Meet the Team

Kamykowski, Gavin & Smith, P.C. is a law firm composed of experienced trial lawyers dedicated to the zealous and efficient representation of individuals, professionals, businesses, and insurers. KGS was founded by a team committed to serving their clients with prompt communication, comprehensive case evaluation, thorough preparation, and a track record of success at trial. The principals at KGS each have more than a decade of experience representing physicians and hospitals charged with medical malpractice. In addition, our attorneys have represented other professionals, companies, and insurers in cases alleging catastrophic injury, death, and economic damages. The Firm’s attorneys have collectively tried dozens of cases to verdict. KGS represents clients throughout Missouri and Southern Illinois.

Mandy Kamykowski

Partner

Ryan J. Gavin

Partner

James L. Smith

Partner

Mandy Kamykowski

Mandy Kamykowski is a founding member of Kamykowski, Gavin & Smith, P.C. and practices in the areas of general civil and commercial litigation with a focus on medical negligence, product liability, professional liability defense, and premises liability… 

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Ryan J. Gavin

Ryan J. Gavin is a founding member of Kamykowski, Gavin & Smith, P.C. and has successfully represented clients in various types of civil litigation in federal and state courts in Missouri and Illinois.  He has tried more than twenty cases to verdict including several cases…

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James L. Smith

James L. Smith is a founding member of Kamykowski, Gavin & Smith, P.C. James has successfully represented clients in a variety of complex litigation matters in both state and federal courts. His practice areas include the defense of medical malpractice claims…

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Mariel Taylor

Senior Litigation Counsel

Mariel Taylor

Mariel Taylor joined Kamykowski, Gavin & Smith, P.C. as Senior Litigation Counsel in 2015. Mariel has extensive experience in the field of health care litigation in both Missouri and Illinois, with particular emphasis on claims of medical malpractice. She regularly guides…

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Michael C. Schroeder

Associate Attorney

Michael C. Schroeder

Michael Schroeder is an associate attorney at Kamykowski, Gavin & Smith, P.C. He represents individuals and corporations in personal injury cases, focusing on defending claims of medical negligence. Michael also represents business owners and other clients in general…

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Jenifer C. Snow

Associate Attorney

Jenifer C. Snow

Jenifer Snow joined Kamykowski, Gavin & Smith, P.C. in May 2016. Jenifer obtained a degree in biology from DePauw University and then her J.D. with a certificate in civil litigation from Saint Louis University School of Law. Combining her clinical knowledge, legal studies…

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Kelly Ruff

Senior Paralegal

Kelly Ruff

Kelly Ruff is an experienced paralegal who assists KGS attorneys in all phases of litigation, from inception through discovery and trial. She is responsible for document examination and management, drafting of pleadings, fact development, deposition preparation…

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Erica Roth

Paralegal

Erica Roth

Erica Roth assists KGS attorneys with all phases of litigation, focusing her work on medical malpractice defense. Her important roles within the Firm include document examination and management, drafting of pleadings, fact development…

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