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2017/07/27 - Matt Davis Presents Legal Ethics CLE

Matt Davis has provided Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminars for colleagues in Missouri and Illinois several times over the years. Recently, in June, Mr. Davis presented two sessions at the National Business Institute CLE seminar on Legal Ethics for Everyday Practice facing Missouri and Illinois attorneys. Among the ethical concerns he covered, he educated attorneys on the ethics surrounding properly storing former and current client information and he spoke about how to safeguard emails. Mr. Davis also presented on the ethical issues related to recognizing and preventing conflicts of interest and unintended attorney-client relationships. Another ethics concern Matt discussed during the CLE presentation was attorney advertising and communications.

The Continuing Legal Education programs Mr. Davis presented will help fellow attorneys meet these evolving ethical challenges knowingly and with care. With this background knowledge, you can count on Matt to have legal ethics issues top-of-mind in his work with legal clients and sensitive case issues. The CLE presentations he has given demonstrate that Mr. Davis is current and competent with his ethical responsibilities and that he appreciates the importance of ethics in the legal profession.

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2017/02/13 - Matthew Davis wins Summary Judgment for Federal Employee in Mental Health Benefits Case

Gallagher Davis proudly represents clients who have been denied their rightful coverage under insurance and health care plans. This includes vigorously protecting clients’ rights to have mental health issues covered in a manner equivalent to how health care plans cover physical health.  Several laws require this coverage including the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Act of 2008. Unfortunately, despite these protections in the law, health insurers often deny mental heath care coverage, in particular residential treatment.  This was the situation in a case that Gallagher Davis recently won in federal court. Read more…


2017/01/10 - Distracted Driving Accidents On The Rise–Know the Risks

Ever wonder why we see and read about so many incidents of horrific, yet preventable, car accidents in the news lately? One reason may well be the increase in distracted driving. Statistics show that out of all 15-19 year olds involved in fatal car accidents, 10% were classified as distracted drivers at the time of the crash, according to the US Department of Transportation (US DOT). In fact, in July 2016, the National Highway Safety Administration published a report citing car crashes as the number 1 cause of death for 16-24 year olds for the years 2012-2014. While fatal car accidents have been removed from the top ten causes of death in the United States in 2014, car accidents remain the 13th leading cause of death. Read more…


2015/05/27 - Missouri Lawmakers Pass Bill Extending Insurance Coverage for Treatment of Eating Disorders

On May 13, 2015, lawmakers passed Missouri Senate Bill 145. The bill requires health benefit plans written in Missouri, as well as plans written outside of Missouri that cover Missouri residents, to cover the diagnosis and treatment of eating disorders. Read more…


2015/05/27 - Health Insurers Continue to Deny ABA Therapy Coverage Despite Missouri Law

On May 19, 2015, Governor Jay Nixon announced that Missouri had reached a $4.5 million settlement agreement with Aetna. The insurance company had failed to provide coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of autism in violation of a 2010 law mandating that insurance companies operating in Missouri provide such coverage. Read more…


2014/10/06 - Matt Davis Honored as Up & Coming Lawyer

Missouri Lawyers Weekly selected Matt Davis as one of 54 lawyers in Missouri that it honors for its annual “Up and Coming,”  lawyer awards.    Read more…


2013/06/21 - Tim Gallagher Secures Unanimous Jury Verdict against Safeco Insurance Company

On June 19, 2013 a jury in the City of St. Louis returned a verdict for one of our clients in a claim for benefits under the uninsured motorist provision of a Safeco auto policy.

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2013/06/15 - Tim Gallagher Speaks on Litigating Bad Faith Cases

Tim Gallagher recently spoke at a Continuing Legal Education Seminar sharing his expertise with other area lawyers on Insurance Bad Faith.

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2013/03/02 - Tim Gallagher and Matt Davis Win Hard Fought ERISA Judgment

Plaintiff Awarded $339,107 Judgment on a $220,000 Policy Read more…


2012/12/19 - If advertisers use your Instagram photos without your permission, are they committing a tort in Missouri?

When Instagram announced a new policy yesterday that seemed to allow advertisers to use people’s photos without their permission, many people asked “can they do that?”  In Missouri, maybe not. Read more…