Haley Combs

Partner

BIOGRAPHY

Haley Combs, a Partner at Foley Mansfield’s St. Louis office, has been a practicing attorney for more than 10 years.  Her work is focused on the defense of cases in the areas of product liability and toxic tort litigation, particularly asbestos and talcum powder litigation.  She has broad client experience and has managed thousands of claims brought against manufacturers of a variety of products, premises, and contractors in both Illinois and Missouri.  Haley Combs strives to develop relationships with her clients and client satisfaction is her number one priority.  She works with each client to develop a litigation strategy appropriate for their circumstances and has considerable experience in deposition practice, motion practice, settlement and dismissal negotiations, and trial preparation.

Before joining Foley Mansfield, Haley Combs worked as a product liability and toxic tort defense attorney for two other national law firms in the St. Louis area.  Through these firms, Haley Combs gained experience in several different areas of defense litigation, including medical malpractice, dram shop, trucking and transportation, motor vehicle accidents, and nursing home litigation.  Earlier in her career, Haley Combs served as a judicial intern for the Missouri Court of Appeals – Southern District in Springfield, Missouri and for the Michigan Supreme Court in Lansing, Michigan.


REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

Successfully defended Praxair, Inc. in Will County, Illinois in 2011, in a case involving a motor vehicle accident in which the plaintiff claimed that the defendant’s driver had failed to yield the right-of-way and otherwise use due care.  The plaintiff was claiming property damage and medical specials.  The jury returned a defense verdict for Praxair.


AWARDS

American Bar Association National Appellate Advocacy Competition Quarter-Finalist and Fifth Best Brief

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  • Missouri
  • Illinois, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Toxic/Mass Tort
  • Product Liability
  • Lindenwood University, B.A. Criminal Justice and Mass Communications, 2006
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School, JD, 2009
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • The Claims & Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)

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