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David Wasinger

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Career Experience:

    David Wasinger has gained national recognition as senior counsel and managing partner of a law firm concentrating in complex litigation in federal and state courts. For the past several years, he has been voted by his peers as one of the Best Lawyers in America. He has also been voted by his peers as a Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyer. In 2014, The American Lawyer recognized him as National Litigator of the Week for his landmark and historic work on cases involving the country’s financial crisis. The cases have been recognized as among the largest and most complex in the history of the United States.

    He has defended and prosecuted lawsuits in six federal judicial circuits in three separate states. He has argued multiple cases before state and federal courts of appeals, including the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit and the Supreme Court of Missouri. He is now “of Counsel” to the firm.

    Bar Admissions:

    • Missouri, 1988
    • Illinois, 1989
    • Iowa, 2004
    • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri, 1988
    • U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri, 1988
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1992
    • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 1992
    • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1992
    • U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois, 1992
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1992
    • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 2012
    • Missouri Supreme Court, 1988
    • U.S. Supreme Court, 2014

    Legal Education:

    • Vanderbilt University School of Law, Nashville, Tennessee, 1988
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence
    • Law Review: Associate Editor, Vanderbilt Law Review, 1987-1988
    • Vanderbilt Law School Honor Council

    Undergraduate Education:

    • University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, 1985
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts
    • Curator’s Scholar
    • Ponder-Briegel Scholar
    • John D. Rader Accountancy Scholar
    • Arthur Young Accounting Scholar
    • Coopers Lybrand Scholar

    Awards and Recognition:

    • Selected as one of the “Best Lawyers in America” (2010-Present)
    • Selected as Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyer (2008-Present)
    • Martindale-Hubbell, AV rated (Highest Rating)
    • Selected by The American Lawyer as National Litigator of the Week (2014)
    • Former Member of Young Lawyers’ Council of Missouri Bar

    Professional Associations and Memberships:

    • The Federalist Society
    • The Missouri Bar
    • Board of Curators of the University of Missouri (2005-2011)
    • Former Board Member, Children’s Miracle Network
    • Davenport Society, University of Missouri
    • Certified Public Accountant
    • Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
    • Member, Board of Directors, Boy Scouts of Greater St. Louis
    • Member, Legacy Society, University of Missouri
    • Founded/funded “Anything is Possible” Scholarship Fund for University of Missouri