Judith C. Brostron



Judith C. Brostron has more than 25 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.


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

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?” Fall, 1999 edition of the DePaul Journal of Health Care Law
  • “COBRA Continuation Coverage and the Plain Reading of the Statute: Geissal v. Moore Medical Corporation” 1999-2000 edition of the 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 in August, 1998, Contributing Author
  • Fundamentals of Nursing 5th Edition, Authors Patricia A. Potter, Anne G. Perry -published by Mosby in August, 2000, Contributing Author

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)

My Team

Administrative Assistant:
Kathy Voss

Practice Areas

  • Health Care
  • Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1986
  • U.S. 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. – 1999
    • Major: Health Law
  • Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence – 1985
    • Honors: With High Honors
  • National College of Education, Evanston, Illinois
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts – 1981
    • Major: Applied Behavioral Science
  • Evanston Hospital School of Nursing
    • R.N., Diploma in Professional Nursing – 1971

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association, Tort and Insurance Law
  • The Missouri Bar
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • American Health Lawyers Association

Employment History

  • Lashly & Baer, P.C., Of Counsel, 2016
  • Lashly & Baer, P.C., Member, 1991 to 2016
  • Lashly & Baer, P.C., Associate, 1985 to 1990

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