Stephen M. Durbin's practice focuses primarily on business litigation, with particular emphasis on antitrust and environmental law. Regularly appearing before the federal and state courts in Missouri and Illinois, Steve also has extensive experience in practicing before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit and the federal district courts in Arizona and Indiana.

Practice Areas


  • Saint Louis University School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2004)
    • Certificate in Employment Law
    • Academic Excellence awards in Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Disability Discrimination Law, Electronic Media Law, First Amendment, and Taxation
  • Millikin University (B.A., 1996)
    • Communications

Legal Background

  • Summer associate, Lewis Rice LLC (2003)

Professional Affiliations

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


  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
  • Missouri Bar
  • Illinois Bar

Charitable & Civic Activities

  • Board member, HavenHouse St. Louis

Representative Cases

  • Saint Louis University, et al., v. The Masonic Temple Association of St. Louis, et al., 220 S.W.3d 721 (Mo. 2007)
  • Chaganti & Associates, P.C. v. Nowotny, et al., 470 F.3d 1215 (8th Cir. 2006)