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Spencer E. Farris

Spencer Farris

The S.E. Farris Law Firm
116 East Lockwood
St. Louis, MO 63119
The S.E. Farris Law Firm
Phone 314-252-9937
Fax 314-963-0629


Selected To Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2014

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Practice Areas

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

Workers' Compensation

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff

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Spencer E. Farris is the founder of The S.E. Farris Law Firm, located in St. Louis, Missouri. Focusing his practice on personal injury litigation, he represents plaintiffs throughout the state who have been harmed by the negligence of others in such matters as motor vehicle accidents, products liability, medical malpractice, premises liability and nursing home abuse.

After graduating from Oklahoma State University with his Bachelor of Arts in English, Mr. Farris went on to attend Washington University School of Law, where he was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1992. While in law school, he was awarded the American Jurisprudence Award in Evidence. After graduation, Mr. Farris spent several years as an associate at a St. Louis firm before founding The S.E. Farris Law Firm in 2001. He is admitted to practice in Missouri and Illinois.

Mr. Farris has been certified as a civil trial lawyer by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, an organization accredited by the American Bar Association and recognized for its demanding certification methods. He has also received numerous honors and recognition during his career, including a 10.0 "Superb" peer-review rating through Avvo, and freely shares his experience as an adjunct professor at Saint Louis University School of Law.

An active participant in several professional organizations, Mr. Farris serves on the board of governors of the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, is a member of the American Association for Justice and was one of the founding members of the Consumer Attorney Network. He is also a past chairman of the Trial Section of The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis and is the author of a syndicated column on legal issues.

Certifications and Credentials

About Spencer Farris

Law School: Washington University in St. Louis School of Law

Admitted: 1992, Missouri

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Honors and Awards:

  • American Jurisprudence Award in Evidence
  • He served on the Washington University nationally recognized Trial Team and received recognition from the International Academy of Trial Attorneys

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • National Board of Trial Advocacy – Certified Civil Trial Advocate

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Trial section chairman, Bar Association of St. Louis, 2010-2012
  • Founding member of the Consumer Attorney Network, 1992-present
  •  American Association for Justice, Member
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys: Editor, Trial Magazine
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys: Board of Governors

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Adjunct Professor, Trial Advocacy Program , St. Louis University School of Law

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Grose vs. Nissan 
  • LeSage vs. Dirt Cheap Cigarettes and Beer, Inc.

Educational Background:

  • Oklahoma State University, 1986
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5 Things that will Sink Your Workers' Compensation Claim - (2014)

Workers’ compensation is a difficult area of the law. Since 2005, the playing field has tilted even more away from the injured employee and toward the insurance company. In addition, work comp overpays small injuries and underpays major ones—this means that a badly injured worker will never get “enough” money to make them whole. Hiring a good workman’s compensation lawyer is vital to you getting the money you and your family deserve after a work-related injury. Avoiding mistakes in the process is crucial! Here are 5 things that will sink your work comp claim.

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