Kenneth C. Brostron

Attorney at Law

Kenneth C. Brostron

Kenneth C. Brostron is in his 44th year of trial work. He defends health care providers and attorneys in professional negligence claims. He counsels businesses and government agencies in all aspects of their operations. He is also well-known for his work in education law, as well as state and United States constitutional matters.

Mr. Brostron has been chief negotiator in labor discussions and lead counsel in a wide variety of complex litigation. His clients rely on his negotiation skills including his mediation training, to avoid litigation and on his trial experience to defend against a wide variety of claims including employment, professional negligence, product liability, and claims against client conduct involving fiduciary obligations as officers and directors.

He has tried countless jury trials to verdict as well as representing his clients in judge tried cases, appeals and before administrative panels. Many of these matters have involved high risk and significant exposure to his clients. He was counsel to the Board of Education for the City of St. Louis for over 25 years. During that time he was lead counsel in the St. Louis Desegregation Case which generated billions of dollars for services to provide area children with educational opportunities for decades. In addition, Ken advocated and received court orders that generated millions of dollars for capital improvements of City schools as well as funding for many new school buildings.

Ken is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. For over 18 years, he has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® in the fields of Medical Malpractice Law and Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, most recently in 2019. He was elected the 2016 Lawyer of the Year for St. Louis in the area of Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants by The Best Lawyers in America®. He has also been selected for inclusion in Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers (Personal Injury Medical Malpractice: Defendants) each year since 2005.  He has also been rated as one of the Top 100 attorneys in Missouri and one of the Top 50 attorneys in St. Louis by St. Louis Super Lawyers since 2006. Ken has also received the Top Verdicts & Settlements Award from Missouri Lawyers Weekly for having one of the top defense verdicts in the state for three years in a row since 2015. He earned his J.D. from Saint Louis University School of Law.

Representative Clients

  • Healthcare Services Group
  • Rockwood School District
  • The Bi-State Development Agency of the Missouri-Illinois Metropolitan District (Metro)

Representative Cases

  • Winch v. Perry Oaks Manor, 376 S.W.3d 708 2012 WL 3805665, ED 97747 (Mo. App. E.D., September 4, 2012)
  • Estate of Novogradac ex rel. Schmelzle v. Shirshekan, 295 S.W.3d 528 2009 WL 22229821, (Mo. App. W.D., July 28. 2009)
  • Lenggenhager v. St. Anthony’s Medical Center, S.W.3d 2008 WL 1867121 (Mo. App. E.D., April 29, 2008)
  • Schembre v. Jefferson Memorial Hospital, 239 S.W.3d 123 2007 WL 4105547 (Mo. App. E.D., November 20, 2007)
  • Reichert v. Board of Education of the City of St. Louis, 217 S.W.3d 301 Mo. (2007)
  • Reichert v. Board of Education of the City of St. Louis, 2006 WL 1596690 (Mo. App. E.D. June 13, 2006)
  • Buttrey v. Boardwine, 159 S.W.3d 847 2005 WL 147420 (Mo. App. E.D. January 25, 2005)
  • Freeman, et al. v. Basso, et al., 128 S.W.3d 138 2004 WL 42381 (Mo. App. S.D. 2004)
  • Blank v. Dietrich, 121 S.W.3d 258 2003 SL 22772395 (Mo. App. E.D. November 25, 2003)
  • Board of Educ. of City of St. Louis v. State, 47 S.W.3d 366 (Mo. Ct. App. E.D. 2001)

Community Service & Awards

  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV® PreeminentTM Peer Review Rating
  • 2016 Lawyer of the Year in St. Louis, Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants, by The Best Lawyers in America®
  • The Best Lawyers in America®
    Medical Malpractice Law, 2001-Present
    Personal Injury Litigation, 2001-Present
  • Leadership St. Louis
  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers
    Personal Injury Medical Malpractice: Defendants, 2005-Present
    Top 50 St. Louis, 2006-2008, 2010-Present
    Top 100 Missouri and Kansas, 2006-Present
  • Top Verdicts & Settlements Award, Missouri Lawyers Weekly, 2015-2017


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