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Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice and Attorneys Earn Recognition as Leaders in Commercial Litigation in Chambers USA 2019

The 2019 edition of the Chambers Guide to the Top Lawyers and Law Firms in the USA (Chambers USA) recognizes Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice as a leader in general commercial litigation in Kansas City & Surrounds and St. Louis & Surrounds.

Chambers USA describes Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice as a “regional firm with a considerable presence in both Kansas City and St Louis… possessing a solid reputation for its insurance, product liability, medical malpractice, and class action defense work” and “extensive experience assisting clients in the finance, healthcare, automotive and construction industries.” 

Noted for being “particularly adept at advising on personal injury disputes in both state and federal courts,” Chambers USA interviewees reported the Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice team is “responsive, effective and efficient.”

In addition to firm recognition, Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice attorneys John Cowden and Paul Venker earned individual recognition in Chambers USA as general commercial litigation leaders in Kansas City & Surrounds and St. Louis & Surrounds, respectively.

Recognized by the guide as “a respected litigator with a particular aptitude for representing clients in the automotive industry”, Chambers USA interviewees described John Cowden as “a superb trial lawyer, [with] the perfect demeanor for dealing with both the judge and the jury and… also a forceful advocate."

Regularly representing health systems in medical malpractice cases, interviewees described Paul Venker as “a very skilled and experienced advocate, at both trial and appellate levels.”

With over 50 research analysts conducting thousands of interviews with lawyers and their clients worldwide, publisher Chambers and Partners ranks leading firms and lawyers in numerous practice areas throughout the United States in its annual Chambers USA guide.

Chambers USA emphasizes client feedback in its assessment of firms and lawyers, only ranking firms and lawyers demonstrating sustained excellence.

Services: Automotive, Construction, Banking, Healthcare, Insurance, Commercial, Complex, Class Action & MDL, Construction, Fidelity & Surety, Financial Services Litigation, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury Defense
Attorneys: John W. Cowden and Paul N. Venker