Paul Knobbe is an experienced trial lawyer who focuses his practice on products liability, toxic torts, agriculture law, personal injury, and medical malpractice. He is an AV-rated preeminent attorney, acknowledged by his peers as having attained the highest levels of skill and ethics.

Paul is an accomplished criminal and civil trial attorney. Prior to entering private practice, he served first as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney and then as an Assistant Public Defender, trying more than 30 cases. In his years of private practice, Paul has handled a wide variety of civil cases involving medical malpractice, asbestos exposure, and product liability, and has worked on complex, state-federal herbicide class actions. In the medical liability realm, Paul has handled numerous health care negligence and malpractice cases, and he has represented physicians, nurses, and other healthcare providers.  Through this experience, he has developed exceptional knowledge and proficiency with complex medical issues and discovery/trial techniques. As a result, he has authored papers and spoken on a host of topics, including effective deposition strategies, legal technology in litigation, civil discovery issues, medical malpractice litigation, nursing home litigation, damages in personal injury cases, and civil and criminal procedure.

Honors
  • Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating: AV Preeminent
Professional Affiliations
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC)
  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)
  • American Chemical Society
Community Involvement
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • GO St. Louis
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis High School Mock Trial Competition Judge
  • Volunteer youth sports coach
Admitted to Practice
  • Missouri
  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
Education
  • Saint Louis University School of Law, J.D., 1997
  • Maryville University, B.S., Chemistry, 1993
Publications/Presentations
  • Author, “Naval Vessel Is Not the Sum of Its Asbestos-Containing Parts,” Law360, November 23, 2015
  • Presenter, "Types of Damages in Personal Injury Suits" and "Quantifying Damages in Personal Injury Suits," Damages in Personal Injury Cases, St. Louis, MO, July 2012
  • Presenter, "Top Mobile Apps for the Lawyer" and "Jury Selection and Trial Presentation Tools Available for Tablets," The Busy Attorney’s Toolkit to Success, St. Louis, MO, January 20, 2012
  • Author, "The Busy Attorney’s Toolkit to Success," Time and Business Management, January 20, 2012
  • Presenter, "Taking the Deposition" and "Defending the Deposition," Sophisticated Deposition Strategies, St. Louis, MO, April 14, 2011
  • Presenter, "Common Types of Claims Being Evaluated" and "Effective Discovery in Nursing Home Litigation," Nursing Home Malpractice: Evaluating and Addressing Accountability, St. Louis, MO, August 28, 2007
  • Author, "Issues in Medical Malpractice Cases," Voire Dire Case Law Update and Issues, Missouri Bar Association, 2003 and 2004
  • Lecturer, Lawyers in the Classroom, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis