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Who is


Louis J. Leonatti was born in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1949. He was educated at the University of Missouri, Columbia receiving his law degree in 1973. He is admitted to practice before the Missouri Supreme Court, the United States Supreme Court, and the United States Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit. As a lawyer, he concentrated his practice in the area of personal injury, motor vehicle collisions, product liability, insurance coverage, trucking accidents, and municipal government.

Leonatti has now shifted his focus to serving as a mediator, mediating more than 100 cases.


- Authored chapters 27 and 28 in Missouri Tort Law, Volume 2, 1979
- Legal education lecturer on Federal Practice and Procedure
- Nomination by President George H.W. Bush for a seat on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri in June 1992

- Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers

- Listed in the Missouri Kansas edition of Superlawyers

Associations and Memberships

- Member of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals

- Former Vice Chair of Missouri Ethics Commission

- Member of the Federal Practice Committee for the United State District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri

Member of the Missouri Bar Evidence Task Force

- Recently completed his term as President of the Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyer

- Member of the Missouri Supreme Court’s Committee which drafts civil jury instructions

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