Teresa M. Young

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

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Teresa Young is a Principal with Brown & James, practicing in the firm’s St. Louis office. Within her specialty of insurance defense, Teresa regularly takes on cases that fall into the category of complex litigation, including class action/TCPA, business litigation, cyber liability and professional liability, as well as cases that contain intricate factual or legal issues. She also represents clients in complicated coverage-related matters involving all types of coverages, including directors’ and officers’ liability, underinsured and uninsured motorist coverage, and commercial general liability claims.

Teresa also routinely handles appellate matters for the firm. Her appellate expertise has been utilized by trial counsel at every level of litigation, from drafting dispositive motions and presenting interlocutory appeals, to drafting appeals and arguing their case before appellate courts. In recognition of her involvement in the seminal decision on co-employee liability, Peters v. Wady Indus., Inc., 489 S.W.3d 784 (Mo. 2016), Ms. Young received the award of Influential Appellate Advocate from Missouri Lawyers Weekly.

Teresa routinely presents lectures to the insurance, business, and legal community on topical litigation issues in Missouri, insurance coverage matters, including claims and investigation practices, and the use of appellate counsel. She currently serves as chair for the firm’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee and Hiring Committee and is committed to hiring the best lawyers to serve the firm’s clients and furthering the firm’s goal of recruiting diverse candidates.

Representative Appeals
  • Tharp v. St. Luke’s Surgicenter – Lee’s Summit, LLC, No. SC96528 (Mo. banc Feb. 26, 2019)
  • Janet Lunn v. Scott Anderson, M.D., et al., (Mo. App. E.D. 2009)(No. ED92395)
  • Steven A. Groves, et al., v. William Kelley d/b/a Heart of Missouri Auto Sales, (Mo. App. S.D.)(SD29475)
  • Elizabeth Mitchell v. Milton Kardesch, M.D., 2009 WL 1926423 (Mo. App. E.D. 2009)(ED91103)
  • Angela Martin, et al., v. Survivair Respirators, Inc., et al., 2009 WL 2366129 (Mo. App. E.D. 2009)(ED90885)
  • BMC Management, Inc., v. Earl S. Parrin, (Mo. App. E.D. 2009)(ED91403)
  • George Banks v. John Jordan, et al., (8th Cir. 2009)(08-3508)
  • Walter Huggins v. Fedex Ground Pagackage System, Inc., et al., 566 F.3d (8th Cir. 2009)(08-2499)
  • State of Missouri ex rel. Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Hospital v. Honorable David L. Dowd, (Mo. 2008)(SC89873)
  • Lisa Sparkman v. Columbia Mutual Insurance Company, 271 S.W. 3d 619 (Mo. App. S.D. 2008)(SD28891)
  • State of Missouri ex rel. Des Peres Medical Specialists, et al., (Mo. 2008)(SC89420)
  • Frieda Gaynor v. Washington University, 261 S.W. 3d 650 (Mo. App. E.D. 2009)(ED90358)
  • Boesing v. Spiess, 540 F.3d 886 (8th Cir. 2008)(07-2499)
  • Peters v. M&M Freight Transport, Inc., 269 S.W.3d 460 (Mo. App. E.D. 2008)
  • Lenggenhager v. St. Anthony’s Medical Center, 258 S.W.3d 824 (Mo. App. E.D. 2008)
  • Benton House, L.L.C. v. Cook & Younts Insurance Inc., 249 S.W.3d 878 (Mo. App. S.D. 2007)
  • Hensley v. Shelter Mutual Insurance Company, 210 S.W.3d 455 (Mo. App. S.D. 2007)
  • W.C. Parker, et al., v. South Broadway Athletic Club, 230 S.W. 3d 642 (Mo. App. E.D. 2007)(ED88000)
  • Liberty Mutual Fire Insurance Company v. Portia Scott, 486 F.3d 418 (8th Cir. 2007)(06-1626)
  • Terry Fallert v. Kenneth Smith, M.D., 203 S.W. 3d 234 (Mo. App. E.D. 2006)(ED87722)
  • State of Missouri ex rel. QuikTrip Corporation v. Honorable John A. Ross, (Mo. App. E.D. 2009)(ED88101)
  • Rhonda Pargo v. Washington University, et al., 207 S.W.3d 178 (Mo. App. E.D. 2006)(No. ED87499)
  • Lindsey Nicole Miller v. SSM Health Care Corp, 193 S.W. 3d 416 (Mo. App. E.D. 2006)(ED86975)
  • Maureen Sewall v. Dr. John Csernansky, (8th Cir. 2006)(No. 06-2680)
  • Leonard and Genevieve Jaco v. Scholastic Book Clubs, Inc. and Scholastic, Inc., 200 S.W.3d 616 (Mo. App. W.D. 2006)(No. WD65699)
  • Global Rug Corporation v. Fidelity and Guaranty Insurance Underwriters, Inc., 182 S.W. 3d 714 (Mo. App. E.D. 2006)(ED86239)
  • Deborah A. Finnigan v. KNG Investments, Inc., 158 S.W. 3d 808 (Mo. App. S.D. 2005)(No. SD26309)
  • Safeco Insurance Company of America v. Timothy and Nancy McBride, 175 S.W. 3d 696 (Mo. App. E.D. 2005)(ED85341)
  • St. Paul Reinsurance Company, Ltd., v. Nikola Hristov, 155 Fed.Appx. 249, 2005 WL 3358582 (8th Cir. 2005)(04-3700)
  • Jeff Miller v. State Automobile Mutual Insurance Company, et al., 168 S.W. 3d 109 (Mo. App. W.D. 2005)(WD64230)
  • Missouri Technical School v. Grace Advisors, Inc., 146 S.W. 3d 407 (Mo. App. E.D. 2004)(ED84174)
  • State ex rel. Susan Holthaus and William Holthaus v. Honorable Steven H. Goldman, 140 S.W. 3d 280 (Mo. App. E.D. 2004)(No. ED84495)
  • State ex rel. Oscar Lazcano and WCP Pathology, Inc. v. Honorable Mark D. Seigel, 204 S.W. 3d 213 (Mo. App. E.D. 2006)(ED86427); (Mo. 2004)(No. SC85675)
  • United Fire and Casualty Insurance Company v. Paul L. Garvey, 328 F.3d 411 (8th Cir. 2004)(No. 02-2285)
  • Tivoli Building, L.L.C., and Tivoli Theatre, L.L.C. v. Metropolitan Design & Building Company, Inc., 139 S.W. 3d 592 (Mo. App. E.D. 2004)(No. ED82712)

