Attorneys

Terry J. Mort

Counsel

My experience as a lawyer has included positions at both a large insurance company as well as at a private law firm. I have represented large international companies, small businesses and everything in between. Through this experience, I have learned that a lawyer should not only give their clients direct and clear advice, but should also provide options for the handling of the case. My goal is always to achieve the results best suited for an individual client. The handling of a case isn’t only driven by the facts and the law, but also by the client’s needs.”

Education

• Michigan State University (B.A. 1991)
• Western Michigan University (M.A. 1993)
• Southern Illinois University School of Law (J.D. 1996)

Memberships

• Illinois Bar
• Missouri Bar
• Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers

Practice Areas

• Civil Litigation
• Insurance Defense
• Professional Liability
• Worker's Compensation

News & Accomplishments

Wed, Nov 13, 2013

Mort Wins Workers Compensation Case

Terry Mort obtained a favorable award at trial in a workers compensation case. The employee claimed a back injury from a lifting incident, but did not obtain medical treatment for nearly a year, and had a history of a prior low back surgery. The accident was not in dispute. The case was tried on the […]

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Wed, Oct 2, 2013

Brinker wins dismissal of suit against employer’s workers compensation carrier

Jeff Brinker won a motion to dismiss in the Circuit Court of St. Louis County in a case involving an employee who sued her employer’s workers compensation carrier for allegedly failing to provide timely benefits. Brinker won the motion by arguing (1) that plaintiff failed to state a cause of action for civil relief against […]

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Fri, Aug 17, 2012

Terry Mort obtains a Defendant’s Award in a workers’ compensation case

Terry Mort obtained a Defendant’s Award in a workers compensation case. The St. Louis Division of Workers Compensation found that, under the 2005 changes to the Workers Compensation Statute, the claim was not compensable because the employee slipped and fell on property not owned or controlled by the employer. The Employee argued that because the […]

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Around the Office

In Terry’s office, you’ll find….

DEBRIS FROM THE ALCATRAZ ISLAND
Terry visited the island when he completed the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon. He typically has a full calendar of triathlons and road races throughout the year.

REPLICA MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL HELMET
Terry graduated from Michigan State University and is a Spartan fanatic.

WATER BOTTLE
Terry bikes as part of his training for triathlons and also spends time volunteering for Pedal the Cause, an organization that raises money for cancer research.