Scott C. Harper

Senior Partner

While I have tried well over 100 cases to verdict, I take equal pride in the daily claims and cases which I settle to my clients’ advantage. With each and every client, we work together to develop and implement a clear and distinct plan of action to achieve the best outcome possible. My clients turn to me for help with personal injury; property damage and insurance coverage issues and I work carefully to handle each of these cases as efficiently and effectively as possible. Any attorney knows that the devil is in the details, yet I work with my clients to always remember the ‘big picture’ in order to help them achieve the best possible outcome.”


• University of Missouri at Columbia (B.S.B.A., 1980; J.D., 1983)


• Missouri Bar (inactive)

Practice Areas

• Insurance Defense
• Insurance Fraud
• Premises Liability
• Products Liability

News & Accomplishments

Tue, Aug 5, 2014

Harper obtains favorable verdict in case of admitted liability

Harper tried a case of admitted liability to a verdict in the Circuit Court of Saint Charles County.The pretrial offer was in the amount of $45,000.00 and plaintiff’s lowest pretrial demand was $350,000.00. The plaintiff’s  attorney requested $800,000.00 from the jury. The jury returned a verdict for $42,000.

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Fri, Jul 18, 2014

Harper Obtains Summary Judgment in Underinsured Stacking Case

Harper successfully argued a Motion for Summary Judgment in an Underinsured Motorist Coverage  stacking case. In the case, the Plaintiff was involved in an accident with a motorist with liability limits of $25,000. The Plaintiff possessed a policy of insurance which provided underinsured motorist coverage for three vehicles. The Plaintiff argued they were entitled to […]

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Fri, Jul 18, 2014

Harper Obtains Favorable Jury Verdict

Scott Harper tried a case of admitted liability in a rear end accident. The case was tried in the Circuit Court of Saint Louis County. Harper presented evidence of limited damage to the plaintiff’s vehicle and of plaintiff’s prior injury history. The pretrial demand was $100,000. The pretrial offer was $10,000. The jury returned a […]

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Fri, Feb 15, 2013

Scott Harper Obtains Verdict $115,000.00 Less Than the Pre-Suit Demand

Underinsured motorist case tried in Wayne County Missouri.  Plaintiff had injuries to her neck and brachial plexus region which had resulted in severe loss of use of plaintiff’s left arm.  Plaintiff claimed that she was unable to continue working as a mail carrier.  The pre-trial demand was $150,000.00.  At trial, Harper admitted liability and that […]

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Fri, Feb 15, 2013

Scott Harper Obtains Verdict of $250,000.00 Less Than Plaintiffs’ Pre-Suit Demand

This was an automobile accident case with admitted liability and plaintiff husband was in ICU for six days following the accident.  Wife had more minor injuries.  Combined medical expenses exceeded $160,000.00.  Harper argued plaintiff husband had a good recovery and that the continuing problems were due to preexisting conditions.  The jury agreed and returned with […]

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Tue, Feb 14, 2012

Harper obtains defendant’s verdict in automobile liability case

Scott Harper obtained a defendant’s verdict in a case wherein he represented the driver of a car that was making a right turn and collided with a motorcycle that was passing on the right as he was fleeing from the police. The driver of the motorcycle was killed on impact.

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