Pete Cosgrove

Pete represents clients in complex high-stakes cases in state and federal court focusing his practice on Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and toxic torts. He has experience at all stages of litigation, including pretrial strategy, motion practice, written discovery, depositions, trial, and appeal.  Prior to joining Schlichter Bogard, he worked at large civil defense firms in St. Louis where he gained extensive litigation experience.  Pete has also clerked for U.S. District Judge Richard E. Webber in St. Louis, Missouri, and started his legal career an assistant general counsel for a state environmental agency.

Pete graduated summa cum laude from University of Missouri-Kanas City Law School, where he served as president of the Environmental Law Society and received awards for oral argument.

Before law school, Pete graduated magna cum laude from University of Missouri with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and worked as an environmental engineer at a large multinational corporation. Outside of work, Pete enjoys spending time with his wife, Cara, and his two young children.