R. Scott Pecher

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

MEMBERSHIPS/FORMER MEMBERSHIPS

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