R. Seth Crompton grew up in a working class, union family in Herrin, Illinois. His family has worked and continues to work in many of the country’s most difficult and dangerous industries, including the railroad, construction, mining, and manufacturing. Seth attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he achieved a dual major bachelor’s degree in Economics and Political Science. He then received his juris doctorate from St. Louis University School of Law, which included a Health Law Certificate from the #1 rated program in the United States. While in law school, he interned at the United States Attorneys’ Office for the Southern District of Illinois and the St. Louis City Prosecuting Attorneys’ Office.
Seth has obtained the Martindale-Hubbell preeminent AV rating (5.0/5.0) which is given to a select group of attorneys that have been designated by their colleagues and the judiciary as demonstrating excellence and preeminence in the practice of law. He currently works throughout all of the firm’s practice areas and specialties including FELA, Jones Act, personal injury, product liability, toxic tort, class action, mass tort and commercial litigation. He is experienced at all phases of litigation including pre-trial discovery, motion practice, depositions, and both bench and jury trials. This experience translates into the Seth’s ability to handle a variety of litigation matters from start to finish for firm clients. He has obtained or his work has been integral in obtaining a variety of highly succesful litigations including multi-million dollar jury verdicts and judgements as well as resolution of large, national complex litigations.
Prior to joining the firm, Seth gained extensive litigation and trial experience most recently at a national law firm with offices throughout the country, and previously for one of the region’s most respected litigation firms. His practice has included catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, product liability, trucking and car accidents, and workers’ compensation, as well as complex commercial matters involving finance, real estate and property development, insurance coverage, construction, and contractual disputes.
Seth lives with his wife Carrie and their sons in St. Louis, Missouri. Outside of practicing law, Seth enjoys mixed martial arts, boxing, and traveling.
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