Aequitas is pleased to announce the addition of several new panel members to its roster of neutrals of prominent retired Judges and experienced litigators.
Hon. Ann Callis was the first woman Circuit Judge in Madison County, Illinois and was the first woman Chief Judge in Madison County, where she served for 18 years. She has served in every division in the 3rd Circuit Court where she presided over hundreds of jury and non-jury trials including complex litigation, environmental, personal injury, professional negligence (legal and medical), and many varieties of criminal cases.
Hon. John “Jack” Garvey served as a Circuit Court Trial Judge for the City of St Louis where he presided over hundreds of jury trials including mass torts and complex litigation.
Hon. John Holstein is a former Missouri Supreme Court Judge, and retired Shareholder of Polsinelli, PC. Judge Holstein has successfully mediated and arbitrated hundreds of cases in Missouri and around the country since leaving the bench in 2002.
Mike Murphy is a partner in the firm of Spencer Fane and is affiliated with the firm’s Cape Girardeau, Dallas and St. Louis offices. Over the course of over twenty-five years of practice devoted to complex civil litigation, Mike has handled cases in the fields of alleged product liability, toxic tort/chemical exposure, medical negligence and other serious personal injuries in various venues across the country
Hon. Margaret Neill served as a Circuit Court Judge for the 22nd Judicial Circuit of Missouri (City of St.Louis) from 1993–2016. During her tenure on the bench she presided over hundreds of civil and criminal jury trials and served as Presiding Judge for the Circuit from 2001-2002.
Hon. Gary Oxenhandler served as a Circuit Judge for the 13th Judicial Circuit (Boone and Callaway Counties) until his retirement in 2016. During his tenure on the bench he served as Presiding Judge for the Circuit and was assigned by the Supreme Court as a Special Master to hear matters throughout Missouri.
Steve Sanders is one of the founding partners of Williams Venker & Sanders in St. Louis. Over the course of over 40 years of practice devoted to litigation, Steve has tried more than 60 jury trials to verdict and has also tried matters in the fields of business litigation, product liability litigation, medical malpractice and a wide variety of general personal injury cases.
Steve Snead is a shareholder with Baty Holm Numrich & Otto, P.C. and is an experienced civil litigator in the areas of personal injury, insurance, property and casualty loss, and professional liability including real estate, legal, dental, architectural, engineering and health care matters.
Hon. Michael A. Wolff is an attorney, former Missouri Supreme Court judge and chief justice, and professor and dean emeritus of Saint Louis University Law School. His current practice involves select matters related to litigation, governmental affairs, and public interest law.