Corey L. Kraushaar

Principal
Bank of America Plaza
800 Market Street
Suite 1100
St. Louis, MO 63101-2501
314-242-5257
314-242-5457

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Corey is an experienced trial attorney with an impressive number of Missouri’s top defense verdicts.

An accomplished trial lawyer, Corey has obtained numerous favorable jury verdicts for his clients, including some of the largest defense verdicts in Missouri. He has tried cases in various venues throughout his career with excellent trial results, including nine jury trials in the past two years alone.

Corey focuses his practice on personal injury, product liability, large loss subrogation and first party insurance coverage matters. He also has significant experience and a track record of success defending clients in Missouri Merchandising Practices Act (MMPA) cases, wrongful death cases, and other consumer and business litigation matters. Corey also defends tavern owners in dram shop cases and has successfully argued cases on appeal.

Corey received the prestigious Lon O. Hocker Award for Trial Advocacy given by the Missouri Bar to attorneys who exemplify the professional qualities of a trial attorney and demonstrate unusual proficiency in the art of trial advocacy based on their outstanding trial work. Recipients are selected by a committee of federal and state trial court judges. Recently, Corey has been voted by his peers as one of the Best Lawyers in America, and has also been recognized as one of Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers for nearly a decade.

Academic Honors & Activities

Managing Editor, Saint Louis University Public Law Review

Representative Appellate and Reported Cases
  • Washington v. Florissant Dodge Sales, Inc., 2019 WL 6710829 (Mo. App. E.D. 2019)
  • Universal Credit Acceptance, Inc. v. Randall, 541 S.W.3d 726 (Mo. App. E.D. 2018)
  • Berliner v. Ameren Services Corp., 501 S.W.3d 59 (Mo. App. E.D. 2016)
  • Roller v. American Modern Home Ins. Co., 484 S.W.3d 110 (Mo. App. W.D. 2015)
  • Key v. Diamond International Trucks, 453 S.W.3d 352 (Mo. App. W.D. 2015)
  • Denton v. Asbury Automotive St. Louis, LLC, 426 S.W.3d 681 (Mo. App. E.D. 2013)
  • Ballard v. Hudson, 320 S.W.3d 219 (Mo. App. E.D. 2010)
  • Travelers Property Cas. Ins. Co. of America v. National Union Ins. Co. of Pittsburgh, 621 F.3d 697 (8th Cir. 2010)
  • In re American Wood Concepts, LLC, Slip Copy, 2010 WL 1609690, (Bkrtcy.W.D.Mo. 2010)
  • Cedar Hill Hardware and Const. Supply, Inc. v. Insurance Corp. of Hannover, 563 F.3d 329 (8th Cir. 2009)
  • Specialty Medical Sales, Inc. v. Scott Lee Heating Co., 262 S.W.3d 675 (Mo.App. E.D. 2008)
  • Harris v. American Modern Ins. Co., 571 F.Supp.2d 1066 (E.D. Mo. 2008)
Recent Successful Jury Trials
  • Mills v. Premier Entertainment St. Peters, LLC (wrongful death case against a sports bar)
  • Meissbach v. Double D Lounge, Inc. (slip and fall case against a karaoke bar with multiple surgeries)
  • Byrd v. Splash Country, LLC (closed head injury case against a waterpark)
  • Pyke v. Williams-Woody Nissan and Shaun Belsha (MMPA case against an automobile dealership)
  • Vierling v. John Miller, a partner of Storsafe Mini Warehouses (serious burn injury case against a property owner)
  • Paul v. Asbury Automotive St. Louis, LLC (MMPA case against an automobile dealership)
  • Brown v. Lou Fusz Motor Company (slip and fall case against a landlord with multiple surgeries)

More About Corey

Education

  • Saint Louis University School of Law (J.D., 2002)
  • Illinois College (B.A., magna cum laude, 1998)

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri
  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

Recent Achievements

  • Benchmark Litigation, State Litigation Star - Missouri (2019)
  • Best Lawyers - Insurance Law, The Best Lawyers in America (2019-2020)
  • Best Lawyers - Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, The Best Lawyers in America (2018-2020)
  • Best Lawyers - Product Liability Litigation - Defendants, The Best Lawyers in America (2019-2020)
  • Top 50 St. Louis - Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers (2016)
  • Super Lawyers - Personal Injury General: Defense, Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers (2013-2019)
  • Up & Coming Award, Missouri Lawyers Weekly (2013)
  • Rising Stars - Personal Injury Defense, Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers (2008-2012)
  • Lon O. Hocker Award for Outstanding Trial Advocacy, Missouri Bar (2011)
  • Awarded No. 11 Top Defense Verdict in Missouri, Missouri Lawyers Weekly (2018)
  • Awarded No. 2 Top Defense Verdict in Missouri, Missouri Lawyers Weekly (2013)
  • Awarded No. 3 Top Defense Verdict in Missouri, Missouri Lawyers Weekly (2011)
  • Awarded No. 12 Top Defense Verdict in Missouri, Missouri Lawyers Weekly (2009)
  • Awarded No. 11 Top Defense Verdict in Missouri, Missouri Lawyers Weekly (2007)
  • Awarded Top 20 Largest Plaintiff's Verdict, Missouri Lawyers Weekly (2006)
  • Awarded No. 1 Top Defense Verdict in Missouri, Missouri Lawyers Weekly (2006)

Professional Affiliations

  • Missouri Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Lawyers Association of St. Louis
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association