Andrew G. Toennies



Andrew G. Toennies has more than 27 years of litigation experience representing individuals and businesses in a variety of legal matters. He focuses his practices in the areas of personal injury, workers’ compensation, premises liability, commercial litigation, real estate and professional negligence. He has significant trial experience as he has tried more than 45 jury trials in Illinois and Missouri and hundreds of bench trials.

Mr. Toennies has tried cases in St. Louis County, the City of St. Louis, Madison County, Monroe County, St. Clair County, Clinton County, St. Charles County, Jefferson County and federal courts in Illinois and Missouri. He has extensive experience in personal injury law that includes auto accidents, motorcycle accidents, slip and falls, boat accidents, wrongful death, insurance claims and workers’ compensation. In addition, Mr. Toennies represents business owners in breach of contract matters, business-to-business litigation, real estate, construction, andcollection matters. Andy earned his J.D. from Ohio Northern University School of Law.


Representative Cases

  • Settled an Underinsured Motorist Case for $500,000, 2019 – Clinton County, IL , 2019
  • Settled a Slip and Fall case in December 2018 for $405,000 , 2018
  • $16 million injury claim settlement – St. Clair County, IL
  • Mediation award $425,000 – Madison County, IL
  • Jury verdict $125,000 – Clinton County, IL
  • In the Matter of Steven Prye, 169 S.W.3d 116
  • In the Matter of Myrtle Dunn, 181 S.W.3d 601
  • Defense verdict on behalf of local sports team regarding an assault and battery case – City of St. Louis, MO
  • Vehicular collision $500,000 settlement – Miller County, MO
  • Plaintiff’s verdict – St. Louis County
  • Defense verdict on behalf of local sports team- the City of St. Louis
  • Workers’ compensation trial $475,000, MO
  • Death claim $500,000 – Clinton County, IL
  • Workers’ compensation trial – Herrin, IL
  • Workers’ compensation trial – Collinsville, IL
  • Successful workers’ compensation verdict – St. Louis, MO
  • Product liability verdict – St. Louis County, MO
  • Successful trial and injunctive relief in business dispute – St. Clair County, IL
  • Successful appeal of workers’ compensation trial – Springfield, IL
  • Defended employment agency in NLRB trial – Peoria, IL
  • Workers’ compensation differential award – Herrin, IL
  • Achieved $75,000 settlement on behalf of United States Air Force member in U.S. District Court – East St. Louis, IL
  • Gained injunctive relief for California resident against local dealer – St. Louis County, MO
  • Represented physician, gaining dismissal with prejudice – St. Clair County, IL
  • Settlement on behalf of injured plaintiff $175,000 – St. Louis City
  • Successful arbitration award for national contractor – Madison County, IL
  • Successfully represented national internet provider in claims pending in both state and federal courts – Southern Illinois
  • Employment discrimination defense lawsuit – St. Clair County, IL
  • Wrongful death settlement in drunk driving dram shop case $176,000 – Madison County, IL
  • Successful bench trial in dispute between contractors – St. Clair County, IL
  • Product liability settlement $950,000 – St. Louis, MO
  • Successful verdict in physician/patient dispute – St. Clair County, IL
  • Successfully dismissed 3 discrimination claims filed with IL Department of Human Rights against personnel agency
  • Delivered $50,0000 settlement – St. Clair County, IL
  • Delivered $100,000 settlement – Reynolds County, MO
  • Delivered $50,0000 settlement – Monroe County, IL
  • Workers Compensation trial, Collinsville, IL
  • Bench trials in construction cases – St. Clair County, IL
  • Oral argument before the Illinois Industrial Commission in Worker’s Compensation case
  • Appellate victory in Schaefer v. Universal Scaffolding Equipment, LLC before the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals for a Spoliation/Products Liability case, delivered settlement of $1,050,000– Chicago, IL

My Team

Administrative Assistant: 
Shannon Kohler

Nina Turner

Practice Areas

  • Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Real Estate
  • Worker’s Compensation
  • Construction

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 2015
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri, 2001
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois, 1994
  • Supreme Court of Missouri, 1993
  • Supreme Court of Illinois, 1993


  • Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law, Ada, Ohio
    • J.D. – 1992
  • Maryville University
    • B.A. – 1988

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • The Missouri Bar
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • St. Clair County Bar Association
  • St. Clair County, IL, Certified Arbitrator
  • American Association for Justice
  • St. Clair County, IL, Guardian Ad Litem
  • Business Network International, Belleville, IL Chapter

Employment History

  • Lashly & Baer, P.C., Member, 2006
  • Lashly & Baer, P.C., Associate, 2004 to 2006
  • Brown & Crouppen, Associate, 1996 to 2004
  • Reed, Bruhn & Wrangler, P.C., Associate, 1995 to 1996
  • Neubauer & Associates, Associate, 1993 to 1995
  • Rosen & Associates, Associate, 1992 to 1993

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