In addition to running his own law firm, Farris is also involved in many organizations. He serves on the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys (MATA)* Board of Governors and was associate editor and editor of its magazine for several years. He is also a member of the American Association for Justice and a founding member of the Consumer Attorney Network, 1992-present. Farris writes a syndicated column for the Levison Group: Under Analysis, which focuses on law related issues, typically (hopefully) with a humorous perspective.
Farris, an avid outdoorsman, enjoys hunting and fishing. When not in the office he can be found in a tree stand in the woods or near a lake, pond, or river.
Washington University School of Law
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers’ College
Board Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocates
Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. The National Board of Trial Advocacy is a professional organization, recognized by the American Bar Association and in opinions by the United States Supreme Court for their rigorous certification procedures.
Adjunct Professor in the Trial Advocacy Program at St. Louis University School of Law.
Trial section chairman, Bar Association of St. Louis, 2010-2012
A member of The Justice Roundtable, a prestigious and exclusive invitation-only group limited to 100 of the top personal injury attorneys in the nation. Each member has achieved the significant milestone of at least one verdict or settlement above $1,000,000 and has the proven ability to successfully handle serious injury accident and wrongful death cases while maintaining a spotless ethical record.
Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
Barrister, Order of Centurions
Best Case Lawyer Case Examples
LeSage vs. Dirt Cheap Cigarettes and Beer, Inc. An unborn child was killed during the robbery of his mother. Farris successfully argued, to the Missouri Supreme Court, that the child’s father should be allowed to prove his paternity of the unborn child, and sue for the child’s wrongful death.
Grose vs. Nissan – A young man was paralyzed after he flew out of the hatchback of the car he was in during an otherwise minor crash. After the trial court improperly admitted a videotape of a misleading crash test, Farris appealed the case to the Missouri Court of Appeals. The Court of Appeals agreed with Farris and held that the trial court should not have admitted the videotape. A new trial was ordered.
Farris has been the lead or supporting injury attorney in cases involving defective baby seats; dangerous drugs; defectively designed automobiles and airplanes; medical mistakes; nursing home neglect; discrimination; motor vehicle crashes involving motorcycles; semi-trucks and passenger vehicles; falls and work-related injuries. He is currently helping clients with injuries due to exposure to dangerous drugs such as Vioxx and asbestos-related injuries.