Patrick K. Bader


Patrick K. Bader


St. Louis University School of Law

Juris Doctor, Certificate in Health Law Dean Select Scholarship Academic Excellence Awards (Constitutional Law, Remedies)

Southeast Missouri State University

B.S., Mass Communication,Cum Laude


  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Super Lawyers


Super Lawyers

Patrick has worked his entire career passionately representing everyday people who have been severely injured. He handles cases in state and federal courts across the country, including extensive experience representing injured railroad employees (FELA), injured seaman (Jones Act), and the victims of vehicle and trucking wrecks.

For his impressive legal work, Patrick has been chosen for inclusion in the highly-selective Super Lawyers – Rising Stars. He is an aggressive advocate for the injured and has recovered millions of dollars for his clients by treating each case like it is his own.

Patrick recently obtained a record-setting $15 million verdict for the tragic workplace death of a 22-year-old in the Mississippi River.  His other recent successes also include: a $3.325 million jury verdict for a deckhand who suffered a knee injury while jerking a wire; a $4.5 million jury verdict in St. Louis City for the family of a seaman who drowned on his employer’s sinking vessel; $2.25 million for a seaman who lost his foot in a rigging accident; $1.2 million for a pedestrian with back injuries after being struck on a rural Illinois highway; and, a $1.05 million jury verdict for a workplace thumb injury in St. Louis County.

Patrick received his law degree from St. Louis University School of Law, where he graduated near the top of his class and received a Certificate in Health Law from the nation’s leading health law program.

Outside of work, Patrick has spent time representing victims of domestic violence for the Legal Services of Eastern District of Missouri Volunteer Lawyer Program. He also enjoys volunteering at Stray Rescue of St. Louis, a non-kill animal shelter dedicated to serving abused and neglected pets.

Patrick has also served as a founding and board member on the Friends of Arch Grants, an organization dedicated to supporting the mission of Arch Grants, including revitalizing the St. Louis economy through investment in innovative entrepreneurs.

Patrick, the son of a retired Judge, was born and raised in the St. Louis region. He lives in St. Louis County with his wife, Kimberly, and their two children, Jack and Eleanor. The family is active in the Autism Speaks community, including the annual Autism Speaks Walk.