Biography

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

Education

  • 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

Admissions

  • 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)
Firm Highlights
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Matthew J. Haas Offers Commentary for Inside P&C Article on Business Interruption Insurance and COVID-19

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Michael D. Mulligan Publishes Article in ACTEC Law Journal Comparing Sales to an Intentionally Defective Irrevocable Trust and a to Beneficiary Intentionally Defective Irrevocable Trust

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Lewis Rice Recognized as Top M&A Firm by BTI Consulting Group

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61 Lewis Rice Attorneys Named Best Lawyers for 2022, 16 Named Ones to Watch

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Client Alert

FTC Reverses Course on Treatment of Debt Payoff Under HSR Act

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Brian P. Pezza Quoted in SHRM Articles on Employee Vaccination Status Disclosure and Employer Vaccination Policies

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OSHA’s New Guidance Regarding Indoor Mask Wearing, COVID-19 Vaccination Mandates, Regular Testing of Unvaccinated Workers, and More

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Michael R. Thiessen Recognized as Pro Bono Spotlight by KCMBF for August

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FTC Adds Teeth to the ‘Made in USA’ Rule

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Lewis Rice Wins $1.5 Million in Compensation for Covington Landowners

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Diversity & Inclusion

Golf Foundation of Missouri Awards First Larry L. Deskins, Sr. Scholarship

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Neal F. Perryman Named to Missouri’s POWER List in Employment Law by Missouri Lawyers Media

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Lewis Rice Wins Nearly $500,000 in Compensation for Sarasota Landowners

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Client Alert

Missouri Now Requires Employers to Provide Leave and Accommodations for Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence

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Lauren R. Carey Creates New Blog for Social Media Influencers

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Supreme Court Limits Ability to Compel Access to Private Property Without Compensation

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David W. Sweeney Represents Advantes Group in $7.2 Million Apartment Project

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John C. Bodnar Named BTI M&A Client Service All-Star

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Four Lewis Rice Attorneys Named 2022 “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers

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Client Alert

Property Owners Can Push the Issue Under Illinois Mechanic’s Lien Law

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