Robert E. Eggmann concentrates his practice in the areas of Chapter 7 & 11 bankruptcy, business reorganization, receiverships, business and individual loan workouts, debtor/creditor rights, and appellate bankruptcy advocacy. For more than 30 years, he has advocated for both debtors and creditors in complex bankruptcy and commercial litigation in the Seventh and Eighth Circuits, as well as on behalf of creditors’ committees in numerous chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings. Rob has successfully handled issues involving stay relief, defense of fraud actions, and preference litigation, and has experience as counsel for Chapter 12 family farm debtors as well. Moreover, Rob currently serves as a Chapter 7 Panel Trustee for the Southern District of Illinois and in January 2020 was appointed as a Subchapter V Chapter 11 Trustee for the Central District of Illinois in small business debtor reorganization cases.

Over the years, Rob has represented various banking institutions in complex lending transactions as well as trial counsel on general commercial litigation matters. The diversity of his practice enables Rob to successfully handle a wide array of bankruptcy and restructuring matters throughout the greater St. Louis region and in Southern and Central Illinois.

Rob is admitted to practice in both Missouri and Illinois and is a frequent speaker on bankruptcy law issues.


Saint Louis University School of Law, J.D., 1989

Saint Louis University, B.A., History, 1986

Community Involvement
  • The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (BAMSL), Member (1989-present)
  • The American Bar Association, Member (1989-present)
  • American Bankruptcy Institute (1990-present)
    • ABI Journal, Consumer Co-Editor (2022-2023)
  • National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees (2005-present)
  • Member of Bankruptcy Association of Southern Illinois (2005-present)
  • Member of  Region X of the Office of Chief Disciplinary Counsel of the Supreme Court of Missouri (2011-2022)
    • Chair (2018-2021)
  • Member of the Metropolitan Zoological Park and Museum District (2015-2022)
    • Chair (2020-2021)
  • Best Lawyers – “The Best Lawyers in America”
    • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law (2013-present)
    • Litigation – Bankruptcy (2018-present)
  • Super Lawyers
    • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers (2005-present)
    • Top 50 St. Louis Super Lawyers (2012-present)
    • Top 100 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers (2012-2021)
  • Winner of “M&A Advisor-Technology Deal of the Year ($50MM-$75MM)”-Restructuring of Steel City Media (2019)
  • Missouri Lawyers Weekly – POWER List of Top 30 Bankruptcy Attorneys in Missouri (2021)
  • Martindale-Hubbell “AV” Rating
  • Member, Board of Directors of Professional Housing Resources, Inc. (1997-2004)
  • Member, St. Louis Lawyers Project on Homelessness and Inadequate Housing (1994-1999)
  • Chairperson, BAMSL Young Lawyers Division Homelessness Committee (1994-1999)
  • Member, Board of Directors of Housing Resources, Inc. (1996-1998)
  • Co-Chair of BAMSL Bankruptcy Committee (1996-1997)
  • BAMSL Subcommittee on the Establishment of an 8th Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel (1994)
Publications & Presentations
  • “Absolute-Priority Rule Should Apply in Individual Ch. 11 Cases” (Co-author, published in American Bankruptcy Institute Journal; May 2021)
  • “New Bankruptcy Law for Small Businesses Provides Welcome Changes” (Co-author, published in Missouri Lawyers Weekly, January 2021)
  • “Bringing Clarity to Inherited IRAs” (Co-author, published in Loyola University Chicago Law Journal, Summer 2020)
  • “New Bankruptcy Rules for Small Business” (Co-author, published in Missouri Lawyers Weekly, March 2020)
  • “Developments in Post-Discharge Product Liability Settlements” (Co-author, published in American Bankruptcy Institute Journal; March 2018)
  • Missouri Bar – Annual Bankruptcy Institute (St. Louis, Missouri; March 2019)
  • Bankruptcy Association of Southern Illinois – General Seminar (Fairview Heights, Illinois; May 2018)
  • Missouri Bar – Annual Bankruptcy Institute (St. Louis, Missouri; February 2018)
  • Bankruptcy Association of Southern Illinois – General Seminar (Fairview Heights, Illinois; May 2017)
  • Turnaround Management Association – Missouri’s New Receivership Law (St. Louis, Missouri; July 2016)
  • American Bankruptcy Institute Consumer Bankruptcy Conference – Individual Chapter 11 Cases (Chicago, Illinois; October 2015)
  • Bankruptcy Association of Southern Illinois – General Seminar (Fairview Heights, Illinois; May 2014)