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Dan Ball is one of the firm’s most successful and experienced jury trial lawyers. His practice emphasizes product liability and other litigation. Mr. Ball has served as lead trial counsel for many major corporations in hundreds of high-exposure cases in state and federal courts around the country, including dangerous venues such as the City of St. Louis and Jackson County in Missouri, Cook, Madison and St. Clair Counties in Illinois, Hinds County, Mississippi, Hidalgo County, Texas and Los Angeles County, California.

Based on a poll of his peers, Mr. Ball was selected by Best Lawyers as "Lawyer of the Year" in his practice area for 2015, 2018, 2020 and 2021. He also was selected in 2020 for the inagural America's Most Honored Lawyers (top 5% of all attorneys in the U.S. as recognized by award organizations). He also is Band 1 in Chambers.

Mr. Ball has served as one of the lead counsel in multiple multi-district litigations in various venues. Mr. Ball has also served as the leader of national and regional counsel defense teams for several companies and has assisted companies in the development of product liability defense programs. His practice focuses not only on defending companies in litigation but also on counseling manufacturers regarding efforts to reduce litigation.

Mr. Ball has represented manufacturers of a wide variety of products including pharmaceuticals, medical devices, child car seats, tires, automobiles, forklifts, power tools, children’s products, all-terrain vehicles, trucks and trailers, and railroad equipment. He also has been lead counsel in several commercial litigation disputes, including business tort lawsuits and multi-state class actions.

Practices

Civic Involvement & Honors

    • Missouri "Local Litigation Star," Benchmark Litigation Guide to America’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys, 2021
    • America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators for Missouri, 2019
    • Top 50 Lawyers in St. Louis, Missouri-Kansas Super Lawyers
    • The Best Lawyers in America©, 1997-2019
    • Best Lawyers® 'Lawyer of the Year' - Personal Injury Defense - St. Louis, 2018, 2021
    • Best Lawyers® 'Lawyer of the Year' - Product Liability Defense - St. Louis, 2015, 2020
    • Chambers USA - Band 1
    • Legal 500 US
    • Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyers
    • International Who's Who of Business Lawyers - Product Liability
    • BTI Consulting named Bryan Cave one of the top product liability litigation firms in the country
    • Best Lawyers® 'Lawyer of the Year' - Personal Injury Defense - St. Louis, 2018, 2021
    • Best Lawyers® 'Lawyer of the Year' - Product Liability Defense - St. Louis, 2015, 2020
    • Chambers USA - Band 1
    • Legal 500 US
    • Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyers
    • International Who's Who of Business Lawyers - Product Liability
    • BTI Consulting named Bryan Cave one of the top product liability litigation firms in the country
    • Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyers
    • International Who's Who of Business Lawyers - Product Liability
    • BTI Consulting named Bryan Cave one of the top product liability litigation firms in the country
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Professional Affiliations

    • The American College of Trial Lawyers - Fellow
    • Product Liability Advisory Council - Sustaining Member
    • Defense Research Institute
    • Product Liability Advisory Council - Sustaining Member
    • Defense Research Institute
    • Defense Research Institute
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