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BRADLEY M.
ZAFFIRI

Associate

bzaffiri@heplerbroom.com

314-480-4220

St. Louis, MO

 

Education

  • Saint Louis University School of Law, J.D., 2009
  • Truman State University, B.A. in Political Science and Spanish, cum laude, 2006

Admissions

  • Missouri
  • Illinois
  • California
  • U.S. District Courts for the
    • Eastern District of Missouri
    • Western District of Missouri

Practice Description


Bradley M. Zaffiri focuses his practice on cases involving complex civil litigation matters, including:

  • Insurance law
  • Professional liability
  • Premises liability
  • Products liability

He represents clients in state and federal trial courts in Missouri and Illinois in addition to handling appellate matters throughout Missouri. He has authored, argued, and prevailed on numerous dispositive motions in disputes ranging from insurance coverage and bad faith claims handling to premises liability, construction defects, and personal injury.

Awards, Honors & Distinctions


  • Best Lawyers' list of “Ones to Watch” (2021-2022)
  • Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyers
    • Rising Star (2016-2021)

Law School Honors/Involvement


  • Academic Excellence Award in International Commercial Transactions
  • Dean's Select Scholar
  • Saint Louis University Civil Advocacy Clinic
  • Saint Louis University Law Journal
    • Editor

Published Legal Writing


  • “Missouri Appellate Court Reaffirmed Owned-Vehicle Exclusions in Uninsured Motorist Coverage,” HeplerBroom Blog (December 21, 2021). (This blog post can be read here.)
  • “Illinois Appellate Court Permits Insured to Prove Terms of Missing Policies with Specimen Coverage Forms for the Missing Policy Periods,” HeplerBroom Blog (March 28, 2018). (This blog post can be read here.)

Representative/Recent Case Results


  • Secured summary judgment for client in case where plaintiffs alleged damage to their multimillion-dollar home arising from the design and installation of an inadequate heating and cooling system in their indoor poolroom. Plaintiffs sought damages based on the alleged breach of contract to perform punch list work at the home after the design and installation of the system occurred. Because the contract at issue expressly disclaimed any liability for work done prior to its execution, and because the undisputed material facts demonstrated that the system was designed and installed in the home prior to that date, the Court found defendant was entitled to summary judgment. [Harold Lewis, et al. v. Sigman Indoor Climate Solutions, et al., St. Charles County, Missouri Circuit Court; No. 1711‑CC00994]. Summary judgement affirmed upon appeal. [Harold Lewis, et al. v. Sigman Indoor Climate Solutions, et al., St. Charles County, Missouri Circuit Court; No. 1711‑CC00994, ED 106899].
  • Secured summary judgment for client in case where plaintiff sued his co-employee for plaintiff’s workplace injuries. Judgment was affirmed by Missouri Supreme Court, which found co-employee’s negligence was result of breach of employer’s nondelegable duty to provide a safe workplace; thus, negligence was the employer’s, not the co-employee’s. [Matthew Fogerty v. Larry Meyer, Missouri Supreme Court No. SC96030] Ruling in case changed Missouri law regarding co-employee liability and when one co-employee may sue another.
  • Secured summary judgment for client based on “acceptance doctrine.” At the time Plaintiff was injured, the general contractor had already accepted client’s work and resumed control over the physical area at issue. [Joseph Zygler v. Hawkins Construction & Flat Work Contracting, Co., Inc., St. Louis County Circuit Court, Missouri, Case No. 16SL-CC00847 (October 30, 2017). Summary judgment upheld on appeal [Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District, ED108543)]