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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


  • 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 LLC COVID-19 Response

HeplerBroom has been diligently working on its response and continuity plan to the COVID-19 pandemic in order to keep the health and safety of our employees, their families, and our clients as our top priority.

To help ensure everyone's continued health and well-being, effective March 17, 2020, all attorneys and staff began working remotely. We continue to assess the situation and will return to our physical offices when appropriate.

To ensure this, the firm has identified essential personnel in each office who will make certain that critical firm functions that cannot be done remotely continue to be handled. We have put in place protocol for those essential personnel to make sure they are keeping healthy per the CDC cleaning and sanitizing recommendations. All teams have back-up personnel and procedures that we will follow to make sure all deadlines are met and clients receive the same great service and work product that we have always been proud to provide.

HeplerBroom's IT department has been working hard to make sure all remote employees are set up with equipment and access from home to limit disruption to our clients. Maintaining security and confidentiality has remained, and will continue to remain, at the forefront of all processes and procedures, at all levels throughout the firm.

The firm has created emergency communication measures to communicate any changes to this plan to employees and are communicating on a regular basis with any and all new resources and helpful information during this uncertain time.

During these fluid and unpredictable times, HeplerBroom will continue its commitment to great service and results for our clients, all while keeping safe and healthy.

Wishing you and your families good health.

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