Great attorneys never stop learning.

Welcome to Season Two of The Jury is Out

The Jury is Out offers insight, experience and mentorship to trial attorneys who want to better serve their clients and improve their practice. Hosted by John Simon, Member of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and Founder of the Simon Law Firm, Tim Cronin, Attorney at the Simon Law Firm, and St. Louis attorney Erich Vieth, named one of the Top 30 Appellate Attorneys in Missouri in 2021, The Jury is Out focuses on client relations, trial skills and firm management. Nationally recognized guests add depth and vision to the lively and inspiring discussion.

Recognized by the National Law Journal as one of the winningest law firms in America, The Simon Law Firm has obtained more than $1 billion in verdicts and settlements in medical malpractice, personal injury and corporate law since the firm’s founding in 2000. The Jury Is Out is a production of The Simon Law Firm.

Contact John and Erich at comments@thejuryisout.law.

PodcastsThe Jury Is Out
August 10, 2022

EP328 – Persuasion Science for Trial Lawyers with John P. Blumberg

EP328 - Persuasion Science for Trial Lawyers with John P. Blumberg Ever wonder why the…
PodcastsThe Jury Is Out
August 3, 2022

EP327 – The Authentic Lawyer with Brad Winters Part Three

EP327 – The Authentic Lawyer with Brad Winters Part Three Brad Winters started writing down…
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July 27, 2022

EP326 – The Authentic Lawyer with Brad Winters Part Two

EP326 – The Authentic Lawyer with Brad Winters Part Two As a mediator for more…
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July 20, 2022

EP325 – The Authentic Lawyer with Brad Winters Part One

EP325 – The Authentic Lawyer with Brad Winters Part One There’s no substitute for experience,…
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July 13, 2022

EP324 – Cognitive Science with Dan Holloway Part Two

EP324 – Cognitive Science with Dan Holloway Part Two Honesty and authenticity. Competence and trust.…
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July 6, 2022

EP323 – Cognitive Science with Dan Holloway Part One

EP323 – Cognitive Science with Dan Holloway Part One Do you structure your case strategy…
PodcastsThe Jury Is Out
June 29, 2022

Encore Presentation: EP134 – Settlements Part Two

Encore Presentation: EP134 – Settlements Part Two Settlement negotiations are not always successful. But a…
PodcastsThe Jury Is Out
June 22, 2022

Encore Presentation: EP133 – Settlements Part One

Encore Presentation: EP133 – Settlements Part One Are you settling your good cases and trying…
PodcastsThe Jury Is Out
June 15, 2022

EP322 – Focus Groups

EP322 - Focus Groups Wish you had a way to predict how the jury will…
PodcastsThe Jury Is Out
June 8, 2022

Encore Presentation: EP102 – Opening Statements

Encore Presentation: EP102 – Opening Statements The jury will never be more interested in your…
PodcastsThe Jury Is Out
June 1, 2022

EP321 – Whistleblower Cases with Tony Simon

EP321 – Whistleblower Cases with Tony Simon A potential client believes their company or institution…
PodcastsThe Jury Is Out
May 25, 2022

EP320 – Tips for Depositions Part Three

EP320 - Tips for Depositions Part Three Our final episode on Tips for Deposition covers…
PodcastsThe Jury Is Out
May 18, 2022

EP319 – Tips for Depositions Part Two

EP319 – Tips for Depositions Part Two Part Two of our depo discussion offers 15…
PodcastsThe Jury Is Out
May 11, 2022

EP318 – Tips for Depositions Part One

EP318 – Tips for Depositions Part One Whether you’ve taken hundreds of depos or just…
PodcastsThe Jury Is Out
May 4, 2022

EP317 – Things They Don’t Teach You In Law School Part Two

EP317 – Things They Don’t Teach You In Law School Part Two Don’t let inexperience…
PodcastsThe Jury Is Out
April 26, 2022

EP316 – Things They Don’t Teach You In Law School Part One

EP316 – Things They Don’t Teach You In Law School Part One So you passed…
PodcastsThe Jury Is Out
April 20, 2022

