Ethan Lange Named a Firm Partner
Stueve Siegel Hanson is proud to announce attorney Ethan Lange's promotion to partner, effective January 1, 2022.
Lange represents individuals and businesses in a wide range of high-stakes cases, including business disputes, nationwide class actions, multidistrict litigation, antitrust lawsuits, patent infringement matters, personal injury cases, civil rights cases and will contests.
He played a key role on the trial team in Vogt v. State Farm Life Insurance Co., a class-action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri that alleged the insurance company overcharged its policyholders for 23 years. He picked the jury, cross-examined the key expert witness, and assisted with jury arguments. The case resulted in a $34 million verdict after just two hours of jury deliberations. The verdict was honored in the Top Plaintiffs’ Verdicts category of Missouri Lawyer’s Weekly’s 2019 Missouri Lawyers Awards.
In another life insurance industry matter, Larson v. John Hancock Life Insurance Company (U.S.A.), Lange helped obtained a $59.75 million settlement that was approved by the court on May 8, 2018. The case was filed in April 2016 in the Superior Court of California, Alameda County on behalf of Barbara Larson and other individuals who own or owned a Flex V-II variable whole life insurance policy.
In addition to these cases, Lange has secured numerous positive results for his clients, including favorable resolutions and settlements. His experience has been recognized by Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyers, which has repeatedly named him “Rising Star”, and he is a frequent speaker on class action and complex litigation topics.
Lange is an active member of the legal community and a founding board member for the National Board of Complex Litigation Lawyers, a division of the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He earned his J.D. from Baylor Law School and his B.A. from the University of Missouri.