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.

Attorneys in Missouri can be suspended for tax issues pursuant to the state Supreme Court's Rule 5.245, which includes provisions for any attorney delinquent on a tax payment or who fails to file a tax return. The high court maintains an online and publicly available list of attorneys in the state suspended for tax issues and regularly updates the list to reflect those attorneys who subsequently are reinstated.

Lees Summit attorney Kathryn L. F. Pietarila was reinstated following suspension for failure to pay taxes, according to a state bar announcement. Pietarila presented sufficient evidence that she resolved the issue and was reinstated as a member of the state bar in good standing following a Supreme Court order issued June 22.

Warrensburg attorney Thomas K. Hendrix Jr. was reinstated following suspension for failure to pay taxes, according to a state bar announcement. Hendrix presented sufficient evidence that he resolved the issue and was reinstated as a member of the state bar in good standing following a Supreme Court order issued June 15.

Belleville attorney Brady McAninch was reinstated following suspension for failure to pay taxes, according to a state bar announcement. McAninch presented sufficient evidence that he resolved the issue and was reinstated as a member of the state bar in good standing following a Supreme Court order issued June 15.

St. Louis attorneys Lisa Savoy, Kelsey Gene O'Brien, Anthony C. Pepe were reinstated following suspensions for failure to pay taxes, according to separate state bar announcements. The three presented sufficient evidence that they resolved their issues and were reinstated as members of the state bar in good standing following Supreme Court. Separated orders were issued for Savoy on June 7 and for O'Brien and Pepe on June 2.

The state Supreme Court also reinstated Kansas City, Kansas attorney Gary W. Long II via its order issued June 27 following a previous discipline, likewise restoring him as a member of the state bar in good standing.

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