Justin S. Chapell

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

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Justin practices in the firm’s St. Louis office, focusing on defending insurance companies in first-party actions, arson/fraud litigation, bad faith claims, and declaratory judgments. His specialties also include defending claims for premises and retail liability, automobile and trucking accidents, and product liability. He has successfully represented Fortune 500 companies and numerous other businesses in litigation throughout Missouri in both state and federal court. Justin’s experience and knowledge of his practice areas ensure that his clients receive the best possible representation in litigated matters.

Recent Favorable Case Results

Lankford v. Farmers (2014)
Look v. Bristol West (2014)
Kippenberger v. Walgreens 
Henry v. Farmers 
Van Cil v. Farmers 
Barr-Penna v. Unitrin 
Doom v. AutoZone

More About Justin


  • Saint Louis University (J.D., cum laude, 2001)
  • Truman State University (B.S., summa cum laude, 1998)

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri

Recent Achievements

  • Best Lawyers - Personal Injury litigation - Defendants, The Best Lawyers in America (2019-2024)
  • Best Lawyers - Litigation - Insurance, The Best Lawyers in America (2019-2024)
  • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers Service Award (2019)

Professional Affiliations

  • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers (Past Board of Directors; Past Chair, Publications Committee; Past Member, Amicus Committee)
  • ALFA International


  • Author, "The Ever-Evolving UM and UIM Law in Missouri - Where are We Now?" Brown & James Law Symposium (2014)
  • Editor, MODL Quarterly Report (2013-2014)
  • Author, "Satisfying the Amount in Controversy Using Statutory Attorneys' Fees," MODL Quarterly Report (2013)


  • Presenter, "Toxicological Evidence in the Injury Case: How to Use It and Defend against It," Brown & James General Defense & Insurance Law Symposium (January 2017)