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Esteemed litigation boutique with a strong reputation for its high-profile commercial cases, which involve a range of matters such as business torts, employment and contract disputes, and fraud and negligence matters. Highly respected for its prominent practitioners in white-collar criminal defense and government investigations.
One client says: "They are at the top level in this state. They have an all-star lineup and litigate better than anyone."
Another adds: "Dowd Bennett is the preeminent business litigation firm in St. Louis, and its lawyers are all excellent."
A source notes that "they persevere and fight for justice and fight on your behalf with all their skills."
Represented a sitting Missouri governor indicted on felony charge of computer tampering related to his campaign's alleged procurement of a nonprofit donor list.
Edward Dowd is frequently sought out for his white-collar and criminal investigations practice.His clients typically include professional service firms and corporations.
"He is one of the most highly regarded attorneys in the region; an excellent litigator who takes on tough cases, a premier attorney."
James Martin is known for his expertise in white-collar defense and criminal investigations. He frequently coordinates defense against class actions and handles False Claims Act litigation.
"He is preeminent and his work is extraordinary."
Jim Bennett is highly regarded for both his commercial and white-collar criminal litigation work.
"He is top-notch, one of the go-to people in town for large, complex, high-profile trials and matters." "Jim Bennett is a top-notch, excellent trial attorney."
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In a high-stakes business dispute, a company needs savvy counsel who can advocate skillfully at each stage of litigation, including trial. Dowd Bennett has proven trial experience, including successful verdicts in high-profile cases, and has favorably resolved many other lawsuits before trial by dispositive motion or settlement.
Our commercial litigation team handles every type of contract and commercial dispute that companies face, including cases with significant financial exposure. We litigate a broad range of substantive legal claims, including breach of warranty, fraud, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty and other business torts, such as product disparagement and false advertising. We also serve as litigation counsel in patent disputes.
The clients we represent are equally diverse and include , professional services firms, large industrial corporations, intellectual property companies and those in the sector. We are willing to negotiate alternative fees, including contingencies.
Dowd Bennett’s trial lawyers have been recognized for their work by a number of publications and bar associations. These include Missouri Lawyers Weekly, St. Louis Business Journal, Riverfront Times, The Best Lawyers in America®, Super Lawyers Magazine and the St. Louis County Bar Association. In addition, several who previously served as federal prosecutors received government commendations for their work.