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Reid S. Highlander

Reid Highlander is a shareholder with McAnany, Van Cleave & Phillips, in the St. Louis office.  He focuses his practice on workers’ compensation defense in Missouri and Illinois. He has successfully defended cases for private employers and insurance companies in addition to the state of Missouri as an employer and for the Missouri Second Injury Fund.  Mr. Highlander has successfully presented oral arguments to the Missouri Labor and Industrial Relations Commission and the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission.  He has also argued before the Missouri Courts of Appeal.

Mr. Highlander regularly defends workers’ compensation claims for large employers with difficult union environments. He actively develops new strategies for defending claims and encourages strong initial investigation to take advantage of the favorable sections within the statute.

Mr. Highlander is a past presenter of numerous lectures at seminars for employers, insurance adjusters, claims managers, human resources representatives, safety directors and workers’ compensation liaisons, explaining new cases and statutory developments and providing strategic advice for handling injuries and claims.

Mr. Highlander represents a variety of clients and insurance companies in Missouri and Illinois including Liberty Mutual, Gallagher Bassett, Farmers Ins., Zurich Ins., Lear Corporation, Arconic Inc., XPO Logistics, and Amerigas propane.

Mr. Highlander attended the University of Tulsa College of Law where he served as an editor of the Energy Law Journal, published in conjunction with the National Energy Environmental Law Policy Institute. He was awarded the Scribes Award by the American Society of Writers on Legal Subjects in recognition of his excellence in writing.