Ms. Vaporean is a principal in the firm’s St. Louis office, practicing in the areas of health care provider liability defense and employment practices defense. Her experience in the defense of health care providers ranges from obstetrics malpractice cases to nursing home care. Ms. Vaporean also represents employers at all stages of employment matters, from pre-incident policy preparation to the investigation and defense of charges filed with administrative agencies to the litigation phase, including trial if necessary. She has spoken at several professional seminars on medical and nursing liability matters and has authored many publications on issues affecting both health care providers and employers.
Ms. Vaporean serves as chair of the firm’s hiring committee, and also serves on the diversity and personnel committees. She is one of the founders of the Brown & James’ Fifth Friday Women’s Initiative to increase retention and promotion of women in the firm.
Favorable Jury Verdicts
EEOC v. Audrain Heath Care, Inc. (April 2016)
Morgan v. Plaza Motor Co. (January 2016)
Chariton Valley Services Corp. v. Mannon (May 2015)
Strahan v. Rottnek (February 2015)
Carlson p/r Harris v. Saint Louis University (November 2014)
Mitchell v. Kardesch (February, 2008)
Ni v. Washington University and Garcia (October/November, 2007)
Klos v. Koenig (August, 2006)
Blank v. PRORehab (April, 2006)
Leslie v. Chehval (retrial, February, 2006)
Buscher v. Mattaline (May, 2005)
Leslie v. Chehval (March/April, 2004)
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