Dan Ball is one of the firm’s most experienced jury trial lawyers. His practice emphasizes product liability and other litigation. Mr. Ball has served as lead trial counsel for many major corporations in high-exposure cases in state and federal courts around the country, including dangerous venues such as the City of St. Louis and Jackson County in Missouri, Cook, Madison and St. Clair Counties in Illinois, Hinds County, Mississippi, Hidalgo County, Texas and Los Angeles County, California.
Mr. Ball has also served as the leader of regional counsel defense teams for several companies and has assisted companies in the development of product-liability defense programs. His practice focuses not only on defending companies in litigation but also on counseling manufacturers regarding efforts to reduce litigation.
Mr. Ball has represented manufacturers of a wide variety of products including pharmaceuticals, medical devices, tires, automobiles, child car seats, forklifts, power tools, children’s products, all-terrain vehicles, trucks and trailers, and railroad equipment. He has been lead counsel in several commercial litigation disputes, including business tort lawsuits and multi-state class actions.
Bar and Court Admissions
United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri and Northern, Central and Southern Districts of Illinois
Pro Hac Vice in more than 50 venues
University of Missouri, J.D., Order of the Coif, 1978
Bradley University, B.A., cum laude, 1974
The American College of Trial Lawyers – Fellow
The International Academy of Trial Lawyers – Fellow
Product Liability Advisory Council – Sustaining Member
Defense Research Institute
Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel
Master, American Inns of Court, St. Louis Chapter
Civic Involvement and Honors
Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyers 2010 (Voted in Top 10)