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Ed Hershewe is an exceptionally experienced and accomplished trial lawyer who has spent more than 30 years fighting for injured people and their families.   Known and respected by clients and his colleagues in the legal profession, Mr. Hershewe is a member of the Board of Governors of the Missouri Bar and is Board Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.

Mr. Hershewe’s tenacity and work-ethic are key factors in his ability to get full value settlements and jury verdicts for clients in even the most complex cases.  Mr. Hershewe is proud to have obtained many multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for his injured clients.

Since being admitted to the Missouri Bar in 1977, he has served in many leadership roles including the Board of Governors (2004-present), the Executive Committee (2006-present), the Special Committee to Review Status of Tort Law (2006-present), the Events Planning Committee (2006-present) and Liaison to the Committee on Insurance Law (2005).

A formidable litigator, he is a long-time member of the American Association for Justice (formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America) and the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, serving as a member of the Board of Governors from 1983 to 1993 and 2003 to the present.

Mr. Hershewe is a frequent author and lecturer on topics related to trial advocacy, discovery, expert testimony and related topics (see Publications).  He is the co-author of Chapter 6, "Pretrial Discovery Motions," in the Missouri Products Liability Handbook, published by UM at Kansas City, School of Law.  He was also co-contributor to the supplement to Chapter 62 of Averbach, "Handling Accident Cases," published by Lawyers Co-Op.

Mr. Hershewe is firmly committed to helping build a strong community, donating time and money to many diverse local groups, including: the Children’s Center Christmas for Kids program and other fundraisers, sponsorship of the Susan B. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation ballet fundraiser, sponsorship of the MSSU Piano Competition, serving on the board of the SPIVA Art Center (2001-2002), serving as a speaker for the  Chamber of Commerce Tomorrow’s Leaders Today program, sponsorship of YMCA Youth Sports Leagues, participation in the intern program for the Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School and fundraising for the MOBAR’s Missouri Loan Repayment Assistance Program.

He is married to Alison Hershewe and is the father of five children.
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University of TennesseeJ.D. Law School1976  
Missouri Western State CollegeB.A.1972
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Missouri1977
  • Jasper County, Springfield and American Bar Associations
    The Missouri Bar (Member, Board of Governors)
    Association of Trial Lawyers of America
    Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys (Member, Board of Governors).
  • Top 100 Trial Attorneys, Missouri, 2010
    Phi Kappa Phi. Recipient
    AITL America Life Member Award, 2008
    The Thomas G. Strong Trial Attorney Award, June 2008
  • "Jury find for family of man killed in collision."
    MO Lawyers Weekly, March 15th 2010

    "Erroneous Road Sign led to motorcycle wreck."
    MO Lawyers Weekly, January 25th 2010

    "Best Lawyer if the Surgeon Leaves a Sponge in You" MO Lawyers Weekly, October 6th 2008

    "Paraplegic recovers $6.5M for tractor-trailer collision"
    MO Lawyers Weekly, September 29th 2008

    "Misdiagnosis leads to $2 million settlement - Family claimed three doctors failed to treat aortic dissection"
    MO Lawyers Weekly, March 24th 2008

  • Co-Author: Chapter 6, "Pretrial Discovery Motions," Missouri Products Liability Handbook, edited by Gary C. Robb, published by the University of Missouri at Kansas City, School of Law.

    Co-Contributor to supplement to Chapter 62 of Averbach, Handling Accident Cases, published by Lawyers Co-Op. Speaker, Missouri CLE Seminar on Jury Instructions, July, 1985.

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