Britta defends clients against product liability and consumer protection claims in both state and federal courts nationwide. Drawing on her experience as a law clerk for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, Britta focuses her practice on class actions and appeals. She has experience advocating for clients in various industries, including tobacco, environmental and toxic tort, construction and pharmaceuticals. Outside of her litigation practice, Britta applies an innovative approach to her work with clients, to assess and minimize risks involved with the development of new products.
Britta also maintains an active pro bono practice. Working with the Missouri Coalition for the Right to Counsel, she has effectively defended clients against felony charges; for example, she achieved a successful verdict for her client following a multi-day jury trial. She also has represented individuals and juveniles in all stages of family court proceedings and civil litigation, from initial hearings to mediation and appeals.
While in law school, Britta refined her oral advocacy skills through the law school’s trial competition—which she won, earning the “Best Oral Advocate” award—as well as the Federal Appellate Litigation Project. In that program, she handled all aspects of an appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, from drafting the opening and reply brief to delivering oral arguments before the court.
Publications and Presentations
Plaintiff and Defense Perspectives on the Implications of the First Circuit's Asacol Decision, ABA Sound Advice, December 12, 2018.
Hot Topics in Class Actions and Appellate Decisions, Legal and Ethical Developments for In-House Counsel, Miami, Florida, November 30, 2018.
The Benefits of Federal Judicial Clerkships, Panel, University of Arkansas School of Law, August 2015.
The Wait for Counsel, 67 Ark. L. Rev. 1055 (2014).