Experienced trial lawyer with 30+ years of experience.
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About Seth

Attorney In St. Louis, MO

Seth G. Gausnell has 30 years of experience as a trial lawyer. In total, he has tried more than 100 cases to verdict. He received a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Kansas in 1983 and received his J.D. in 1985 from Saint Louis University Law School. Seth was admitted to the Bar in Missouri in 1986; the Bar in Kansas in 1987; and the Bar in Illinois in 1988. He is also admitted to practice in the United States District Court in the Eastern District of Missouri, Western District of Missouri, and the Southern District of Illinois, as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. His Martindale-Hubbell rating is AV. Seth is a member of the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel, The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, The Missouri Bar, Illinois State Bar Association, Association of Defense Trial Attorneys, Claims and Litigation Management Alliance, The Lawyers Association of St. Louis and Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers. Seth participated in the Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers Trial Academy in 1993 and the International Association of Defense Counsel’s Trial Academy in Boulder, Colorado in 1994 and has lectured at seminars on transportation liability, premises liability and broker/agent liability.

Background

Education:
The University of Kansas
St. Louis University School of Law

Professional:
Principal, Pitzer Snodgrass, P.C.
Principal, Rabbitt, Pitzer & Snodgrass, P.C.
Principal, Moser & Marsalek P.C.
Associate, Moser & Marsalek P.C.
Associate, Demptser & Barkett
Assistant Public Defender, Office of State Public Defender

Associations

  • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers
  • Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel
  • Association of Defense Trial Attorneys
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
  • Missouri Bar Association
  • The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • The Lawyers Association of St. Louis

Licensure

Missouri, Illinois, Kansas, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, Western District of Missouri and Southern District of Illinois, Supreme Court of Missouri

Speaking Engagements & Publications

  • “Dalbert and Collateral Source” panel discussion, Legal Services of Eastern Missouri Seminar, 2019
  • “Update: Over -the-Air Liability”, London North American Seminar, The Harmonie Group, 2018
  • “Trends in Bad Faith Litigation in the Eastern District”, St. Louis, Missouri, 2016
  • “Depositions of Parties and Fact Witnesses”, Lawyers Association of St. Louis, 2013
  • “Overcoming Objections to Digital Evidence”, Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, 2006
  • “Tort Reform – One Year Later”, St. Louis, Missouri, 2006

Case Results

  • Jerome Harris, et al. v. Jennifer Bartels-Garcia, et al., St. Louis City Circuit Court, 2009, Transportation Liability, Defense Verdict
  • Basil Fattah, et al. v. Soli Tran, et al., St. Louis City Circuit Court, 2009, Premises Liability, Defense Verdict
  • Krista Johnson v. HIllary Romeo, St. Louis City Circuit Court, MO, 2010, Personal Injury, Defense Verdict
  • Patricia and Donald Crump v. Community State Bank, Lincoln County Circuit Court, MO, 2010, Premises Liability, Defense Verdict
  • Wilma Schaefer v. Wright City Veterinary Clinic, Inc., Warren County Circuit Court, MO, 2012, Premises Liability, Defense Verdict
  • Faith Gatewood v. The Raintree Market & Grill, et al., Jefferson County Circuit Court, MO, 2012, Premises Liability, Directed Verdict for Defendant Walden Moore
  • Maureen Damti v. Daniel Hastey, et al., St. Louis County Circuit Court, MO, 2014, Premises Liability, Defense Verdict
  • Timothy Gerler v. William McMurtrey, Lincoln County Circuit Court, MO, 2017, Transportation Liability, Zero Damages
  • James McDaniel v. Chad Crank, et al., St. Clair County Circuit Court, IL, 2018, Premises Liability, Defense Verdict for Lillian McCormick
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