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David L. Steelman 
Rolla, Missouri
Managing Partner
phone 573-458-5231
866-915-4793
fax 573-341-8548
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David Steelman was born in Columbia, Missouri. Mr. Steelman graduated summa cum laude with an Economics degree from the University of Missouri - Columbia and graduated cum laude and first in his class in law school to complete his Juris Doctorate from the University of Missouri Columbia School of Law in 1978. He was admitted to the Missouri Bar in 1978. He is licensed to practice in the state of Missouri and U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri. Mr. Steelman was a Phi Beta Kappa, a member of Order of the Coif, Editor of the Missouri Law Review from 1977-1978 and authored "Constitutional Law in Personam Jurisdiction in Missouri". Mr. Steelman is a member of the Phelps County and American Bar Associations. He is a member of the Missouri Bar and a member of the American Association for Justice, the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, and the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Mr. Steelman's law practice focuses primarily in: Business Litigation, Personal Injury Plaintiff-General and General Litigation. He has won a number of multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements in the areas of product liability, utility negligence, medical malpractice, railroad crossing, and trucking litigation.

In 1978, Mr. Steelman was elected to the first of three terms in the Missouri General Assembly. After his first term, he was elected Minority Floor Leader at the age of 27. Mr. Steelman has been selected by Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers magazine as one of the top attorneys in Missouri for 2008 & 2009.

Areas of Practice:
Business Litigation
Personal Injury Plaintiff-General
General Litigation
Litigation Percentage:
90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Bar Admissions:
Missouri, 1978
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri
U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri
Education:
University of Missouri Columbia School of Law, Columbia, Missouri, 1978
J.D.
Honors: Cum Laude
Honors: First in Class
Honors: Member, Order of the Coif
Law Review: Missouri Law Review, Editor, 1977 - 1978


University of Missouri - Columbia
Honors: Summa Cum Laude
Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
Major:  Economics


Published Works:
"Constitutional Law in Personam Jurisdiction in Missouri"


Honors and Awards:
Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers magazine Top Attorney, 2008


Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers magazine Top Attorney, 2009


Professional Associations and Memberships:
Phelps County Bar Association
Member


American Bar Association
Member


Missouri Bar
Member


American Association for Justice
Member


Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
Member


National Board of Trial Advocacy
Member


Past Employment Positions:
Missouri General Assembly, Minority Floor Leader


Community involvement

  • Purchased 2013 Grand Champion Steer at the Crawford County Fair.
  • Mid-Missouri Stealers Baseball
  • Mid-Ozark CASA Program
  • National MS Society

recognition

  • 2013 Bar Registration of Preeminent Lawyers
  • 2012 Top 100 Trial Lawyers, David L. Steelman
  • 2012 Missouri & Kansas SuperLawyers, David L. Steelman
  • 2012 Top Attorneys in Missouri, David L. Steelman
  • Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers Magazine Top Attorney

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