Joseph H. Mueller - Of Counsel

Joseph H. Mueller

(1935 - 2021)


Mr. Mueller was a member in good standing of the Missouri Bar from 1959 to 2021.

He was a distinguished fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.  He was a diplomat of the American Board of Trial Advocates.  He was a founding member of the Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers.

He worked for over four decades as a senior partner at a defense law firm before joining his son’s firm, specializing in plaintiff’s cases and claims.  He brought over 60 years of experience in auto, personal injury, workers’ compensation, medical malpractice, product liability, and complex tort litigation.

He complimented the firm’s practice of representing victims of serious personal injury, medical malpractice, pharmaceutical, auto, product, work injury, and premises neglect.

Mr. Mueller served as a court-approved mediator and arbitrator. He also served as an expert witness in cases involving legal malpractice and insurance coverage, among other areas.

His contributions were noteworthy.  His legal acuity was legendary.  His good nature will be long remembered and sorely missed.

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Areas of Practice:

  • Automobile, Trucking, and Motorcycle Negligence
  • Work Injuries and Worker’s Compensation
  • Pedestrian and Passenger Injuries
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Uninsured and Under-Insured Motorists Coverages
  • Product Liability
  • General Personal Injury
  • Mediations
  • Arbitrations
  • Expert Witness – legal malpractice and insurance coverage issues
  • Expert Witness – legal malpractice and insurance coverage issues
  • Complete List of Practice Areas (click here)


  • State of Missouri, 1959
  • State of Illinois, pro haec vice
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
  • United States District Court, Western District of Missouri
  • United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court

Trial Verdict Venues:

  • St. Louis City, Missouri
  • St. Louis County, Missouri
  • Franklin County, Missouri
  • Jefferson County, Missouri
  • Boone County, Missouri
  • Cole County, Missouri
  • US District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri


  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Diplomat
  • American College of Trial Attorneys, Fellow
  • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers, Co-Founder and Past Member
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis

Appellate Venues:

  • Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District
  • Missouri Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court

Professional Experience:

  • Trial Attorney and Partner in a defense law firm representing insurance companies in auto, truck, and personal injury accidents, workers’ compensation, and hospitals and physicians in complex medical malpractice litigation from 1959 – 2005.


  • Honorable Discharge (1963) Missouri Air National Guard, with active duty service in Northern France.


  • St. Louis University, School of Law, JD


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