Legal malpractice suit over work comp claim set for case management

Amelia Flood Jun. 21, 2010, 9:00am


A legal malpractice case is set for case management Wednesday, after its trial was continued the week before it was set to open in Madison County in May.

Plaintiff Ronald Dahl Jr. is suing his former attorneys, Christopher Kuehnlein and the Kuehnlein and Kuehnlein law firm, for alleged legal malpractice stemming from a worker's compensation case.

Dahl contends that the St. Louis-based firm failed to consolidate his two related cases and that Christopher Kuehnlein negligently advised Dahl to settle the first of the two cases.

The claim that the plaintiff settled, against Sears, ended in 2008.
Sears agreed to pay Dahl just over $3,000.

His attorneys were paid about $603 out of that settlement.

Dahl argues that he lost out of settlement moneys that could have been secured, but for his attorneys' negligence.

His suit seeks damages in excess of $50,000 and costs.

The defendants deny Dahl's claims.

Madison County Circuit Judge Andy Matoesian presides.

Dahl is represented by Michael Brunton.

The defendants are represented by Robert Wuller.

The case is Madison case number 08-L-374.

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