J. Patrick Chassaing
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Education

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Missouri
  • Illinois
  • United States District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri, Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Missouri

EDUCATION

  • J.D., University of Missouri-Columbia, School of Law (1978)
  • Saint Louis University (Accounting)

BAR MEMBERSHIPS

  • Missouri Bar
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • St. Louis County Bar Association
  • The Lawyer's Association

Achievements

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS

  • Lawyer Pilots Bar Association
  • Member, Home Builders Association

CIVIC INVOLVEMENT

  • Prosecuting Attorney, City of Velda City, Missouri (2005–present)
  • Prosecuting Attorney, City of Hazelwood, Missouri (2002–present)
  • Prosecuting Attorney, City of Brentwood, Missouri (1982–1999)
  • Special Assistant Attorney General, State of Missouri (1989–1994)
  • Cable Committee, City of Brentwood, Missouri (1993–1995)

News

Pat concentrates his practice in personal injury, business transactions, construction matters, employment matters, estate planning, local government law and real estate law, including class actions.


Pat’s experience as an instrument rated, commercial pilot has provided special insight in aviation cases, including securing a multi-million-dollar wrongful death settlement based on a defective kit installed in a twin-engine aircraft, a $700,000 settlement for a passenger in a single-engine plane crash, and recovery of personal injury damages and total loss of a medical helicopter that crashed due to a circuitry failure. He has obtained a million-dollar-plus recovery for wrongful death caused by a motor carrier in interstate commerce and dangerous roadway conditions caused by a state transportation agency, and in a fatality caused by a dangerous railroad crossing. Pat has prosecuted and sustained on appeal a million-dollar-plus mechanic’s lien recovery.

He has lectured on the subject of insurance coverage for Missouri Continuing Legal Education purposes.

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