Terese A. Drew Elected as the 2014 American Board of Trial Advocates President for the Missouri/Southern Illinois Chapter

December 13, 2013

St. Louis — The national law firm of Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP announced today that Terese A. Drew, Partner-in-Charge of the firm’s St. Louis office and a Co-Leader of the Personal Injury & Property Damage Practice Group, has been elected as the 2014 American Board of Trial Advocates President for the Missouri/Southern Illinois Chapter. Ms. Drew is the first female president for the Missouri/Southern Illinois Chapter.

Founded in 1957, the mission of the American Board of Trial Advocates is to foster improvement in the ethical and technical standards of practice in the field of legal representation.  By fostering improvement in the justice system, individual litigants may receive more effective representation and the general public will be benefited by more efficient administration of justice consistent with time-tested and traditional principles of litigation.

In January 2009, Ms. Drew was voted a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates. Additionally, she is a member of the Missouri State Bar Association and the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis. Her litigation practice is reflected in such professional affiliations as the Defense Research Institute, the Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers, the Transportation Lawyers Association and the International Amusement & Leisure Defense Association.

Ms. Drew concentrates her trial practice in the defense of commercial general liability claims, including medical negligence claims, products liability, premises liability, transportation  and employment matters.

Since January 2006, Ms. Drew has been an Adjunct Professor at Saint Louis University School of Law teaching trial advocacy.

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP is a U.S. based law firm with offices in 11 states and London. The firm's national reputation spans the insurance industry, the professional services sector—including representation of law firms and lawyers—and other highly regulated industries, such as banking and finance and the debt collection sector. Hinshaw also provides a series of closely coordinated litigation, business advisory and transactional services to clients of all sizes as well as governmental and public sector entities.