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David P. Stoeberl 

Dave Stoeberl concentrates his practice in commercial litigation. In addition to commercial cases that include the prosecution and defense of business tort and contract claims, Dave has extensive experience litigating a variety of other disputes in such areas as employment, real estate, bankruptcy, mass tort, and professional liability defense.

Dave Stoeberl concentrates his practice in commercial litigation. Dave’s work has been recognized by:

  • Best Lawyers in America® in the areas of Commercial Litigation, Labor and Employment Litigation, Real Estate Litigation, and Mass Tort Litigation/Class Action - Defendants
  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers® in the area of Business Litigation
  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers® as a “Top 100” attorney
  • Super Lawyers® as a "Top 50" attorney in St. Louis

In addition to commercial cases that include the prosecution and defense of business tort and contract claims, Dave has extensive experience litigating a variety of other disputes in such areas as employment, real estate, bankruptcy, mass tort, and professional liability defense.

He has handled matters in both state and federal courts, with cases ranging from derivative and class actions, adversary and contested proceedings in bankruptcy courts, to arbitrations and mediations. His clients include Fortune 500 companies, closely-held businesses and individuals.

Dave earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from Saint Louis University School of Law, where he was a member of the Order of the Woolsack and editor-in-chief of the Saint Louis University Public Law Review. He earned his B.A., summa sum laude, from Saint Louis University, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

Education

Saint Louis University, J.D., magna cum laude, 1997;

  • Order of the Woolsack
  • Editor-in-Chief of the Saint Louis University Public Law Review

Saint Louis University, B.A., summa cum laude, 1994;

  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Alpha Sigma Nu

Admissions

  • Missouri
  • Illinois
  • Seventh and Eighth Circuit Courts of Appeals
  • United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri and Central and Southern Districts of Illinois

Awards, Merits & Honors

  • Best Lawyers - The Best Lawyers in America
    • Commercial Litigation (2015-2019)
    • Litigation - Labor and Employment (2018-2019)
    • Litigation - Real Estate (2018-2019)
    • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants (2015-2019)
  • Best Lawyers - "Lawyer of the Year" - Litigation - Real Estate (2018)
  • Top St. Louis Attorney, St. Louis Small Business Monthly (2018)
  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers (2013-2018)
  • "Top 100" Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers (2017)
  • “Top 50” St. Louis Super Lawyers (2016-2017)
  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers® - Rising Stars (2008-2012)
  • Missouri Lawyers Weekly - Up & Coming Lawyer (2011)
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell

Publications & Presentations

  • Speaker, Update on Missouri Non-Compete Law (2018)
  • Speaker, The Ins and Outs of Taking Depositions (2017)
  • Guest Contributor, Entrepreneurial Law Seminar, Olin Business School, Washington University (2017)
  • Testified on behalf of the Associated Industries of Missouri before the Missouri House Civil and Criminal Proceedings Committee on the topic of punitive damages (2016)
  • Guest Lecturer, Washington University School of Law (2013-2018)
  • Guest Lecturer, Cook School of Business, Saint Louis University (2000-2015)
  • Panel Speaker, Student Loan Litigation CLE, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Missouri (July 2014)
  • David P. Stoeberl and Kameron W. Murphy, Held “Harm less” - Courts Remain Split Over the Reliance and Causation Elements in Consumer Fraud Actions, The Business Suit, DRI (April 2009)
  • Kurtis B. Reeg and David P. Stoeberl, New Recovery Theories in the New Millenium, IADC Newsletter No. 5 (August 2000)

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Lawyer’s Association of St. Louis
  • President, Board of Directors, Art St. Louis (2016-Present)
  • Vice President, Board of Directors , Art St. Louis (2015)
  • Board Member, Board of Directors, Art St. Louis (2013-present)
  • Pro Bono counsel for the Make-A-Wish Foundation (2007-present)
  • MoKan Wireless Association, Member (2006-2016), Regulatory Affairs Committee (2007-2008)
  • Pro Bono counsel for Our Lady’s Inn, a homeless shelter (1997-2007)
  • Pro Bono counsel for Miracle League of Fairview Heights, a baseball league for children with disabilities (2006)
  • Vice-President of Governance, Young Arts Society (2004-2006)
  • Member, Associates Board, Arts and Education Council (2002-2004)
  • Downtown Saint Louis Partnership, Legislative Affairs Committee (2002- 2004)
  • Wyman Center Dinner Auction Committee (2002-2004)