Stranch, Jennings & Garvey (SJ&G) attorney Jack Garvey was featured in a March 2023 article in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The article, “Jack Garvey, former St. Louis circuit judge, named partner in new law firm,” was written by reporter Joe Holleman and published on March 6.
Garvey leads SJ&G’s St. Louis location. Much of his 35-year career has included the private practice of law, during which he assumed a leadership position in Missouri’s opioid litigation, assisted in the agreement for allocation of opioid settlement funds, and also worked as local counsel in numerous mass tort and class action cases. In addition, Garvey served 18 years as a St. Louis Circuit Court judge, where he presided over 200 jury trials, and also served as the prosecuting attorney for the city of St. Louis and as a member of the St. Louis Board of Aldermen.
In private practice, Garvey has been involved as plaintiff’s co-counsel in the Paxil litigation of Orrick v. GlaxoSmithKline, St. Louis City Circuit #1322-CC00079; co-lead counsel in the opioid litigation of Jefferson County v. Williams, #20JE-CC00029; and local counsel in Roundup cases.
In addition to his litigation work, he has been appointed several times as a special master on discovery matters by St. Louis city and county courts. Garvey was also appointed mediator by the circuit court in the case of the City of St. Louis v. National Football League and the Los Angeles Rams, having successfully negotiated a $790 million settlement for the plaintiffs in 2022.