Arsenio L. Mims


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Arsenio L. Mims concentrates on complex commercial civil litigation, products liability defense, corporate internal investigations, sports law, and representing clients in both the defense and prosecution of matters involving fraud and the False Claims Act.

Arsenio also defends clients in multi-district litigation proceedings across the United States, and assists in all aspects of litigation proceedings, including case strategy, discovery, motion practice, settlement negotiations, trial, and appeal.

Arsenio has published numerous articles and is active in the community by serving as a board member of the St. Louis Children’s Hospital Development Board and the Guardian Angel Settlement Association of St. Louis.  Arsenio is also a member of the Missouri Bar’s Special Committee on Lawyers of Color that was established during the 2020-2021 Bar Year.

Prior to joining Dowd Bennett, Arsenio clerked for the Honorable Michael M. Mihm of the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois. He obtained his law degree from the University of Missouri School of Law where he was on the Dean’s List, graduated Order of Barristers, and became the first ever African-American Editor-In-Chief of any law journal at the University of Missouri School of Law. During his undergraduate tenure, Arsenio was a member and team captain of Western Illinois University’s NCAA Division 1 Men’s Basketball Team. As a senior, Arsenio became one of 27 basketball players nationally to be named as a National Strength and Conditioning Association All-American.

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