Founded in 1992, Behr, McCarter & Potter, P.C. is primarily a firm of trial attorneys. We focus on complex civil litigation, working with national and international insurers, business owners, contractors, hospitals, physicians, municipalities, and individuals on a wide range of cases. We handle matters throughout Missouri and Illinois in both federal and state courts.
Our attorneys have been recognized for their excellence in practice. Tony Behr and Steve Potter are recipients of Missouri’s most prestigious trial lawyer award, the Lon O. Hocker Memorial Trial Lawyer Award, making Behr, McCarter & Potter the only firm in St. Louis County with two recipients of this award. Tim Reichardt is a recipient of the David J. Dixon Appellate Advocacy Award, which is awarded annually to three Missouri attorneys “whose tenacity, professionalism, and judicial skills epitomize outstanding appellate practice,” based on recommendations of a panel of Missouri Court of Appeals Judges. Our lawyers include former law clerks to judges on the Missouri Supreme Court and the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico.
We have been recognized as a Top Law Firm in St. Louis by U.S. News & World Report®, and Tony Behr, Dudley McCarter, and Steve Potter have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America®. They, along with Rich Behr, have also been recognized as Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers®. Tony Behr and Dudley McCarter have been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® as Lawyers of the Year in their respective fields of practice. Behr, McCarter & Potter is rated “AV” (the highest rating possible) by Martindale-Hubbell®, and the majority of our partners are individually rated “AV.”
We are committed to serving the Bar and our community. Dudley McCarter is a past President of both the Missouri Bar and the Mizzou Alumni Association. Tony Behr served a six-year elected term as a member of the 21st Circuit Judicial Commission (St. Louis County) for the selection of judges, during which term fifteen judges from diverse backgrounds were appointed to the bench. Tony Behr, Dudley McCarter, and Tim Reichardt are past Presidents of the St. Louis County Bar Association, and Steve Potter is a past President of the Lawyers Association of St. Louis. Our attorneys are actively involved in their churches and parishes, as well as local and national charitable organizations. We are proud to have on our team veterans of the United States Air Force (Tom Hayek) and the United States Army (Dudley McCarter).
Behr, McCarter & Potter is a group of experienced and distinguished lawyers who are committed to our clients. We believe in early evaluation of the merits of each case and the development of a successful strategy through trial and appeal. We recognize that litigation is expensive and look toward both comprehensive and efficient strategies. We are hard-working, honest, passionate, and successful in achieving favorable results.