ATTORNEYS

Managing Member

Neal W. Settergren

Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Phone: (314) 516-1711
Fax: (314) 421-2832

Neal Settergren is an experienced attorney in maritime and other commercial matters.

Areas of Practice
• Maritime
• Commercial Matters
• Trial and Appellate Practice

Bar Admissions
• Missouri, 2001
• Illinois, 2002

Education
• Washington University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri
J.D. - 2001
Honors: Order of the Coif
Honors: Recipient, Wiley Rutledge Moot Court Golden Gavel Award, 1999-2000
Law Review: Washington University Law Quarterly, Articles Editor
• Drake University
B.A. summa cum laude - 1998
Honors: Phi Beta Kappa

Published Works
• "Juries Should Not be Trusted to Decide Admiralty Cases", (Co-Author), 34 Journal of Maritime Law & Commerce, 163, 2003
• "An Update on the Troubled Waters of Towage Law", (Co-Author), 79 Tulane Law Review 1385, June, 2005

Classes/Seminars
• Adjunct Professor, Admiralty and Maritime Law, St. Louis University School of Law, 2007 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships
• The Missouri Bar, Member
• American Bar Association , Member

Member

Douglas E. Gossow

Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Phone: (314) 516-1714
Fax: (314) 421-2832

Doug Gossow has been handling trial and appellate matters involving maritime law, insurance coverage and toxic torts for more than 20 years. The U.S. Government Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit has asked Doug to serve as one of only two attorneys on its subcommittee on the Model Civil Admiralty Jury Instructions. He has also served as Chairman of the Admiralty Committee of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis in the past.

Areas of Practice
• Admiralty and Maritime Law
• Trial and Appellate Practice
• Insurance Coverage

Bar Admissions
• Missouri, 1988
• Illinois, 1989

Education
University of Missouri Columbia School of Law, Columbia, Missouri
J.D. - 1988
Honors: Phi Delta Phi
University of Missouri
A.B. - 1984
Honors: With Honors

Published Works
• "Government Claims Under the Rivers and Harbors Act," Maritime Law Seminar Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, October 2011
• "Wrongful Discharge Claims Under 46 U.S. Code § 2114 (With Emphasis on § (a)(1)(B), Maritime Law Seminar, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, October 2006
• "The Jones Act," Conference of the Admiralty Law Committee, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, 2003
• "Compensable Damages for Maritime Personal Injury and Death in the Wake of Miles v. Apex Marine Corp." (Co-Author), Federal Court Practice and Procedure Seminar, University of Missouri-Kansas City, 1992
• "Recent Changes In the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and Current Proposals for Further Reform" (Co-Author), Federal Court Practice and Procedure Seminar, University of Missouri-Kansas City, 1992

Representative Cases
• Rodriguez v. Johnston's Port 33, Inc., 178 P.2d 882 (Ok. Ct. App. 2008)
• Essex Ins. Co. v. Inland Marine Sales, LLC, 387 F.Supp.2d 978 (W.D. Ark. 2005
• In re Missouri Barge Line, Inc., 360 F.3d 885. (8th Cir. (Mo.) 2004)
• City of Fort Madison, Iowa v. Emerald Lady, 990 F.2d 1086, 1993 A.M.C. 2091 (8th Cir. (Iowa) 1993)
• Institute of London Underwriters v. Eagle Boats, Ltd., 918 F. Supp. 297 (E.D.Mo. 1996)
• Merrill Marine Services, Inc. v. Union Planters Nat. Bank, 774 F.Supp. 1207, 1992 A.M.C. 1816 (E.D.Mo. 1991)

Professional Associations and Memberships
• Missouri Journal of Dispute Resolution, Member
• Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Member
• The Missouri Bar , Member
• American Bar Association , Member
• Maritime Law Association of the United States, Member

Past Employment Positions
• Hon. James R. Reinhard, Judge, Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, Law Clerk, 1988 - 1990

Member

Giles B. Howard

Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Phone: (314) 516-1722
Fax: (314) 421-2832

Areas of Practice
• Admiralty and Maritime Law
• Insurance Coverage
• Trial and Appellate Practice

Bar Admissions
• Missouri, 2014
• Illinois, 2015
• Wisconsin (pending)

Education
• Washington University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri
J.D. cum laude
• University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
B.A.
Honors: With Honors

Published Works
• “The Interpretation of the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, 33 U.S.C. §§901-950: The Need for Uniformity Relative to the Determination of Maritime ‘Situs’ and ‘Status’ Prerequisite to Coverage under the Act,” Florida Bar Admiralty Law Committee Annual Meeting, 2014
• "Wallace v. ConAgra Foods and the Challenge of Kosher Food Claims," Eighth Circuit Bar Association, Summer 2014 Newsletter

Honors and Awards
• Order of Barristers
• Finalist, 2014 Judge John R. Brown Admiralty Moot Court Competition
• Winner, 2014 Environmental Law Intramural Moot Court Competition
• Best Oral Advocate, 2014 Environmental Law Intramural Moot Court Competition
• Washington University School of Law Award for Excellence in Oral Advocacy, 2012
• CALI Excellence for the Award in Appellate Advocacy, 2014

Professional Associations and Memberships
• Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis

Of Counsel

Robert Nienhuis

Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Phone: (314) 516-1713
Fax: (314) 421-2832

Since 1976, Bob Nienhuis has tried a wide range of cases in 13 states, represented clients in diverse transactions, and counseled clients in challenging circumstances.

