Mr. Godfrey has extensive experience in all aspects of civil defense litigation, including, but not limited to, automotive, construction, insurance and real estate, government, manufacturing, EEOC, retail trade, services, transportation and public utilities, and wholesale trade industries.
He has successfully litigated cases involving admiralty, auto/vehicular, bad faith, business torts, construction law, contract disputes, employment litigation, Erisa, general liability insurance, insurance coverage, medical malpractice, personal injury, pollution/toxic tort, premises liability, products liability, professional liability, property damage, subrogation, wrongful death, and defamation/slander.
Overall, Mr. Godfrey has tried over two hundred cases to a conclusion throughout the State of Missouri and Southern Illinois, in both the State and Federal Courts.
Mr. Godfrey is a member of the Missouri Bar Association and the Illinois State Bar Association.
Mr. Godfrey is an avid sports enthusiast and is former President of the Missouri Athletic Club, 1998-1999. Other interests include travel, politics, history, and art.
Honors and Awards:
America's Top 100 Civil Defense Litigators ® 2020
American Board of Trial Advocates
Adjunct Professor, Meramec Community College, 'Introduction to the Rules of Missouri Civil Procedure,' 2002-2003
Lecturer, 'Handling of Soft-Tissue Cases,' 1996 and 1998
Award, 'Outstanding Defense Attorney-Missouri Operations,' presented by Silvey Companies, 1993
Award, ' Superior Achievement in Trial Advocacy,' presented by Saint Louis University School of Law, 1983-1984
Saint Louis University, J.D., 1984
Saint Louis University, B.A., 1980
U.S. District Court
Eastern District of Missouri; the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals
United States Tax Court