More About Teresa


  • Washington University in St. Louis (J.D., 2001)
  • University of Kansas (M.A., 1998)
  • University of Kansas (B.A., 1995)

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

Recent Achievements

  • Best Lawyers - Insurance Law, The Best Lawyers in America, 2021-2023
  • Best Lawyers - Litigation - Insurance, The Best Lawyers in America, 2022-2023
  • Best Laywers - Appellate Practice, The Best Lawyers in America, 2023
  • The Power List: Appellate Attorneys, Missouri Lawyers Media, 2021-2022
  • Diversity & Inclusion Award Honoree, Missouri Lawyers Media, 2019
  • Influential Appellate Advocate, Missouri Lawyers Weekly, 2017

Professional Affiliations

  • Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel
  • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers, Board of Directors
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals
  • DRI
  • Claims and Litigation Management (CLM) Alliance


  • Author, "The Duty to Provide Independent Counsel," Missouri Organization for Defense Lawyers Quarterly Report, Fall 2020
  • Co-author, "When 'Your Work' Isn't Yours: Coverage for the Additional Insured," Faultline, Winter 2005, Issue 2
  • Author, "Old Agendas and the New Spin on the 'Failure to Inform' Exception," Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers, Spring 2005
  • Co-author, "Attorney Liability Law in Missouri," Missouri Professional Liability MoBar CLE, Chapter 3, 2005


  • Moderator, "The Evolution of Coverage for Cyber Events: Creative Attempts by Insureds to Secure Coverage Beyond Coverage Dedicated to Cyber Security or Data Privacy," ALFA International Insurance & Professional Liability Seminar, June 2022
  • Presenter, "True Grit: How to Achieve Ultimate Success in Your Career and Life," ALFA International Women's Initiative Practice Group Regional Seminar, March 2022
  • Presenter, "Hot Topics in Data Privacy," Brown & James General Defense & Insurance Law Symposium, January 2022
  • Presenter, "Don't Trip Out: Understanding the Tripartite Relationship," Brown & James Webinar, July 2021
  • Presenter, "What Would You Do? A Look at Ethical Issues in Insurance Law," Brown & James Insurance Law & General Defense Symposium, January 2020
  • Moderator, "Top 10 Third-Party Insurance Issues – Trends – Decisions," ALFA International Insurance Law Roundtable, May 2019
  • Presenter, "Decisions, Decisions: Missouri Case Law and Statutory Update,'" Brown & James Webinar, August 2018
  • Moderator, "Caught in a Pickle: Unpacking Notice Provisions," ALFA International 2018 EPL & Professional Liability Seminar, June 2018
  • Presenter, "Forecasting the Future: Co-Employee Liability in Missouri," Brown & James webinar, April 2018
  • Moderator, "At the Movies" – a CLE presentation by the Missouri Bar
  • Moderator, "Insurance Coverage and Litigation" – a CLE presentation by the Missouri Bar