Brian L. Harvell has practiced for 23 years as a trial attorney. Brian has focused on the mechanics of trial and appellate work and practiced at all levels, from trial court to the Missouri Supreme Court. He has represented clients in a wide range of complex litigation, including claims for professional malpractice, truck and trailer collisions, cargo liability and losses, commercial litigation, first party property and coverage, product liability, construction defects, premises liability, bodily injury defense, automobile liability, property casualty losses, insurance liability, bad faith, medical malpractice, environmental, commercial litigation, international child and parental kidnapping (Hague Convention), and eminent domain. Further, Brian provides defense for carriers. He has settled several before mediation because many cases have had serious exposure to excess damages or bad faith issues that needed to be resolved well before ADR.
Brian graduated with honors from William Jewell College, near Kansas City, Missouri, in 1992, earning an interdisciplinary honors degree of Economics, Philosophy, and Political Science. The program was inspired by the methods of Oxford and Cambridge Universities and through it he spent his junior year at Cambridge University, England. In 1995, Brian obtained his Juris Doctorate from the University of Missouri, at Columbia.
Brian is admitted to practice in all Missouri and Florida State Courts, and the Southern and Middle Districts of the Federal Courts for Florida.