Biography

Robert J. Will advises clients on matters related to class action litigation, trust and estate litigation, professional liability, and condemnation.

A frequent speaker and author on topics relating to his area of practice, Bob is committed to continuing education.

In 2014, Bob was named Fellow of the American Bar Foundation (ABF), an honorary organization of lawyers, judges, and legal scholars whose careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the welfare of their communities and to the highest principles of the legal profession. Additionally, he is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and was selected for inclusion in Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers® 2009-2010 and 2013-2017.

Practice Areas

Education

  • George Washington University School of Law (J.D., with high honors, 1987)
    • Order of the Coif
    • Phi Delta Phi, 1985-1987
  • Saint Louis University (B.A., summa cum laude, 1984)
    • Phi Beta Kappa
    • Honors Program Degree
    • Certificate in Business Administration
    • National Merit Scholar

Legal Background

  • Law clerk and liaison with Federal Regulatory Agencies, Chemical Manufacturers Association (1985-1987)

Professional Affiliations

  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • Litigation Section, American Bar Association
    • Co-chair, Pretrial Practice and Discovery Committee (2015-present)
    • Co-chair, Homeless Experience Legal Protection (2014-2015)
    • Co-chair, Trust and Estate Litigation Committee (2012-2014)
    • Condemnation, Zoning and Land Use Committee (Committee Co-chair, 2009-2012; website editor, 2005-2009)
  • Tort and Insurance Practice Section, American Bar Association
    • Medicine and Law Committee (Vice Chair, 1999-2002)
    • Health Care Coordinating Group (1999-2001)
  • Member, Missouri Bar Fiduciary Litigation Committee (2012-present)
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • St. Louis Volunteer Lawyers Program
  • Instructor and judge, BAMSL Annual Moot Court Competitions, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis

Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh and Eighth Circuits
  • U.S. District Courts, Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri, Southern District of Illinois, Northern District of Oklahoma
  • Missouri Bar
  • Illinois Bar

Charitable & Civic Activities

  • Board of Directors, The Sheldon Arts Foundation (2009-present; Chair, Programming and Marketing Committee, 2015-present; Executive Committee, 2015-present)
  • St. Patrick Center (Chair, Board of Trustees, 2013-2016; Chair, Sports Trivia Championship, 2012-2014; Sports Trivia Championship Committee, 2004-2014; Co-chair, 2013, 2014 Sack Homelessness campaign)

Distinctions

  • ABA Outstanding Service Award (2006-2007)

Representative Cases

  • In the Matter of the Charles H. Stix Testamentary Trust, 480 S.W.3d 373 (Mo. App. E.D. 2015)
  • Palmer v. Asarco Incorporated, 510 F.Supp.2d 519, 2007 WL 2405660 (N.D. Okla. 2007)
  • Tague v. Missouri Private Sector Individual Self-Insurers Guaranty Corporation, 186 S.W.3d 469 (Mo. App. W.D. 2006)