David G. Bender


Phone: 314.854.0400

Fax: 314.726.6786



Cindy Cope


David G. Bender’s primary practice area is civil litigation where he handles a wide array of cases including complex business and contract disputes, construction litigation, landlord tenant issues, personal injury claims, wrongful death actions, healthcare law, Trust contest, and all related civil matters.

David represents small and large business owners, real estate developers, homebuilders and individuals.

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  • Court Memberships

    • Missouri
    • Illinois
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eight District of Missouri
    • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
    • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri
  • Representative Experience

    David has represented clients in all types of civil litigation in the State, Federal and Appellate levels:


    • Major arbitration awards in construction defect and personal injury claims
    • Affirmation of positive trial court decisions and reversal of negative decisions in the Court of Appeals
    • Involvement in working with and assisting joint venturers and partners dissolving and separating
    • Defended multi-million dollar mechanics lien litigation
    • Obtains mechanics lien judgments for contractors and subcontractors
    • Defended and prosecuted Violation of the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act claims
    • Defended and prosecuted non-solicitation/non-compete disputes
    • Obtained injunctive relief in trespass and nuisance matters
    • Been successful in saving individuals homes from foreclosure
    • Litigated numerous Trust Contest disputes
    • Amicable resolutions of Divorces and child custody battles
    • Timely eviction of delinquent tenants (individual and commercial)
    • Successful defense of healthcare facilities against medical negligence claims
    • Litigated insurance policy coverage disputes (auto and homeowners)
    • Defended and prosecuted loan and promissory note default lawsuits
    • Successfully orchestrated delinquent loan and promissory note redemption
    • Handled hundreds of minor traffic violation offenses obtaining favorable amended recommendations and results
    • Significant experience in working with Homeowners and Lenders on short sales and foreclosure prevention
    • Routinely litigates personal injury actions (automobile accidents; slip and fall; general negligence resulting in liability) obtaining timely and lucrative results for clients
    • Prosecuted and defended numerous cases involving the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act
    • Very experienced in the newly expounding field of Bullying Litigation, including claims against individuals, School Districts and Bus Companies.
  • Professional Affiliations & Memberships

    • American Bar Association
    • St. Louis County Bar Association
    • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
    • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
    • Illinois State Bar Association