Attorneys

Andrew S. Eastman

Associate

Preparing a case for trial is about telling a story – the
client’s story. To tell it well, lawyers need to know a case inside and out. Brinker & Doyen attorneys engage in meticulous discovery, independent investigation, expert consultation and research, then use that information to resolve cases according to the individual priorities of each client, ensuring every client’s story is told effectively.”

Education

• Dartmouth College (A.B. 2007)
• St. Louis University School of Law
 (J.D. 2011)

Memberships

• The Missouri Bar
• The Illinois State Bar
Association
• The Lawyers’ Association of
St. Louis
• Missouri Organization of
Defense Lawyers
• Claims & Litigation
Management Alliance
• Defense Research Institute
• Volunteer Lawyers and
Accountants for the Arts

Practice Areas

• Civil Litigation
• Insurance Defense
• Medical Malpractice Defense
• Personal Injury Defense

News & Accomplishments

Fri, Jun 8, 2018

Eastman and Bowgren Win Summary Judgment for Ambulance Operator

In a case filed in the City of St. Louis, Plaintiff argued she had been injured in an automobile accident caused by Defendant, an ambulance operator, when its vehicle activated its emergency lights and sirens near an intersection, thereby “forcing” another driver into the intersection and into the path of Plaintiff’s oncoming vehicle. After extensive […]

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Fri, Dec 15, 2017

Brinker and Eastman Win Defense Verdict in Medical Malpractice Trial

Jeffrey Brinker and Andrew Eastman won a defense verdict in a medical malpractice trial in the Circuit Court of St. Louis County, successfully defending a dermatologist and her corporation which were alleged to have mistreated a minor patient with isotretinoin, an acne medication. Plaintiff alleged he had been improperly started on the drug, and that […]

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Wed, Nov 23, 2016

Eastman and Brinker Win Dismissal of Medical Malpractice Suit

After extensive briefing and several days of oral argument, Andrew Eastman and Jeffrey Brinker won the dismissal of a medical malpractice suit which had been filed as a breach of contract action. Plaintiff, a woman unsatisfied with the results of a cosmetic surgery, argued that she had contracted for a particular surgical outcome with Defendant, […]

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Mon, Mar 30, 2015

Fields and Eastman Win Defense Verdict in Illinois Medical Malpractice Trial

Stephen Fields and Andrew Eastman won a defense verdict after a week-long medical malpractice trial in southern Illinois. Plaintiff alleged he had been intubated unnecessarily by an emergency department physician following respiratory collapse caused by combined alcohol and benzodiazepine intoxication.  Medical records, experts, and fact witness testimony showed that, contrary to plaintiff’s allegations, intubation had […]

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Wed, Mar 26, 2014

Fields and Eastman Earn Dismissal of Illinois Suit

Stephen Fields and Andrew Eastman won dismissal of a personal injury case in St. Clair County, Illinois on the basis of a unique Illinois statute of limitations which governs lawsuits against public entities. Plaintiff, whose elderly father had been a passenger in a bus operated by a transportation service, sued the college which administered the […]

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Tue, Apr 2, 2013

Andrew Eastman Speaks on Fundamentals of Contract Law and Negotiation.

Andrew Eastman participated as a panel member and speaker at a forum for authors, literary agents and publishers hosted by Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts. Approximately 50 local authors, agents and publishing house representatives attended the event, which was hosted by the St. Louis Regional Arts Commission.

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Around the Office

In Andrew’s office, you’ll find …

STEDMAN’S MEDICAL DICTIONARY
In defending hospitals and health care providers against allegations of negligence, this book has been more helpful – and more often used – than nearly anything else in Andrew’s office.

DARTMOUTH PENNANT
While an undergraduate, Andrew was a member of the College’s top-ranked men’s rugby team. He is currently Scholarship Chair of the Dartmouth Club of
St. Louis.

A PRINT OF “THE PLAINTIFF AND THE DEFENDANT”
W.H. Boucher’s etching shows opposing counsel discussing their clients’ positions over lunch. This print reminds lawyers theirs should
be a civil and
collegial profession.