Darin P. Shreves
Darin Shreves is a litigation attorney. His legal practice focuses on representing clients in litigated and non-litigated disputes regarding contracts, torts, and insurance. He also has experience assisting businesses with transactional legal matters such as procuring public contracts, navigating governmental bureaucracy, and addressing employee issues.
Darin joined the firm after clerking for two federal judges. In these clerkships Darin gained substantial trial court experience, working alongside each judge to manage a large docket of cases spanning diverse factual and legal issues. Darin also gained appellate experience, in that he assisted each judge sit by special designation on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. Every day Darin uses what he learned during his clerkships to craft compelling arguments that get his clients results.
Apart from his legal practice, Darin is a small-business owner, bicycle commuter, amateur photographer, aspiring techie, and founding member of the Lathrop GPM BBQ Lunch Club.
- Achieving voluntary dismissal – Darin represented a financial services client in a Colorado state-court lawsuit alleging fraud. He moved to dismiss his client, and, less than 30 days later, the opposing party elected to dismiss voluntarily.
- Achieving dismissal – Darin represented a financial services client in a Maryland federal-court lawsuit alleging fraud. He moved to dismiss the lawsuit. The trial court agreed and dismissed Darin’s client. The appellate court later affirmed that dismissal.
- Achieving summary judgment – Darin represented an insurer in a Minnesota federal-court lawsuit alleging ERISA violations. He moved for his client to win on summary judgment. Less than two weeks after that motion was fully briefed, the trial court agreed and entered summary judgment. The opposing party declined to appeal.
- Protecting summary judgment on appeal – Darin represented an insurer in an Illinois federal-court lawsuit alleging ERISA violations. Darin prepared an appellate brief, seeking to affirm the trial court’s entry of summary judgment in his client’s favor. The appellate court agreed and affirmed that ruling, adopting as its own many of the arguments from Darin’s brief.
Selected for Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyers "Rising Stars," 2016-2018
Sixth Annual YLD Trial Advocacy Competition, Best Trial Team, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, 2012
Order of the Coif, Inductee, 2011
Missouri Law Review, Note and Comment Editor, 2010-2011
- Mesner Puppet Theater, Board of Directors, President, 2017 – Present
- Volker Neighborhood Association
- Co-Author, Missouri Supreme Court Rules the MHRA's Prohibition Against Sexual Stereotyping Protects Gay and Transgender Employees and Students, Lathrop Gage Alert, March 2019
- Co-Author, Cyber Insurance: Something All Businesses Should Consider, Road to Insurance Recovery Blog, January 2019
- Co-Author, The Absolute Pollution Exclusion: The Missouri Supreme Court Weighs In, Road to Insurance Recovery Blog, June 2018
- Student case note: Counselor, Stop Everything! Missouri’s Venue Statutes Receive an Expansive Interpretation, 75 Mo. L. Rev. 1067 (2010) (analyzing State ex rel. Kansas City Southern Railway Co. v. Nixon, 282 S.W.2d 363 (Mo. 2009) (en banc)).
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University of Missouri, J.D., 2011
Southeast Missouri State University, B.A., 2007
Universidad de Costa Rica, 2007
- The Honorable Beth Phillips, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri
- The Honorable E. Richard Webber, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri