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Maria Zschoche


St. Louis
314 552 6273 314 552 6273 direct

As an experienced litigator in Missouri courts and beyond, Maria has worked for clients in the banking litigation and fiduciary litigation arenas.

In her national banking litigation practice, Maria has first- and second-chaired multiple jury and bench trials in Missouri state and federal courts, and in courts across the country. She helps banks navigate class action and complex litigation involving lender liability, consumer mortgages, and asset-backed securities. Maria has disposed of claims through motions to dismiss, summary judgment motions, and successful appeals to the 8th Circuit and the Missouri Supreme Court, and secured multi-million dollar awards for her clients. In the health care arena, Maria has represented healthcare clients in responding to government investigations and has coordinated the defense of False Claims Act and Qui Tam lawsuits.

Maria is a visible and respected member of the probate and trust bar in St. Louis City and St. Louis County, and represents banks, nonprofit and charitable organizations and individuals in probate and trust disputes. She counsels both trustees and beneficiaries alike in suits involving issues of fiduciary liability, will and trusts contests, discovery of assets proceedings, trust construction suits and claims in an estate.