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Richard Behr

Evans & Dixon LLC

Richard J. Behr is a member at Evans & Dixon, LLC with over thirty years of experience trying cases in state and federal courts in Southern Illinois and Eastern Missouri.  For the past twenty years, Rich has focused on defending hospitals, physicians and nurses in medical malpractice cases as well as defending businesses and municipalities in employment-related litigation such as discrimination, harassment, whistle-blower, disability and wrongful termination claims.  Prior to focusing on these areas, Rich spent five years defending maritime and Jones Act cases arising on the inland waterways.  He spent his first six years defending a wide variety of cases with an insurance defense firm.  
Rich carries a Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating of “AV” for excellence in legal ability and ethics.  In 2019, Rich was selected as a Missouri “Super Lawyer,” an honor given to only 5% of Missouri/Kansas lawyers.  He is a member of the Illinois Defense Counsel, the premier association of Illinois defense attorneys.  His speaking engagements include “The Wide World of Hospital Liability” presented to hundreds of hospital risk managers and lawyers from across the country, “Legal Implications of Covid-19 on Businesses” presented to members of the Missouri Better Business Bureau and “Employment Law Dangers for Municipalities” presented to over fifty City Administrators, Mayors, Police Chiefs and City Attorneys from Missouri.   
Rich is a 1989 graduate of St. Louis University School of Law where he was a member of the Law Journal.  He spent his undergraduate years at Rockhurst University on a combined academic/athletic scholarship and graduated from St. Louis University in 1986 with a B.S.B.A degree in Accounting.  


Product Type

2023 Appellate counsel in residence, or “third chair”: The Role of appellate counsel before, during, and after trial

Total Credits: 2.5 Self Study

Practice Area:
Richard Behr |  Hon. Rex Burlison |  Elizabeth Carver |  Gretchen Garrison |  Michael Gross |  Susan Robertson |  Timothy Sansone |  Thomas Weaver
2 Hours 4 Minutes
Audio and Video
$110.00 - Price

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