Ed Hershewe is an exceptionally experienced and accomplished wrongful death attorney who has spent more than 30 years fighting for injured people and for families who had a loved one suffer a wrongful death. Known and respected by clients and his colleagues in the legal profession, Mr. Hershewe is a member of the Board of Governors of the Missouri Bar, Board Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, certified by the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America (APITLAmerica), and their current president. He is also the 2008 recipient of the Thomas G. Strong Trial Attorney Award.
Born in St. Joseph, Missouri, Mr. Hershewe is a graduate of Missouri Western State College (B.A. 1972) and the University of Tennessee (J.D. 1976). He was ranked third in his class and was a member of Phi Kappa Phi.
Since being admitted to the Missouri Bar in 1977, he has served in many leadership roles including:
* The Board of Governors, 2004-present
* The Executive Committee, 2006-2007
* The Special Committee to Review Status of Tort Law, 2008-present
* The Events Planning Committee, 2007-present
* Liaison to the Committee on Insurance Law, 2005
He is a member of the Jasper County Bar Association, the Springfield Metro Bar Association, the Kansas City Metro Bar Association, the Bar Association of Metro St. Louis and the American Bar Associations.
A formidable litigator, he is a long-time member of the American Association for Justice (formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America) and the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, serving as a member of the Board of Governors from 1983â1993, and 2003 to the present. He also is the current president of APITLAmerica
Mr. Hershewe is a frequent author and lecturer on topics related to trial advocacy, discovery, expert testimony, and related topics. He is the co-author of Pretrial Discovery Motions, Chapter 6 in the Missouri Products Liability Handbook, published by UM at Kansas City, School of Law. He was also co-contributor to the supplement to Chapter 62 of Averbach, Handling Accident Cases, published by Lawyers Co-Op.