Agota Peterfy

Bank of America Plaza
800 Market Street
Suite 1100
St. Louis, MO 63101-2501

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Agota Peterfy practices in the firm’s St. Louis office and has been with Brown & James since 1996. She focuses her practice on premises and professional liability and toxic tort. She has represented major manufacturers in asbestos claims and national real estate companies in premises liability matters.

Agota serves as the chair of the firm’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee.

Academic Honors and Activities

Articles Editor, Southern Illinois University Law Journal
American Jurisprudence Award in Professional Responsibility
American Jurisprudence Award in Criminal Law
American Jurisprudence Award in Immigration Law

More About Agota


  • Southern Illinois University School of Law (J.D., 1996)
  • Brigham Young University (B.S., magna cum laude, 1993)

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri
  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
  • Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals

Recent Achievements

  • Best Lawyers - Insurance Law (2024)

Professional Affiliations

  • ALFA International
  • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers, Board of Directors
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute


  • Co-Author, "NCAA Rule Change Brings Opportunities and Challenges for Missouri’s Student Athletes,” Journal of the Missouri Bar, March/April 2020
  • Co-Author, "Examining Due Process for Immigrant Workers’ Comp Claims," Law360, April 2018
  • Author, "Fetal Viability: A Threshold To Personhood," Journal of Legal Medicine Presentation," ALFA International 2017 Professional Liability Practice Group, August 2017
  • Author, "The Attorney-Client Privilege As A Sword in Legal Malpractice Actions," DRI Professional Liability Newsletter