Randy L. Gori (1972-2020)

Randy L. Gori

In Memoriam

"We are all saddened by the passing of our managing partner and co-founder, Randy Gori. Randy was a true leader, a wonderful attorney and friend and a champion of our community. He gave so much to everyone he knew both personally and professionally. Randy held the profession of law in high regard and those who work for him at the highest of standards. He remained steadfast in his effort to fight for those suffering from mesothelioma or injured at the hands of others. Randy was a loyal supporter of the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation, diligent in his efforts to spearhead awareness and events to help raise funds for the organization’s research and education efforts. He was also a champion of his community, lending time and offering resources to nearly 300 different organizations. He was an esteemed member of the legal community offering his insight and experience to those who walked alongside him in seeking justice. As his loyal friends and colleagues, we will continue the legacy that Randy created in providing superior customer service and results as we miss him every day." - The Gori Law Firm Staff

Randy Gori graduated from St. Louis University School of Law in 1998. He was licensed to practice law in Missouri and Illinois, U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri, U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri, U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois, U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, New York, District of Columbia, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Tennessee, and Oregon. Mr. Gori was also a frequent speaker on asbestos litigation.

Mr. Gori was a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Multi- Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association as a Legislative Committee Member, St. Clair County Bar Association, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Product Liability & Insurance Law Committee Member, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Managers, Madison County Bar Association, American Bar Association, Member, Bar Association of St. Louis, American Association for Justice, Leaders Forum Member, Edwardsville Township Democratic Club, Board of Directors & Treasurer, Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, Edwardsville Democratic Precinct, Committeeman, National Asbestos Mesothelioma Trial Lawyers, President.

Areas of Practice

  • Asbestos Litigation
  • Benzene Litigation
  • Personal Injury Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri, 1998
  • Illinois, 1999
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri, 1998
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri, 1998
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois, 1999
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 2011
  • New York, 2016
  • District of Columbia, 2017
  • Pennsylvania, 2017
  • Michigan, 2017
  • Tennessee, 2018
  • Oregon, 2018

Education

  • Saint Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri
    • J.D. - 1998
    • Honors: Academic Achievement Award in Remedies
  • St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO
    • B.A. - 1995

Classes/Seminars

  • Practical Ethics in Mass Tort Litigation: The Madison County Example and Experience, 2017
  • The Perrin Conference: The Judicial Roundtable, Moderator, 2017
  • Presented: Perrin Conferences, Asbestos Litigation Conference: A National Overview & Outlook, September 2014
  • Presented: Important Decisions in Missouri and Illinois, Harris Martin Midwest Asbestos Litigation Conference, September 27, 2013 - St. Louis, MO
  • Presented: Update on Recent Changes in the Madison County Asbestos Docket, May 2012
  • Presented: Litigating Asbestos Cases in the Various States at the Mass Torts Made Perfect 10th Anniversary Conference, October 2011.
  • Presented: St. Clair County, an Emerging Jurisdiction at the Midwest Asbestos Litigation Conference, September 2011
  • Presented: Litigation Migration: Mapping Out Plaintiff & Defense Strategies in the Nation's Busiest Emerging Asbestos Dockets, Cutting-Edge Issues in Asbestos Litigation Conference, March 2011.
  • Presented: Jurisdictional Spotlight: Madison County to the West, Perrin Conferences, 2010
  • Presented: Discovery and Evidence Depositions in Illinois, Harris Martin Midwest Asbestos Litigation Conference, 2010
  • Presented: Perrin Conferences, Litigation Tourism Where are the New & Emerging Venues?, 2010
  • Presented: Perrin Conferences, Active and Emerging Jurisdictions, 2009
  • Presented: HB Litigation Conferences Premise Liability Litigation Update, 2009
  • Presented: Mealy's Asbestos Advanced Trial Practice, Joint Compound Exposure Cases, 2008
  • Presented: Benzene in the Transportation Industry, Harris Martin, 2006
  • Presented: Legal Issues in the Medical Office in Missouri - Liability Insurance and Nursing, Lorman Education Services, 2000
  • Presented: The Anatomy of an Illinois Medical Malpractice Suit, Moser & Marsalek, P.C., 2000
  • Presented: Legal Issues in the Medical Office in Missouri - Issues of Professional Responsibility Lorman, Education Services, 2000

Honors and Awards

  • Illinois Super Lawyers, 2012 - 2013
  • National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • American Society of Legal Advocates (ASLA): Top 100 Litigation Lawyer, Illinois
  • Life Member of Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Life Member of Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Member
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Legislative Committee Member, 2011 - Present
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Product Liability & Insurance Law Committee Member, 2011 - Present
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Managers, 2001 - Present
  • Madison County Bar Association, Member, 2001 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Member, 1998 - Present
  • Bar Association of St. Louis, Member, 1998 - Present
  • American Association for Justice, Leaders Forum Member
  • Edwardsville Township Democratic Club, Board of Directors & Treasurer
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, Member
  • Edwardsville Democratic Precinct , Committeeman
  • National Asbestos Mesothelioma Trial Lawyers, President
  • St. Clair County Bar Association