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BHARAT
VARADACHARI

Partner

bvaradachari@heplerbroom.com

314-480-4153

St. Louis, MO

 

Areas of Practice

  • Construction
  • Personal Injury & Property Damage

Education

  • St. Louis University School of Law and School of Public Health, Masters in Health Administration, 1999
  • University of Illinois, 1994

Admissions

  • Missouri
  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

Practice Description


Mr. Varadachari focuses his practice on trials involving complex business litigation matters, including:

  • Trucking Accidents
  • Products Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Jones Act Claims
  • Maritime Lawsuits
  • General Insurance
  • Benzene/Toxic Exposure
  • Evaluation of Phase 1, Phase 2 & Phase 3 Site Assessments
  • Identification, Assessment & Solutions for Environmental Conditions
  • Claims Against Municipalities

Professional Association Involvement


  • The Lawyers Association of St. Louis
    • Vice-President
  • St. Louis County Bar Association
    • Executive Committee
  • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers
    • Vice-Chair Legislative Committee
  • Illinois Association of Defense Counsel
  • Central and Southern Districts of Illinois
    • Educational Committee
  • Council on Litigation Management
    • Vice-President, St. Louis Chapter
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
    • Alliance Transportation/Trucking Committee
    • Event Director, 2015

Awards & Distinctions


  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, Rising Star 2010-2012
  • Nominated for the Lon Hocker Award (awarded to lawyers under 35 years of age who have demonstrated excellence in the art of trial advocacy in the State of Missouri)
  • Lead counsel in obtaining defense verdict arising out of a tractor-trailer/pedestrian accident that was rated the 7th best verdict in the State of Missouri for 2013 by Missouri Lawyers Media
  • AV Preeminent® Attorneys by Martindale-Hubbell

Published Legal Writings


  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance, Litigation Management Magazine, “Driving While Drowsy” (Fatigue of the Driver as a Basis for Punitive Damages), Spring 2015.
  • "Missouri, Illinois Collateral Source Rules Affect Bodily Injuries Differently" October 5, 2009, The Insurance Journal
  • Standard of Punitive Damages in Medical Malpractice Actions IADC, April 2000

Legal Lectures


  • Mr. Varadachari has presented on many occasions, both nationally and locally, on topics including bad faith litigation, defense of trucking companies, insurance defense and trial tactics in general.