Justin S. Chapell


Areas Of Practice

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
  • Premises Liability
  • Coverage Issues
  • Personal Injury Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Automobile Accidents
  • Bad Faith Litigation

Bar Admissions

State Courts

  • Missouri
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri
  • 8th Circuit Court of Appeals

Justin Chapell has over twenty years of experience handling matters from inception through trial. His practice focuses on defending insurance companies in first-party actions, general and commercial liability claims, bad faith litigation, construction defect, arson/fraud matters and declaratory judgments. His specialties also include direct representation of a variety of corporate clients, municipalities and school districts for premises liability, automobile and trucking accidents and product liability. He has successfully represented Fortune 500 companies and numerous other businesses in litigation throughout Missouri in both state and federal court. Justin’s experience and knowledge of his practice areas ensure that his clients receive the best possible representation in litigated matters.

Justin is also a member of the Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers and previously served as a Board Member for the maximum six-year term. He has also been listed by Best Lawyers of Missouri in his field for multiple years.


St. Louis University School of Law

  • J.D., cum laude, 2001

Truman State University

  • B.S. summa cum laude - 1998
  • Major: Justice Systems

Professional Associations

  • Missouri Bar, Member
  • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers, current Member and former Board Member
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Member
  • Defense Research Institute, Member


  • Best Lawyers of Missouri (multiple year recipient)

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.