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Columbia-based public defender disciplined for neglecting clients

Karen Kidd Sep. 16, 2017, 8:00am

Columbia attorney and public defender Karl William Hinkebein received a stayed suspension and one year of probation following a Sept. 12 Missouri Supreme Court order over allegations he abandoned six clients.

Missouri Supreme Court disbars Greenwood attorney

Karen Kidd Sep. 15, 2017, 8:00am

Greenwood attorney Christopher Farrell Arbuckle, disbarred following an Aug. 22 Missouri Supreme Court order, was among the attorneys disciplined by the high court in August, according to announcements on the high court's website.

Marion County wrongful death claim to get another review by Missouri Supreme Court

Sam Knef Sep. 6, 2017, 4:00pm

A woman's wrongful death claim involving the care of her late husband will get another review by the Missouri Supreme Court.

Kansas attorney disbarred following $1.2 million fraud conspiracy guilty plea

Karen Kidd Aug. 26, 2017, 10:00am

Leawood, Kansas, attorney Mark J. Schultz has been disbarred by order of the Missouri Supreme Court following a guilty plea on conspiracy allegations that he and his former law partner tried to steal money from an area health care facility.

St. Louis attorney, breast cancer foundation founder reinstated

Karen Kidd Aug. 25, 2017, 12:29pm

St. Louis attorney Michael Bradley Katz, founder of a one-time breast cancer foundation established in his mother's memory, has been reinstated to practice law in Missouri after being suspended over tax issues earlier this year, according to a recent state Supreme Court filing.

Mo. Supreme Court finds judge did not err in allowing 'rehabilitated' juror in malpractice case

Sam Knef Aug. 13, 2017, 11:51am

Plaintiffs who lost a medical malpractice case at trial also lost an appeal challenging a juror's qualification.

Two attorneys reinstated, one suspended in Missouri July disciplines

Karen Kidd Aug. 13, 2017, 11:51am

Two attorneys were reinstated to practice law and a third was suspended in disciplinary cases that came before the Missouri Supreme Court in July, according to the Missouri State Bar's website.

Court rules NFL's Rams have to pay Missouri sales tax

Sam Knef Aug. 10, 2017, 10:00am

Football fans in the St. Louis area may have something to cheer about: the long arm of Missouri law is not letting the former St. Louis Rams, renamed and relocated to Los Angeles, get a refund on state sales taxes.

6 reinstated attorneys were suspended over tax issues

Karen Kidd Aug. 9, 2017, 12:48pm

Six of seven suspended attorneys reinstated by a June order of the state Supreme Court had been originally suspended for tax issues, according to announcements by the Missouri State Bar.

North Kansas City immigration attorney reinstated after completing probation

Karen Kidd Aug. 7, 2017, 3:29pm

North Kansas City immigration attorney Allan H. Bell has been reinstated to the practice of law in Missouri after successfully completing a probation that began in 2015, following alleged rules violations, according to a recent Missouri Supreme Court order.

Ex-Washington University legal clinic director among four attorneys suspended

Karen Kidd Aug. 1, 2017, 1:18pm

A former director of a Washington University non-profit legal clinic for practicing law was among four attorneys suspended by the Missouri Supreme Court in June, according to recent announcements by the Missouri State Bar.

Missouri high court finds federal law preempts state’s antisubrogation law

Sam Knef Jul. 21, 2017, 12:00pm

The Missouri Supreme Court said this was the third time it had addressed whether the state's antisubrogation law is preempted by federal law.

Kansas City attorney disbarred after admitting to chemical dependency

Karen Kidd Jul. 21, 2017, 9:00am

Kansas City attorney Ryan J. McMillin has been disbarred following a June 27 Missouri Supreme Court opinion after he admitted he suffers from chemical dependency and abuse of alcohol and cocaine.

As Fischer begins term as high court's chief justice, he is the lone dissenter on first opinion issued

John Breslin Jul. 19, 2017, 3:38pm

Judge Zel M. Fischer this month began his two-year term as chief justice on the Missouri Supreme Court.

Lawyer: High court 'missed a big opportunity' in ruling regarding tax assessments

John Revak Jun. 25, 2017, 10:44pm

The Missouri Supreme Court recently upheld multi-county tax assessments that some have claimed to be discriminatory.

Missouri Supreme Court suspends three attorneys indefinitely

Olivia Olsen Jun. 23, 2017, 5:00pm

During May, the Missouri Supreme Court ruled to suspend three Missouri Bar-registered attorneys from the practice of law.

Missouri Supreme Court suspends attorneys for failure to file taxes

Olivia Olsen Jun. 10, 2017, 3:46pm

JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri Supreme Court has ruled to suspend 45 attorneys from the practice of law for being in violation of the Rules Governing the Missouri Bar and the Judiciary for their failure to pay taxes.

Missouri Supreme Court reinstates 14 attorneys

Olivia Olsen Jun. 10, 2017, 9:31am

JEFFERSON CITY — Fourteen lawyers have been reinstated by the Missouri Supreme Court this month after being suspended for tax violations.

Missouri Supreme Court suspends two attorneys, one judge

Olivia Olsen Jun. 10, 2017, 9:30am

JEFFERSON CITY — During April, the Missouri Supreme Court ruled to suspend two Missouri Bar-registered attorneys and one sitting judge.

Missouri Supreme Court disbars 2 attorneys, suspends 2 others

Olivia Olsen Jun. 6, 2017, 8:59pm

JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri Supreme Court recently ruled to disbar two Missouri Bar-registered attorneys from the practice of law, place one lawyer on an interim suspension and place another attorney on probation in regards to a stayed suspension.