Gordon focuses his practice on trial work of all types, including commercial, products liability and environmental defense litigation and white collar criminal defense. He has been involved in complex class action lawsuits and worked closely with litigation and computer support firms. Gordon is Chair of Thompson Coburn's Corporate Compliance, Investigation and Defense Group.
As a trial attorney, Gordon has tried over 200 jury trials as lead counsel. Over the past 25 years he has successfully represented corporate clients at trial in federal and state courts in Missouri, Illinois, Kansas, Iowa, Alabama, Maryland, Ohio and Pennsylvania. Gordon is the head of the firm's technology committee and has made extensive use of computers for trial preparation and courtroom presentation. He has lectured on trial advocacy, search responses, defense of environmental crimes and the use of computers in the courtroom.
Prior to joining Thompson Coburn, Gordon was appointed a special prosecutor on many notable cases throughout Missouri. In 1982 he was recognized as Missouri's Outstanding Prosecutor of the Year by the Missouri Association of Prosecuting Attorneys.