Missouri House Speaker Pro Tem Elijah Haahr Joins Lathrop Gage in Springfield


SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (July 5, 2017) – Lathrop Gage announces the addition of Elijah Haahr to its Product Liability, Toxic and Mass Tort Team as Of Counsel in Springfield.

Haahr is currently the second-highest ranking member in the Missouri House, serving as the Speaker Pro Tem for the Missouri Legislature. He has served as a State Representative for the 134th legislative district since 2013.

“We are always looking for exceptional people to add to our ranks, and Elijah certainly fits that mold,” said Randell Wallace, partner in charge of Lathrop Gage’s Springfield office. “We also have a long tradition of public and political service, and Elijah’s commitment to bettering the State of Missouri through his service in the Missouri Legislature is a great addition to that tradition.”

As a well versed litigator, Haahr has defended medical malpractice matters on behalf of numerous medical providers and doctors as well as insurance carriers in workers’ compensation, car accidents and general litigation in both Missouri and Oklahoma. He has tried jury and bench cases in state and federal courts; deposed parties, fact witnesses, and expert witnesses; participated in mediations, argued motions in courts all across Missouri.

Haahr is well-known in the Springfield business community, and has received numerous professional recognitions, including Super Lawyers—Rising Star (2015,2016,2017),  Missouri Western State University’s “Graduate of the Last Decade (2015)”, Ozarks Technical Community College “Alumni of the Year (2015),” Springfield Business Journal “40 Under 40 (2013),” Springfield Jaycees, “Jaycee of the Year (2011),” and 417 Magazine, “20 Under 30 (2010).”  

Haahr earned his juris doctor (with honors) from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, 2008, and two Bachelors of Science degrees from Missouri Western State University, 2005, where he graduated cum laude. He also earned an Associate’s degree from Ozarks Technical Community College in 2002 where he was cum laude.

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