Brian McChesney
107 South Pointe Drive
Edwardsville, IL 62025
(618) 659-0588
9233 Ward Parkway
Suite 370
Kansas City, MO 64114
(816) 421-4000
500 N. Broadway
Suite 1550
St. Louis, MO 63102
(314) 421- 4430

Brian McChesney

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Office: 314.421.4430 ext. 118


Brian is a partner in the St. Louis office of Rynearson, Suess, Schnurbusch & Champion, an experienced trial attorney with 30+ years of experience handling complex personal injury and wrongful death litigation, including automobile and commercial trucking accidents, fire and explosion cause and origin cases, construction and industrial accidents, defective and dangerous products, premises liability cases, and amusement park ride accidents

A polished trial attorney and respected member of the legal community, Brian is widely recognized for trying high-exposure cases to jury verdict. In 1999, Brian earned the coveted AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubble, was inducted into Martindale-Hubbell’s Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers in 2002 and elected to the American Board of Trial Advocates in 2014, thus recognizing his distinguished career, reputation of high ethics, and documented record in the courtroom.

Brian is a passionate defense lawyer with a unique background in that his litigation skills were sharpened by 13 years as the managing partner of a plaintiffs’ personal injury law firm, where he represented only plaintiffs, trying numerous cases to a conclusion, winning substantial verdicts and settlements, developing keen insight into the mindset of plaintiffs, the strategies used by their attorneys, and the vulnerabilities of plaintiffs’ cases.

Brian has tried 100+ cases in courts and administrative tribunals in Missouri and Illinois; demonstrated a keen ability to thoroughly investigate catastrophic occurrences and fatalities in cooperation with law enforcement; took and/or defended more than 2,700 depositions; examined and/or cross- examined hundreds of expert witnesses; and handled all phases of litigation in more than 1,400 cases.

Practice Areas:
Injury and wrongful death litigation:
Auto and commercial vehicle liability;
Construction and industrial accidents;
Cause and origin of fires and explosions;
Dangerous and defective products;
Premises liability.
Special Investigative Unit (SIU).

St. Louis University School of Law,
Juris Doctor, 1992

Rockhurst College
Kansas City, Missouri,
Bachelor of Arts, 1988

Missouri Bar
Illinois Bar
United States District Court for the
     Eastern District of Missouri
     Western District of Missouri
     Southern District of Illinois
     Northern District of Illinois
United States Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit