Gene J. Brockland

Partner
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Overview

For more than 30 years Gene has represented businesses and individuals in various litigation matters. He has tried more than 30 cases to verdict, including 11 jury trials.  He also serves as outside general counsel for a number of businesses, handling a variety of day-to-day matters faced by his clients.

As a member of the firm’s Business Litigation Service Group, Gene enjoys representing clients who are passionate about their work. He represents everyone from artists to manufacturers. Though his clients work in diverse fields, he takes the time to understand their businesses as well as they do. He guides his clients through a variety of legal issues including, employment, contractual, products liability, and copyright and trademark matters.

Gene often represents artists, gallery and museum owners, and individual collectors in a variety of matters. In a memorable case, he prevailed in a title dispute over Norman Rockwell’s Russian Schoolroom after it was stolen and then innocently purchased by his client at an auction.

Outside his legal practice, Gene serves on the advisory board of the National Museum of American Illustration in Newport, RI, whose mission is to exhibit and educate the public about American illustration art.

Experience

Membership & Involvement

  • Member: American Bar Association; Illinois State Bar Association; Missouri Bar Association
  • Advisory Board Member: National Museum of American Illustration 
  • Past Chairman - Franchise and Pro Bono Committees: Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis

Honors

  • Selected to The Best Lawyers in America© in Commercial Litigation: 2020, 2021, 2022

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Education

University of Virginia, B.A., 1981, with honors

Washington University School of Law, J.D., 1985

Admissions

  • Illinois
  • Missouri
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