A Personal Approach To Your Legal Needs

For more than 40 years, attorney David Duree has provided his clients with sound, prudent legal advice and guidance. David lawyering encompasses a vibrant, diversified litigation practice, a personal injury practice and an engineering and construction law practice that draws on his expertise as an engineer himself.

St. Louis Construction Law Attorney

Wm. R. Clark Corp. v. Safeco Ins. Co., 938 P. 2d 372 (Cal. 1997); Wm. R. Clark Corp. v. Safeco Ins. Co., 78 Cal. App. 4th 355, 92 Cal. Rptr. 2d 709 (Cal. 2000)
United States f/u/b of Interstate Mechanical Contractors, Inc. v. International Fidelity Insurance Co., 200 F.3d 456 (6th Cir. 1-14-2000)
Miller v. Big River Concrete, LLC et al., 14 S.W.3d 129 (Mo. App. 2000)
CH2M Hill, Inc v. Alexis Herman, Secretary of Labor, et al., 192 F.3d 711 (7th Cir. 1999)
17 Vista Fee Associates v. Teachers Ins. and Annuity Association of America et al., 259 A.D.2d 75, 693 N.Y.S.2d 554 (N.Y. sup., app. div. 1999)
Harbor Court Associates v Leo A. Daly Co., 179 F. 3d 147 (4th Cir. 1999)
Consolidated Electrical & Mechanical, Inc, et al., v. Biggs General Contracting, Inc., et al., 167 F.3d 432 (8th Cir. 1999)
Cates Construction, Inc v. Talbot Partners, et al., 21 Cal. 4th 28, 86 Cal Rptr.2d 855, 980 P.2d 407 (Cal. 1999)
Business men’s Assurance Company of America v. Graham, representative for Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill, et al., 984 S.W.2d 501 (Mo. banc 1999)
Tolan and Son, Inc. v. KLLM Architects, Inc, et al., 308 Ill.App.3d 18, 241 Ill.Dec. 427, 719 N.E.2d 288 (Ill. App. 1999)
United States v Bestfoods et al., 524 U.S. 51 (1998)
AJM Packaging Corp. v. Crossland Construction Co., Inc., 962 S.W.2d 906 ( Mo. App. 1998)
City of Independence, Missouri f/u/o Wilbur Briggs v. Kerr Construction Paving Co., Inc. and the Hartford Fire Ins. Co., 957 S.W. 2d 315 (Mo. App. 1997)
Unnerstall Contracting v City of Salem, 962 S.W. 2d 1 (Mo. App. 1997). Construction Lawyer.
Integon Indemnity Corp. v. United States, 12 Cl. Ct. 115 (Cl. Ct. 1987); Balboa Ins. Co. v United States, 775 F. 2d 1158 (Fed. Cir. 1985). See, however, <>Admiralty Const., Inc by National American Ins. Co. v. Dalton, 156 F. 3d 1217 (Fed. Cir. 1998) and <>National Surety Corp. v. United States, 118 F. 3d 1542 (Fed. Cir. 1997)
Smith v. United States, 34 Fed. Cl. 313 (1995), appeal dismissed 91 F. 3d 165 (Fed. Cir. 1996)
Roy A. Elam Masonry, Inc. v. Fru-Con Construction Corporation. 922 S.W.2d 783 (Mo. App. 1996)
Chesapeake Paper Products Co. v. Stone & Webster Engineering Corp. 51 F.3d 1229, (4th Cir. 1995)
Tommy L. Griffin Plumbing & Heating Co. v Jordan, Jones & Goulding, Inc. 463 S.E.2d 85 (S.C. 1995)
B. Kelso II v. Kirk Brothers Mechanical Contractors, 16 F. 3d 1173 (Fed. Cir. 1994)
Northridge Co. v. W.R. Grace & Co., 471 N.W. 2d 179 (Wisc. 1991)
Jokich v. Union Oil Co. of California, 214 Ill. App. 3d 906, 158 Ill. Dec. 420, 574 N.E. 2d 214 (Ill. App. 1991)
Centerre Trust v. Continental Insurance, 167 Ill. App. 3d 376, 118 Ill. Dec. 151, 521 N.E. 2d 219 (Ill. App. 1988)
Fence Rail Dev. Corp. v. Nelson & Assoc., 174 Ill. App. 3d 94, 123 Ill. Dec. 799, 528 N.E. 2d 344 (Ill. App. 1988)
Western Waterproofing Co. v. Springfield Housing Authority, 669 F. Supp. 901 (C.D. Ill. 1987)
Pathman Constr. Co. v. United States, 817 F. 2d 1573 (Fed. Cir. 1987)
