Tradition of excellence

Combining the rich traditions of three historic St. Louis law firms, Kortenhof McGlynn & Burns LLC is a boutique litigation firm specializing in complex litigation. A Certified Minority/Woman-owned business, the principals bring together vast legal, trial and appellate experience in an atmosphere of hard work, ingenuity, personal service, and dedication.

History of success

Since 1896, four generations of McGlynns have provided legal counsel to corporate and individual clients throughout Missouri and Illinois. Founded by Daniel McGlynn in 1896, the McGlynn Firm developed a national reputation for its sophisticated and successful defense of complex product liability and toxic tort lawsuits.

The Kortenhof & Ely firm, founded in 1960 by Joe Kortenhof and Ben Ely, had its own legacy of 50 years of superior trial and appellate experience on behalf of insurers and corporations in the bi-state area, including representation of diverse businesses before the Missouri Industrial Relations Commission.

The Burns, Vandover and Godfrey firm has a 40 year legacy of superior trial and appellate experience on behalf of insurers in a myriad of insurance and corporate related matters.

  • A V Peer Review Rated Martindale - Hubbell
  • Certified Women's Business Enterprise
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers 2012
  • Super Lawyers

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