Beth C. Boggs
Phone (314) 726-2310
Fax (314) 726-2360
Beth C. Boggs is the managing partner of Boggs, Avellino, Lach & Boggs, LLC. She founded the firm in 1999. Boggs, Avellino, Lach & Boggs, LLC is a certified woman owned business. It is the largest WBENC certified law firm in the State of Missouri. Beth has tried cases, in the southern and central Federal Districts in Illinois, the Eastern and Western federal districts in Missouri and in jurisdictions throughout Missouri and southern Illinois. She has also tried cases in a variety of jurisdictions on a pro hac vice basis.
Beth C. Boggs concentrates her practice in civil litigation involving construction defect, insurance coverage, employment law, premises liability, transportation, defense of pharmacy cases, civil rights defense, professional negligence, toxic tort defense, asbestos exposure defense and insurance defense.
Beth has been named an Illinois SuperLawyer in Insurance Defense. She was named one of the "Most Distinguished Alumni" of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 2008. She maintains a close relationship with her alma mater. She and her husband, Darin, sponsor an annual scholarship, which is awarded to the law school's best ping pong player. She is also one of the sponsors of the Class of 1991 Scholarship, which is awarded annually. She is the Law School Chair of the Forever SIU Campaign for 2018. She and her husband have also formed scholarship funds for students who publish in local law journals and for female law students at SIU. The Clemens Scholarship, which is named in Beth's honor is given annually to a deserving female student at SIU Carbondale.
She was named one of the "Lawyers of the Year" by Missouri Lawyers Weekly in 2005. She received the "President's Award" from the Women Lawyers Association of Greater St. Louis in 2014.
Ms. Boggs is honored to have been selected to be a Senior Fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America, an honorary society honoring the top one-half of one percent of American Lawyers. She is also a member of the American Bar Foundation.
Beth is a frequent author on a variety of insurance and trial topics and is the newsletter editor and the Chair of the Member Communications Committee for the National Restaurant & Retail Defense Association. She is also a highly sought after speaker, speaking frequently at national conferences on trial related topics.
$2.2 Million Awarded to Employees Subjected to DNA Testing in the Hunt for the Mystery Pooper, NRRDA Newsletter December 2015
Browsing Shelves Can Satisfy the Distraction Exception to Open and Obvious Doctrine in Illinois, NRRDA Newsletter December 2015
Combating Reptile Tactics in Litigation--NAMWOLF Newsletter December 2015
20.5 Million Dollar Premises Verdict Upheld--NRRDA Newsletter 2015
The Duty to Create Evidence in Spoliation--NRRDA Newsletter 2015
Ethical Pitfalls in Social Media Discovery--Journal of American Law 2015
Chapter 17: Property Law--Missouri Tort Law Deskbook 2015
Chapter 5: Settlements with Minors and Incompetents--Missouri Bar CLE Deskbook: Settling Cases 2014
Annual Review of Missouri Law: Best Directories 2013
Missouri Appellate Court Considers Whether Tony LaRussa is a Distraction--NRRDA Newsletter 2013
Illinois Court of Appeals Examines Distraction and Deliberate Encounter Exceptions to the Open & Obvious Danger Rule--NRRDA Newsletter 2012
Billing Custodian Affidavits Constitute Substantial Evidence--NRRDA Newsletter 2011
Summary Judgment Entered in Favor of Retailer on Wet Floor Claim--NRRDA Newsletter 2010
Does What Happens on Facebook Stay On Facebook?--Illinois State Bar Journal 2010
Telling the Story at Trial--The St. Louis Bar Journal 2009
The Distraction Exception: Don't Let the Exception Swallow the Rule--Illinois Bar Journal 2005
Chapter 14: Rights & Remedies--Mo. Insurance Practice Deskbook 2004
Primary Insurers' Duty to Exercise Good Faith Toward Excess Insurance Carriers--Illinois State Bar Journal 202
Survey of Illinois Law: Torts--Southern Illinois University Law Journal 2001
An Insurers Rights Under the Common Fund Doctrine--Illinois State Bar Journal 2001
Criminal Convictions do not Equal Intentional Acts--Southern Illinois University Law Journal 2001
Chapter 6: Settlements with Minors & Incompetents--Mo Litigation Settlements Deskbook 2001
Public Policy v. Policy Exclusions--Journal of the Missouri Bar 2001
Survey of Illinois Law: Insurance--Southern Illinois University Law Journal 1999
Mastering the Obvious: The Open & Obvious Doctrine in Illinois--Illinois State Bar Journal 1997
Determining Diligence in Service of Process: Patience is Not a Virtue--Illinois State Bar Journal 1996
Just Say No: Avoiding the Pitfalls in Denial of Coverage--Journal of the Missouri Bar 1996
Survey of Illinois Law: Civil Procedure--Southern Illinois University Law Journal 1995
The Validity of Territorial Restrictions on Uninsured Motorist Coverage--Journal of the Missouri Bar 1994
Understanding the Illinois Medical Studies Act--Illinois State Bar Journal 1994
Missouri Discovers Lost Chance of Recovery--Journal of the Missouri Bar 1993
Rethinking the Ban on Hypnotically Enhanced Testimony--Illinois Bar Journal 1993
Survey of Illinois Law: Health Care--Southern Illinois University Law Journal 1992
Lost Chance of Survival: Should the Courts Ever Tinker with Chance?--Southern Illinois University Law Journal 1992
Hypnotically Enhanced Testimony, has it lost its Charm?--Southern Illinois University Law Journal 1991
Beth Boggs and The Honorable Nanette Baker recently spoke at the WLA Mentorship lunch hosted by Dowd Bennett.
