Six BB&D Attorneys Named 2019 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers

Blitz, Bardgett and Deutsch is honored to announce six of our outstanding attorneys have been recognized by their peers as Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers – 2019.

The annual Super Lawyers’ list consists of exceptional attorneys who are handpicked from a multitude of practice areas, having attained the highest degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

A notable distinction, since only 5% of Missouri and Kansas attorneys are chosen annually.

Thomson Reuters, publishers of Super Lawyers magazine, designate attorneys as “Super Lawyers” based on an exhaustive selection process beginning with the attorney’s nomination by colleagues who are then researched and vetted by Super Lawyers’ staff, and finally, evaluated by peers made up of accomplished attorneys in more than 70 practice areas.



Robert Blitz –Business Litigation

Christopher Bauman – Business Litigation

Robert Brandt – Business & Corporate Law

Kelley Farrell – Employment & Labor Law

David Luce – General Litigation

Traci Dale Pupillo – Business Litigation


Robert Blitz, principal at Blitz, Bardgett and Deutsch law firm st louis missouri
Robert Blitz

Robert Blitz is a founding member of the firm and a distinguished winning trial and appeals litigation attorney. Robert’s well documented trial success locally and nationally has earned him an acclaimed reputation as a respected member of the trial bar. His verdicts and settlements exceed $300,000,000. Robert’s career recognitions include Best Lawyers in America Missouri Lawyer Weekly’s Attorney of the Year and Largest Verdicts and Settlements in the State of Missouri.


Blitz, Bardgett & Deutsch attorney Christopher Bauman
Christopher Bauman

Christopher Bauman represents closely-held businesses involved in complex commercial litigation, including lender disputes, construction matters and litigation concerning operational control of business entities. He has developed a noted reputation as a formidable trial and appeals litigation attorney in matters of securities class actions, tax increment financing, employment covenants, wrongful death, trust and estates, and a variety of contractual disputes. He has argued appeals before the Missouri Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals, as well as the Eastern and Western Districts.


Blitz, Bardgett & Deutsch attorney Robert Brandt
Robert Brandt

Robert Brandt focuses in the areas of business law, mergers and acquisitions, private securities offerings, commercial practice, technology licensing, banking and finance, real estate, franchising and employment. He serves as outside general counsel for mid-size, privately held businesses and also as outside corporate counsel to public companies in manufacturing, technology, software development, real estate development, construction, medical supply distribution, equipment leasing, pharmaceuticals, health and dental care, insurance, physician practice groups, banking and mortgage lending.


Blitz, Bardgett & Deutsch attorney Kelley Farrell
Kelley Farrell

Kelley Farrell is a proven, successful trial attorney in areas of real estate, employment and commercial litigation. She represents condemning authorities, developers and property owners in eminent domain cases involving commercial, residential and industrial properties, and also landlord-tenant actions. Kelley’s employment practice focuses on defense of employment disputes in federal and state courts, and administrative agencies. Kelley also is a vital member of our Trust and Estate Litigation team.


Blitz, Bardgett & Deutsch attorney David Luce
David Luce

David Luce practices general civil litigation involving commercial, employment and real estate disputes. His 30-year legal career is marked by many highlights, including obtaining an $11.1 million jury verdict in favor of a Missouri manufacturer against its insurance carrier. Dave was recognized as a 2017 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyer and in the 2018 edition of Best Lawyers in America for employment law/management.



Blitz, Bardgett & Deutsch attorney Traci Pupillo
Traci Pupillo

Traci Dale Pupillo represents clients in a variety of litigation matters, focusing heavily on real estate and employment issues. For over two decades she has represented private contractors and property owners, developers, condemning authorities and individual and business clients. Traci is noted for her preparedness, exceptional trial work and successful outcomes representing employers in federal, state and administrative actions.


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Over the last two decades Blitz, Bardgett and Deutsch has earned a respected reputation in the legal community as a top-flight litigation, real estate and business transactional firm based in St. Louis, Missouri, 120 S. Central Ave., 63105, with offices in Jefferson City and Columbia. BBD’s team of seasoned attorneys and notable up-and-coming associates are also recognized standouts in matters of Employment Law, Regulatory Work, Tax & Estate Planning and Alternative Dispute Resolution.