EP315 – Improvisational Skills Can Help Improve Your Practice

EP315 – Improvisational Skills Can Help Improve Your Practice Many lawyers have difficulty staying mindfully…
PodcastsThe Jury Is Out
April 13, 2022

Encore Presentation: EP213 – Losing Sucks

Encore Presentation: EP213 - Losing Sucks Everybody hates to lose. If you avoid tough cases…
PodcastsThe Jury Is Out
April 6, 2022

EP314 – Theater in the Courtroom Part Two

EP314 - Theater in the Courtroom Part Two Consider the courtroom as a live drama…
PodcastsThe Jury Is Out
March 30, 2022

EP313 – Theater in the Courtroom Part One

EP313 – Theater in the Courtroom Part One A trial is a contest of competing…
PodcastsThe Jury Is Out
March 23, 2022

Encore Presentation: EP223 – Mentorship with Charla Aldous

Encore Presentation: EP223 – Mentorship with Charla Aldous “What matters most to us is effecting…
PodcastsThe Jury Is Out
March 16, 2022

Encore Presentation: EP212 – Framing Your Case with Charla Aldous

Encore Presentation: EP212 – Framing Your Case with Charla Aldous If it’s a cause worth…
PodcastsThe Jury Is Out
March 9, 2022

EP312 – Legal Services Part Two

EP312 - Legal Services Part Two Citizens are guaranteed legal representation in criminal cases which…
PodcastsThe Jury Is Out
March 2, 2022

EP311 – Legal Services Part One

EP311 – Legal Services Part One The justice gap is real. Thousands of Americans face…
PodcastsThe Jury Is Out
February 23, 2022

EP310 – Appellate Law Part Two with Joan Lockwood and Rich Finneran

EP310 – Appellate Law Part Two with Joan Lockwood and Rich Finneran Intimidated by oral…
PodcastsThe Jury Is Out
February 16, 2022

EP309 – Appellate Law Part One with Joan Lockwood and Rich Finneran

EP309 - Appellate Law Part One with Joan Lockwood and Rich Finneran Don’t wait for…
PodcastsThe Jury Is Out
February 9, 2022

Encore Presentation: EP104 – Mediation with Glenn Norton

Encore Presentation: EP104 – Mediation with Glenn Norton Trying to settle through mediation? Learn what…
PodcastsThe Jury Is Out
February 2, 2022

EP202 – Re-examine Your Cross-Examination with Patrick Malone Part Two

EP202 – Re-examine Your Cross-Examination with Patrick Malone Part Two Are you stuck in a…
PodcastsThe Jury Is Out
January 26, 2022

Encore Presentation: EP201 – More Confident Cross-Examination with Patrick Malone Part One

Encore Presentation: EP201 – More Confident Cross-Examination with Patrick Malone Part One Want to take…
PodcastsThe Jury Is Out
January 19, 2022

EP308 – Deposing the Opponent’s Expert

EP308 – Deposing the Opponent’s Expert You make your case with your experts, but you…
PodcastsThe Jury Is Out
January 12, 2022

Encore Presentation: EP119 – Preparing Your Expert Witness for Deposition with Erica Slater

Encore Presentation: EP119 – Preparing Your Expert Witness for Deposition with Erica Slater Your expert…
PodcastsThe Jury Is Out
January 5, 2022

Encore Presentation: EP108 – Selecting Expert Witnesses with Erica Slater

Encore Presentation: EP108 – Selecting Expert Witnesses with Erica Slater Expert witnesses can make or…
PodcastsThe Jury Is Out
December 29, 2021

EP307 – How To Take A Deposition Part Two

EP307 – How To Take A Deposition Part Two Part Two of our discussion on…
PodcastsThe Jury Is Out
December 22, 2021

EP306 – How To Take A Deposition Part One

EP306 – How To Take A Deposition Part One According to John Simon, the three…
PodcastsThe Jury Is Out
December 15, 2021

EP305 – How to Prepare for a Deposition

EP305 – How to Prepare for a Deposition Of course you know you need to…
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December 13, 2021

Tony Simon’s David and Goliath Approach to Business Law

Tony Simon discussed his broad-based business trial law practice with Erich Vieth during two episodes…
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December 13, 2021

