Jeffrey B. Hunt

Of Counsel

Phone: 314.854.0441

Fax: 314.726.6786

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Assistant

Tasha Behnen

314.854.0412

Jeff Hunt is a member of the Firm’s Litigation Practice Group and has practiced law for 34 years in the St. Louis area. Jeff’s practice includes complex and general commercial and real estate litigation. Jeff’s representation of both large and small companies has involved shareholder disputes, fraud claims, appointment of a receiver and breach of fiduciary duty claims. His experience includes such varying matters as zoning appeals, products liability defense, insurance coverage claims, maritime issues, trademark infringement, and non-competition agreements. Additionally, Jeff has acted as insured’s counsel in numerous trials, including defending engineers and architects, physicians, health care providers and hospitals and attorneys against liability claims. Jeff acted as national litigation counsel for a products manufacturer in a multi-state and multi-district insurance subrogation case. Jeff has also obtained verdicts for companies in trademark infringement disputes.

Prior to practicing law, Jeff was a disc jockey and broadcast journalist for several radio stations in the West Virginia-Ohio-Kentucky region. His experience includes marketing, advertising, and public relations for private businesses and public entities.

Jeff has taught research and writing and pretrial practice at Washington University in St. Louis. Jeff remains an active speaker and presenter to legal groups, risk management departments, and businesses.

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  • Court Memberships

    • All Missouri state courts
    • All Illinois state courts
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
    • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern District of Missouri and the Southern District of Illinois
  • Representative Experience

    • Successful representation in the Missouri Supreme Court of a homeowner’s association against a developer seeking to connect a road of large development to the subdivision
    • Successful appeals against County zoning ordinances seeking to stop the approval and construction of trash transfer stations
    • Successful representation of a business owner in a breach of contract case against the purchaser of a business
    • Representation of a products manufacturer against national insurance subrogation claims including winning coverage for the manufacturer from its insurance company
    • Obtained numerous defendants’ verdicts in medical malpractice claims against doctors and hospitals
    • Obtained a jury verdict for a ladder manufacturer in a serious personal injury case
    • Successful arbitration against an insurance company refusing to pay for defense and indemnity for a products manufacturer
    • Successful defense of a real estate leasing company against a potential lessee suing to enforce a “letter of intent”
    • Successful defense of a bank against claim of wrongful foreclosure
    • Obtained a jury verdict in favor of an insured business against an insurance company claiming arson
    • Successful defense of an elderly gentleman against his daughter’s attempt to impose a guardianship and take over his company
    • Obtained a judgment upholding a rezoning of property for the owner of a racetrack
    • Successfully obtained the formation and creation of a transportation development district in Chesterfield, Missouri
  • Corporate/Charitable Organizations

    • Treasurer and Secretary of the North Outer Forty
    • Transportation Development District
  • Professional Affiliations & Memberships

    • American Bar Association, Sections of Tort, Trial & Insurance Practice and Litigation Sections
    • Illinois State Bar Association
    • Missouri Bar Association
  • Publications, Presentations & Teaching

    • Adjunct Professor of Law, Washington University in St. Louis (research & writing; pretrial practice and procedure)
  • Community Involvement

    • DJ for St. Luke’s Tour de Wellness annual fundraiser
    • Manager of a youth baseball team at Chesterfield Baseball & Softball Athletic Association