Biography

Co-chair of Lewis Rice's Environmental, Chemical & Toxic Tort Department, Douglas M. Nieder's practice is focused on trial preparation and litigation management as national counsel for a fabricator of custom pressure vessels in asbestos personal injury litigation. In the role of national counsel, Doug is responsible for the creation and implementation of defense strategies employed by local counsel throughout the United States and handles all aspects of discovery, including expert witness development and corporate witness depositions. 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

Education

  • 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

Admissions

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

Charitable & Civic Activities

  • St. Louis Art Fair
    • Board of Directors (2011 - present)
    • Chairman of the Board (2014 - 2016)
  • Certified as Special Public Defender, Missouri Coalition for the Right to Counsel

Honors & Awards

  • FOCUS St. Louis Leadership Class of 2011-2012
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