Spencer E. Farris

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in St. Louis, MO

The S.E. Farris Law Firm
 | 523 N. Laclede Station Road, Suite 116
St. Louis, MO 63119
Phone: 314-252-9937
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1992
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (70%),
  • Workers' Compensation: Claimant (20%),
  • Insurance Coverage (10%)
Attorney Profile

The founder of The S.E. Farris Law Firm, Spencer E. Farris provides dedicated representation to his clients throughout the St. Louis, Missouri, metropolitan area, as well as in adjoining parts of Illinois. He focuses his practice almost exclusively on plaintiff's personal injury and wrongful death litigation, handling cases involving medical malpractice, defective products, nursing home abuse, motor vehicle accidents and premises liability. Mr. Farris also assists people who have been injured in a workplace accident and who are seeking workers' compensation benefits.

In 1986, Mr. Farris graduated from Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor of Arts in English. He then went on to attend Washington University School of Law and received his Juris Doctor in 1992. Following law school, Mr. Farris spent several years at another St. Louis personal injury firm before founding The S.E. Farris Law Firm in 2001. He is admitted to practice before all Missouri and Illinois state courts.

Throughout his career, Mr. Farris has been able to obtain several large settlements and jury awards on behalf of his clients, as reflected by his membership in the invitation-only Million Dollar Advocates Forum. In addition, he has received an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo, and he has been certified as a specialist in civil trial law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.

Mr. Farris serves as an adjunct professor in the Trial Advocacy Program at the Saint Louis University School of Law. He is a member of several legal organizations, including the American Association for Justice, the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys and the Trial Section of The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (70%): Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Workers' Compensation (20%)

Insurance Coverage (10%): Insurance, Bad Faith Insurance

Focus Areas

Personal Injury - General: Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Insurance Coverage: Insurance, Bad Faith Insurance


Selected to Super Lawyers for 13 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2017

Certificates and Credentials

  • National Board of Trial Advocacy

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White Papers

  • 5 Things that will Sink Your Workers' Compensation Claim (2014) - Workers’ compensation is a difficult area of the law. Since 2005, the playing field has tilted even more away from the injured employee and toward the insurance company. In addition, work comp overpays small injuries and underpays major ones—this means that a badly injured worker will never get “enough” money to make them whole. Hiring a good workman’s compensation lawyer is vital to you getting the money you and your family deserve after a work-related injury. Avoiding mistakes in the process is crucial! Here are 5 things that will sink your work comp claim.

  • 5 Things the Insurance Company Doesn't Want You to Know (2014) - You have been in a car wreck. Your independence—your car—is a pile of twisted metal. You hurt. And in between worrying about losing your job and paying your bills, the phone rings. It is a friendly voice, but you don't recognize it. Then she tells you she works for the insurance company. But there is something she's not telling you. Find out the 5 things the insurance company doesn't want you to know.

  • About Spencer Farris

    Admitted: 1992, Missouri

    Professional Webpage: http://farrislaw.net/attorney/spencer-farris/

    Honors and Awards:

    • American Board of Trial Advocates
    • American Jurisprudence Award in Evidence

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • National Board of Trial Advocacy – Certified Civil Trial Advocate

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • The Justice Roundtable, Member
    • Founding member, Consumer Attorney Network, 1992-present
    • Trial section chairman, Bar Association of St. Louis, 2010-2012
    •  American Association for Justice, Member
    • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys: Board of Governors

    Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

    • Columnist, Levison Group: Under Analysis
    • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys: Editor, Trial Magazine
    • Adjunct Professor, Trial Advocacy Program , St. Louis University School of Law

    Verdicts and Settlements:

    • Grose vs. Nissan 
    • LeSage vs. Dirt Cheap Cigarettes and Beer, Inc.

    Educational Background:

    • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers’ College
    Office Location for Spencer E. Farris

    523 N. Laclede Station Road
    Suite 116
    St. Louis, MO 63119

    Phone: 314-252-9937


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    Last Updated: 6/16/2017

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