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Sandberg Phoenix Welcomes Laurie Scully Wright as New Attorney

Sandberg Phoenix welcomes Laurie Scully Wright to the firm as a new attorney in the Health Law practice group. She devotes her practice exclusively to the defense of medical professionals and hospitals before State and Federal Courts in Missouri. Laurie has both first and second chair trial experience. All of the trials she has participated…

Sandberg Phoenix Welcomes New Associate

Sandberg Phoenix welcomes a new associate to the firm. Brittany Newell earned her Juris Doctor from Southern Illinois University School of Law where she graduated in the top 10 of her class. While attending SIU she received three CALI Excellence for the Future Awards, Phi Kappa Phi 2L award, Phi Kappa Phi 3L Award, and…

David Z. Hoffman Appointed as New Shareholder

Sandberg Phoenix recently appointed David Z. Hoffman as shareholder of the firm. David Hoffman joined Sandberg Phoenix in 2003. He focuses his practice in the firm’s products liability and general litigation areas. David has experience working on a variety of sports injury lawsuits, including issues related to supervision, faulty equipment, and the applicability of waivers….

Peter von Gontard Named “Lawyer of the Year”

Peter von Gontard has been named the “2013 St. Louis Product Liability Litigator of the Year” by Best Lawyers ® 2013 (Copyright 2012 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.). Unlike the Best Lawyers in America listing, only one lawyer from each specialty within each community is honored with the “Lawyer of the Year” title. Peter…

Sandberg Phoenix Attorneys Receive Unanimous Defense Verdict in Rung v. SSM

Sandberg Phoenix attorneys Rodney Sharp and Jaime Bremerkamp obtained a defense verdict on behalf of SSM St. Joseph Hospital of Kirkwood in Rung vs. SSM in St. Louis County, Missouri, on August 31, 2012. This case involved a 65-year old plaintiff who claimed that after undergoing a total knee replacement performed by a co-defendant physician,…

“Ladies for Little Bit” Event Supports Local Charity

On Tuesday, August 28, the Sandberg Phoenix Women’s Forum, along with CBIZ, sponsored “Ladies for Little Bit,” an event focused on raising awareness for The Little Bit Foundation. Founded in 2001, the Foundation works to provide for the basic needs of disadvantaged children in the St. Louis area by partnering with local schools. The annual event featured music…

Six Attorneys from Sandberg Phoenix Selected for Inclusion in Best Lawyers in America 2013

Six attorneys from Sandberg Phoenix were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America® 2013 (Copyright 2012 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.). Sandberg Phoenix attorneys have been consistently named to Best Lawyers since 1999. For the current edition, the following attorneys were selected: Kenneth W. Bean (Inducted in 2005) Health Care…

Bhavik R. Patel Named Up & Coming Lawyer

Bhavik R. Patel has been named a 2012 Up & Coming Lawyer by the editors of Missouri Lawyers Weekly. This award is given to high achieving attorneys based on their academic and career accomplishments; community involvement; contributions to initiatives likely to make a difference to the profession, the legal system or the greater community; and…

Lorraine Cavataio Elected Vice Chair of Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education

The board of Illinois Institute of Continued Legal Education (IICLE) elected Lorraine Cavataio Vice Chair July 1, 2012. The IICLE is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the support of continued professional development of Illinois attorneys through Illinois-focused practice guidance. Cavataio is an attorney with Sandberg Phoenix and von Gontard law firm and works out…

Sandberg Phoenix Welcomes Steven Walsh as New Associate

Sandberg Phoenix welcomes Steven Walsh to the firm as a new associate in the Products Liability practice group. Prior to joining Sandberg Phoenix, Steve worked at a local St. Louis law firm handling toxic torts. He also worked for three years at the City Counselor’s Office. Steve is licensed to practice in Missouri and Illinois, and he…

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