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Intrinsic to Josh Davis’ practice is the value he has placed on client service. A skill not readily taught in law school or many other companies, Josh learned early on that being a good lawyer is directly connected to providing outstanding client service. This focus on client-first service starts with listening to a client’s specific problem, coordinating a solution together, and maintaining that ever critical communication component throughout the representation.

Josh routinely works on defense cases, with almost 100% of his cases rooted in insurance litigation, including third party defense, first party litigation, and insurance coverage. Clients entrust Josh with work in both personal and commercial lines dealing with property, casualty, and liability matters. In this defense practice, Josh routinely represents clients in both the trucking and rail industries.

Accident scene management and inspection, handling expert retention and analysis, and the related litigation tasks from inception through trial are all tasks Josh handles as part of his current litigation practice. In addition, he prides himself on early case assessment and constant communication to provide all clients a detailed evaluation of potential exposure, coupled with recommendations for future handling and strategies for resolution as soon as possible. Drawing from actual trial experience as both lead trial attorney and as second chair, Josh is able to provide a comprehensive set of litigation skills, aggressively representing client interests while balancing the client’s financial realities and unique business interests.

In addition to serving his clients zealously, Josh has been selected by his peers and Super Lawyers Missouri & Kansas as a “Rising Star” among Missouri lawyers since 2013, an honor given to only 2.5% of all practicing attorneys in Missouri and Kansas who have been practicing for less than 10 years or who are under the age of 40. He is also a member of the Transportation Lawyers Association and the National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel.

When not practicing law, Josh enjoys wine, sport shooting, and live music.

Admissions

  • Missouri
  • Illinois
  • USDC, Eastern District of Missouri
  • USDC, Western District of Missouri
  • USDC, Southern District of Illinois
  • USDC, Eastern District of Arkansas

Education

  • St. Louis University School of Law, Juris Doctorate, 2006
  • Truman State University, Bachelor of Science, 2003

Memberships & Activities

  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Illinois Bar Association
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
  • Transportation Lawyers Association
  • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers

Presentations

  • Structured Settlements (CLM, November 2018)
  • Eek! We’ve Been Hacked: First-Party Data Breach Response (PLRB Large Loss Conference, November 2018)
  • Agricultural Liability Claims: A Coverage Primer (PLRB Regional Adjusters Conferences (Central and Eastern), September/October 2018)
  • Negotiation Strategies for Claims Professionals (CLM, August 2018)
  • Fundamentals of a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit and Legislative Update (MSMA, April 2017, 2018)
  • Evaluating Additional Insured Coverage and Contractual Indemnity Issues (CLM, April 2018)
  • Fraudulent Claims: Identification, Investigation and Litigation (CLM, September 2017)
  • Latent Defects & Exposure Claims: Special Topics (PLRB, Regional Adjusters Conferences 2017)
  • Case Assessment and Evaluation (CLM, June 2016)
  • Negotiation Strategies for Claims Professionals (CLM, June 2015)
  • Introduction to Product Liability Claims (CLM, March 2015)
  • Basics of Handling An Auto Accident Case – Part II: Understanding Insurance Issues and Coverage Missouri Bar Association CLE (March 2013, 2014)
  • 7th Annual Property Subrogation Strategies Summit: Maximizing Recovery by Understanding Legally Recoverable Damages (April 2010)
  • 6th Annual Property Subrogation Strategies Summit: Overcoming Subrogation Roadblocks: Changing Courses When Unexpected Hurdles Arise (April 2009)

Awards & Recognition

  • Selected for inclusion in Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers® Rising Stars list, 2013-2017.

Community Involvement

  • Peter & Paul Community Services (Board of Directors, 2008-2017)

Blog Posts

City of St. Louis – Still A Judicial Hellhole

12.26.18 | Defense attorneys beware. The 2018-2019 American Tort Reform Foundation's (ATRF) Judicial Hellholes Report is out, and the City of St. Louis landed fourth on this list because of its massive verdicts, forum shopping, and legislative failures.

Missouri Supreme Court Opinion Calls Into Question Many Consumer Arbitration Agreements

11.20.18 | In a blow to the enforceability of arbitration clauses found in many existing consumer contracts, the Missouri Supreme Court declines to appoint a substitute arbitration provider after the agreed-upon arbitration forum's "sudden and unforeseen departure" from the scene.