J.D., Washington University School of Law, 1997
B.A., University of California, Berkeley, 1988
Jon Garside is a trial lawyer with experience defending product liability, medical malpractice, medical device and other commercial litigation. He specializes in complex litigation, striving to offer collaborative and creative solutions that match clients’ business objectives. Jon has tried several cases to defense verdicts, and he has successfully argued appeals in state and federal courts.
In the area of product liability, Jon has successfully defended manufacturers of pharmaceuticals and vaccines; medical devices; vehicles; construction, farm and industrial equipment; and petroleum products. In class actions, he has defended and obtained favorable results for clients including an association of major health insurers, a nationally known hospital, an international automaker, and major manufacturers of generic and prescription medicines.
In other commercial litigation, Jon’s experience includes:
- Defending a health insurer against multimillion-dollar claims of fraud, and obtaining a dismissal in favor of a large state employee retirement fund in a federal court contract case.
- Defending hospitals, doctors, and other health care providers against claims of malpractice, including obtaining a defense verdict in the city of St. Louis in favor of a nationally known hospital.
- Won a directed verdict in favor of a regional hospital at the close of the plaintiff's malpractice case.