Mary Adina
314-421-1850 [Main]
314-421-4346 [Fax]

Practice Areas

  • Motion and Appellate Practice
  • Insurance Coverage and Extra Contractual Liability Defense
  • Legal Malpractice Defense
  • Insurance Defense
  • Design Professional Malpractice Defense


  • University of Missouri at St. Louis,summa cum laude, 1981
  • Saint Louis University School of Law, magna cum laude, Order of the Woolsack, 1998

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri
  • Illinois


  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
    • Diversity Committee
  •  Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance


  • Co-author, The Tripartite Relationship, MODL Newsletter, Winter 2012
  • Co-author, The Risks and Realities of Cyber-Attacks and Security Breaches for Today’s Practitioner, The St. Louis Bar Journal Fall/2014

Awards and Recognitions

  • 2019 Missouri Bar Honoree Missouri Lawyer for Influential Appellate Advocate.
  • Elected member of the Board of Trustees for the Village of McKenzie.

Events and Speaking Engagements

  • "Insurance Bad Faith 'Set Up' in Missouri" National Business Institute, Kansas City, Missouri, June 2018
  • Missouri Bar Federal Civil Practice, Discussion of pleading requirements and discovery practices in federal court, 2017
  • Advanced Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Law:  A Balanced Look at Overcoming Challenges in UM/UIM Law.  "Determining Coverages", "Bad Faith"; NBI Seminar, April  2016.
  • Federal Court 101 Seminar, December 2012.
  • Malpractice Prevention for Boutique Law Firms, presented by the Int’l Society of Primerus Law Firms, November 2011.
  • Litigating Insurance Coverage Claims from Start to Finish; presented by NBI, February 2011.
  • The Basics of Handling an Auto Accident: Understanding Insurance Issues and Coverage; presented by the Missouri Bar, April 2010 and March 2011.

Pro Bono and Public Service

  • BAMSL’s Motion for Kids; Christmas party that is provided for over 2500 children in foster care programs across the City of St. Louis

Adina Johnson focuses her practice on dispositive motion and appellate practice in both federal and state court. She also handles the motions required for effective trial practice, including motions in limine, jury instructions, motions for directed verdict, as well as post-trial motions which preserve the key issues for appeal.

A significant part of Ms. Johnson's practice includes professional liability defense and insurance coverage work which includes analyzing insurance policies for coverage issues as well as addressing the potential for bad faith claims. She has presented at various CLE seminars on insurance coverage issues, handling bad faith claims, professional liability defense issues and federal court practice.

Adina graduated from St. Louis University School of Law, magna cum laude and Order of the Woolsack, in 1998. She served as a Staff Attorney for the St. Louis City Circuit Court for two years where she conducted research and drafted court orders on a wide variety of legal issues.

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