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Meghan C. Kane focuses her practice on trials involving complex business litigation matters, including toxic torts. She is national asbestos and toxic tort counsel for a leading provider of merchandise displays, refrigeration systems, and installation services to food retailers.

Meghan has experience in pre-trial, trial and post-trial proceedings. She also has appellate experience in the Illinois Appellate Courts for the 4th and 5th Districts and the United States Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit.

Examples of recent case results:
  • Assisted with obtaining an appellate reversal of a $4.6 million jury verdict against product manufacturer in a toxic tort case alleging exposure to asbestos.
  • Assisted with obtaining a defense trial verdict for a municipal police officer in a 42 U.S.C. §1983 action filed against him for alleged excessive force.
  • Obtained a defense ruling in a bench trial on behalf of an insurance company as a result of alleged roof/storm damage by the insured.

Admissions

  • Illinois
  • Missouri
  • USDC, Southern District of Illinois

Education

  • St. Louis University School of Law, J.D. with Employment Law Certificate, 2011
  • University of Missouri Columbia, B.A. with honors, magna cum laude, 2008

Memberships & Activities

  • Defense Research Institute
  • Madison County Bar Association

Publications

  • "Ford Motor Company obtains a defense verdict in Rock Island County, Illinois", Midwest Toxic Tort Bulletin (June 2018)
  • "Madison County asbestos case transferred to Adams County, Illinois based on forum non conveniens", Midwest Toxic Tort Bulletin (December 2016 )

Presentations

  • “Ethics in the Representation of Multiple Clients", Saint Louis Paralegal Association (October 2019)

Awards & Recognition

  • Illinois Super Lawyers®
    • Rising Stars (2018-2019)
  • Law School Honors
    • Certificate of Recognition of Public Service, Illinois State Bar
    • Association Young Lawyer/Law Student Division (2011)
    • National Moot Court Competition Top 4 and Edwin L. Weisl, Jr. Bowl for Second Place Brief (2011)
    • Judge Robert G. Dowd Sr. Appellate Advocacy Award (2010)
    • Lewis F. Powell Jr. Appellate Advocacy Award (2010)

Community Involvement

  • Boys & Girls Club of Alton, Illinois (Volunteer)
  • Madison County, Illinois Legal Clinic (Pro Bono services)

News & Events

Baker Sterchi Enhances Illinois Presence with Addition of Greg Odom and Meghan Kane

10.29.19 | Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice LLC has enhanced its Belleville, Illinois presence with the addition of Greg Odom and Meghan Kane.