Michael Reda

Areas of Competence:

Construction, Other, Personal Injury, Products Liability, Professional Liability / Malpractice, Trucking and Transportation


Mediator, Arbitrator

Michael Reda

Professional Experience:

Michael Reda has over 35 years of experience in tort litigation. He has tried scores of civil jury trials in state and federal courts in Illinois and Missouri representing insured and self-insured entities, including cases covering:

  • Catastrophic trucking accidents and transportation litigation
  • Aviation accidents
  • Claims against municipal and state governments
  • Contractor liability
  • Construction litigation
  • Civil rights actions
  • Professional liability (doctors and health care providers, pharmacists, architects, engineers, attorneys, and other professionals)

He has appeared and argued cases before state and federal appellate courts, as well as the Illinois Supreme Court. He is also actively involved in alternative dispute resolution and has served as an arbitrator and mediator in many cases.

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Bar Association 
  • Bar Association of the Central and Southern Illinois Districts of the U.S. District Court 
  • Trucking Industry Defense Association 
  • Defense Research Institute 
  • Trucking Law Committee
  • Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel 
  • Illinois Bar Association 
  • International Association of Defense Counsel 
  • Madison County Bar Association 
  • The Missouri Bar 
  • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers 


  • St. Louis University School of Law, J.D., 1982
  • University of Notre Dame, B.A. in government and international Studies, 1978


  • Illinois
  • Missouri
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit
  • U.S. District Courts for Eastern District of Missouri, Central and Southern Districts of Illinois
  • US. District Court for Western District of Missouri


St. Louis (Headquarters)

Available for Service

1 Alaris Office Locations

ST. LOUIS (Headquarters)

711 North 11th Street
Saint Louis, MO 63101

(800) 280-3376
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Scheduling Manager