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Mary
Adina
Johnson

Adina Johnson, a Principal at Wuestling & James, focuses her practice on dispositive motion and appellate practice in both federal and state court. She also handles the motions required for effective trial practice, including motions in limine, jury instructions, motions for directed verdict, as well as post-trial motions which preserve the key issues for appeal.

A significant part of Ms. Johnson's practice includes professional liability defense and insurance coverage work which includes analyzing insurance policies for coverage issues as well as addressing the potential for bad faith claims. She has presented at various CLE seminars on insurance coverage issues, handling bad faith claims, professional liability defense issues and federal court practice.

Adina graduated from St. Louis University School of Law, magna cum laude and Order of the Woolsack, in 1998. She served as a Staff Attorney for the St. Louis City Circuit Court for two years where she conducted research and drafted court orders on a wide variety of legal issues.

Adina is admitted to the Bar in both Missouri and Illinois. She is a member of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, the Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers, and the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance.  She is also an elected member of the Board of Trustees for the Village of McKenzie.

PRESENTATIONS

The Basics of Handling an Auto Accident: Understanding Insurance Issues and Coverage; presented by the Missouri Bar, April 2010 and March 2011.

Litigating Insurance Coverage Claims from Start to Finish; presented by NBI, February 2011.

Malpractice Prevention for Boutique Law Firms, presented by the Int’l Society of Primerus Law Firms, November 2011.

Federal Court 101 Seminar, December 2012. 

Advanced Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Law:  A Balanced Look at Overcoming Challenges in UM/UIM Law.  "Determining Coverages", "Bad Faith"; NBI Seminar, April 21, 2016.

Missouri Bar Federal Civil Practice 2017 - Discussion of pleading requirements and discovery practices in federal court. 

PUBLICATIONS: 

Co-author, The Tripartite Relationship, MODL Newsletter, Winter 2012.

Co-author, The Risks and Realities of Cyber-Attacks and Security Breaches for Today’s Practitioner, The St. Louis Bar Journal Fall/2014.






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