Patrick A. Bousquet

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Office Location

319 N 4th Street
Suite 300
St. Louis, MO 63102
Patrick is a St. Louis litigation, insurance, and appellate attorney with over 15 years' experience. He was named as a "Best Lawyer" by "The Best Lawyers in America" in 2019 and 2020 and a "Rising Star" by the Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers publication for 2012-2020. Patrick is a former Law Clerk to Hon. Mary Russell of the Missouri Supreme Court.

Patrick handles insurance/bad faith matters and commercial litigation at the trial and appellate level, with extensive experience throughout the Midwest and nationwide, including before the Supreme Court of Missouri and the Supreme Court of Illinois, all Missouri, Illinois, and Kansas federal courts, and the United States Courts of Appeals for the Third, Seventh, Eighth, and Tenth Circuit.

Practice Areas


  • University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, Columbia, Missouri
    • J.D. - 2005
  • Drake University
    • BA: Music, BS: Business Management - 2002

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri
  • Illinois
  • Federal District Court District of Kansas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit

Past Positions

  • Hon. Mary R. Russell, Supreme Court of Missouri, Law Clerk


  • Staff Member, Missouri Law Review
  • Staff Member, Missouri Environmental Law & Policy Review
  • CALI Award for Excellence in Civil Procedure

Classes & Seminars

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Heavily involved with the Missouri Botanical Garden and Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts;
  • Certified Master Gardener and Master Naturalist

Published Works

  • Supreme Court Decision Allows the EPA to Flex its Muscle and Trump State Permitting Authorities, 11 Mo. Envtl. L. & Pol'y Rev. 268, 2004
  • Court Report: Advanta USA, Inc. v. Chao, 11 Mo. Envtl. L. & Pol'y Rev. 228, 2004
  • Recent Environmental Law News: NEPA Task Force Recommends More Categorical Exclusions, 11 Mo. Envtl. L. & Pol'y Rev. 115, 2003
  • "Missouri Supreme Court Adopts Progressive Loss Doctrine as Trigger for Cause of Loss,", The Firm Inquiry, Summer, 2010
  • Missouri High Court Adopts Progressive Loss Doctrine

Fraternities or Sororities

Representative Clients

Representative Cases

Certified Legal Specialties

Professional Associations

  • Corporate Council of the Missouri Botanical Gardens
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • DRI
  • American Bar Association
  • Missouri Association of Defense Lawyers
  • Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts
  • Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity
  • Delta Sigma Pi Professional Business Fraternity
  • Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society

Ancillary Businesses