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Dale L. Beckerman

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Dale has practiced with Deacy & Deacy since 1975. He is involved in litigation and counseling across a broad range of issues, including:

  • Personal Injury
  • Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith
  • Employment
  • Complex Litigation

He is a member of the Missouri Bar, the Kansas Bar, the International Association of Defense Counsel, Defense Research Institute and the Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers. He chaired the IADC Casualty Insurance Committee in 1999-2000. He served as President of the Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers in 2009-10 and received its Ben Ely Award in 2015. He has been invited to speak at numerous seminars and meetings on a variety of litigation and insurance subjects.

He received his B.A. in 1971 from Amherst College and his J.D. in 1975 from the George Washington University (with honors).

Representative cases include:

  •             Best v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co., 953 F.2d 1477 (10th Cir. 1991)
  •             Bral Environmental Services, Inc. v. Shaw Environmental, 2003 WL 22843180 (D. Kan. 2003)
  •             Burcham v. Unison Bancorp, 276 Kan. 393, 77 P.2d 130 (2003)
  •             Canady v. Allstate Insurance Co., 282 F.3d 1005 (8th Cir. 2002)
  •             State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. v. D.J. Christie, Inc., 2015 U.S. Dist. Lexis 21085 (D. Kan. 2015)
  •             Continental Western Insurance Co. v. Robertson, 2013 WL 1447067 (D. Kan. 2013)
  •             Dahlin v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co., 2003 WL 22594412 (D. Kan. 2003)
  •             Daughhetee v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co., 743 F.3d 1128 (8th Cir. 2014)
  •             Demeo v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co., 639 F.3d 413 (8th Cir. 2011), 686 F.3d 607 (8th Cir. 2012)
  •             Fincher v. St. Paul Fire & Marine Insurance Co., 595 F.3d 820 (8th Cir. 2010)
  •             Fiorella v. Travelers Property Casualty Insurance Co., 142 P.3d 321 (Kan. App. 2006)
  •             F.T.C. v. Affiliate Strategies, Inc., 2013 WL 5304082 (D. Kan. 2013)
  •             Gauert v. Chris-Leef Gen. Agency, Inc., 123 S.W.3d 270 (Mo. Ct. App. 2003)
  •             Hudson Specialty Insurance Co. v. Brash Tygr LLC, 769 F.3d 586 (8th Cir. 2014)
  •             Mobley v. Webster Elec. Co-op., 859 S.W.2d 923, 926 (Mo. Ct. App. 1993)
  •             Monroe v. Roedder, 253 F.R.D. 466 (E.D. Mo. 2008)
  •             Morgan v. State Farm Fire and Casualty Co., 344 S.W.3d 771 (Mo. Ct. App. 2011)
  •             State Farm Fire and Caualty. Co. v. Nat’l Research Ctr. for College & Univ. Admissions, 445 F.3d 1100 (8th Cir. Mo. 2006)
  •             Olander v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co, 317 F.3d 807 (8th Cir. 2003)
  •             Peters v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co., 1986 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 25177  (D.Kan. May 22, 1986)
  •             Pettiford v. Sousley, 2008 WL 3200755 (W.D. Mo. Aug. 5, 2008)
  •             State Farm Life Insurance Co. v. Howell, 76 F.3d 216 (8th Cir. 1996)                     
  •             State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. v. Caley, 936 S.W.2d 250 (Mo. Ct. App. 1997)
  •             Stewart Title Co. v. WKC, 961 S.W.2d 874 (Mo. App. 1998)                                              
  •             Tate v. State Farm Fire & Cas. Co., 2006 WL 3313937 (W.D. Mo. 2006) 
  •             Taylor v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co., 368 S.W.3d 174 (Mo. Ct. App. 2012)
  •             Templeton v. State Farm Gen. Ins. Co., 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 120783 (W.D. Mo. Aug. 29, 2014)  
  •             Turner v. Ferguson, 149 F.3d 821 (8th Cir. 1998)
  •             United Investor’s Life v. Wilson, 191 S.W.2d 76 (Mo. Ct. App. 2006)
  •             Wilcox v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co., 253 F.3d 1069 (8th Cir. 2001)
  •             Wright v. Newman, 767 F.2d 460 (8th Cir. Mo. 1985)
  •             Wright v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co., 911 F. Supp. 1364 (D. Kan. 1995)

Bar admissions

  • District of Columbia, 1976
  • Missouri, 1976
  • Kansas, 1993

Education

  • George Washington University National Law Center, Washington, D.C., 1975, J.D. With Honors
  • Amherst College, Amherst, Mass., 1971, B.A.

Professional associations and memberships

  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Lawyers Association of Kansas City
  • The Missouri Bar
  • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers, (Director, 1999 – present; Treasurer, 2006 – 2007)
  • American Bar Association
  • International Association of Defense Counsel, Chair, Casualty Insurance Committee, 1999 – 2001

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