Two Simon Law Firm Podcasts Join National Podcast Syndication

We are pleased to announce that two of the podcasts produced by the Simon Law…
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December 13, 2021

In Five-Part Podcast Mini-Series, John Simon Untangles Voir Dire

Voir Dire is arguably the most important part of a trial, making it a worthy…
PodcastsThe Jury Is Out
December 8, 2021

EP304 – Defining your Deposition Goal

EP304 – Defining your Deposition Goal A deposition is not a casual conversation. It’s a…
PodcastsThe Jury Is Out
December 1, 2021

EP303 – To Take Or Not To Take The Deposition

EP303 – To Take Or Not To Take The Deposition The purpose of every deposition…
PodcastsThe Jury Is Out
November 24, 2021

EP302 – Starting Your Own Firm Part Two

EP302 – Starting Your Own Firm Part Two Part Two includes practical considerations and ideological…
PodcastsThe Jury Is Out
November 17, 2021

EP301 – Starting Your Own Firm Part One

EP301 – Starting Your Own Firm Part One The thought of starting your own firm…
PodcastsThe Jury Is Out
November 10, 2021

Encore Presentation: EP109 – Twelve Tips for Opening Statements

Encore Presentation: EP109 – Twelve Tips for Opening Statements In an encore presentation of one…
PodcastsThe Jury Is Out
November 3, 2021

EP234 – Surviving your First Years in Practice Part Two

EP234 – Surviving your First Years in Practice Part Two Did opposing counsel push you…
PodcastsThe Jury Is Out
October 27, 2021

EP233 – Surviving your First Years in Practice Part One

EP233 – Surviving your First Years in Practice Part One Ever feel like your law…
PodcastsThe Jury Is Out
October 20, 2021

EP232 – Marketing Without Going Out of Your Way

EP232 – Marketing Without Going Out of Your Way Marketing isn’t just billboards and blogs.…
PodcastsThe Jury Is Out
October 13, 2021

EP231 – Decision Science with Mark Mandell

EP231 – Decision Science with Mark Mandell Identifying the “I can’t get over it” issues…
PodcastsThe Jury Is Out
October 6, 2021

EP230 – Case Framing with Mark Mandell

EP230 - Case Framing with Mark Mandell Betrayal. Do your job. The value of a…
PodcastsThe Jury Is Out
September 29, 2021

EP229 – Intellectual Property Litigation with Tony Simon

EP229 - Intellectual Property Litigation with Tony Simon Patents. Copyrights. Trademarks, wordmarks, and trade secrets.…
PodcastsThe Jury Is Out
September 22, 2021

EP228 – Cognitive Science in the Courtroom

EP228 – Cognitive Science in the Courtroom How we think influences how we persuade and…
PodcastsThe Jury Is Out
September 15, 2021

EP227 – Fighting Among Friends with Defense Attorney Tim Gearin

EP227 – Fighting Among Friends with Defense Attorney Tim Gearin You throw down the gloves…
Heels in the CourtroomNews & EventsThe Jury Is Out
September 8, 2021

Local Legal Podcast Joins National Network

(St. Louis, MO) August 31, 2021: Today, The Simon Law Firm announced their partnership with…
PodcastsThe Jury Is Out
September 8, 2021

EP226 – Anti-Trust Litigation with Tony Simon

EP226 – Anti-Trust Litigation with Tony Simon As corporations become more powerful and pervasive, individuals…
PodcastsThe Jury Is Out
September 2, 2021

EP225 – Alvin Wolff’s 40 Tips from 40 Years Part Two

EP225 – Alvin Wolff’s 40 Tips from 40 Years Part Two Shortcuts never work out.…
PodcastsThe Jury Is Out
August 25, 2021

EP224 – Alvin Wolff’s 40 Tips from 40 Years Part One

EP224 - Alvin Wolff’s 40 Tips from 40 Years Part One With over four decades…
PodcastsThe Jury Is Out
August 18, 2021

EP223 – Mentorship with Charla Aldous

EP223 - Mentorship with Charla Aldous “What matters most to us is effecting change.” That’s…
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August 12, 2021

