass, P.C. (2015 - 2018)
  • Associate, Pitzer Snodgrass, P.C. (2011 - 2014)
  • Associate, Rabbitt, Pitzer & Snodgrass, P.C. (2005 - 2010)
  • Associate, Brown & James, P.C. (2004 - 2005)
  • Law Clerk, Simon & Passanante, P.C. (2003 - 2004)