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Hamilton and Neill Get Favorable Jury Verdict in Federal Court Trial

A federal jury in a St. Louis, Missouri, trial recently found HeplerBroom’s client JDS Cattle Co., Ltd. was not at fault in a personal injury case arising out of an automobile collision. The plaintiff, Jane Kapp, alleged that JDS Cattle Co., Ltd., by and through driver James Steingrandt, failed to keep a careful lookout and rear-ended her. Plaintiff asked for pain and suffering damages of $100,000 to $200,000. Instead, the jury returned a unanimous verdict that Kapp was completely at fault for the accident. HeplerBroom partner Kathleen Hamilton, lead attorney for the defendant, was assisted by HB associate attorney Joseph Neill.

Hamilton focuses her practice on general trial litigation and insurance defense. She has also successfully handled numerous appellate cases. She was recently appointed by the Missouri Supreme Court to the Joint Commission on Women in the Profession. Neill focuses his practice on personal injury and automobile and trucking matters. He has been named to Best Lawyers’ list of Ones to Watch. Both Hamilton and Neill are with the firm’s St. Louis office.

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