Spencer Farris

The S.E. Farris Law Firm
523 N Laclede Station Rd Ste 116
Saint Louis, MO 63119
(314) 252-9937

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. Serves on the Board of Governors for is associate editor for the magazine of the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys (MATA).* Selected as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Missouri by The American Trial Lawyers Association. Founding member of the Consumer Attorney Network 1992 - Present. Syndicated columnist with the Levison Group: Under Analysis Adjunct Professor, Trial Advocacy, St. Louis University School of Law 2004 - Present. He has served as an Adjunct Professor in the Trial Advocacy program at St. Louis University School of Law since 2004. Served on Washington University's nationally known Trial Team and received recognition from the International Academy of Trial Attorneys. He also won the American Jurisprudence Award for Evidence while in Law School, the highest honor given in that course. 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