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Dan H. Ball

Partner

, Bryan Cave LLP
St. Louis

Tel

1 314 259 2200

Fax

1 314 552 8200
dhball@bryancave.com
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Dan H. Ball

Partner


St. Louis



One Metropolitan Square
211 North Broadway, Suite 3600
St. Louis, Missouri 63102-2750

Phone:

1 314 259 2200

Fax:

1 314 552 8200

email:

dhball@bryancave.com

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 hundreds of 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. He has served as one of the lead counsel in multiple multi-district litigations in various venues. Mr. Ball has also served as the leader of national and 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.

Professional Affiliations

  • The American College of Trial Lawyers - Fellow
  • Product Liability Advisory Council - Sustaining Member
  • Defense Research Institute

Civic Involvement and Honors

  • The Best Lawyers in America©, 1997-2015
  • Best Lawyers® 'Lawyer of the Year' - Product Liability - St. Louis, 2014
  • Chambers USA
  • Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyers
  • International Who's Who of Business Lawyers - Product Liability
  • BTI Consulting named Bryan Cave one of the top product liability litigation firms in the country

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 hundreds of 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. He has served as one of the lead counsel in multiple multi-district litigations in various venues. Mr. Ball has also served as the leader of national and 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

Missouri, 1978

Illinois, 1979

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

Education

University of Missouri, J.D., Order of the Coif, 1978

Bradley University, B.A., cum laude, 1974

Professional Affiliations

  • The American College of Trial Lawyers - Fellow
  • Product Liability Advisory Council - Sustaining Member
  • Defense Research Institute

Civic Involvement and Honors

  • The Best Lawyers in America©, 1997-2015
  • Best Lawyers® 'Lawyer of the Year' - Product Liability - St. Louis, 2014
  • Chambers USA
  • Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyers
  • International Who's Who of Business Lawyers - Product Liability
  • BTI Consulting named Bryan Cave one of the top product liability litigation firms in the country

Education

  • University of Missouri, J.D., Order of the Coif, 1978
  • Bradley University, B.A., cum laude, 1974

Admissions

  • Missouri, 1978
  • Illinois, 1979
  • 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