Heyl Royster

Paul Knobbe

Of Counsel
St. Louis, MO

Joined Firm in 2023

Paul understands his role is to provide service to his clients, advise them, and guide them through the process, but he also works as a team to ensure he is working towards the desired outcome and providing the level of service they expect.

  • Tried over 35 cases to verdict
  • Rated AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®

 

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Paul Knobbe

Attorney in St. Louis, MO

Paul's background and experience allow him to see the big picture when advising a client on matters, whether working towards an economical early resolution or preparing for trial. Working out of the firm's St. Louis office, he proudly serves clients in Missouri and Illinois.

An experienced litigation attorney, Paul started his career as an assistant prosecuting attorney and then as an assistant public defender. For the past 18 years, his practice has focused on defending product manufacturers, contractors, businesses, and their insurers in litigation. He understands his role is to provide service to his clients, advise them, and guide them through the process, but he also works as a team to ensure he is working towards the desired outcome and providing the level of service they expect.

A youth hockey supporter, Paul is an enthusiastic and dedicated amateur youth hockey coach, board member for a local high school club hockey team, and hockey referee. Keeping active and staying fit for the ice, Paul enjoys playing hockey, golf, and cycling.

Credentials

Education

J.D., Saint Louis University School of Law

B.S., Maryville University, Chemistry/Biology

Licensure(s) and Admission(s)

State Courts of Illinois

State Courts of Missouri

United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Illinois

United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois

United States District Court for the Western District of Illinois

Presentations/Publications

Presentations

“The Environmental Impact of Biden’s Climate Change Initiative on Agriculture,” Fetti Annual Conference (2021)

“Diacetyl: Legal Risks and Current Trends in Litigation,” National Webinar (2021)

“Updates on Dicamba Litigation, Settlement, and Regulatory Issues,” National Webinar (2021)

“Jury Selection Strategy, Social Media and Other Complex Jury Issues,” St. Louis, MO (2018)

“Alternative Causation Issues in Asbestos Litigation: HarrisMartin’s Talc, Asbestos, and the Cancer-Causing Properties of Talcum Powder Conference Agenda,” HarrisMartin Talc & Asbestos Conference (2018)

“Alternative Medical Causation in Asbestos Cases,” HarrisMartin’s Midwest Asbestos Litigation Conference (2018)

“Naval Vessels and Liability for Asbestos Components,” HarrisMartin’s Midwest Asbestos Litigation Conference (2016)

“Types of Damages in Personal Injury Suits, and Quantifying Damages in Personal Injury Suit,” Damages in Personal Injury Cases, St. Louis, MO (2012)

“Taking the Deposition, and Defending the Deposition,” Sophisticated Deposition Strategies, St. Louis, MO (2011)

“Common Types of Claims Being Evaluated, and Effective Discovery in Nursing Home Litigation,” Nursing Home Malpractice: Evaluating and Addressing Accountability, St. Louis, MO (2007)

Publications

“Vaping-Linked Lung Issues May Ignite More Diacetyl Litigation,” Law 360 (2022)

“Lessons From A $265 Million Dicamba Damage Award,” Law360 (2020)

“Can Biomarkers and Genetics Help Predict the Future of Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma?” (Co-Author), FDCC Insights (2017)

“Naval Vessel Is Not the Sum of Its Asbestos-Containing Parts,” Law360 (2015)

Awards/Recognition

  • Rated AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®
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