Tom Strong’s Key to Success: Earning the Jury’s Trust

Two recent episodes of The Jury is Out (Episodes 214 and 215) feature attorney Tom…
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August 12, 2021

Charla Aldous: The Path From Legal Secretary to the Inner Circle of Advocates

The story of Charla Aldous is inspiring enough to make you wonder why they haven’t…
PodcastsThe Jury Is Out
August 11, 2021

EP222 – Persuasion: Your Case is Where Your Heart Is

EP222 - Persuasion: Your Case is Where Your Heart Is As attorneys, it’s our job…
PodcastsThe Jury Is Out
August 4, 2021

EP221 – The Introspective Lawyer: A Conversation with Rick Friedman

EP221 - The Introspective Lawyer: A Conversation with Rick Friedman We spend a lot of…
PodcastsThe Jury Is Out
July 28, 2021

EP220 – Ideas that Inspire Part Two

EP220 - Ideas that Inspire Part Two Inspiration drives positive action, and the best attorneys…
PodcastsThe Jury Is Out
July 21, 2021

EP219 – Ideas that Inspire Part One

EP219 - Ideas that Inspire Part One Wisdom from parents, coaches and co-workers may have…
PodcastsThe Jury Is Out
July 14, 2021

EP218 – If It Pleases the Court with Judge Lisa VanAmburg

EP218 - If It Pleases the Court with Judge Lisa VanAmburg The Honorable Lisa VanAmburg…
PodcastsThe Jury Is Out
July 7, 2021

EP217 – What makes a Successful Lawyer?

EP217 - What makes a Successful Lawyer? Do you measure your success with dollars and…
PodcastsThe Jury Is Out
June 30, 2021

EP216 – Mental Health Matters

EP216 - Mental Health Matters Some of the toughest battles are not in court. Substance…
PodcastsThe Jury Is Out
June 23, 2021

EP215 – A Conversation with Tom Strong Part Two

EP215 - A Conversation with Tom Strong Part Two Have you ever won a $6.7…
PodcastsThe Jury Is Out
June 16, 2021

EP214 – A Conversation with Tom Strong Part One

EP214 - A Conversation with Tom Strong Part One Tom Strong is a legendary Missouri…
PodcastsThe Jury Is Out
June 11, 2021

EP213 – Losing Sucks

EP213 - Losing Sucks We all hate to lose. But nobody wins every time. How…
PodcastsThe Jury Is Out
June 11, 2021

EP212 – Framing Your Case with Charla Aldous

EP212 - Framing Your Case with Charla Aldous If it’s a cause worth fighting for,…
PodcastsThe Jury Is Out
May 26, 2021

EP211 – Life After Law: MOLAP

EP211 - Life After Law: MOLAP Was it just a bad day in court, or…
PodcastsThe Jury Is Out
May 19, 2021

EP210 – How to Ask for Damages Part Two

EP210 - How to Ask for Damages Part Two You’ve got one shot to ask…
PodcastsThe Jury Is Out
May 12, 2021

EP209 – How to Ask for Damages Part One

EP209 - How to Ask for Damages Part One How do you put a price…
PodcastsThe Jury Is Out
May 5, 2021

EP208 – Life After Law: Moving On

EP208 - Life After Law: Moving On You invested years of your life and plenty…
PodcastsThe Jury Is Out
April 28, 2021

EP207 – Opioid Litigation with Tim Cronin

EP207 - Opioid Litigation with Tim Cronin When your doctor turns you into an opioid…
PodcastsThe Jury Is Out
April 27, 2021

Attorney Pat Malone is Recommending That We Violate Irving Younger’s Ten Commandments of Cross-Examination

John Simon and Erich Vieth invited celebrated attorney/author Pat Malone onto their podcast (Episodes 201…
PodcastsThe Jury Is Out
April 21, 2021

EP206 – Find Time for Time Management Part Two

EP206 - Find Time for Time Management Part Two Where the %^&* is that document?!…
PodcastsThe Jury Is Out
April 14, 2021

EP205 – Find Time for Time Management Part One

EP205 - Find Time for Time Management Part One A waste of time is the…
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April 13, 2021

