Nicholas M. Monaco


Fax: 573-634-4526



Nicholas M. Monaco, Of Counsel to the firm, was born in St. Louis, Missouri April 1930, admitted to the Missouri Bar in 1958; U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit in 1979; and to the U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit in 1989, and to the U.S. Supreme Court, 1989. His education includes an A.B. in 1952 and Juris Doctorate in 1958 both from the University of Missouri. His accomplishments include Phi Delta Phi, Order of Barristers, Author of "The Missouri Suicide Statute," The St. Louis Bar Journal, 1962; Editor 1979 and 1986 and Contributing Author and Planner 1976-1986, Missouri Insurance Practice Manual; Member, Legal Staff, 1958-1960, and Chief Counsel, 1960-1962, and Acting Superintendent of the Missouri Division of Insurance; Member Society of Financial Examiners; Member, Insurance Regulatory Examiners Society; Member, Jefferson City Charter Commission, 1969; Member, Board of Directors and Secretary, Federation of Regulatory Counsel. Mr. Monaco is a member of the Cole County and American Bar Associations, The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, The Missouri Bar, Chairman of the Insurance Committee of the Missouri Bar, 1977-1979, Society of Insurance Examiners, Defense Research and Trial Lawyers Association, and Missouri Society of Hospital Attorneys. Mr. Monaco's concentration of practice is in corporate, insurance, and regulation law





Areas of Practice

  • Insurance Regulation Law
  • Corporate Law

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri, 1958
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1959
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1989
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1979
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1989


  • University of Missouri Columbia School of Law, Columbia, Missouri
    • J.D. - 1958
  • University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri
    • B.A. - 1952

Published Works

  • Dishonesty or Breach of Trust, 18 U.S.C. ss1033, Forc Journal, 1998
  • Privacy notices, Graham-Leach-Bliley, Forc Journal, 2001
  • Federal Regulation of Insurance, Forc Journal, 2003
  • Missouri Practice Manual on Insurance, Missouri Bar, 1985-1989
  • Insurance Defense, National Underwriter's Journal, April-May, 1984
  • Missouri Suicide Statute, St. Louis Bar Journal, June, 1960

Honors and Awards

  • Order of the Barristers, University of Missouri, Columbia School of Law
  • University of Missouri Distinguished Service Award
  • University of Missouri Jefferson Club Award
  • Order of the Arrow, Boy Scouts of America

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Federation of Regulatory Counsel, 1987
  • Defense Attorney Trial Association, 1986
  • Insurance Defense Institute, 1986
  • Missouri Prepaid Legal Services, Inc., 1983 to 1989
  • University of Missouri Alliance Association, 1978 to 1990


  • Phi Delta Phi
  • Phi Kappa Theta