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Learn About Cockerham & Associates, LLC

Our firm’s founding lawyer, Robert W. Cockerham, offers extensive experience in civil trial litigation and appellate advocacy. He has tried more than 150 civil cases and has handled more than 100 appeals in various state and federal courts, many of which have been multimillion-dollar lawsuits and precedent-setting cases. He has also repeatedly been listed in the “Top Verdicts in Missouri.”

With the desire to give back to the Community, The LIGHT Foundation was founded by the Cockerham family and close friends with the shared mission to generate leadership and development opportunities for today’s youth. Building upon their involvement in area youth-focused organizations for several decades, The LIGHT Foundation was created with the unique purpose of collaborating with other non-profit entities with like-minded missions as well as producing programs and advantages for youth, particularly with special needs.

Forty Years Of Successful Litigation

Our firm brings knowledge gained through Bob’s four decades in practice to bear for our clients. He has experience in the full range of personal injury, subrogation, insurance law and coverage, vehicular accidents, product liability, arson and fraud litigation, serious bodily injury, wrongful death, fire destruction, large water losses, major building collapses, fidelity losses and numerous other property and casualty cases. He is well-versed in handling claims and lawsuits of all kinds and litigating them through trial and appeal.

He has obtained hundreds of millions of dollars in judgments and settlements in subrogation and other plaintiff cases. He has also successfully defended civil claims and lawsuits in the hundreds of millions of dollars. Especially well-known for his appellate skills, Mr. Cockerham received the “David J. Dixon Appellate Advocacy Award” from the Missouri Bar Foundation in recognition of his outstanding achievement in appellate practice.

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A Career Of Public Service And Teaching

Prior to his private practice, Bob served as a staff attorney for the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District. He has lectured on various legal topics, including insurance litigation, subrogation techniques, as well as trial and appellate issues. In addition, he has authored numerous publications, articles, and a treatise on insurance law. He has served as a contributing author and keynote speaker for the Property Loss Research Bureau Claims Conferences, the National Association of Subrogation Professionals, the National Society of Insurance Investigators, the International Association of Arson Investigators, the National Business Institute, Inc., and the Annual Symposium on Property Insurance Law and Claims Adjustment.

Bob is the recipient of the National Society of Professional Insurance Investigators’ President’s Award and the National Society of Professional Insurance Investigators’ Outstanding Achievement Award. He has also been selected for inclusion in Missouri Super Lawyers many times since 2005 and annually since 2014.

Bob and his loving and beautiful wife Stacy are the proud parents of seven wonderful and brilliant children and two grandchildren. The family is active and committed to various charitable organizations. Bob was elected unanimously by leaders throughout the world to serve as the Chairman of the Board of DeMolay International 2009-2010. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Benevolence and Fraternal Assistance Committee for the Scottish Rite of the Southern Jurisdiction, U.S.A. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of Maryville University.

Reach Out To Cockerham & Associates, LLC Today

When facing a serious legal case, you cannot afford to settle for any lawyer. You need to find a firm that can handle any challenge that arises before, during and after the course of the litigation. With his decades of experience, our founder, Mr. Robert W. Cockerham, can represent you in any case. To begin working with him, give our office a call at 314-621-3900 or send us a message online.