True Crime Meets True Law: New Podcast Serializes Firm’s High-Profile Cases

Originally published on Missouri Lawyers Media. Attorneys for The Simon Law Firm in St. Louis…
PodcastsThe Jury Is Out
April 7, 2021

EP204 – How to Depose A Corporation Part Two

EP204 - How to Depose A Corporation Part Two Searching for information in a corporate…
PodcastsThe Jury Is Out
March 31, 2021

EP203 – How to Depose a Corporation Part One

EP203 - How to Depose a Corporation Part One John Simon believes the corporate representative…
PodcastsThe Jury Is Out
March 24, 2021

EP202 – Re-examine Your Cross-Examination with Patrick Malone Part Two

EP202 - Re-examine Your Cross-Examination with Patrick Malone Part Two Are you stuck in a…
PodcastsThe Jury Is Out
March 17, 2021

EP201 – More Confident Cross-Examination with Patrick Malone Part One

EP201 - More Confident Cross-Examination with Patrick Malone Part One Ready to take your cross-examination…
PodcastsThe Jury Is Out
October 28, 2020

EP134 – Settlements Part Two

EP134 - Settlements Part Two Settlement negotiations are not always successful. But you will always…
PodcastsThe Jury Is Out
October 21, 2020

EP133 – Settlements Part One

EP133 - Settlements Part One Are you settling your good cases and trying your bad…
PodcastsThe Jury Is Out
October 14, 2020

EP132 Auto Fraud with Bernard Brown

EP132 Auto Fraud with Bernard Brown Rebuilt wrecks. Odometer rollbacks. Car financing fraud. How can…
PodcastsThe Jury Is Out
October 7, 2020

EP131 Consumer Fraud with Bernard Brown

EP131 Consumer Fraud with Bernard Brown Considering a consumer fraud case such as odometer rollback…
PodcastsThe Jury Is Out
September 30, 2020

EP 130 COVID-19 and Your Practice with Ron Norwood

EP 130 COVID-19 and Your Practice with Ron Norwood COVID has changed the way every…
PodcastsThe Jury Is Out
September 23, 2020

EP 129 Focus Groups – Part Two

EP 129 - Focus Groups - Part Two Focus groups are powerful legal tools, but…
PodcastsThe Jury Is Out
September 17, 2020

EP128 Why Guess? Focus Groups – Part One

EP128 - Why Guess? Focus Groups - Part One Why guess how a jury might…
PodcastsThe Jury Is Out
September 9, 2020

EP127 Voir Dire Legal Issues

EP127 - Voir Dire Legal Issues What are the courtroom standards for voir dire in…
PodcastsThe Jury Is Out
September 2, 2020

EP126 Voir Dire Removing Jurors for Cause

EP126 - Voir Dire Removing Jurors for Cause So you’ve identified a potential juror you…
PodcastsThe Jury Is Out
August 26, 2020

EP125 Voir Dire Educating About Issues

EP125 - Voir Dire Educating About Issues What is the scope of voir dire? Are…
PodcastsThe Jury Is Out
August 19, 2020

EP124 Voir Dire General Topics

EP124 - Voir Dire General Topics So many potential jurors, so little time! Knowing the…
PodcastsThe Jury Is Out
August 12, 2020

EP123 Voir Dire Intro

EP123 - Voir Dire Intro Selecting impartial jurors to decide your case is critical. But…
PodcastsThe Jury Is Out
August 5, 2020

EP 122 “Work-Life Balance” with Amy Gunn

EP 122 - “Work-Life Balance” with Amy Gunn Medical Malpractice Attorney Amy Gunn hates the…
The Jury Is Out
July 29, 2020

EP 121 Persuasion with Hon. Mike Wolff

EP 121 - Persuasion with Hon. Mike Wolff How can you be more persuasive with…
PodcastsThe Jury Is Out
July 22, 2020

EP120 Artistic Rights with Yvette Liebesman

EP 120 - Artistic Rights with Yvette Liebesman Patents, trademarks and copyrights all apply to…
PodcastsThe Jury Is Out
July 15, 2020

