The Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers selected Polsinelli Shughart's Lisa A. Weixelman as the recipient of the 2012 Ben Ely, Jr. Outstanding Defense Lawyer Award. The award is given annually by MODL to one of its members who best exemplifies the high ethical, moral, competency and devotion demonstrated by Ben Ely, Jr. Weixelman was honored, along with others, at the annual meeting.
Recipients must be a member of MODL, have been active in the practice of law for at least ten years with a record of honorable service to the defense bar, demonstrate proficiency in the art of civil defense trial and appellate advocacy, and exhibit the highest moral standards.
Polsinelli Shughart congratulates our colleague Lisa Weixelman for receiving this honor.
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About Lisa Weixelman
Drawing on her broad background in civil litigation, Lisa A. Weixelman concentrates her practice in commercial litigation, insurance law and risk management. As a trial attorney, she has served as lead counsel in both jury and non-jury trials and has successfully argued cases on appeal before state and federal courts. Over the course of her career, Ms. Weixelman has devoted her attention to defending a wide range of claims, including employee and civil rights, personal injury and premises liability, health care providers liability, and medical devices and other products liability.
Ms. Weixelman’s litigation practice focuses on coverage and other issues relating to the insurance industry. Ms. Weixelman has successfully resolved actions about company practices in property and casualty, hospital and health care, professional and employment, directors and officers, life and disability, excess coverage and reinsurance. She has represented insurance companies and claimants by providing coverage analysis and counseling in all areas of insurance. With her knowledge of the insurance industry and insurance coverage, Ms. Weixelman frequently assists clients with risk assessment, coverage decisions and contract evaluation.