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St. Louis, MO



  • University of Missouri-Columbia, J.D., 1979
  • University of Missouri-Columbia, Bachelor of Journalism, 1974


  • Missouri
  • Illinois
  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. District Courts for the
    • Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri
    • Northern District of Illinois

Practice Description

Gerard T. Noce focuses his practice on trials involving complex business litigation matters, including: professional and general negligence, clergy misconduct, products liability, and school law. He has represented clients in Missouri and Illinois, including: Automobile Club of Southern California (AAA), Bayer, Chaminade College Preparatory School, Christian Brothers Services, Marianist Province of the United States, MUSIC/Gallagher Bassett Services Inc., O’Reilly Auto Parts, Schnuck Markets Inc., St. John Vianney High School, The Archdiocese of St. Louis, and The Visitation Academy.

Bar/Professional Associations

  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • American College of Trial Lawyers
    • Fellow
  • Defense Research Institute
    • Missouri State Representative (2000-2003)
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Lawyers Association of St. Louis
  • The Missouri Bar
  • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers
    • Trial Academy Committee Co-chair (2019-2021)
    • President (1999-2000)
    • Board Member (1990-2001)

Awards, Honors & Distinctions

  • AV Preeminent® Attorney by Martindale-Hubbell (Judicial Edition)
  • Best Lawyers in America (1999-2021)
    • 2012 “Lawyer of the Year” – Product Liability Litigation-Defendants (St. Louis)
  • Award of Honor, The Lawyers Association of St. Louis (2019)
  • Ben Ely, Jr., Defense Lawyer Award, Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers (2014)
  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyer (2006-2020)
    • Top 50 St. Louis Super Lawyers (2013-2016)

Law School Honors/Involvement

  • American Jurisprudence Award, Property and Partnership and Agency, 1977

Published Legal Writing

  • "Individual and Institutional Liability for Injuries Arising from Sports and Athletics," (Co-author) Defense Counsel Journal (October 1996)

Legal Lectures & Presentations

  • “Ask the Experts,” panel member, Missouri United School Insurance Council annual meeting (virtual) (2021).
  • “Trial Wars-Return of the Jury,” American College of Trial Lawyers (St. Louis MO, 2017)
  • “Intersession Trial Practice-Trial Problems,” American College of Trial Lawyers (Columbia MO, 2017)
  • “Advanced Trial Skills-Complex Litigation,” Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers/Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys (Lake Ozark MO, 2010)
  • “Anatomy of a Trial-Evidence,” The Missouri Bar/St. Louis University School of Law (St. Louis MO, 2010)
  • Instructor, Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers Trial Academy (Columbia MO, 2010)
  • Instructor, International Association of Defense Counsel Trial Academy, Stanford Law School (Palo Alto CA, 2009)
  • Missouri Judicial College, The Missouri Bar (Kansas City MO and St. Louis MO, 2008)
  • “Venue, Removal, and Change of Judge: Analysis after Tort Reform,” United States Arbitration and Mediation (St. Louis MO, 2007)

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.