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ALEXANDRA S.
HAAR-JUSTICE

Partner

ahaar-justice@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-Justice focuses her practice on trials involving complex business litigation matters, including product liability, nonprofit/religious/ school institution cases, premises liability, and motor vehicle accidents/personal injury. She also handles criminal matters through the Missouri Coalition for Right to Counsel. In addition, she represents clients in employment and labor law matters.

Prior to joining HeplerBroom, Ms. Haar-Justice 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. She also has experience handling all phases of the litigation process in state and federal courts, including motion practice, discovery, and trial preparation. In addition, she has experience arguing cases before the Missouri Court of Appeals and the Missouri Supreme Court.

Bar/Professional Associations


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

Awards, Honors & Distinctions


  • Top Defense Wins of 2021 Award, Missouri Lawyer (co-winner)
  • 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)
  • 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


  • “What I Need Is a Good Defense, Cuz I’m Feelin’ Like a Criminal: An Ethical Overview of Attorney Representation and Involvement in the January 6, 2021 United States Capitol Attack,” Theodore McMillian American Inn of Court (St. Louis MO, 2021) (co-presenter)
  • “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


  • Obtained summary judgment and dismissal on plaintiff's claims arising from his contention of repressed memory of injury allegedly sustained in 1980's. (Doe JP v. Archdiocese of St. Louis, et al. Case No. 4:20-cv-00331, United States District Court, Eastern District of Missouri, August 2022)
  • Obtained complete injunctive and declaratory judgment, after bench trial, in favor of board of directors of nonprofit organization in dispute over corporate governance, amendment of corporate articles, real property, and other assets. (Marshall Temple Association, et al., v. Michael R. Thomas, et. al., Case No. 21SA-CV00639, Saline County Circuit Court, Missouri, July 2022)
  • Part of team defending against three plaintiffs’ claims that perineal use of talcum powder caused ovarian cancer. Plaintiffs asked for hundreds of millions of dollars in compensatory and punitive damages. Jury returned defense verdict. (Giese v. Johnson & Johnson, et al., Case No. 1522-CC00419-02, St. Louis City Circuit Court, Missouri, September 2021).
  • 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).
  • 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 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, Case No. 13L6-CC00092, Lincoln County Circuit Court, Missouri, April 2017).