Shawn Foster2018-05-23T20:44:52+00:00

Attorney Shawn Foster

From Spirited Debate to Life-changing Litigation

Partner Shawn Foster learned early on the powerful combination of persuasion and passion. Having a dad in politics, spirited debate was the norm in the Foster household. This early influence and the desire to make a difference in in the world led Shawn from his hometown into the field of law.

Shawn spent his early years of practice representing insurance companies and their insureds as well as Fortune 500 companies. Shawn received first-hand insight into the discrepancies between injured victims that had access to experienced and successful legal representation and those that were not as fortunate. Shawn has chosen to level the playing field by devoting his career to representing individuals that have been injured or wronged at the fault of someone else. This shift allows Shawn to be the voice for individuals he feels need it the most.

Shawn has a clear vision of his purpose as a lawyer: “When you give everyone a voice and give people power, the legal system usually ends up in a really good place. So, what I view my role as, is making sure the legal system is freely accessible to everyone and giving people that voice and that power.”

Shawn enjoys partnering with families of clients, providing support and answering questions during challenging times. He appreciates the collaboration and atmosphere that come from working as part of a team. “As a team, you get all of our experience and effort and that really gets results for our clients,” Shawn states.

The team approach has been successful for Shawn, and has allowed for a diverse litigation practice. He has represented individuals injured by the negligence and fraud of others throughout the world, including plaintiffs in 46 states and Canada.

Shawn’s zealous representation of clients has been recognized by some of the most respected judges in the United States. He has been appointed to serve on national committees. These representations have resulted in hundreds of millions of dollars in recoveries for injured victims nationwide.

His cases have been discussed in dozens of broadcasts, print, and online news outlets across the country. He has enjoyed landmark success throughout his career. He received the highest wrongful death verdict in St. Louis County, Missouri ($9.5 million).

The highest wrongful death verdict in Orange County, California ($10.25 million) against a rehabilitation facility.

Saint Louis Jury awarded $48.4 million to an energy company that sued Chicago Title Insurance Co. for negligence. The award was the largest plaintiff verdict ever in St. Louis County and was also the state’s largest plaintiff verdict that year.

The highest wrongful death verdict in St. Louis County, Missouri ($9.5 million). It was the second largest verdict of 2007 in Missouri.

Settlement for $10.5 million in his Jackson County lawsuit against the confidential warehouse facility and two confidential aerial lift defendants for a painter who received an electrical shock while power washing a warehouse.

A $10 million dollar settlement with confidential defendant for brain injury to a child.

A $5.9 million dollar confidential settlement with trucking company.

A $1 million dollar settlement for two Kansas University students injured in a car accident in Colorado, Missouri.

Multiple settlements in excess of $1 million dollars, but due to confidentiality provisions in the settlement, Shawn is unable to disclose facts and/or parties of the litigation.

Settlement of multiple cases for amounts less than $1 million dollars.

Represented over 150 clients that received diluted chemotherapy drugs. In the first trial DBJ obtained a $2.2 billion verdict, which eventually led to a confidential settlement.

Represented over 250 cox-2 clients (Vioxx, Bextra and Celebrex) and has obtained individual settlements for each plaintiff.

Represented over a hundred individual farmers and mills in Louisiana and Arkansas stemming from Bayer contaminating the United States rice supply with genetically modified rice and has obtained individual settlements for each plaintiff.

Settlement of a payment fraud case for over a hundred individual farmers and their entities in Missouri and Illinois against Archer Daniels Midland.

Shawn currently represents over 450 plaintiffs stemming from injuries they sustained from dangerous vaginal mesh medical implant products.

  • Thomson Reuters – Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Recognition
  • Kansas City Business Journal – Best of the Bar
  • National Trial Lawyers – Top 100 Trial Lawyer
  • Martindale-Hubbell – AV Peer Review Rating (highest possible rating)