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Ellen Bonacorsi has practiced exclusively in the area of civil litigation since 1979. She has trial experience in federal and state courts, as well as in arbitral forums. Her litigation practice has covered a broad range of practice areas, including general commercial cases, product liability actions, securities cases, and employment actions. Ms. Bonacorsi currently practices primarily in the area of complex commercial litigation. She has been counsel for corporate clients in the defense of national and state class actions; has served as counsel for defendants in shareholder derivative actions; was counsel in a commercial arbitration for former shareholders on post-merger claims that resulted in a multi-million dollar award; and has been involved in internal corporate investigations on behalf of businesses and independent and special committees to boards of directors.

Ms. Bonacorsi has spoken on civil practice and alternative dispute resolution issues in local CLE-accredited seminars. She is a member of the American Bar Association, the Missouri Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, the Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers and the Defense Research Institute. Prior to joining the firm, she was a partner with another law firm in St. Louis.

Civic Involvement & Honors

    • Komen St. Louis Race for the Cure, 2003-2007
    • Food Outreach, 2008-2009
    • Food Outreach, 2008-2009
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Ellen Bonacorsi has practiced exclusively in the area of civil litigation since 1979. She has trial experience in federal and state courts, as well as in arbitral forums. Her litigation practice has covered a broad range of practice areas, including general and complex commercial cases, product liability actions, securities cases and employment litigation. She also has experience in litigating franchise claims in the food and petroleum industries. Ms. Bonacorsi has spoken on civil practice and alternative dispute resolution issues in local CLE-accredited seminars. Prior to joining the firm, she was a partner with another St. Louis, Mo., law firm.

Bar and Court Admissions

Missouri, 1979

Illinois, 1981

United States Courts of Appeals for the Seventh and Eighth Circuits

United States District Courts for the Eastern District of Missouri and Southern District of Illinois

Education

Harvard University, J.D., 1979

Stanford University, B.A., with distinction, 1976

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers
  • Defense Research Institute

Civic Involvement and Honors

  • Komen St. Louis Race for the Cure, 2003-2007

  • Food Outreach, 2008-2009

Civic Involvement & Honors

    • Komen St. Louis Race for the Cure, 2003-2007
    • Food Outreach, 2008-2009
    • Food Outreach, 2008-2009
Read More