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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 (1999-2022)
    • 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 (2006-2021)
    • 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)