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Frequently asked questions of the Litigation Division

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What types of cases does the Litigation Division handle?

Attorneys in the Litigation Division are involved in personal injury lawsuits, contract actions, employment law cases, and civil rights cases. The Litigation Division also represents the State and its agencies in cases challenging the constitutionality of Missouri Statutes.

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Who does the Litigation Division typically represent?

The Litigation Division represents the State of Missouri, its employees, and state agencies in civil litigation.

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Does the Litigation Division represent all state employees?

No. Some state employees work for agencies that are not represented by the Missouri Attorney General but are represented by their own in-house counsel. The Litigation Division also does not represent state employees if the conduct for which they are being sued was not connected with their duties on behalf of the state.

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What agencies, and their employees, does the Litigation Division represent?

The Litigation Division represents most of Missouri's executive departments in civil litigation. The Litigation Division also represents Executive Branch office-holders, the legislature, and state judges.

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In what courts does the Litigation Division practice?

The attorneys of the Litigation Division practice before every level of Missouri state courts and federal courts, from state circuit and federal district courts, to state and federal appeals courts, to the Missouri and United States Supreme Courts.

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How often do Litigation Division attorneys go to trial?

As with any litigation practice, only a small portion of the cases the Litigation Division handles go to trial. Many cases are won by motions filed before trial.

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