Gary B Brewer

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  • Of Counsel

U.S. Air Force 1974-1978; University of Missouri - Columbia (A.B., summa cum laude, 1981); University of Missouri - Columbia School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1985)

Admitted to Missouri Bar 1985; admitted to U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit; U.S. District Courts, Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri, and Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas.

Co-author: (with E. Thomas) "Jury Instructions," Missouri Practice, Third Edition, West Publishing (1992). Author: "Cross Examination," Missouri Civil Trial Practice, Third Edition, The Missouri Bar (2002). Author: "Where is the Principle of Fairness in Joint and Several Liability", 50 Missouri Law Review 601 (Summer 1985). Author: "A Recklessness Standard for Punitive Damages in Section 1983 Actions", 49 Missouri Law Review 815 (Fall 1984). Member: The Missouri Bar (Board of Law Examiners); American Bar Association; Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers.

Shook, Hardy & Bacon, LLP 1985-1992, Partner (national products liability, research and briefing);

Ward & Reeves 1992-2000, Partner (civil trials and appeals, medical malpractice, probate, banking and hospital law);

American Family Insurance 2000-2002 (in-house counsel, advisory on bad faith claims and insurance law);

Daniel, Powell & Brewer, LLC 2002-2022, Member (civil litigation, trial and appeals, insurance defense, medical malpractice, bad faith, construction defect, transportation investigation)

Practice Area

  • Insurance Defense 60%
  • Construction Litigation 20%
  • Trucking Litigation 20%



Bar Admissions

  • Missouri, 1985


  • University of Missouri Columbia School of Law, Columbia, Missouri
    • J.D.
    • Honors: cum laude