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Thomas J. Gregory has practiced law with the St. Louis Personal Injury Law Firm of Mogab & Hughes Attorneys, P.C., for 42 years. He is a native of St. Louis, Missouri. He received his B.A. in 1975 from the University of Missouri and his J.D. from Cumberland School of Law in 1978. He is licensed to practice Law in the State of Missouri and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. Mr. Gregory has handled over 500 Social Security disability hearings, over 400 Workers’ Compensation trials, over 30 jury trials, and has argued over 40 cases before the Missouri Court of Appeals and Missouri Supreme Court.
Mr. Gregory is a Member of the Missouri Bar, the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys (Board of Governors, 1983-1988), The Lawyers Association of St. Louis, The American Association for Justice, and The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis. He has an A.V. Preeminent Peer Review Rating™ from Martindale-Hubbell® Law, which is the highest rating given to an attorney for legal ability and ethics. Mr. Gregory handles a broad range of cases including Workers’ Compensation-On the Job Injuries, Personal Injury and Social Security Disability, and has served as a Commissioner in eminent domain cases.
Mr. Gregory served as a Commissioner for the following eminent domain cases, all of which were filed in the Circuit Court of the City of St. Louis, where he is a resident:
- St. Louis Housing Authority v. Radloff, et al., Cause No. 1522-CC10566
- St. Louis Housing Authority v. Booker, et al., Cause No. 1522-CC10570
- MSD v. Terry Lynn Frazier, et al., Cause No. 1022-CC00560
- Cortex West Redevelopment Corporation v. Missouri State Highway and Transportation Commission, et al., Cause No. 1322-CC09979
- Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority of the City of St. Louis v. Karla Rena Allen, et al., Cause No. 1522-CC11386 – Mr. Gregory was the lead Commissioner on this matter, which involved a substantial number of properties on the North Side of St. Louis in which eminent domain was used to assemble properties which were ultimately going to be replaced by New West Headquarters for the National Geospatial lntelligence Agency (NGA), a $1.7 billion project. This was a time-sensitive job since St. Louis was in competition with other geographical areas for this federal project. Mr. Gregory and his fellow Commissioners were able to do their inspections, conduct hearings, and make their rulings in sufficient time to meet the federal government requirement.
With respect to other real estate matters, in his private practice, Mr. Gregory defended the Trustees of Kingsbury Place in their individual and representative capacities in the case of Greg Minana v. Tom Monroe, et al., which involved joint and reciprocal easements of adjoining homeowners’ associations. This was a judge-tried case that ultimately ended up in the Missouri Court of Appeals and is reported at 467 S.W.3d 901 (2015). He handled the case at both the trial level and appellate level.
Significant Appellate Cases Handled by Mr. Gregory:
- Drewes v. TWA, 984 S.W.2d 512 (MoBanc 1999), Missouri Supreme Court Decision which applied broad application favoring injured employees to newly enacted legislative amendments to workers’ compensation law.
- State Ex. Rel. Eli Lilly v. Gaertner, 619 S.W.2d 761 (Mo.App. 1981), held that official immunity defense was not available to individual doctors employed by the State of Missouri who are liable for medical malpractice.
- Laturno v. Carnahan, 640 S.W.2d 470 (Mo.App. 1982), held that the Second Injury Fund is responsible for paying the differential between permanent total disability benefits and permanent partial disability benefits in the event of an award of PPD benefits against the employer and PTD benefits against the Second Injury Fund.
- Frazier v. Treasurer of the State of Missouri, 869 S.W.2d 152 (Mo.App. E.D. 1993), held that the Second Injury Fund is not entitled to a credit for prior settlements.
- Martin v. State Farm Mutual Auto Ins. Co., 755 S.W.2d 638 (Mo.App. 1988), held that government-owned vehicle exclusion in a liability insurance policy is void as against public policy in the State of Missouri.
- Hall v. Fru-Con Construction Corp., 46 S.W.3d 30 (Mo.App. E.D. 2001), In a case of first impression, the Court of Appeals held that under the workers’ compensation law, in addition to handicapped renovations to a vehicle, the employer-insurer is also responsible for handicapped modifications to the home of a seriously injured employee.
- Baxi v. United Tech Auto Corporation, 956 S.W.2d 340 (Mo.App. E.D. 1997), held that the Industrial Commission should adhere to special standards in deciding disability in a case of mental impairment.
- Routh v. St. John’s Mercy Medical Center, 785 S.W.2d 744 (Mo.App. 1990), sets out parameters for closing argument at trial.
- Leehy v. Supreme Express and Transfer Co., 646 S.W.2d 786 (Mo. 1983), Missouri Supreme Court holding on use of retaliatory argument in closing arguments at trial.
- Krysl v. Treasurer of Missouri, Mo. E.D. 107591 (October 1, 2019), reverses Industrial Commission’s interpretation of Mo.Rev.Stat. 287.220(2).