Philip C. Denton
Shamrock, Texas, August 5, 1952
1982 – Juris Doctor (J.D.) Washington University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri
1978 – B.G.S. University of Missouri, St. Louis, Missouri
1975 – A.S. Triton College, Rivergrove, Illinois
Jan. 1, 2009 to present – Law Offices of Philip C. Denton;
Jan. 1981 to Dec. 31, 2008 – The Hullverson Law Firm, 1010 Market Street, Suite 1550, St. Louis, Missouri (314) 421-2313 [principal since January 1, 1990]
1977 to 1980 – Respiratory Therapist, Normandy Osteopathic Hospitals
1977 – Instructor for University of Missouri Respiratory Therapy program at Missouri Baptist Hospital
1976 to 1977 – Evening Supervisor and Respiratory Therapist, Barnes Hospital
1976 – Respiratory Therapist, Mount Sinai Medical Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1974 to 1976 – Respiratory Therapist, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Illinois
Licenses and Certificates:
1982 – Missouri Bar, #32004
1983 – Illinois Bar, #6186397
1976 – Registered Respiratory Therapist #2560
United States Air Force Reserves
1972 to 1978 – Medical Service Specialist, Honorable Discharge
Admitted to Practice Law:
U.S. District Court [Eastern District, MO]
Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals
Supreme Court of the United States
The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis Committee, 1993; Chair, Trial Section, 1993 – Present;
Board of Governors, 1994 – Present
The Missouri Bar
Illinois State Bar Association
Lawyers Association of St. Louis
Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys (Board of Governors, 1992-1998)
The Association of Trial Lawyers of America
American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics
The American College of Forensic Examiners
Lectures and Seminars:
Speaker, “Medical Malpractice in Missouri”, St. Louis, Missouri, National Business Institute, Inc. (July 1988)
Guest Faculty, “Obstetrics and Gynecology – Back to the Basics”, Continuing Medical Education Seminar, presented by Washington University School of Medicine and Christian Hospitals Northeast-Northwest (Oct. 1988)
Moderator, “Instructions/Jury Selection” seminar presented by Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys (March 1990)
Guest Faculty, “Winning the Difficult Injury Case”, with presentation of paper titled, Representing the Difficult Plaintiff, Continuing Legal Education seminar by UMKC Law School (St. Louis, MO, Oct, 1990)
Speaker/Ethics Panel, American Lung Association of Eastern Missouri – Post Graduate course – “Pulmonary Care in the 90’s” (St. Louis, MO, Nov. 14, 1990)
Panel Moderator, Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys Seminar, Avoiding Reversible Error/Keeping the Verdict on Appeal, “Effective Appellate Advocacy – The Brief/Oral Argument” (Nov. 9, 1990).
Panelist, The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis Seminar, “The Judges’ View of Trial Advocacy: A Panel Discussion” (Oct. 3, 1991).
Speaker, Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, Law and Medicine Seminar, Topic – Damage Issues in Geriatric Cases (May 1, 1992).
Moderator, “The Judges’ View of Trial Advocacy: A Panel Discussion,” October 9, 1992, presented by Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis.
Moderator, Seminar by Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, “How to Win Auto Cases Without Going to Trial” (May 8, 1992 and April 30, 1993).
Speaker, 1993 Medical Malpractice Seminar, topic (and paper) “Pre-Trial and Trial Strategies & Tips,” Sept. 10, 1993, St. Louis, MO, presented by University of Missouri – Kansas City Law School.
Program Director, “Witness Examination Skills” training program co-sponsored by National Institute for Trial Advocacy and Bar Association of Metro. St. Louis, October 22 – 23, 1993, St. Louis, MO.
Speaker, Liability for Sports Injuries at School, November 4, 1993, Fort Zumwalt High Schools Athletic Program Seminar on sports injuries.
Speaker, 1994 Medical Malpractice Seminar, topic (and paper) “Top Ten Tips For Winning Your Medical Negligence Case”, October 14, 1994, presented by University of Missouri – Kansas City Law School.
Speaker, 1995 & 1996 Medical Malpractice Seminar presented by University of Missouri – Kansas City Law School.
