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ALEXANDRA S.
HAAR

Partner

ahaar@heplerbroom.com

314-480-4215

St. Louis, MO

 

Education

  • Washington University School of Law, J.D., 2011
  • Washington University-St. Louis, B.A. in Philosophy, Neuroscience, and Psychology, 2008

Admissions

  • Missouri
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri

Practice Description


Alexandra S. Haar focuses her practice on trials involving complex business litigation matters, including product liability (particularly pharmaceuticals), religious/school institution cases, professional liability, premises liability, and motor vehicle accidents/personal injury. She also handles criminal matters through the Missouri Coalition for Right to Counsel.

Prior to joining HeplerBroom, Ms. Haar served as a judicial law clerk for the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, and as an Assistant Circuit Attorney for the City of St. Louis. As a prosecutor, she tried several bench and jury trial cases to conclusion in state court. She also has experience handling all phases of the litigation process, including motion practice, discovery, and trial preparation.

Bar/Professional Associations


  • Inns of Court
  • The Missouri Bar
  • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers (MODL)
    • Committee Memberships:
      • Amicus
      • Diversity
      • Trial Academy
      • Young Lawyers

Awards, Honors & Distinctions


  • Missouri-Kansas Super Lawyers Rising Star (2021)
  • Lawyers of Color
    • Nation's Best (Inaugural list, 2020)

Law School Honors/Involvement


  • Gundlach Fellow
  • Sue Shear Institute for Women in Public Life (2009)
    • Faculty
  • Scholar in Law Award
  • Washington University Law Review (formerly Law Quarterly)
    • Competitions & Development Editor (2010-2011)

Published Legal Writing


  • “Let’s Hash This Out: General Questions About Cannabis,” HeplerBroom Blog (October 20, 2020). (This blog post can be read here.)
  • “Weeding Through the Landscape of Missouri’s New Medical Marijuana Regulations,” HeplerBroom Blog (September 5, 2019). (This blog post can be read here.)
  • “Sweet Dreams Aren’t Made of These: How the VA’s Disability Compensation Program Leaves Veterans Alone in the Nightmare of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder,” 88 Wash. U. L. Rev. 969 (2011).

Legal Lectures & Presentations


  • “An Attorney’s Perspective on Missouri’s New Medical Marijuana Laws,” Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants’ Not-For-Profit Conference (St. Louis MO, 2019).
  • “Cannabis Law – Primer and Law Update,” Insuralex U.S. Seminar on Cutting Edge Issues: Legal Updates on Cyber Risks/Cannabis Law/Insurance Bad Faith, #MeToo (Chicago, 2019). (co-presenter)

Representative/Recent Case Results


  • Instrumental in obtaining successful results in the Missouri Court of Appeals, including successfully defending a plaintiff’s appeal of an order granting motion to dismiss on statute of limitations grounds. (Wimmer v. Marianist Province, et al., 519 S.W.3d 443; Mo. App. E.D. 2017).
  • Part of team defending against plaintiff’s claims that her perineal use of talcum powder caused her ovarian cancer. Plaintiff asked for tens of millions of dollars in compensatory and punitive damages. Jury returned defense verdict. (Daniels v. Johnson & Johnson, et al., St. Louis City Circuit Court, Missouri, March 2017).
  • Part of trial team defending against claim of intentional failure to supervise clergy. In less than four hours, jury returned defense verdicts in favor of both defendants. (Doe 119 v. Archdiocese of St. Louis and Xiu Hui Jiang, Lincoln County Circuit Court, Missouri, April 2017).
  • Part of trial team defending against high school student’s claim against his school for injuries sustained when he attempted to climb an 8-foot-tall wrought iron fence. Plaintiff asked for $3 million in compensatory and punitive damages. Jury returned zero-fault verdict. (Florian v. Christian Brothers College High School, St. Louis County Circuit Court, Missouri, March 2018).

HeplerBroom is pleased to announce that its physical offices have reopened. While the health and safety of our clients, employees, and families, remain our top priority, HeplerBroom attorneys and staff are returning to our offices on full-time or modified schedules. Our offices are open to visitors and clients with scheduled appointments, with appropriate screening of visitors and social-distancing protocols. HeplerBroom will continue to follow CDC recommendations for cleaning and sanitizing.

We are very proud of the dedicated efforts of our attorneys and staff to provide great service and work product to our clients during the pandemic. This would not have been possible without the incredible support provided by the HeplerBroom IT Department and other essential personnel who supported our personnel and clients from the office locations while the rest of our teams worked remotely.

If you have questions about visiting our offices, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to seeing you in person again in the near future.