Douglas M. Nieder's areas of practice include products liability including lead, asbestos, silica, benzene, manganese, and breast implants; premises liability; class actions; chemical and toxic torts; environmental law; and commercial litigation. Doug acts as national coordinating counsel for asbestos personal injury litigation for a fabricator of custom pressure vessels, managing all activities for cases pending in Illinois and Missouri, and overseeing local counsel for cases pending in other jurisdictions. He has extensive experience defending clients in the circuit courts of Madison County and St. Clair County, IL and in the city of St. Louis, MO.

Practice Areas


  • Washington University in St. Louis School of Law (J.D., 1998)
    • Washington University Law Quarterly, associate editor
  • Illinois Wesleyan University (B.A., cum laude, 1995)

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis


  • United States District Courts, Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri, Southern District of Illinois
  • Missouri Bar
  • Illinois Bar

Charitable & Civic Activities

  • Chairman of the Board, St. Louis Art Fair

Honors & Awards

  • FOCUS St. Louis Leadership Class of 2011