Mike Minton

Co-Chair, Electronic Discovery Group at Thompson Coburn LLP

Mike Minton

Mike Minton

Co-Chair, Electronic Discovery Group at Thompson Coburn LLP

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Mike has extensive experience in complex litigation, including products liability, RICO, toxic tort claims, and contract disputes. He has tried as lead counsel numerous matters in state and federal courts involving a variety of substantive areas.

Mike's most significant first chair trials include United States v. Philip Morris et al., and In re Tobacco Litigation (IPIC). The former was a RICO case brought by the United States Department of Justice. That trial, which lasted nearly 10 months, was the subject of intense media coverage and has been called the largest civil trial in U.S. history. IPIC was a mass consolidation and approximately 600 individual personal injury cases, which ended in a defense verdict. Mike also has extensive experience in trying arbitration matters, including construction claims and securities claims. He was among the first to obtain multimillion-dollar arbitration awards stemming from the Texas savings and loan scandal. He has successfully managed many matters which required mastering technical and scientific issues in areas such as epidemiology, medicine, toxicology, statistics, mathematical modeling, and scientific survey methodology.

Over the past decade Mike has served as U.S. national counsel, on trial teams and as lead trial counsel in a variety of tobacco litigation matters, including cost recovery actions, personal injury cases, RICO cases, and other matters. He has also tried numerous other jury and nonjury cases spanning a variety of litigation practices and industries, including personal injury and product liability cases for global manufacturing and energy companies, commercial disputes involving trade secrets, business transactions and contract disputes, sales of businesses, and employment matters. He has served his global clients in a U.S. national counsel role.

Mike is a member of the Firm's Complex Litigation and Consumer Products Groups. He is the former Chair of the Firm's Diversity Committee and Co-Chair of the Technology Advisory Group. He was a member of the Firm's Management Committee from 2000-2016.

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Co-Chair, Electronic Discovery Group at Thompson Coburn LLP
Education
JD
Class of 1978

University of Missouri School of Law (Mizzou Law or MU Law) is the law school of the University of Missouri, a state university in the U.S. State of Missouri. It is located on the university's main campus in Columbia, forty minutes from the Missouri State Capitol and Supreme Court in Jefferson City. The school was founded in 1872 by the Curators of the University of Missouri, making it one of the oldest law schools west of the Mississippi River. Its alumni include governors, legislators, judges, attorneys general, and law professors across the country.

AB in English
Class of 1975

The University of Virginia (often abbreviated as UVA, UVa, or Virginia) is a public research university in Charlottesville, Virginia, United States. It was conceived and designed by U.S. President Thomas Jefferson, and established in 1819. UVA's initial Board of Visitors included former Presidents of the United States Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and James Monroe. Monroe owned the initial site of the University, which was mostly farmland. His law office and farmhouse are now the site of Brown College at Monroe Hill, a residential college at UVA. UVA is one of the eight original Public Ivy universities, and it is the only university campus in the United States that is designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. In the 2013 edition of U.S. News and World Report's National University Rankings, the school was listed as America's 2nd best public university; tied with UCLA and surpassed only by UC Berkeley.

Memberships
Member
Current

DRI is the leading organization of defense attorneys and in-house counsel. Membership in DRI provides access to resources and tools for attorneys who strive to provide high-quality, balanced and excellent service to their clients and corporations. DRI is host to more than 25 substantive committees whose focus is to develop ongoing and critical dialogue about areas of practice. DRI provides access to resources and tools to grow your practice – members can search a database of more than 65,000 experts, attend renowned CLE seminars, conferences and webcasts, network with 22,000+ like-minded defense practitioners and more. DRI has served the defense bar for more than 50 years and focuses on five main goals: Education: To teach and educate and to improve the skills of the defense law practitioner Justice: To strive for improvement in the civil justice system Balance: To be a counterpoint to the plaintiff's bar and seek balance in the justice system in the minds of potential jurors and on all fields where disputes are resolved Economics: To assist members in dealing with the economic realities of the defense law practice, including the competitive legal marketplace Professionalism and Service: To urge members to practice ethically and responsibly, keeping in mind the lawyer's responsibilities that go beyond the interest of the client to the good of American society as a whole.

Member, Litigation Reform Task Force
Current

THE ASSOCIATION IS ESTABLISHED TO MAINTAIN THE HONOR & INTEGRITY OF THE LEGAL PROFESSION, TO CULTIVATE SOCIAL INTERACTION AMONG MEMBERS, TO PROMOTE LEGAL SCIENCE AND THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE, TO PROVIDE LEGAL SERVICES TO ALL CITIZENS AT A COST WITHIN THEIR MEANS, AND TO PROVIDE CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION ON VARIOUS TOPICS TO APPROXIMATELY 5,900 MEMBERS.

Member
Current

ADVANCEMENT OF LEGAL PROFESSION

Career History
Co-Chair, Electronic Discovery Group
1985 - Current

Part of Thompson Coburn LLP, Thompson Coburn Fagel Haber is an American company located in St. Louis, MO, that provides legal services.

Mission Pilot
Prior

SERVING PEOPLE IN NEED BY ARRANGING CHARITABLE FLIGHTS, WITH THE HELP OF VOLUNTEER PILOTS, FOR ACCESS TO HEALTHCARE AND FOR OTHER HUMANITARIAN PURPOSES.

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Member, Executive Council
2006 - 2008

Founded in 1859, MICDS is a nonprofit, independent, preparatory school offering non-sectarian education to qualified students regardless of national origin, race or religion. MICDS serves students for grades Junior Kindergarten through 12.

Member, Regional Selection Committee
Prior

THE JEFFERSON SCHOLARS FOUNDATION (FOUNDATION) PROVIDES ACADEMIC MERIT-BASED SCHOLARSHIP, FELLOWSHIP AND PROFESSORSHIP SUPPORT TO STUDENTS AND FACULTY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA (UVA).

Political Donations
$250
2016

Representative from Missouri's 2nd Congressional District

$1,000
2015

Representative from Missouri's 2nd Congressional District

$1,000
2013

Representative from Missouri's 2nd Congressional District

Awards & Honors
2012
Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business
1980
Admitted to the Illinois Bar
1978
Admitted to the Missouri Bar
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