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Josh Stegeman
Hennessy & Roach
St. Louis

Saint Louis University School of Law
J.D., January 2005, Cum Laud
Faculty Fellow 2002 – 2003

  • 34 Rutgers L. J. 663 (Spring, 203), researcher for Professor Joel Goldstein
  • 34 Rutgers L. J. 663 (Spring, 203), researcher for Professor Joel Goldstein
  • 53 Cath. U. L. Rev. 295 (Winter, 2004), researcher for Professor Teri Dobbins
  • Ward, Ettie, ed. Courting the Yankees. North Carolina: Carolina Academic Press, 2003, researcher for Professor Joel Goldstein

Missouri Circuit Court Twenty-Second Judicial Circuit            
Law Clerk to Circuit Judge Julian Bush                                             April 2004 – June 2007


Pierre Laclede Honors College at the University of Missouri – St. Louis

  • A., Summa Cum Laude, August 2001
  • Bachelor of Arts Political Science Minors: Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology
  • SternWheeler Award – award for leadership given when deemed appropriate; Big Man on Campus

Admitted To:

  • Missouri Bar
  • Illinois Bar
  • USDC, Eastern District of Missouri
  • USDC, Western District of Missouri
  • USDC, Southern District of Missouri
  • Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals

Practice Areas

Defense of General Liability and Workers’ Compensation Claims in Illinois and Missouri

Professional Affiliations

  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (BAMSL)
  • Chair of the YLD Trial Institute – 2008-2013
  • Award of Merit – 2011, 2012
  • MODL
  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • St. Louis Second Wind Association (Board of Directors, 2007-2011)

Significant Decisions

1) Staple Cotton v. D.G. & G. v. FlexSol Packaging, 576 F.3d 820, C.A.8 (Mo.)

2009, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals Affirmed Summary Judgment for Third-Party Defendant FlexSol in products liability suit against the manufacturer of bags designed for covering cotton after the ginning process.  Nearly 50,000 bales of cotton were damaged by excessive moisture added at the gin for total damages in excess of $6 million.  FlexSol was the only party awarded summary judgment on all six counts, among six other third-party defendants.

2) Essex v. Clarinet, LLC, et al., 2010 WL 2696709 (E.D.Mo.)

St. Louis, Missouri, United States District Court, Eastern District of Missouri, Summary Judgment for Plaintiff Essex regarding insurance coverage for costs of approximately $1.1 million associated with the demolition of the defendants’ historic Switzer Building in St. Louis, Missouri and summary judgment for Essex on defendants’ counterclaims for breach of contract and bad faith.

Missouri, Workers' Compensation -First Impression on Subsequent Remedial Measures - Emerson v. Garvin Group