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IRENE J.
MARUSIC

Partner

imarusic@heplerbroom.com

314-480-4175

St. Louis, MO

 

Education

  • Saint Louis University J.D., 2000
  • Washington University, B.A, 1996

Admissions

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

Practice Description


Irene J. Marusic concentrates her practice on the defense of complex liability and medical issues, including alleged criminal acts on business property, sexual assault and abuse, premises claims, complex medical causation issues, and high exposure general liability litigation. Throughout her career, she has represented clients that include national and regional insurance carriers, local and national chain restaurants and businesses, daycare facilities, church camps and school districts. She has successfully tried jury trials to conclusion throughout Missouri.

Awards, Honors & Distinctions


  • Best Lawyers – Litigation – Insurance, The Best Lawyers in America (2022, 2021)
  • Best Lawyers – Product Liability Litigation – Defendants, The Best Lawyers in America (2022, 2021)
  • Super Lawyers – Personal Injury General: Defense, Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers (2018-2021)
  • Litigation Practitioner Award Recipient, Women’s Justice Awards, Missouri Lawyers Weekly (2016)
  • Up and Coming Award Recipient, Missouri Lawyers Weekly (2011)
  • Top Five Winningest Defense Attorney (Missouri Lawyers Weekly (2011)
  • Winningest Defense Attorney, Missouri Lawyers Weekly (2010)
  • Runner-Up, Winningest Defense Attorney, Missouri Lawyers Weekly (2009)

Law School Honors/Involvement


  • Executive Editor, St. Louis University Public Law Review
  • Faculty Fellow, Associate Professor Carol A. Needham, Saint Louis University School of Law

Representative/Recent Case Results


  • Walls v. Geico Casualty Company, St. Louis City Circuit Court, Defendant’s verdict in favor of Geico in uninsured motorist/ vexatious refusal to pay case
  • Wolfe v. D&W Restaurants, LLC, Greene County Circuit Court, Defendant’s verdict in trip and fall case
  • Witman v. Collette, Greene County Circuit Court, Defendant’s verdict in trip and fall case
  • Wampler v. Speake, Greene County Circuit Court, Defendant’s verdict in car accident case
  • Carmen Soto Martinez et al v. Burnham, St. Louis City Circuit Court, Defendant’s verdict in car accident case
  • Bushdiecker v. Mr. B’s Bar & Grill, St. Louis City Circuit Court, Defendant’s verdict in slip and fall case
  • Lake v. Lake, Marion County Circuit Court, Defendant’s verdict in landowner trip and fall case
  • Sehic v. Automobile Club Inter-Insurance Exchange, St. Louis Circuit Court, Defendant’s verdict in favor of AAA in auto theft/ vexatious refusal to pay case
  • Barlow v. ADSO, Inc., St. Louis City Circuit Court, Defendant’s verdict in an assault case
  • Williams v. Mark Twain Center Partnership, Marion County Circuit Court, Defendant’s verdict in slip and fall case
  • Fowler v. Arrowhead Sale Facility, Jefferson County Circuit Court, Defendant’s verdict in personal injury claim of a minor alleging head injury
  • Mundy v. Cowboys 2000, Greene County Circuit Court, Defendant’s verdict in an assault case
  • Nichols v. Mark Twain Center Partnership, Ralls County Circuit Court, Defendant’s verdict in trip and fall case
  • Gegg v. Naeger, Ste. Genevieve County Circuit Court, Defendant’s verdict in farming accident case
  • Ferguson v. Stumpf, St. Charles County Circuit Court, Defendant’s verdict in car accident case
  • Sieckmann v. Interstate Brands, St. Louis City Circuit Court, Plaintiff’s verdict in wrongful death claim where Ms. Marusic’s client received a jury verdict in excess of $10 million

Published Appellate Decisions Results


  • Sherrell v. Brown, Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District
  • Fugate v. Heibel, Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District

Additional Information


Ms. Marusic is bilingual in both Croatian and Bosnian languages.

 

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.

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