Williams Venker & Sanders and Founding Partner Honored Again by Chambers USA 2017

This is the fifth consecutive year that the firm and one of its founders have been recognized by the ranking publication.

ST. LOUIS, MO – May 26, 2017 – Chambers USA, a leading guide to the legal profession, has once again recognized Williams Venker & Sanders law firm and one of their founding partners, Paul N. Venker.  Paul will be included in the 2017 edition of the Chambers USA publication as one of the Band 3 “Leaders in Their Field” in “Litigation: General Commercial” for the St. Louis area. Chambers quoted sources who said Venker “remains a highly respected attorney and continues to attract praise for his litigation practice.” Continue Reading

Posted in Awards/Recognition, General News Tagged with: ,

Law Day Run- WVS Gold Sponsor

16th Annual Law Day Run
Saturday, April 29, 2017
9:00 AM
Historic Downtown Belleville

14th Amendment: Transforming American Democracy

Posted in Events & Social Engagements

So What’s the Big Deal About Toner Cartridges? And How in the World Can They Impact Future Business?

The recently argued US Supreme Court case, Impression Products v. Lexmark International, has “potentially momentous importance for modern commerce,” per the respected SCOTUSblog .

With a description like the one above, one may assume that the case involves a more controversial topic or product than the seemingly benign printer cartridges. Continue Reading

Posted in Blog, General News Tagged with: ,

New Associate Joins Williams Venker & Sanders

ST. LOUIS, MO – March 22, 2017 – Williams Venker & Sanders, a premier Midwest litigation firm, is pleased to welcome the addition of Scott Gershenson as the newest associate to join the growing practice.

Mr. Gershenson graduated from the University of Akron School of Law in 2012, and his practice currently focuses on medical malpractice, transportation, and general liability claims. Scott is regarded for his experience representing clients at all stages of litigation.

In addition to his work, Scott is engaged as a community leader serving as a young professional’s board member for the St. Louis Society for the Physically Disabled, n/k/a LifeBridge Partnership.

Posted in General News, New Hires Tagged with: ,

8th Circuit Denies UIM Coverage Again Based Upon Mo. Supreme Court Decision in Rodriguez v. General Accident Insurance Company

For a third time in four years, the 8th Circuit has denied UIM coverage to an insured based upon the Missouri Supreme Court’s decision in Rodriguez v. General Accident Insurance Company of America, 808 S.W.2d 379 (Mo. banc 1991).  In Amco Insurance Company v. Judith Williams, et al. (16-2723), the 8th Circuit affirmed the district court’s grant of summary judgment pursuant to Rodriguez despite Continue Reading

Posted in Blog Tagged with: , ,

Kaltenbach Named to Young Professionals Advisory Board

Williams Venker & Sanders, a premier Midwest litigation firm, is pleased to announce that Associate Claire Kaltenbach has been offered a seat on the St. Luke’s Hospital Young Professionals Advisory Board.

The group is filled with young professionals dedicated to promoting a healthy region, providing social and business opportunities, and supporting St. Luke’s Hospital in numerous dynamic ways.  Overall their input helps shape the way for enhancing the reach of the organization within the surrounding community.

Claire will be officially welcomed during the group’s next meeting on Friday, March 24th.

Posted in Blog, General News Tagged with: ,

Missouri Supreme Court Tightens the Reins on Personal Jurisdiction

State ex rel. Norfolk Southern Railway Company v. The Honorable Colleen Dolan2017 WL 770977, No. SC95514 (February 28, 2017)

In a recent opinion, the Missouri Supreme Court continued the U.S. Supreme Court’s trend toward limiting personal jurisdiction over a non-resident defendant.1  In State ex rel. Norfolk Southern Railway Co. v. Dolan, the Court held Norfolk’s substantial and continuous business in the state of Missouri was insufficient to establish general personal jurisdiction over Norfolk. Read more ›

Posted in Appellate, Blog, General News Tagged with: , ,