Attorneys
Beth C. Boggs

Managing Partner
E-mail:  bboggs@BALBLawyers.com

Beth C. Boggs is the managing partner of Boggs, Avellino, Lach & Boggs, LLC.  She founded the firm in 1999.  Boggs, Avellino, Lach & Boggs, LLC is a certified woman owned business.  It is the largest WBENC certified law firm in the State of Missouri.  Beth has tried cases, in the southern and central Federal Districts in Illinois, the Eastern and Western federal districts in Missouri and in jurisdictions throughout Missouri and southern Illinois.  She has also tried cases in a variety of jurisdictions on a pro hac vice basis.

Beth C. Boggs concentrates her practice in civil litigation involving construction defect, insurance coverage, employment law, premises liability, transportation, defense of pharmacy cases, civil rights defense, professional negligence, toxic tort defense, asbestos exposure defense and insurance defense.

Beth has been named an Illinois SuperLawyer in Insurance Defense.  She was named one of the "Most Distinguished Alumni" of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 2008.  She maintains a close relationship with her alma mater.  She and her husband, Darin, sponsor an annual scholarship, which is awarded to the law school's best ping pong player.  She is also one of the sponsors of the Class of 1991 Scholarship, which is awarded annually.

She was named one of the "Lawyers of the Year" by Missouri Lawyers Weekly in 2005.  She received the "President's Award" from the Women Lawyers Association of Greater St. Louis in 2014.  

Ms. Boggs is honored to have been selected to be a Senior Fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America, an honorary society honoring the top one-half of one percent of American Lawyers.  She was also recently selected to the American Bar Foundation.

Beth is a frequent author on a variety of insurance and trial topics and is the newsletter editor and the Chair of the Member Communications Committee for the National Restaurant & Retail Defense Association.  She is also a highly sought after speaker, speaking frequently at national conferences on trial related topics.

She can be reached at BBoggs@BALBLawyers.com.

Honors:

Missouri-Kansas SuperLawyers 2016

Top Legal Eagles in St. Louis, 2015 

President's Award--Women Lawyers Association of Greater St. Louis, 2014  

Illinois Business Journal Top Women in Law--2011

Woman of the Year in Law--2009 

Distinguished Alumni Award from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale--2008

Illinois Super Lawyer--2007

Lawyers of the Year, Missouri Lawyers Weekly--2005 

Top Women Business Owners--2005

Education:

Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, J.D. magna cum laude, 1991

Governor's State University, B.A. 1987

 

Licensure:

Illinois 1991

Missouri 1992

Federal Courts for the Southern District of Illinois, Central District of Illinois, Northern District of Illinois, Kansas Federal Bar, Eastern District of Missouri, Western District of Missouri, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th and 8th Circuits.

Practice Areas:

Insurance Coverage, Premises Liability, Medical Malpractice, General Negligence Defense, Fraud and Misrepresentation, Bad Faith, Extra-contractual litigation, Automobile Negligence, Transportation, Construction Defect, Mold Claims, Wrongful Death, Minor's Settlements, civil rights defense, Employment, discrimination defense, trucking litigation, general tort litigation, pharmacy liability, products liability, toxic tort defense, asbestos exposure defense,  commercial litigation.

Affiliations:

NAMWOLF, NRRDA, DRI, ISBA, BAMSL, WLA, Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers, Lawyers Association of St. Louis, National Association of Insurance Women, CLM, Senior Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, National Association of Distinguished Counsel, American Bar Federation, Insurance Litigation Institute of America, National Society of Professional Investigators, The Bar Association of the Central & Southern Districts of the Illinois Federal Courts, Phi Kappa Phi, American Bar Association, Member, Diversity Law Institute, Member, Trial Law Institute

Community:

Beth Boggs is the president and  founder of Step It Up, a local charity which provides free shoes and socks for local area children through monthly shoe distributions. Its website can be found at www.siustl.com.  She is also founder and president of Another Man's Treasure, which can be found at www.amtstl.com.  She also is active in running the annual charity golf tournament for the WLA of Greater St. Louis to raise funds for scholarships for female law students.  She is an avid supporter of her alma mater, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.  She is actively involved in the sponsorship of two scholarships at SIU, including a scholarship which is awarded annually to the school's best ping pong player.