Jackie Kinder is a trial lawyer successfully defending individuals and corporations in complex personal injury lawsuits involving products liability, dram shop, motor carrier and premises liability, as well as insurance litigation and vehicle warranty litigation in Missouri and Illinois.
Jackie Kinder has been a trial lawyer for twenty years, trying cases to verdict in courtrooms throughout the States of Missouri and Illinois. Jackie has successfully tried cases and obtained defendants’ verdicts for her clients in the areas of commercial auto and motor carrier liability, premises liability, products liability, dram shop litigation, wrongful death litigation, and the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act. She has defended her clients to verdict in litigation involving millions of dollars being sought in both actual and punitive damages. With her background in the Appellate Court, Jackie continues to successfully raise legal defenses throughout the litigation process resulting in early successful resolutions on behalf of her clients.
Jackie began her career by being awarded a clerkship with the Honorable Kathianne Knaup Crane on the Missouri Court of Appeals, and then transitioned into her practice as a trial lawyer. For her entire career as a trial lawyer, Jackie has concentrated her trial work in the defense of businesses and individuals, both insured and those clients that are self-insured. This experience has provided Jackie with an extensive knowledge in the successful handling of complex litigation matters, including taking cases to trial and obtaining defense verdicts in multi-million-dollar cases. In addition to her trial work, Jackie advises and assists her clients in pre-suit investigations, claim handling and bad faith issues.
Jackie has consistently received awards in the areas of trial practice and for her trial results, including twice receiving one of the top five defense verdicts in Missouri awarded by Missouri Lawyers Weekly for obtaining defense verdicts in cases worth several millions of dollars and consistently being recognized as a Super Lawyer and by Best Lawyers Magazine. Jackie routinely speaks to groups in the insurance industry on current issues facing them and proper handling of pre-suit matters, claims and litigation.
- Saint Louis University School of Law (J.D., 2003)
- University of Missouri-Columbia (B.J., Journalism, magna cum laude, 2000)
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
- U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
- Automobile Dealership & Manufacturer Litigation
- Construction Law
- Creditors’ Rights
- Homeowner & Condominium Association Law
- Insurance Coverage Law
- Premises & Retail Liability
- Product Liability
- Trucking & Transportation