Speaker, “New Theories of Medical Malpractice Trends and Recent Developments” – Indian Medical Council Meeting, June 13, 1997.
Speaker, “Practice Skills for New Lawyers” – Litigating Skills – Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, November 13, 2001.
Legal Publications and Papers:
Contributing author, MEDICAL MALPRACTICE IN MISSOURI, ed., National Business Institute, Inc. (1988)
DENTON, Recommending Settlement or Trial to a Client, Vol. 30, No. 5, St. Louis Lawyer 12 (Oct. 1990).
DENTON, Representing the Difficult Plaintiff in WINNING THE DIFFICULT INJURY CASE, 2-1 (UMKC/CLE 1990)
DENTON, Missouri Medical Malpractice Law, Vol. 37, No. 4, St. Louis Bar Journal 20 (Spring 1991).
DENTON, Prepare for Unexpected Jury Conduct, Vol. 31, No. 4, St. Louis Lawyer 10 (Aug. 1991).
DENTON, Handling a Motor Vehicle Collision Personal Injury Case: A Primer For the Plaintiff, Vol. 38, No. 4, St. Louis Bar Journal 4 (Spring 1992).
DENTON, Point of Law, The New Rule of Admissibility: Expert Accident Reconstruction Testimony in Missouri, St. Louis Daily Record (Vol. 282, No. 72) and St. Louis Countian (Vol. 122, No. 72), April 10, 1992.
DENTON, Damage Issues in Geriatric Cases, MATA Seminar, Law and Medicine (May 1, 1992), (unpublished).
DENTON, Motions to Strike Prospective Jurors For Cause, Vol. 32, No. 3, St. Louis Lawyer 13 (July 1992).
DENTON, A Primer for Handling Premises Liability Cases, Vol. 39, No. 4, St. Louis Bar Journal 4 (Spring 1993).
DENTON, Mary Carter Agreements, Vol. 33, No. 4, St. Louis Lawyer 7 (Sept. 1993).
DENTON, Personal Injury Case Valuation Software, Vol. 42, No. 1, St. Louis Bar Journal 56 (Summer 1995).
DENTON, Cross Examination, Vol. 35, No. 5, St. Louis Lawyer 7 (Sept. 1995).
DENTON, Editor, Trial Tips For The St. Louis Lawyer, 1996 Bar Association Of Metropolitan St. Louis.
DENTON, Trial Tip: Comments on Deposing The Physician Defendant, MATA Magazine (March 1997). – Reprinted in The Coffee-House/Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association (Fall 1997). Reprinted in the Advocate/Arizona Trial Lawyers Association (June 1998).
DENTON, Pre-trial Aspects, Vol. 38, No. 2, St. Louis Lawyer (June 1998).
DENTON, Underinsured Motorist Coverage, Vol. 46, No. 2, St. Louis Bar Journal 14 (Fall 1999).
DENTON, “Personal Injury Torts: General Principles Revisited”, Vol. 39, No. 7, St. Louis Lawyer (Nov. 1999)
DENTON, The Medical Malpractice Case: Overview for Plaintiff, Vol. 46, No. 4, St. Louis Bar Journal 6 (Spring 2000).
DENTON, Injuries and Deaths on Missouri Roads and Highways — Overview of Law and Legal Representation, Vol. 57, No. 1, The St. Louis Bar Journal (Summer 2010).
American Jurisprudence Award for Excellence in the Study of Remedies (1981)
President’s Outstanding Service Award, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (2002)
Martindale-Hubbell – AV Rating
Medical-Legal Committee of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (1985 to present)
Special Representative of the Grievance Committee of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (1986 to 1993)
Trial Section Committee of the Bar Association of
Metropolitan St. Louis (1990 to present)
Vice-Chair 1992 – 1993
Chair 1993 to present
Charter member, Solo & Small Firm Practitioners Section 1993 – 1994 of Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
AD HOC “Form Interrogatories” committee for the 22nd Judicial Circuit Court (1993)
CLE Institute, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (1992 – 1993)
MATA, Amicus Curiae Committee 1992 to 2000
Vice-Chair 1993, 1994
November 1989 to November 1990 – Guest lawyer on “Knowing the Law”, WGNU (920 AM), Wednesdays 5:30 p.m.