Robert S. Rosenthal

Of Counsel
Bank of America Plaza
800 Market Street
Suite 1100
St. Louis, MO 63101-2501
314-242-5244
314-242-5444

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Mr. Rosenthal has been with Brown & James since its founding in 1981. Over the course of his 35-year career he has tried over 100 cases to conclusion and represented defendants in numerous types of personal injury and property damage cases. The great bulk of his practice has been in the area of medical litigation and legal malpractice. A representative list of clients includes: Washington University, Saint Louis University, Medical Assurance of Missouri, Inc., CNA and Zurich.

Mr. Rosenthal is widely considered one of the preeminent medical malpractice defense attorneys in the nation and is routinely recognized by his peers as one the Best Lawyers in America. He is a frequent CLE lecturer on trial practice as well as legal and medical malpractice.

Prior Legal Experience

St. Louis Crime Commission (1973-1975)
Moser, Marsalek, Carpenter, Cleary, Jaekel, Keany & Brown (1975-1981)

More About Bob

Education

  • University of Pittsburgh (M.S., 1973)
  • University of Missouri (J.D., 1972)
  • University of Missouri (B.S., 1969)

Bar Admissions

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

Recent Achievements

  • Best Lawyers - Medical Malpractice Law-Defendants, The Best Lawyers in America (1995-2020)
  • Best Lawyers - Legal Malpractice Law-Defendants, The Best Lawyers in America (2012-2020)
  • Lawyer of the Year - Legal Malpractice Law-Defendants, The Best Lawyers in America (2015)
  • Super Lawyers - Personal Injury Medical Malpractice: Defense, Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers (2005-2019)
  • St. Louis' Best Lawyers - Legal Malpractice Law-Defendants, Medical Malpractice Law-Defendants, St. Louis Magazine (2002-2013)
  • Lawyer of the Year - Medical Malpractice Law-Defendants, The Best Lawyers in America (2010)
  • Top 100 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers (2006, 2011)
  • Top 50 St. Louis Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers (2006-2008, 2011)
  • National Institute of Health Fellowship in Health Law
  • Who's Who in American Law, 8th Edition
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Fellow, International Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent

Professional Affiliations

  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Lawyers Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers