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Lori A. Schmidt


MO – St. Louis
T: 314.396.8608 | F: 314.725.3006


Lori focuses her practice in the areas of general liability defense and insurance coverage. She has a broad range of experience evaluating and defending state and federal cases throughout Missouri and Illinois.

Lori previously practiced law at a St. Louis employment defense firm, and immediately prior was a partner at a national defense law firm where she handled a variety of litigation matters including general liability, medical malpractice, transportation liability, construction liability and Section 1983 claims.

Lori has successfully argued before the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals and was appointed a Special Master by Judge Steven Goldman on several cases pending in St. Louis County Circuit Court between 2014 to 2016.

While attending St. Louis University Law School, Lori served as associate editor of the Public Law Review and participated in moot court, and also gained valuable experience as a legal research and writing assistant.


  • Briefed and argued before the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals┬áresulting in a favorable ruling for a client regarding municipal zoning laws
    • USCOC of Greater Mo v. City of Ferguson, 583 F.3d 1035 (8th Cir. 2009)