Jon Morrow

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Office Location

319 N. 4th St.
Suite 300
St. Louis, MO 63102
Jon Morrow is an experienced litigator who handles pre-suit matters and active litigation in Missouri, Illinois and Arkansas. Jon has handled first and third-party cases throughout his career including premises liability, property damage, product liability, commercial coverage disputes and high exposure injury cases. He also routinely handles cases involving catastrophic building failures including explosions, fires and collapses.

He has won defense verdicts in notoriously difficult venues including St. Louis City (Mo.), Madison County (Il), St. Clair County (Il) and Jackson County (Mo). Jon has been given "Best Lawyer" recognition by US News and World Report since 2020. Jon was also previously recognized by his peers by being named a "Rising Star" - one of the top young attorneys in Kansas and Missouri - by Super Lawyers magazine. Only 2.5 percent of the lawyers in Kansas and Missouri are named Rising Stars by Super Lawyers (2014-2019).

Practice Areas

  • Civil Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
  • Arson/Fraud Litigation
  • Pre-suit First Party Matters

Professional Affiliations

  • National Society of Professional Insurance Investigators - Past President of Missouri Chapter
  • Insurance Committee for Arson Control
  • Missouri Bar

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri
  • Illinois
  • Arkansas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Arkansas
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado

Recent Achievements

  • Best Lawyer (Insurance Coverage and Litigation)- 2020-2022
  • Rising Stars - Insurance Coverage, Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers (2014-2019)

Past Positions

  • Brown and James, Principal, 2006 to 2020

Favorable Results (Last Four Years)

  • Domino Two v. Auto Owners – Plaintiff’s primary roof expert struck. (2022)
  • Domino Two v. Auto Owners – Successful Summary Judgment on Plaintiff’s claim under the code upgrade coverage of the policy of insurance. (2022)
  • Shri Ganesai v. Amguard – Successful Motion for summary judgment on Vexatious Refusal Claim (2022)
  • BPS v. Covington – Successful Daubert Motion on Plaintiff’s primary roofing expert. (2021)
  • Hawk Properties v. Allstate Insurance Company, St. Clair County, Illinois (2019) - Obtained a unanimous defense verdict for Allstate Insurance Company in St. Clair County Illinois on a first party property case involving a collapse of building. The insured had argued that the collapse was caused by a vehicle even though there was no evidence of this. Allstate took the position that the collapse was due to long term lack of maintenance and wear and tear.
  • Church Mutual Insurance v. Circle of Light, Eastern District of Missouri Federal Court (2019) – Obtained Summary Judgment in favor of Church Mutual. The court set aside an arguably binding $550,000 appraisal award holding the umpire and appraiser had not complied with the parties agreed upon appraisal guidelines. The court reaffirmed Missouri law that had not been utilized in 75 years.
  • Reich v. Allstate, Jackson County, Illinois (2018) – Jury awarded only a small percentage of the damages. Total exposure was $175,000.
  • Allstate Vehicle and Property Insurance Company v. James Graham, Jr., Eastern District of Missouri Federal Court (2017). Obtained a full defense verdict in an arson trial. The insured’s counsel asked the jury for more than $500,000. The jury returned a unanimous verdict in favor of the insurance company.
  • Williams v. Farm Bureau, Jackson County Circuit Court (2016). Obtained directed verdict in Jackson County, Missouri. Plaintiffs claimed more than $300,000 of personal property. Farm Bureau obtained a directed verdict, as plaintiffs did not make a submissible case on damages. The court’s directed verdict was upheld on appeal.