Moderator: Class Action Panel--NAMWOLF Annual Conference in New York 2017
"Class in Session:Defending Putative Class Actions."
Combating Plaintiff's Reptilian Tactics--Stafford 2017
Beth was the Auctioneer of the prestigious BSP Cornerstone Golf and Tennis Classic in Birmingham, Michigan.
Beth was a panelist on the topic of Mediation Advocacy for CLM in August of 2016.
Beth spoke at a CLE on Challenging Expert in New Orleans in February of 2016
To Kill or Not to Kill-The Trial Attorney--NAMWOLF Annual Conference 2015
How to Survive or Thrive with 537.065--Insurance Disputes Seminar 2015
The Art of Persuasion: Influencing Juries When the Law and Facts are Against You--National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms 2014
Advanced UM/UIM Motorist Law in Illinois--Advanced UM/UIM Conference 2014
Human Resources Law: What you Need to Know--Four Points 2013
Firearm Legislation: Current Topics, Trends and the Impact on Insurance Related Claims--2013 NAMWOLF Annual Meeting 2013
Current Issues in Civil Practice & ADR--Annual Review of the Law 2009
Negotiation and Ethics--Annual CLE 2009
UM/UIM in Illinois--Annual Review 2004
Insurance Law in Missouri--Lorman Education 2003
Insurance Law--Insurance Law Annual CLE 2003
Handling Automobile Insurance Matters--Annual Review 2003
Premises Liability in Missouri--Annual Review 2003
Insurance Law in Missouri--Annual Review 2002
UM/UIM--Annual Review 2002
Trying the Automobile Injury Case in Illinois--NBI 2001
Underinsured Motorist Issues-UM/UIM Seminar 2000
FMLA--Missouri Employment Law Review 2000
Insurance Law--Annual Review 2000
Lost Chance of Survival--Medical Malpractice in Missouri 1999
Missouri-Kansas SuperLawyers 2016, 2017, 2018
Top Legal Eagles in St. Louis, 2015
President's Award--Women Lawyers Association of Greater St. Louis, 2014
Illinois Business Journal Top Women in Law--2011
Woman of the Year in Law--2009
Distinguished Alumni Award from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale--2008
Illinois Super Lawyer--2007
Lawyers of the Year, Missouri Lawyers Weekly--2005
Top Women Business Owners--2005
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, J.D. magna cum laude, 1991
Governor's State University, B.A. 1987
Federal Courts for the Southern District of Illinois, Central District of Illinois, Northern District of Illinois, Kansas Federal Bar, Eastern District of Missouri, Western District of Missouri, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th and 8th Circuits.
Insurance Coverage, Premises Liability, Medical Malpractice, General Negligence Defense, Fraud and Misrepresentation, Bad Faith, Extra-contractual litigation, Automobile Negligence, Transportation, Construction Defect, Mold Claims, Wrongful Death, Minor's Settlements, civil rights defense, Employment, discrimination defense, trucking litigation, general tort litigation, pharmacy liability, products liability, toxic tort defense, asbestos exposure defense, commercial litigation.
NAMWOLF, NRRDA, DRI, ISBA, BAMSL, WLA, Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers, Lawyers Association of St. Louis, National Association of Insurance Women, CLM, Senior Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, National Association of Distinguished Counsel, American Bar Federation, Insurance Litigation Institute of America, National Society of Professional Investigators, The Bar Association of the Central & Southern Districts of the Illinois Federal Courts, Phi Kappa Phi, American Bar Association, Member, Diversity Law Institute, Member, Trial Law Institute
Beth Boggs is the president and founder of Step It Up, a local charity which provides free shoes and socks for local area children through monthly shoe distributions. Its website can be found at www.siustl.com. She is also founder and president of Another Man's Treasure, which can be found at www.amtstl.com. She also is active in running the annual charity golf tournament for the Clemens Scholarship to raise funds for scholarships for female law students. She is an avid supporter of her alma mater, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. She and her husband are chairing the Forever SIU campaign in 2018. She is actively involved in the sponsorship of multiple scholarships at SIU, including a scholarship which is awarded annually to the school's best ping pong player.