Spencer E. Farris is a graduate of Washington University School of Law. Mr. Farris is licensed to practice law in Missouri, Illinois and Federal Courts throughout the country. His experience includes: He is a Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate - National Board of Trial Advocacy. The National Board of Trial Advocacy is a professional organization, recognized by the American Bar Association and in opinions by the United States Supreme Court for their rigorous certification procedures. Spencer's excellent reputation in the legal community is recognized by other attorneys. Martindale Hubbell is the one of the oldest and most respected organizations rating lawyers. They compile the opinions of attorneys on their peers standards of conduct and ethics, reliability, diligence and other criteria relevant to the practice of law. Spencer has earned an AV rating - the highest rating awarded.
Spencer E. Farris has been listed as a Missouri - Kansas Super Lawyer since 2005 in the KC Magazine and Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyers Magazine. This list includes only 5% of Missouri and Kansas attorneys. He has consistently been selected as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Missouri by The American Trial Lawyers Association for the last decade.
In addition to running his own law firm, Farris has also been involved in many organizations over the years. He served on the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys (MATA)* Board of Governors and was associate editor and editor of its magazine for several years. He is also a member of the American Association for Justice and a founding member of the Consumer Attorney Network, 1992-present. Farris has written a syndicated column for the Levison Group: Under Analysis, which focused on law-related issues, typically (hopefully) with a humorous perspective. Keeping his writing wit alive, he is currently writing a similar column, With All Due Respect, for Missouri Lawyers Weekly.
Farris, an avid outdoorsman, enjoys hunting and fishing. When not in the office he can be found in a tree stand in the woods or near a lake, pond, or river.
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In LeSage v. Dirt Cheap Cigarettes and Beer, Inc., an unborn child was killed during the robbery of his mother. Mr. Farris successfully argued, to the Missouri Supreme Court, that the child's father should be allowed to prove his paternity of the unborn child, and sue for the child's wrongful death. To view the Supreme Court Opinion, click here. In 2002, tried a case against a bus driver for assaulting and restraining a female student, resulting in the bus driver's termination from the company, a $75,000.00 settlement with the company and $500,000.00 verdict against the bus driver. McFarland v. School Services and Leasing. In Grose v. Nissan, a young man was paralyzed after he flew out of the hatchback of the car he was in during an otherwise minor crash. After the trial court improperly admitted a videotape of a misleading crash test, Mr. Farris appealed the case to the Missouri Court of Appeals. The Court of Appeals agreed with Mr. Farris and held that the trial court should not have admitted the videotape. A new trial was ordered. Has been the lead or supporting trial attorney in cases involving defective baby seats, dangerous drugs, defectively designed automobiles and airplanes, medical mistakes, nursing home neglect, discrimination, motor vehicle crashes involving motorcycles, semi-trucks and passenger vehicles, falls and work related injuries. Currently helping clients with injuries due to exposure to dangerous drugs such as Vioxx, and asbestos related injuries. Specialty Associations: National Board of Trial Advocates, Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys