At Bartimus Frickleton & Robertson, P.C., Anthony DeWitt handles appellate cases, class action lawsuits, and cases involving the False Claims Act. He is passionate about taking a stand against negligent clinicians and protecting the rights of the men and women who seek our firm’s help. He is a zealous advocate for the rights of injured individuals in Missouri and is not afraid to stand up to negligent organizations and corporations. He is the author of “The Respiratory Therapist’s Legal Answer Book” and “Legal First Aid: A Guide for Health Care Professionals” (Jones & Bartlett Learning). Always compassionate and professional, he treats each case in his care as if it were his own.
In 2013, Attorney Anthony DeWitt was awarded the Pro Bono Service Award by the Missouri Bar. He also received the President’s Award from the NAACP in 2010. He is licensed to practice in all Missouri courts, U.S. Federal Court of Claims, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. For his well-versed medical knowledge, he frequently lectures about risk management for medical and legal organizations.
Before becoming a Missouri litigation lawyer, he was a department manager for several hospitals and a respiratory therapist. He became frustrated with how hospitals operated, which is mainly the reason he chose a legal profession in order to bring about change. In his free time, he enjoys photography and spending time with his children and grandchildren. He is also an avid amateur radio operator. He and his wife Ginger live in Opelika, Alabama.
Education & Past Experience
1986 – Ottawa University, B.S.
Memberships & Affiliations
- State of Missouri – All Jurisdictions
- United States Federal Court of Claims
- United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
- The Missouri Bar Association
- Eighth Circuit Bar Association
- Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
- American Association for Justice
- American Association for Respiratory Care, Fellow
- American Radio Relay League
- Legal Care Project
- Missouri Society for Respiratory Care
- American Respiratory Care Foundation, Board Member
- Samaritan Center of Jefferson City, CLE Presenter
Honors & Recognitions
- Alpha Sigma Nu, National Jesuit Honor Society, April 1993
- AmJur Academic Achievement Awards in Legal Research and Writing, Bankruptcy, Environmental Law, Family Law, Civil Procedure and Criminal Procedure
- Best Written Note or Comment, Saint Louis University School of Law, 1993
- Betty Jo Finney Pro Bono Publico Award, Missouri Coalition for Quality Care, October 2005.
- Fellow, American Association for Respiratory Care, October 2002
- Order of the Woolsack, Saint Louis University, 1993
- President’s Award, NAACP, October 2010
- Pro Bono Service Award, Missouri Bar, October 2013.
- Winner, Robert McKay Professionalism Writing Competition, 1992, Daniel’s Story – The Professional Lawyer, August 1992