Rob Chandler is an effective litigation attorney successfully representing individual, institutional, and corporate clients for over 15 years. He has represented clients at all phases of litigation, including pre-suit assessment and negotiation, ADR, trial and at the appellate level. He has successfully defended cases involving consumer products, premises liability, asbestos and toxic tort claims, complex contract disputes, motor vehicle and trucking liability, and construction and surety claims. He actively practices in state and federal courts in both Missouri and Illinois. Rob also assists locally owned and national corporations and business entities in complex commercial and employment litigation. He is an active member of several legal associations.
- Pharmaceutical & Medical Device
- USDC, Eastern District of Missouri
- USDC, Southern District of Illinois
- USDC, Central District of Ilinois
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
- Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, JD, 2000
- Blackburn University, BA , magna cum laude, 1992
Memberships & Activities
- Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
- Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers
- Judicial Luncheon Committee
- The Missouri Bar
- Illinois State Bar
- Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
- Bench Bar Meeting Planning Committee (2015-2016)
- Missouri High School Mock Trial Competition (Volunteer coach, 2015)
- Defense Research Institute
- Fidelity & Surety Committee
- Missouri State Recruitment Team
- Lawyers Association of St. Louis
- Mortgage Bankers Association
News & Events
02.11.16 | Join Baker Sterchi Member, Rob Chandler, at the 12th Annual IPSLP Association Product Safety & Liability Conference being held May 11-12 at the Donald E. Stevens (Rosemont) Convention Center, Chicago O’Hare. The conference features presentations by a wide variety of professionals with experience in...
01.11.16 | Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice LLC announce that Robert F. Chandler and Jonathan E. Benevides have been elected to Member status effective January 1, 2016.
Crow v. Crawford259 S.W.3d 104 (Mo.App.E.D. 2008)
Missouri Department of Transportation ex rel. On Point Contractors, LLC v. Aura Contracting, LLC, et al.391 S.W.3d 11 (Mo.App. E.D. 2012)
12.20.18 | The Supreme Court of Missouri recognizes that there are limits to the exercise of "long arm" jurisdiction, where an out-of-state defendant has conducted minimal business within the State.
North Carolina Court Finds Employer's Negligence to Be Superseding, Sole Proximate Cause of Asbestos Plaintiff's Injuries02.07.18 | The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit upholds judgment in favor of a vendor of asbestos products. Although the vendor was found to be negligent and this negligence was found to be an initial proximate cause of plaintiff's injuries, under North Carolina law the...
"Reasonable Attorney's Fees" Awarded On a Missouri Merchandising Practices Act Claim May Not Be Limited By a Plaintiff's Contingency Fee Agreement With Counsel01.05.18 | The Missouri Court of Appeals remands a case for further consideration of an award of attorney's fees under the MMPA, R.S. Mo. § 407.193.
12.28.17 | The Missouri Supreme Court enforced a forum selection clause in an employment contract, holding that contract disputes between the parties could only be brought in Johnson County, Kansas.
Court of Appeals Affirms that At-Will Employment Is Not Sufficient Consideration for an Arbitration Agreement, Refuses to Change Law12.14.17 | The Missouri Court of Appeals for the Southern District upholds denial of an employer's motion to compel arbitration ruling that at-will employment is insufficient consideration to support an arbitration agreement and denying employer's request to find that, in accordance with federal policy, at-will employment should be sufficient consideration for an arbitration agreement.
10.14.16 | The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eight Circuit affirms a motion to dismiss, ruling that a plaintiff alleging a statutory violation must establish a "concrete injury."
Montreal Convention Developments: Accident While Walking to Customs Does Not Satisfy Requirement of Occurrence During "Operations of Disembarking"08.28.15 | The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana rules that, after disembarking from an aircraft, where there is no evidence of airline control over a passenger walking to customs in a corridor of the terminal, the plaintiff passenger fails to establish the "disembarking" element for tort claims against airlines pursuant to the Montreal Convention, Article 17(1).
Proposed Bill Would Eliminate Third-Class Medical Requirement for Some Private and Recreational Flights08.10.15 | Currently pending before Congress is a bill that could streamline or eliminate medical requirements for private and recreational pilots in limited situations.
07.06.15 | A Jackson County, Missouri jury finds that neither Sluggerrr, the mascot for the Kansas City Royals, nor a fan that alleged he was injured by virtue of Sluggerrr tossing a stray hot dog into the stands, was at fault for any injuries the fan may have incurred in the incident.