Active Fire Sprinkler Corp. v. U,S. Postal Service, 811 F. 2d 747 (2nd Cir. 1987)
Forte Bros., Inc. v. National Amusements, Inc., 525 A.2d 1301 (R.I. 1987); Milton J. Womack, Inc. v. House of Representatives of the State of Louisiana, 509 So. 2d 62 (La. App. 1987), writ denied, 513 So. 2d 1208 (la. 1987)
L.K. Comstock & Co. v. Morise/UMB Joint Venture, 153 Ill. App. 3d 475, 106 Ill. Dec. 462, 505 N.E. 2d 1253 (Ill. App. 1987)
Anderson Electric v. Ledbetter Erection Corp., 115 Ill. 2d 146, 104 Ill. Dec. 689, 503 N.E. 2d 246 (Ill. 1986)
Council of Co-owners Atlantis Condominium, Inc. v. Whiting Turner Contracting Co. et el., 517 A. 2d 336 (Md. App. 1986)
Trapkus v. Edstrom’s, Inc., 140 Ill. App. 3d 720, 95 Ill. Dec. 119, 489 N.E. 2d 340 (Ill. App. 1986). Construction Attorney.
Santucci Const. Co. v. Baxter & Woodman, Inc., 151 Ill. App. 3d 547, 104 Ill. Dec. 474, 502 N.E. 2d 1134 (Ill. App. 1986)
Cincinnati Riverfront Coliseum, Inc. v McNulty Co., et al., 504 N.E.2d 415 (Ohio 1986)
Steinberg v. Fleischer, 706 S.W. 2d 901 (Mo. App. 1986)
Honey v. Barnes Hospital, et el., 708 S.W. 2d 686 (Mo. banc 1986)
New Pueblo Constructors, Inc. v. State, 696 P. 2d 185 (Ariz. 1985)
Moore Construction Co. v. Clarksville Dept. of Elec., 707 S.W. 2d 1 (Tenn. App. 1985)
State of Texas v. Buckner Const. Co., 704 S.W. 2d (Tex. App. 1985)
Paul N. Howard Co. v. Puerto Rico Aqueduct Sewer Authority, 744 F. 2d 880 (1st Cir. 1984)
William F. Kingensmith v. United States, 731 F. 2d 805 (Fed. Cir. 1984)
AAA Excavating, Inc. v. Francis Construction, Inc., 678 S.W. 2d 889 (Mo. App. 1984)
Preload Technology, Inc. v. A.B. & J. Constr. Co., Inc., 696 F. 2d 1080 (5th Cir. 1983), rehearing denied, 703 F. 2d 557 (5th Cir. 1983)
Silliman Co. v. S. Ippolito & Sons, Inc., 467 A.2d 1249 (Conn. 1983)
Guthrie v. Reliance Construction Co., Inc., 612 S.W. 2d 366 (Mo. App. 1980)
Lyman Construction Co. v. Village of Gurnee, 131 Ill. App. 3d 87, 86 Ill. Dec. 276, 475 N.E. 2d 273 (Ill. App. 1985); Corbetta Construction Co. v. Lake County Public Building Comm’n., 64 Ill. App. 3d 313, 21 Ill. Dec. 431, 381 N.E. 2d 758 (Ill. App. 1978)
Hunt v. Blasius, 74 Ill. 2d 203, 23 Ill. Dec. 574, 384 N.E. 2d 368 (Ill. 1978)
Kieser Aluminum v. United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, 574 F. 2d 178 (3rd Cir. 1978)
Capua v. W.E. O’Neil Construction Co., 67 Ill. 2d 255, 10 Ill. Dec. 216, 367 N.E. 2d 669 (Ill. 1977)
Howard v. Nicholson, 556 S.W. 2d 477 (Mo. App. 1977)
Grow Construction Co., Inc. v. State of New York, 391 N.Y.S. 2d 726 (1977)
Cork Plumbing Co. v. Martin Bloom Associates, 573 S.W. 2d 947 (Mo. App. 1978); Brady Brick & Supply Co. v. Lotito, 43 Ill. App. 3d 69, 356 N.E. 2d 1126 (Ill. App. 1976)
Merritt-Chapman & Scott Corp. v. United States, 208 Ct. Cl. 639, 528 F.2d 1392 (U.S. Court of Claims 1976)
Illinois State Toll Highway Comm’n ex rel Patten Tractor & Equipment Co. v. Boyle & Co., 38 Ill. App. 2d 38, 186 N.E. 2d 390 (Ill. App. 1962); Board of Local Improvements v. St. Paul Fire & Marine Ins. Co., 39 Ill. App. 3d 255, 350 N.E. 2d 36 (Ill. App. 1976)
Goodyear v. Jr. College Dist. of St. Louis, 540 S.W. 2d 621 (Mo. App. 1976)
Gerstner Electric v. American Insurance Co., 520 F. 2d 790 (8th Cir. 1975)
Shell -Con v. Nebraska Prestressed Concrete Co., 526 S.W. 2d 903 (Mo. App. 1975)
First State Bank v. Reorganized School District, 495 S.W. 2d 471 (Mo. App. 1973)
United States v. Spearin, 248 U.S.132 (1918)