Click here for the Order by the federal court judge appointing our four firms Lead Counsel.
Gray, Ritter & Graham, P.C.
Lead Counsel: Individuals, firms and attorneys have been turning to St. Louis-based Gray, Ritter & Graham, P.C. since the firm’s founding in 1946. We represent farmers and consumers who have been harmed by the actions of others. Our class action attorneys know that the outcome is important, even critical, to our clients. In all of our practice areas, our focus is always on the needs of our clients. Our reputation and success are based on meeting that commitment day in and day out for more than five decades. You are the most important part of our team when you are a client at GRG.
Attorney Don Downing, former Chief Deputy Attorney General for Missouri, leads Gray Ritter’s class-action and mass torts practice. Don was co-lead counsel in recent litigation with Bayer Cropscience, representing rice producers across the country whose crops were contaminated with an unapproved strain of genetically modified rice.
Don M. Downing
Gray Reed & McGraw, LLP
Lead Counsel: Founded in 1985, Gray Reed & McGraw is a full-service, Texas based law firm with more than 120 lawyers practicing in Dallas and Houston. Gray Reed & McGraw offers a wide range of legal services including business litigation, corporate transactions, oil & gas, tax planning and litigation, real estate, healthcare, trusts and estates, employment law, family law, intellectual property, and bankruptcy.
Gray Reed & McGraw has successfully prosecuted and defended class actions and mass actions since the mid-1990s. While many firms have abandoned or reduced their class action practice due to changes in the law, we continue to seek class certification in a wide range of cases, including those involving agriculture, biotechnology issues, oil and gas royalties, consumer protection, and natural gas market manipulation.
Additionally, the firm successfuly represented rice farmers, mills and exporters in litigation involving contamination of United States long grain rice supplies with genetically modified rice variety developed by international chemical and agricultural company.
William B. Chaney
Hare Wynn Newell & Newton
Lead Counsel: Hare Wynn is in its second century of representing plaintiffs. Our attorneys are proud to be part of a tradition of legal excellence, providing a broad range of services from our offices in Birmingham, Alabama; Little Rock, Arkansas; Fayetteville, Arkansas, and Lexington Kentucky.
The firm has been hired by State Attorneys General to represent States against some of the world’s most powerful pharmaceutical companies. Hare Wynn is also proud to have recovered significant judgments for the United States of America by representing whistleblowers that exposed and stopped those who would steal from American taxpayers. As part of the firm’s commitment to help clients expose and combat fraud, Hare Wynn obtained a significant trial judgment, and affirmance on appeal, against former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy in a shareholder derivate suit that returned ill-gotten gains to the company.
Recently, the firm represented more than 2,500 rice farmers whose crops were contaminated and foreign markets closed when Bayer CropScience allowed the escape of experimental genetically modified rice.
Scott A. Powell
Stueve Siegel Hanson LLP
Lead Counsel: Stueve Siegel Hanson is a national litigation firm specializing in complex business litigation and multi-party actions, and dangerous products and personal injury cases. We have obtained substantial results for our clients in a wide range of complex commercial, class, and collective actions while serving as lead or co-lead counsel, and have collectively been honored with dozens of awards and designations, for both our trial successes, and case results.
Stueve Siegel Hanson was named a Tier 1 firm in Kansas City, Missouri for Commercial Litigation by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” in 2014. The firm also has been named a top firm in the state of Missouri in the 2014 edition of Benchmark Plaintiff – The Definitive Guide to America’s Leading Plaintiff Firms and Attorneys. The firm has received a “Highly Recommended” rating for its legal work in 2013 and 2014.
Patrick J. Stueve