Kenneth C. Brostron Named Lawyer of the Year for His Career Work Defending Schools and Public Institutions in Personal Injury Claims

St. Louis, Missouri (August 15, 2019) ― Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, has named Kenneth C. Brostron as the “St. Louis Best Lawyers Personal Injury Defense Lawyer of the Year” for 2020.

Ken has over 45 years of litigation experience, and is well-known for his work in education law, as well as state and United States constitutional matters. Ken has spent a significant part of his career defending public entities and school districts in personal injury matters. It is for this work that his peers have selected him to receive this award. In addition to working with school’s and government agencies, he counsels businesses in all aspects of their operations, and defends health care providers and attorneys in professional negligence claims.

“We would like to congratulate Ken on being selected as the ‘St. Louis Best Lawyers, Lawyer of the Year’ for 2020.” said Lisa O. Stump, President of Lashly & Baer, “Ken’s legal career has spanned more than 45 years as a top litigator, 30 of which he also served as the Firm’s President in addition to maintaining a full litigation practice. We are thrilled Ken has been recognized for his achievements.”

For 19 straight years Ken has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers of America® listing. In 2016, Ken was also named “St. Louis Best Lawyers Medical Malpractice Defense Lawyer of the Year.” He has also been honored as a Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyer
each year since 2005, including many times being in the Top 50 and Top 100 Lawyers lists. He earned his J.D. from Saint Louis University School of Law.

Lawyers named to The Best Lawyers in America® list, were recognized by their peers in the legal industry for their professional excellence in 72 practice areas. Only one lawyer in each practice area is named “Lawyer of the Year.” Honorees receive this award based on their extremely high overall feedback within specific practice areas and metropolitan regions.

“Best Lawyers was founded in 1981 with the purpose of highlighting the extraordinary accomplishments of those in the legal profession. After three decades, we are proud to continue to serve as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals worldwide,” says CEO Phillip Greer.


Lashly & Baer, P.C., is a mid-size Missouri law firm with deep roots in St. Louis and surrounding areas including Belleville, Illinois. Opened in 1912, Lashly & Baer has lawyers experienced in corporate, education, estate planning, family, government, health care, labor and employment, litigation, medical malpractice defense, personal injury, product liability and toxic tort, professional liability, real estate and transportation. For more information, call (314) 621-2939 or visit

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