EP119 – Preparing an Expert Witness for Deposition with Erica Slater

Your experts are the foundation of your case. Preparing them properly helps ensure your key…
The Jury Is Out
July 8, 2020

EP118 COVID AND BEYOND – Part 2 Juror Attitudes

  John Simon and Erich Vieth are again joined by John Campbell to discuss Campbell's…
The Jury Is Out
July 1, 2020

EP117 The Effect of COVID-19 on Juror Attitudes

  To what extent are people willing to return to court to serve as jurors…
The Jury Is Out
June 24, 2020

EP116 IP is Everywhere with Yvette Liebesman

Downloading a photo. Playing a cover at the coffee house. Your firm’s website. Who owns…
The Jury Is Out
June 17, 2020

EP115 Written Discovery

Your written discovery request is the blueprint for what you need to prove in your…
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June 10, 2020

EP114 Case Selection

It sounds like a good case, but are you willing to bet your firm on…
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June 3, 2020

EP113 Life Without Lawyers

Lawyers may get a bad reputation, but where would we be without them? John and…
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May 27, 2020

EP112 Appellate Practice with Hon. Glenn Norton

EP112 – Appellate Practice with Hon. Glenn Norton Hon. Glenn Norton returns to discuss appellate…
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May 20, 2020

EP111 Preparing Your Client for Trial

EP111 – Preparing Your Client for Trial It’s time for your client to tell their…
PodcastsThe Jury Is Out
May 13, 2020

EP110 Defending Your Client in Deposition

EP110 – Defending Your Client in Deposition Your client’s deposition will make or break your…
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May 6, 2020

EP109 Twelve Tips for Opening Statement

EP109 - Twelve Tips for Opening Statement The opening statement is your introduction to the…
PodcastsThe Jury Is Out
April 29, 2020

EP108 Selecting Expert Witnesses with Erica Slater

EP108 – Selecting Expert Witnesses with Erica Slater Experts can make or break your case.…
PodcastsThe Jury Is Out
April 22, 2020

EP107 Preparing Your Client for Deposition – Part II

EP107 – Preparing Your Client for Deposition – Part II John and Erich offer more…
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April 15, 2020

EP106 Preparing Your Client for Deposition – Part I

EP106 – Preparing Your Client for Deposition – Part I Ever had a client depo…
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April 15, 2020

EP105 Client Intake

EP105 – Client Intake Successful firms don’t just take strong cases, they turn down weak…
PodcastsThe Jury Is Out
April 9, 2020

EP104 Mediation with Glenn Norton

EP104 – Mediation with Glenn Norton Considering mediation? Learn what works and what doesn’t from…
PodcastsThe Jury Is Out
April 9, 2020

EP103 How to Lose Your Case in Opening Statement

EP103 – How to Lose Your Case in Opening Statement You probably won’t win your…
PodcastsThe Jury Is Out
April 9, 2020

EP102 Opening Statement

EP102 – Opening Statement The jury will never be more interested in your case than…
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April 7, 2020

EP101 Welcome to The Jury Is Out

EP101 – Welcome to The Jury Is Out Developing a strong client relationship is vital…

John G. Simon

Personal Injury, Defective Products, Medical Malpractice, Drug & Medical Device Defects, Business Litigation, Class Action Attorney

John G. Simon’s work as Managing Partner at the firm has resulted in hundreds of millions of dollars for past clients. Well-respected in his field, John’s career includes several published works, frequent community involvement, and the role of adjunct professor at Saint Louis University School of Law

Timothy M. Cronin

Trial Lawyer Specializing in Personal Injury

Tim Cronin is a skilled and experienced personal injury trial attorney, including product liability, medical malpractice, premises liability, and trucking litigation, serving clients nationwide from our St. Louis office. He has recovered over 100 million dollars for injury victims, received numerous legal accolades, and offers compassionate counsel to his clients.

Erich Vieth

Personal Injury, Consumer Law, Class Action Attorney

For more than thirty years, Erich Vieth has worked as a trial and appellate attorney in St. Louis. His experience includes numerous first chair trials before federal and state judges and juries. He has been lead author of many appellate briefs and presented oral arguments to both federal and state appellate courts.