Rodney E. Loomer
Rodney E. Loomer was admitted to the Missouri Bar Association in 1974. He received his law degree from the University of Missouri at Columbia in 1974. Mr. Loomer’s undergraduate degree was completed at Missouri State University, Springfield, Missouri, in 1971.
Mr. Loomer joined the firm in 1974. His practice is concentrated on products liability, insurance defense, and medical malpractice. He has been lead trial lawyer in cases tried in Missouri, Tennessee, Alabama, Oklahoma, Wisconsin, Iowa, Kentucky, Mississippi, Kansas, Arkansas, Illinois, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. He is admitted to practice in the following courts: United States District Court, Western District of Missouri; U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit; and the United States Supreme Court.
Mr. Loomer’s legal career has been distinguished by awards and honors, including: Fellow of American College of Trial Lawyers, American Bar Foundation, Products Liability Advisory Council, Missouri Bar President’s Award in 1995, named one of the “Best Lawyers in America” from 1996-2014, and named Best Lawyers in America’s “Lawyer of the Year for Products Liability-Defense” in 2013 and 2014. He is also recognized in Missouri Super Lawyers and is rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell.
Mr. Loomer is a member of the Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association (President, 2001); The Missouri Bar Association (Representative, Young Lawyers Section, 1979–1985; member, Board of Governors, 1985–1993); Defense Research Institute; American Board of Trial Advocates; American Counsel Association; American Bar Association; member of the Order of Barristers; and the Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers. He is also a member of the Missouri Chapter of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals.