Franke Schultz & Mullen is a firm of trial lawyers who have successfully tried over 400 cases to jury verdict in federal and state courts throughout the Midwest. We aggressively defend each case as if it is going to a verdict, which often results in favorable resolutions for our clients before trial.
A certified Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, John Schultz, specializes in representing companies and institutions whose reputation and future are dependent on a successful resolution of the litigation (often referred to as "bet the company" cases).
Ms. Bruss has tried cases to defense verdicts in three different states and in federal court, and has arbitrated over fifty cases in various arbitration forums. Ms. Bruss is also a skilled legal writer, authoring appellate briefs which yielded favorable results in appellate courts in three states and before the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Ms. Cook provides unique and significant trial and appellate experience having practiced as an attorney in the areas of complex civil litigation as well as white collar criminal defense and appellate practice in both federal and state courts prior to serving as a member of the Missouri Judiciary as a Circuit Judge and Presiding Judge for the 17th Judicial Circuit from 2001-2012.
Mr. Brackman is an experienced trial attorney who practices in the area of civil litigation with an emphasis in insurance defense. He has significant experience in the areas of bad faith/vexatious refusal insurance coverage, premises liability, trucking and automobile litigation, and products liability.