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Zachary T. FairesView Bio as PDF
Zachary Faires is a Member of the firm. He represents individuals and corporations, concentrating his practice in the areas of transportation, premises liability, product liability, and insurance defense. He has significant litigation defense experience and has prepared numerous cases for trial in Missouri and Illinois state and federal courts. He has also written and argued dispositive motions in various Missouri trial courts and has been called upon by clients to speak on premises liability and transportation matters.

Zach recently obtained an arbitration award and judgment in favor of his retail client in a premises liability case filed in Madison County, IL.


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


  • Saint Louis University, J.D., 2012
  • McKendree University, B.B.A. Economics and Finance, magna cum laude, 2009

Memberships & Activities

  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Defense Research Institute
    •  Retail & Hospitality Committee
  • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers


  • Presenter: "Client Roundtable: Dynamite in the Road - Don't Blow Up Verdicts", ALFA International Transportation Regional Seminar (February 2020)
  • Presenter: Mediation: Advanced Strategies for Complicated Cases", ALFA International Hospitality & Retail Regional Seminar, Nashville (January 2020)

Awards & Recognition

  • Best Lawyers® in America: Ones to Watch, St. Louis Metropolitan Area
    • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants (2021)
    • Transportation (2021)

News & Events

Baker Sterchi Adds Five Attorney Team in St. Louis

09.01.20 | Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice is pleased to announce that Joseph Swift, Zachary Faires, John McLeod, Ashley Moya, and Kenneth Wilks have joined the firm in St. Louis. Swift, Faires, and McLeod join as Members, with Moya and Wilks joining as Associates. All five attorneys come to Baker Sterchi from the St. Louis office of Brown & James.

Blog Posts

Should you Shovel that Snow? The Massachusetts Rule is still the Rule in Missouri.

04.06.21 | Property owners have no general duty to remove snow or ice that accumulates naturally and is a general condition of the community.

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