Attorneys

Stephen J. Fields

Partner

For each and every case, I work with my client to carefully formulate a plan, a roadmap for each step through trial. This roadmap helps us stay focused, stay on course, and helps us anticipate potential hazards along the way. Likewise, being patient and dedicating the time and effort to carefully prepare for trial has benefited my clients. This thorough and focused planning led to a verdict for a restaurant client facing a $5 million suit and defense verdicts for my client, the largest hospital network in the City of St. Louis.”

Education

• University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (B.A. 1998)
• The John Marshall Law School (J.D. 2001)

Memberships

• Illinois State Bar Association
• Missouri Bar
• Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
• Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers
• Defense Research Institute (DRI)
• Eagle International Associates, Inc.
• St. Louis Association of Healthcare Risk Managers

Practice Areas

• Civil Litigation
• Insurance Fraud
• Medical Malpractice Defense
• Products Liability
• Professional Liability
• Restaurant Liability
• Worker's Compensation

News & Accomplishments

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, Aug 27, 2013

Fields Obtains Defense Verdict

Stephen Fields defended a hospital on a fall that occurred in a parking lot.  Plaintiff claimed she slipped and fell on ice in the parking lot.  The defense contended there was no ice in the area of the fall.  Plaintiff told the paramedic and ER nurse that she stepped off of a curb, felt a […]

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Tue, Aug 27, 2013

Fields Obtains Verdict for Less Than Amount Offered Before Trial

Stephen Fields tried an automobile accident case in St. Louis County Circuit Court.  Fault was admitted on behalf of his client, and the issue was damages.  Plaintiff claimed to have suffered injury to his back as a result of a rear-end collision.  The medical bills totaled over $5,000.00. Photographs showed no damage to the vehicles.  […]

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Wed, Sep 12, 2012

Stephen Fields speaks to St. Louis Association of Healthcare Risk Managers

Stephen Fields presented to the St. Louis Association of Healthcare Risk Managers an overview of the increasing number of patients with mental illness presenting to the ER. The presentation addressed the American College of Emergency Physicians Policy Statement on critical issues that arise with these patients, the Psychiatric Evaluation as recommended by the American Psychiatric […]

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Sat, Aug 11, 2012

Stephen Fields presents to insurance professionals on claims involving a minor

Stephen Fields spoke to representatives of Church Mutual Insurance Company on settlements of claims involving a minor. The presentation included when is court approval required, the process for obtaining court approval, structure settlements, and keeping confidentiality.

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Around the Office

In Stephen’s office, you might find …

A FAMILY PHOTO
Steve and his wife, Ali, married in 2009 and welcomed their son a year later.

THE CRISIS BY THOMAS PAINE
A history buff, Steve finds the essays of Thomas Paine insightful. “These are the times that try men’s souls…” has always been a favorite quote.

CARDINALS WORLD SERIES PENNANT
The Cards have always been his favorite sports team because of their great history of success.