Tressler Opens St. Louis Metro Area Office with Four New Partners

Tressler Opens St. Louis Metro Area Office with Four New Partners

  • Jan 10, 2019, 11:52 AM

Edwardsville, IL, January 10, 2019 Tressler LLP continues to make its presence known nationally by opening a new office in the St. Louis Metro Area and hiring four partners: Wayne D. Skigen, Noel L. Smith Jr., Thomas Scott Stewart and Patrick W. Stufflebeam.

“A new Midwest office will help us expand our client base,” said Todd Schenk, partner and member of the Executive Committee at Tressler LLP. “We are beyond thrilled about this opportunity for growth. In addition, many of our current clients have legal needs in the St. Louis Metro Area that we will better serve with our new office and attorneys in that region.” This will be Tressler’s third office in the Midwest.

Meet Tressler’s St. Louis Metro Area Attorneys

Wayne D. Skigen

Wayne D. Skigen represents individuals and business entities, as plaintiffs and defendants, in a wide variety of civil matters, including complex commercial, corporate and partnership litigation, and disputes relating to acquisitions, business divorces, employment claims, real estate transactions, fiduciary duties, privacy rights, officer and director liability, distributorships, enforcement and avoidance of covenants not to compete, and buy-outs of ownership interests.  He also is a trained mediator with service as a court-appointed mediator and enjoys providing mediation services in a variety of civil matters.

Noel L. Smith Jr. 

Noel L. Smith Jr. focuses his practice on toxic tort defense (asbestos) and general civil defense litigation. He defends complex business litigation matters, general product liability and personal injury cases through all phases of litigation from pleadings through trial. Noel’s experience includes significant court appearances in Madison County, Illinois, St. Clair County, Illinois & St. Louis, MO, primary client contact for numerous businesses and insurers in these areas of practice, and substantial settlement negotiation work.

Thomas Scott Stewart

Scott Stewart focuses his practice on business, labor and employment law, consulting with employers on a wide range of labor and employment, litigation and business matters. Representing private and public entities across a broad spectrum of industries, he handles all manner of disputes from the smallest of compliance issues to “bet-the-company” trials. He litigates business disputes, employment practices lawsuits and labor arbitrations; helps employers manage labor relations; and develops policies, practices and procedures for his clients that both comply with the law as well as enhance their operations.

Patrick W. Stufflebeam

Patrick W. Stufflebeam focuses his practice on the defense of civil litigation including toxic tort (asbestos, talc, and benzene), premises liability, product liability, commercial litigation, and insurance coverage issues. He also counsels clients and attorneys regarding cybersecurity and the use of technology in the law. Patrick has represented individuals, family-owned businesses and farms, and some of our country’s largest corporations. 

“I am excited to have joined Tressler,” said Noel Smith. “This is a perfect opportunity to be a part of expanding Tressler’s legal representation to the St. Louis metropolitan area, including both St. Clair & Madison Counties in Illinois. Tressler is known for providing excellent client service and I enjoy working alongside highly experienced attorneys who are passionate about what they do.”

Tressler LLP now has eight offices throughout the United States. The firm emphasizes a personalized, responsive approach to client support, and the additional office will increase its ability to serve clients coast to coast.

St. Louis Metro Area Office
110 Rottingham Ct. Suite B
Edwardsville, IL 62025


Headquartered in Chicago, with eight offices located in five states, Tressler LLP is a national law firm comprised primarily of attorneys who devote their practice to the representation of the insurance industry in coverage analysis and resolution, litigation, underwriting consultation, product development, claims management and reinsurance.

In addition, Tressler has one of the most experienced and multi-faceted government law practices in Illinois and has attorneys who represent clients in commercial litigation; defense litigation; corporate transactions; employment law and litigation, intellectual property, healthcare, and condominium and common interest community association law.

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