R. Scott Pecher, Attorney at Law
1795 Clarkson Road
Chesterfield, MO 63017
(636) 530-1515 www.myattorneystl.com/
I bring an extensive and balanced background to the practice of law and litigation.
I began my career in a small law firm setting focusing on a general practice, including criminal defense, estate planning and family law. Thereafter, I spent several years practicing personal injury law for a high volume, established injury firm in downtown St. Louis. This job gave me my first real taste of litigation and jury trials. I next spent over four years on “the other side”, working as a catastrophic accident attorney for a St. Louis-based trucking insurance company. While there, I led trucking/transportation companies and attorneys through death and serious injury lawsuits nationwide, including the resolution of more than 10 million-dollar+ exposure cases, the largest being a $10.9-million-dollar wrongful death settlement in Illinois. In the process, I learned how insurance companies investigate catastrophic accidents and how they analyze the value of a case.
I left the insurance industry with a desire to get back to practicing law for everyday people, which is what I do today.
From an injury and litigation perspective, I have significant experience handling auto, truck, premises liability, slip and fall and workers’ compensation accidents.
From a business and planning perspective, I have experience in Estate Planning for individuals, business planning and business litigation.
A native St. Louisan, I live in St. Louis County with my wife and three children.
EDUCATION Juris Doctor, University of Missouri Columbia, 2008 BA, University of Missouri Columbia, 2005
BAR ADMISSIONS Missouri Illinois
US District Court, Eastern District of Missouri US District Court, Western District of Missouri US District Court, Southern District of Illinois
Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys (MATA) Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis Defense Research Institute (DRI) - Resigned Trucking Industry Defense Assoc. (TIDA) - Resigned Claims and Litigation Mgmt. Alliance (CLM) - Resigned Transportation Lawyers Association - Resigned
Areas of Practice:
Personal Injury (Truck, Auto, Premises Liability) Wrongful Death/Catastrophic Injury Workers' Compensation Claims Criminal Law (DWI, Traffic, Felony) Business and Estate Planning General Practice