Jacqueline M. Kinder

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

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Jackie Kinder is an experienced trial lawyer who has been with Brown & James for more than 15 years. She has tried several jury trials resulting in verdicts for her clients. She is a strong advocate for her clients in and out of the courtroom.

Prior to joining Brown & James, Ms. Kinder clerked for the Honorable Kathianne Knaup Crane on the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District.

Ms. Kinder focuses her practice areas on insurance law, premises and automobile liability, and construction cases. Over the course of her career she has represented insurance companies, businesses, and individuals in contractual and tort litigation.

Ms. Kinder has experience in all aspects of litigation, with a specific focus on bad faith and coverage in the insurance context and personal injury in the premises liability and construction context. This experience has provided her with extensive knowledge in these areas, which she utilizes in handling litigation and advising insurance companies and clients on the proper way to handle claims. In addition, Ms. Kinder has extensive experience in handling cases through trial in venues throughout the state of Missouri.

Favorable Jury Verdicts
  • Tanjie Hoover v. Blake Wilson (June 2021)
  • Breads v. Charles and Trudy Hunt (February 2020)
  • McCoy v. River City Foundations (June 2019)
  • Adam Hall v. A-TLC Moving Company (October 2018)
  • Ulrich v. Lloyds Enterprises, LLC d/b/a Big A’s on the Landing (September 2017)
  • Flora v. Service Master Select (April 2017)
  • Adkisson v. Western  Utility and Thomas Cross (February 2017)
  • Gentili v. Lakebrink (January 2017)
  • Becker v. Spencer (July 2015)
  • Stanley Sakabu v. Regency Construction Company (May 2015)
  • Paul Dumey v. Jon VanMarter (May 2015)
  • Jornel Williams v. Jacob Shepard and Breckenridge Automotive (March 2015)
  • Anthony Arcese v. Daniel Schmitt and Company (September 2014)
  • Williams v. Cherry Corp Inc. (September 2013)
  • Fadler v. Tyler & Sons, LLC (July 2013)
  • Rohen v. Servicemaster Select (February 2013)
  • James Morris v. Essentia Insurance Company (January 2013)
  • Scharnhorst v. Halvorsen (July 2012)
  • Moore v. Pineville Bowling Center, LLC (January 2012)
  • Adkisson v. Metro Materials, Inc. et al. (January 2012)
  • Polk v. Denneke Company d/b/a Allstar Concrete Pumping (January 2011)
  • Herbert v. D&R Leasing et al. (October 2011)
  • Bowdish v. Twenty Seven-O-Five Holding Co., Spencer Creek Apartments LC, Melvin Rabushka Real Estate and Kleeschulte Inc. (March 2010)
  • Houser v. Hartford Insurance Company (April 2008)
  • Jian Ping Cai v. Holloway (April 2007)
  • Peterson Transport v. Hoffman Plumbing (March 2007)

More About Jackie


  • Saint Louis University School of Law (J.D., 2003)
  • University of Missouri-Columbia (B.J., Journalism, magna cum laude, 2000)

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 Southern District of Illinois

Recent Achievements

  • Awarded a Top Defense Verdict in state of Missouri for Breads v. Busch and Hunt Enterprises LLC, Missouri Lawyers Weekly (2020)
  • Best Lawyers - Insurance Law, The Best Lawyers in America (2021-2022)
  • Best Lawyers - Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, The Best Lawyers in America (2021-2022)
  • Up & Coming Award, Missouri Lawyers Weekly (2017)
  • Super Lawyers - Civil Litigation Defense, Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers (2015-2019)
  • Rising Star - Civil Litigation Defense, Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers (2009, 2011-2014)
  • Awarded a Top Defense Verdict in State of Missouri for Starkloff v. Famous Five Theatres, Missouri Lawyers Weekly (2011)

Professional Affiliations

  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers


  • Author, Missouri Bad Faith Law, The Elements are Watered Down (2009)
  • Author, The Co-Employee Exclusion (2008)
  • Author, Missouri Bad Faith Law and Section 537.065 Agreements (2007)


  • Presenter, "Can You Spare Some Change? The Application of Recent Statutory Changes in Missouri," Brown & James General Defense & Insurance Law Symposium, January 2022
  • Presenter, "Bad Faith and Missouri: Current Trends and Observations," Brown & James Insurance Law & General Defense Symposium, January 2021
  • Presenter, “Recent Trends in Plaintiffs' Attorneys' Tactics to Drive High Verdicts and Settlements from Voir Dire to Closing,” Brown & James General Defense & Insurance Law Symposium, January 2020
  • Presenter, "Navigating Multi-Party Claims," Brown & James General Defense & Insurance Law Symposium, January 2019
  • Presenter, "Forecasting the Future: Co-Employee Liability in Missouri," Brown & James webinar, April 2018
  • Presenter, "So You Found an Incriminating Social Media Post – Now What?" Brown & James General Defense & Insurance Law Symposium, January 2018
  • Presenter, "Proposed New Venue Rules for Tort Claims," 2017 Brown & James Tort Reform Seminar: A New Day in Missouri (September 2017)
  • Presenter, "Recent Trends in Bad Faith," Brown & James Law Symposium (January 2016)
  • Presenter, "Handling the Investigation in Medical Claims," National Society of Professional Insurance Investigators, (August 2014)
  • Presenter, "The Ever-Evolving UM and UIM Law in Missouri - Where are We Now?" Brown & James Law Symposium (January 2014)
  • Presenter, "Seeing the Forest through the Trees - A Look at How the Mock Trial or Focus Group Can Assist in Narrowing the Issues of Your Case for Trial," Brown & James Law Symposium (January 2014)
  • Presenter, "The Ever-Evolving Co-Employee Liability Law - Have We Reached The End?" Brown & James Law Symposium (January 2013)
  • Presenter, "Bad Faith, Avoiding the Set-Up," Brown & James Law Symposium (January 2011)