Goldberg Segalla, one of the fastest-growing law firms in the United States, will further expand its U.S. footprint when it opens a new office in St. Louis on March 1. St. Louis will be home to Goldberg Segalla’s 13th office, highlighting the dynamic growth that has defined the 200-lawyer firm since it was founded in 2001.
The St. Louis office will be launched by a team of five lawyers led by Kurtis B. Reeg, a nationally recognized insurance coverage, toxic tort, and class action defense lawyer.
Richard J. Cohen, Goldberg Segalla’s Managing Partner, notes that adding Kurt and his team both complement and expand upon the firm’s broad array of capabilities. All of Goldberg Segalla’s practice groups will expand into the St. Louis office, he said. In addition to insurance coverage and toxic torts, the new group also adds extensive experience in agriculture law, business and commercial litigation, environmental law, intellectual property, medical malpractice, product liability, and other areas.
“I am excited to have Kurt and his team join Team GS,” Rick said. “Anyone who has worked on a case with or against them knows they are all exceptional lawyers with stellar reputations. Kurt is widely regarded as one of the preeminent lawyers in his field, and many of us here have known him for years from working together as leaders in national defense bar organizations. Once the opportunity for further Midwest expansion came to light, we could think of no one we would rather have lead that growth than Kurt Reeg.”
He added, “Expanding into St. Louis is the perfect Midwest complement to our strong presence in Chicago, and we fully expect both locations to continue growing. With Kurt and his team, we will be putting seasoned trial lawyers on the ground in some of the country’s toughest, plaintiff-friendly jurisdictions, and we will significantly expand our reach throughout Missouri, Illinois, Michigan, Nebraska, Kansas, and other areas. Our new St. Louis team will collaborate with all our offices and bring their experience to benefit clients across our entire footprint.”
“All of us are thrilled to join Goldberg Segalla and to bring its extensive resources to the service we provide our clients,” Kurt said. “With the firm’s diverse range of practices, its reach across the United States and into the United Kingdom, and the respect and accolades it has earned globally, we feel this will open up significant doors of opportunity for our clients. On top of that, Goldberg Segalla’s teamwork-driven philosophy and emphasis on a positive culture match the way we have always worked together. We would not have decided to join just any firm — for us, Goldberg Segalla was the right fit.”
Goldberg Segalla has earned numerous distinctions that place it among many of the largest and longest-established law firms in the world. In 2014, it was named Law Firm of the Year by the global insurance and reinsurance publication Reactions at its London Market Awards, as well as USA Insurance Law Firm of the Year by the international Lawyer Monthly. It has been a finalist for Intelligent Insurer’s Global Law Firm of the Year award in each of the past two years at the Monte Carlo Rendezvous de Septembre.