Laurence D. Mass has been in practice since 1974 and maintains a civil practice of law
with emphasis upon breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duties and tort liability. He
has successfully settled professional negligence claims and breach of fiduciary duties
that resulted in judgments and/or recoveries ranging from $70,000 to $2 million. He
has tried Court actions with and without juries and arbitrations and has significant
experience writing briefs and handling appeals.
He holds a Juris Doctor degree from Harvard University and has volunteered many
hours to various community and legal services organizations. He is licensed to
practice in Missouri and admitted to the United States District Courts, Eastern District
of Missouri and the Eighth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
EMPLOYMENT HISTORY: Laurence D. Mass, Attorney at Law – 1981 to present:
Sole practitioner engaged in the civil practice of law is St. Louis, Missouri. Practice
areas cover a wide range of legal matters including breach of contract, breach of
fiduciary duty, legal and medical malpractice, tort litigation, civil rights, and product
liability; have tried Court actions (with and without a jury) and arbitrations.
Schuchat Cooke & Werner, Associate – 1980 to 1981: Practice focused on
representing labor unions and pension funds; participated in labor arbitrations and
engaged in general civil practice.
Joseph & Mass, Partner – 1977 to 1980: Practice focused on general civil cases
involving personal injury, contract, family law and other matters.
Philadelphia Legal Services, Staff Attorney – 1974 to 1977: Practice focused on
general civil cases; represented low-income individuals in cases involving domestic
relations, abuse and neglect.
Member, Missouri Bar Association
Member, The Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
Member, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
Member, National Lawyers Guild
PERSONAL HISTORY: Remarried, father of three grown children.
Throughout my professional career, I have volunteered my time and efforts on behalf
of various community organizations. For a two-year period, I served as president of
the St. Louis Down Syndrome Association, and for nine years chaired the annual
conference committee covering topics relating to persons with disabilities.
I served as president of my synagogue for two years. I volunteered many hours
helping to achieve inclusive education whereby children with disabilities were
educated in regular classrooms with their peers, and the curriculum was adapted to
challenge their needs and abilities.
I served as legal volunteer for the Habitat for Humanity.
|Laurence D. Mass
University of Pennsylvania
B.A., 1968, cum laude
Licensed to practice law in the State of Missouri.
Admitted to the United States District Court, Eastern District of
Missouri and the Eighth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals