Joshua J. Engelbart


Areas Of Practice

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
  • Premises Liability
  • Personal Injury Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Automobile Accidents

Bar Admissions

State Courts

  • Missouri, 2000
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri, 2002
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri, 2000

Josh Engelbart handles the trial of civil lawsuits for a number of the firm's clients.

He has been recognized as a Rising Star by Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers. At law school, Josh graduated in the top 20% of his class and was a Note & Comment Editor for the Journal of Dispute Resolution.

Josh is a member of the Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers (MODL) and currently serves on its Board of Directors.

Josh had one of the top 25 defense wins in 2022 as reported by Missouri Lawyers Weekly. His was the only top defense win reported for a case tried in the City of St. Louis, a venue that is ranked as a top ten Judicial Hellhole per the American Tort Reform Foundation. Plaintiff's last demand before trial was $1.2 million and in closing argument, plaintiff's counsel asked the jury to award $3.1 million. The jury agreed with Josh's defense arguments and awarded a mere $50,000.


University of Missouri Columbia School of Law, Columbia,Missouri

  • J.D. - 2000

Central College, Pella, Iowa

  • B.A. - 1997
  • Major: Political Science

Professional Associations

  • Missouri Bar, Member
  • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers, Board Member (2018 - present)
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Member
  • Association of Legal Administrators


  • Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers Rising Star

A Record Of Success

We have successfully defended some of the biggest companies in America, but we have also represented school districts, municipalities, regional companies, small businesses and individuals. All have received the same personal attention and vigorous advocacy in the courtroom.

The firm also has a particular expertise in defending railroads and representing insurers in coverage matters from large property losses to bad faith claims. The firm works closely with clients and claim managers to effectively manage the risks and costs of litigation.