Brown & James: the winningest defense trial firm in Missouri for the seventh year in a row


Brown & James won the most defense verdicts of any law firm in the state in 2014, as compiled and reported by Missouri Lawyer's Weekly. The firm has held this record for seven years in a row. Brown & James remains the "go-to" defense firm in Missouri. No other defense firm in the state can come close to this achievement.


Bradley R. Hansmann wins the most reported verdicts/judgments in 2014

Bradley R. Hansmann

Brown & James Principal Bradley R. Hansmann was named the Winningest Trial Defense Lawyer in Missouri by Missouri Lawyer's Weekly for 2014. Brad also won the third largest business defense trial verdict in the state. No other defense lawyer in Missouri successfully defended more cases to verdict in 2014 than Brad, who, amongst his many victories, won two cases with alleged damages exceeding $15 million. 




 John P. Cunningham, winningest defense attorney in Madison County, IL


John P. Cunningham


In Southern Illinois, Principal John Cunningham was named Madison County's Winningest Defense Lawyer for his multiple defense verdicts in a venue known for plaintiff-oriented verdicts. John won more defense verdicts in 2014 in Madison County than any other trial lawyer, as reported by the Madison-St. Clair County Record.



Firm wins five medical malpractice cases in two-month period 


The firm's record of trial victories crosses all practice areas. In late 2014, during a two-month period, attorneys in the Health Care Liability Practice Group (Philip L. Willman, Angela E. PozzoPeter F. Spataro, David P. Ellington, Christine A. Vaporean, Robert S. RosenthalHalle L. Dimar and Kenneth M. Burke) obtained five defense verdicts in medical malpractice jury trials.  


Philip L. Willman
Peter F. Spataro
David P. Ellington
Christine Vaporean
Halle L. Dimar
Kenneth Burke
Robert S. Rosenthal
Angela E. Pozzo
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