Laurel Stevenson

Contact

lstevenson@hcblawfirm.com

Primary practice areas:

Alternative Dispute Resolution
Appeals
Business assessment and risk management
Insurance
Transportation
Toxic torts

Education:

• B.A., Drury University 1986
– President’s Award, Communications Department
• J.D., University of Missouri-Columbia 1989
– Member, Journal of Dispute Resolution
– Published: ADR in Hospital Staff Privilege Disputes

Admissions:

• Arkansas, Iowa, Missouri and Wisconsin
• Licensed to practice in all state and federal courts in Missouri and Arkansas, and before the United States Supreme Court.

Laurel has tried more than sixty jury trials throughout Missouri since 1997, and has assisted in claims and litigation in eight states.  She was previously in-house counsel for a Dutch-owned corporation, and for a commercial general liability and bonding company.  She served as managing partner for a mid-size Missouri firm before joining HCB. Laurel has been a faculty for week-long trial colleges in Irving, Texas, and has assisted with Drury University’s Law & Society minor program, and the University of Missouri-Columbia’s trial program.

Activities:

• American Heart Association, Go Red Executive Leadership Committee
• Board of Directors, Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association
• Advisory Board, Laura’s Home
• Facilitator, Missouri Bar Fee Dispute Resolution Program

Organizations:

• Defense Research Institute
• American Bar Association (Litigation Section, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section)
• Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association
• Springfield Claims Association
• Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers
• Transportation Lawyers Association
• National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel

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