Areas of Practice
• Admiralty and Maritime Law
• Trial and Appellate Practice

Bar Admissions
• Missouri, 1976
• Illinois, 1977
• Kentucky, 2010

Education
• Washington University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri
J.D. - 1976
Law Review: Washington University Law Quarterly, Notes and Comments Editor, 1975 - 1976
• Calvin College
B.A. - 1973

Published Works
• "Public Aid to Parochial Education in Missouri,", 1976 Washington University Law Quarterly 279
• "The Limitation of Vessel Owner's Liability Act: Balancing the Rights of the Vessel Owner and Single Claimant,", St. Louis Bar Journal, Fall, 1998

Representative Cases
• Huss v. The King Co., 338 F.3d 647 (6th Cir. (Mich.) 2003)
• Hughes v. ContiCarriers and Terminals, Inc., 6 F.3d 1195, 1994 A.M.C. 436 (7th Cir. (Ill.) 1993)
• Associated Elec. Co-op, Inc. v. Mid-America Transp. Co., 931 F.2d 1266, 1991 A.M.C. 1839 ((8th Cir. (Mo.) 1991)
• Associated Elec. Co-op, Inc. v. Mid-America Transp. Co., 19 Fed.R.Serv.3d 1474 ((8th Cir. (Mo.) 1991)
• Universal Towing Co. v. Barrale, 595 F.2d 414, 1980 A.M.C. 2803 (8th Cir. (Mo.) 1979)

Honors and Awards
• Named by Law & Politics as a Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyer

Professional Associations and Memberships
• The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Member
• American Bar Association , Member
• Missouri Bar , Member
• Maritime Law Association of the United States , Member
• U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri , Federal Practice Committee

Associate

Jacob D. Curtis

Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Phone: (866) 464-6985
Fax: (314) 421-2832
Email: jacob@gp-law.com

Jake has years of experience handing a wide range of matters including admiralty and maritime law, commercial disputes, employment disputes, and insurance coverage. Prior to joining the firm, he served as law clerk to the Honorable Kenneth M. Romines of the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District.

Areas of Practice
• Admiralty and Maritime Law
• Commercial Litigation
• Trial and Appellate Practice
• Insurance Coverage

Bar Admissions
• Missouri, 2011
• Illinois, 2012
• Mississippi, 2017
• Tennessee 2019
• Kentucky (pending)

Education
• University of Mississippi, Oxford, Mississippi
• J.D. magna cum laude – 2011: Law Journal: Mississippi Law Journal, Executive Board, • Notes & Comments Editor, 2010 – 2011
• B.A in Political Science, summa cum laude 2005
• M.A. in Political Scient, summa cum laude 2007

Associate

Tyrus Morgan

A recent graduate of Tulane University School of Law, Tyrus brings a background in international trade and transportation management to Goldstein and Price.

Areas of Practice
• Admiralty and Maritime Law

Admissions
• Louisiana (pending)

Education
• Tulane University School of Law, New Orleans, Louisiana
J.D. – 2021
• Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, Michigan
B.A., magna cum laude – 2017
Recipient: Glenn Barkan Senior Award for Political Science
Majors: History and Political Science

Of Counsel

Daryl F. Sohn

Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Phone: (314) 516-1715
Fax: (314) 421-2832

Daryl Sohn has practiced for more than 35 years as a trial lawyer, principally in maritime and toxic tort cases, and regularly counsels businesses and individuals regarding a broad array of maritime, construction and agribusiness transactions and regulatory requirements.

Areas of Practice
• Admiralty and Maritime Law
• Trial and Appellate Practice
• Commercial Transactions

Bar Admissions
• Missouri, 1974
• Illinois, 1977
• U.S. Supreme Court, 1986

Education
• University of Missouri Columbia School of Law, Columbia, Missouri
J.D. - 1974
• University of Missouri, Rolla, Missouri
B.S. - 1969

Representative Cases
• In re the Matter of the Complaints of the American Milling Company, 409 F.3d 1005 (8th Cir. 2005)
• Greenwell v. Aztar Indiana Gaming Corp, 268 F.3d 486. (7th Cir. 2001)
• ConAgra, Inc. v. Inland River Towing, 252 F.3d 979. (8th Cir. 2001)
• Johnson v. ADM Growmark, 693 N.E. 2d 477. (Ill.App.5, Dist. 1998)
• Smith v. Apex Towing Co, 949 F.Supp. 667. (N.D.Ill. 1997)

Classes/Seminars
• Lecturer, "Pollution Clean Up Obligations, Liabilities, Fines and Insurance Coverage", Greater New Orleans Barge and Fleeting Seminar, 1983
• Lecturer, "Recent Court Decisions: An Update", Greater New Orleans Barge and Fleeting Seminar, 1990
• Lecturer, "Damages Recoverable in a Maritime Personal Injury/Death Case and How to Value the Recovery", Greater New Orleans Barge and Fleeting Seminar, 2005

Honors and Awards
• The Best Lawyers in America, 1995 - Present
• Named by Law & Politics as a Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyer

Professional Associations and Memberships
• The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis , Member
• The Missouri Bar, Member
• American Bar Association, Member
• Maritime Law Association of the United States, Proctor
• Defense Research Institute, Member

Past Employment Positions
• U.S. Army, 1969 - 1971
• Hon. Roy W. Harper, Senior Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri, Law Clerk, 1974 - 1975