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Alicia M. Goedde (Kerr)

Ms. Goedde is a litigation attorney whose practice focuses on business litigation, particularly serving clients in the banking and financial services, construction and design, real estate and property, franchise, and non-profit industries. She puts a great emphasis in understanding each industry, staying current on trends, and helping clients solve problems. 

Ms. Goedde works with clients on a variety of real estate, governmental, non-compete, trade secret, probate, zoning, franchise, construction defects, and consumer fraud matters. Ms. Goeddes work with non-profits aligns with Lathrop Gage’s commitment to the communities in which we work and live. Further, her previous experience as an Assistant Attorney General in the Consumer Protection Division of the Missouri Attorney General’s office gives her a unique perspective on claims under the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act and various consumer protection statutes across the country.

Ms. Goedde’s banking clients run the gamut from small, to midsize, to national firms. She represents financial institutions, protecting and enforcing their rights through litigation of breach of contract actions, asset protection, and other matters involving real estate and loan collateral. Whether it’s an international or local organization, Ms. Goedde is dedicated to learning what keeps clients in that sector up at night and how best to help them. 

Ms. Goedde has significant experience in all aspects of the litigation process, including pre-trial investigation, initial pleading and motion practice, discovery, trial, and appeal. She has represented clients in both state and federal courts throughout Missouri and Illinois, and in mediation and arbitration in Missouri, Illinois, and Colorado.

During law school, Ms. Goedde performed more than 100 pro bono hours, was a research assistant for Professor in Constitutional Law, Michael J. Gerhardt, interned with Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, and served as a summer law clerk for Lathrop Gage in St. Louis.

Representative Experience:

  • Won a complete defense verdict at trial in which plaintiffs, through a class action, alleged our client aided and abetted franchise fraud and committed civil deception. We again defended our client in the State of Indiana Court of Appeals where the Court affirmed the defense verdict serving as a double win for our client. Nidia Martinez, et al., on Behalf of Herself and Others Similarly Situated v. Stratus Franchising, LLC, et al.49A02-1509-PL-1317

Court Memberships

  • Missouri
  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri 
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado

Honors

  • Comments Editor, Volume 89 Board, North Carolina Law Review

  • President, American Constitution Society UNC Chapter, 2009-2011

  • University of North Carolina Peer Mentor, 2009-2010

  • Selected for Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyers “Rising Stars,” 2015 - 2018

Professional Affiliations

  • The Missouri Bar
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Young Lawyers Division
  • Down Syndrome Association of Greater St. Louis, Board of Directors, 2015-Present
  • The Theodore McMillian Inns of Court, St. Louis University School of Law, Associate, 2014-Present
  • Lathrop Gage LLP Recruiting Committee, 2016
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  • St. Louis

    7701 Forsyth Boulevard
    Suite 500
    Clayton, MO 63105
F: 314.613.2801

Assistant

Robin Bryan
314.613.2851

Education

University of North Carolina School of Law, J.D., 2011

University of Kansas, B.A., 2006