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Anthony DeWitt | Partner

CARING. COMPASSIONATE. PERSUASIVE.

Prior to his law career, Tony DeWitt was a respiratory therapist and department manager at several different hospitals. In those roles, he experienced frustration with how hospitals operated. “I decided if I could not make a hospital listen to me as a therapist, that I could make them listen to me as a lawyer.”

With this background, DeWitt focuses on False Claims Act and class action litigation and appellate work. “I took an oath to practice law ‘with consideration for the defenseless and oppressed,’ and I honor that oath when I take on bad clinicians,” said DeWitt. “I also help good clinicians by cleaning up a system from the outside that shows no indication of cleaning up itself.”

I take the practice of law very seriously, but I believe that you can't live if you can't laugh.

- Tony DeWitt

AVPreeminent
EDUCATION AND PAST EXPERIENCE

1993 – Saint Louis University School of Law, J.D.
1986 – Ottawa University, B.S.

MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS

Jurisdictions
State of Missouri – All Jurisdictions
United States Federal Court of Claims
United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

Professional
The Missouri Bar Association
Eighth Circuit Bar Association
Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
American Association for Justice
American Association for Respiratory Care, Fellow  

Civic
American Radio Relay League
Legal Care Project
Missouri Society for Respiratory Care
American Respiratory Care Foundation, Board Member
Samaritan Center of Jefferson City, CLE Presenter

HONORS AND RECOGNITIONS

Alpha Sigma Nu, National Jesuit Honor Society, April 1993
AmJur Academic Achievement Awards in Legal Research and Writing, Bankruptcy, Environmental Law, Family Law, Civil Procedure and Criminal Procedure
Best Written Note or Comment, Saint Louis University School of Law, 1993
Betty Jo Finney Pro Bono Publico Award, Missouri Coalition for Quality Care, October 2005.
Fellow, American Association for Respiratory Care, October 2002
Order of the Woolsack, Saint Louis University, 1993
President’s Award, NAACP, October 2010
Pro Bono Service Award, Missouri Bar, October 2013.
Winner, Robert McKay Professionalism Writing Competition, 1992, Daniel’s Story – The Professional Lawyer, August 1992