Judith C. Brostron



Judith C. Brostron has more than 35 years of experience advising health care clients in Missouri and Illinois. She has an active trial practice in which she has successfully defended health care providers through jury verdict and appellate practice.

In addition, Ms. Brostron has over 10 years of nursing experience. With her Master’s in health law, she understands the needs of health care providers. She regularly advises her clients on HIPAA and other privacy and confidentiality issues including the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act. Her clients include hospitals, nursing homes, long-term care facilities, physicians and nurses.

Judy has been selected for inclusion in Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers in the field of Personal Injury Medical Malpractice: Defense from 2006 – 2008. She earned her J.D., with honors, from Chicago-Kent College of Law, and her LL.M. in health law from Saint Louis University School of Law.

Community Service & Awards

  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers
    Personal Injury Medical Malpractice: Defense, 2006 – 2008
    Top 50 Female Attorney in St. Louis, 2006
  • Leadership St. Louis

Representative Clients

  • Healthcare Services Group

Representative Cases

  • Kaufman v. Schroeder, 946 N.W.2d 345 (Ill. 2011)
  • Kaufman v. Jersey Community Hospital, 919 N.E.2d 1077 (Ill. App. 4th District 2009)
  • Gonzalez v. Bi-State Medical Consultants, Inc., 271 S.W.3d 636 (Mo. Ct. App. E.D. 2008)
  • Schembre v. Jefferson Memorial Hospital, 239 S.W.3d 123 (Mo. Ct. App. E.D. 2007)
  • Buttrey v. Boardwine, 159 S.W.3d 847 (Mo. Ct. App. E.D. 2005)
  • Schembre v. Mid America Transplant, 135 S.W.3d 527 (Mo. Ct. App. E.D. 2004)
  • Fierstein v. DePaul Health Center, 24 S.W.3d 220 (Mo. Ct. App. E.D. 2000)
  • Glastetter v. Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp., 107 F.Supp.2d 1015 (E.D. Mo. 2000)
  • State ex rel. DePaul Health Center v. Mummert, 870 S.W.2d 820 (Mo. 1994)
  • Smith v. Paslode Corp., 799 F.Supp. 960 (E.D. Mo. 1992)

Published Works

  • “The Conflict of Interest Standard in ERISA Cases: Can It be Avoided in the Denial of High Dose Chemotherapy Treatment for Breast Cancer?” DePaul Journal of Health Care Law
  • “COBRA Continuation Coverage and the Plain Reading of the Statute: Geissal v. Moore Medical Corporation” Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Journal of Law and Health
  • Basic Nursing: Theory and Practice 4th Edition,  Authors Patricia A. Potter, Anne G. Perry – published by Mosby, Contributing Author
  • Fundamentals of Nursing 5th Edition, Authors Patricia A. Potter, Anne G. Perry -published by Mosby, Contributing Author

My Team

Administrative Assistant:
Kara Brostron

Practice Areas

  • Health Care
  • Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 1986
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Missouri, 1985
  • Supreme Court of Missouri, 1985
  • Supreme Court of Illinois, 1986


  • University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, Columbia, Missouri
    • Mediation Training for Civil Cases, 2004
  • Saint Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri
    • L.L.M., Health Law, 1999
  • Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D., with high honors, 1985
  • National College of Education, Evanston, Illinois
    • B.A., Applied Behavioral Science, 1981 
  • Evanston Hospital School of Nursing
    • R.N., 1971

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • The Missouri Bar
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis

Employment History

  • Lashly & Baer, P.C.
    Of Counsel, 2016 – Present
    Member, 1991 – 2016
    Associate, 1985 – 1991

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