SmithAmundsen Promotes Three Attorneys to Partner

March 17, 2015

The law firm of SmithAmundsen LLC announces the recent promotion of three attorneys to partner.

Michelle Casper is a commercial and civil litigation attorney practicing out of Columbus, Ohio. She manages multi-faceted litigation and serves as lead litigator for many of the firm’s corporate clients in Indiana and Ohio. Michelle regularly counsels individuals and corporations on matters pertaining to general litigation, property damage, construction defects, corporate law, and complex negligence issues. She also handles commercial and civil litigation matters in Illinois and routinely represents clients in a variety of cases in both state and federal courts. Michelle received her law degree from IIT/Chicago-Kent College of Law.

Darren Grady is an attorney in the firm’s Chicago office. Darren handles a variety of cases including large loss bodily injury claims, wrongful death cases, automobile collisions, and homeowners litigation. Darren defends individuals and corporations involved in significant injury claims in the areas of premises liability and auto defense. In his work in the entertainment industry, he handles defamation and privacy matters, and he counsels restaurants and hotels in the hospitality industry. Additionally, he assists not-for-profits, especially those involved with the arts, with incorporation matters and 501c3 forms. Darren received his law degree from Washington University in St. Louis School of Law.

James Sanders is an attorney in the St. Louis office and a member of the commercial litigation, professional liability, and toxic and environmental tort groups at SmithAmundsen. He works with his clients on a multitude of issues including commercial contract disputes, corporate, labor, real estate, distribution agreements, class action defense, catastrophic personal injury, complex bankruptcy, environmental and toxic tort cases. James also serves as principal counsel for several craft breweries and restaurants in the dynamic and growing St. Louis food and drink scene. James received his law degree from Saint Mary’s University School of Law