Megan S. Heinsz


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A founding member of Dowd Bennett LLP, Megan Heinsz represents and defends corporate and individual clients at the state, federal, district and appellate levels, and in arbitration.

With a national practice that takes her to courtrooms throughout the United States, Megan defends multinational corporations in allegations ranging from exposure to hazardous toxins and trade secret violations, to gender discrimination and FCA violations. Her corporate clients include global entities in the oil and gas, beverage, electric power and healthcare industries.

Megan appears regularly in federal district courts in Missouri, Massachusetts, Texas, Tennessee, Illinois, Kansas and Georgia, as well as multiple state courts.

In 2015, Megan assisted Jim Bennett, Ed Dowd and co-counsel in attaining the largest reported verdict in the history of the St. Louis County Circuit Court. The jury ordered Wells Fargo to repay $45.7 million to the Barbara Burton Morriss Revocable Trust and pay Mrs. Morriss $32.1 million in punitive damages.

Prior to joining the firm in 2006, Megan was an associate in the litigation department at Bryan Cave LLP.

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