Thomas L. Orris

Tom-Orris

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Email | (314) 345-5003
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Lyn Mier | ( 314) 345-5032
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Education

  • Washington University School of Law, J.D., 1988
  • University of Iowa, B.B.A., 1978

Publications

  • Co-Author, Missouri Environmental Law Handbook
  • Published a number of articles on environmental law and compliance

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BIOGRAPHY

Tom Orris’ practice concentrates primarily on the defense of personal injury lawsuits involving products liability, premises liability and toxic torts. He currently represents several major oil companies and manufacturers in a variety of cases throughout the bi-state area. In addition, Tom has served as a national trial counsel for a major asbestos defendant and continues to represent a number of clients in both individual and mass tort litigation relating to industrial exposures and occupational injuries and diseases.

Tom’ practice also includes insurance defense as well as commercial and environmental litigation. He has tried many lawsuits to conclusion throughout the Midwest and has argued a number of appeals in state and federal courts.

AWARDS AND HONORS

  • Recognized as one of The Best Lawyers in America in the area of Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions for the 2017 publication
  • Recognized as one of The Best Lawyers in America in the area of Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions for the 2016 publication
  • Received Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating for 2016

Professional Affiliations

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

Bar Admissions

  • United States District Courts
    • Eastern District of Missouri
    • Southern and Central Districts of Illinois
  • Missouri
  • Illinois
  • Kansas