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Jefferson City attorney completes probation after alleged misconduct in bankruptcy case

Karen Kidd Nov. 16, 2017, 1:30pm

Jefferson City attorney Noel Bisges is not longer on probation following a Nov. 14 Missouri Supreme Court order after the state high court found Bisges had successfully completed his probation imposed last year for alleged dishonest conduct in a bankruptcy case.

St. Louis attorney completes probation after reinstatement following lengthy disbarment

Karen Kidd Nov. 8, 2017, 6:00am

St. Louis attorney Jonathan W. Belsky, first admitted to the bar about 37 years ago, is no longer on probation following a Nov. 2 Missouri Supreme Court order after being reinstated about three years ago after his 2001 disbarment.

Three St. Louis attorneys on probation following cleaning staff's alleged theft

Karen Kidd Nov. 3, 2017, 8:00am

Three St. Louis attorneys, all of whom have individually practiced law at least 32 years, are on probation following Oct. 31 Missouri Supreme Court orders after funds were found stolen from their client trust account.

Missouri Supreme Court disciplines Columbia attorney

Karen Kidd Nov. 1, 2017, 3:15pm

A Columbia attorney's voluntary surrender of his law license was among attorney disciplines handed down by the Missouri Supreme Court in October, according to information released by the state high court during the month.

Springfield attorney placed on probation after assisting bail bond agent

Karen Kidd Oct. 13, 2017, 4:00pm

Springfield attorney Rita Kay Sanders has received a stayed indefinite suspension and two years' probation following an Oct. 5 Missouri Supreme Court order over allegations that included misconduct while helping a bond agent friend in 2012.

Kansas attorney reinstated in Missouri following suspension over wrongful death court decision

Karen Kidd Oct. 13, 2017, 8:00am

Attorney Robert Adam Mintz of Leawood, Kansas, who in 2014 was ordered by a judge to pay the mother of a friend $300,000 after Mintz failed to tell police about his role in the friend's death, has been reinstated to practice law in Missouri following a recent order.

Arizona attorney disbarred following guilty plea in long-running 'Prime Bank' securities fraud

Karen Kidd Oct. 11, 2017, 4:56pm

Attorney Larry Joseph Busch Jr., of Anthem, Arizona, a co-conspirator in the so-called "Prime Bank" multimillion dollar investment fraud, has been reciprocally disbarred following an Oct. 5 Missouri Supreme Court order.

Kansas City attorney reciprocally suspended in Missouri for representing clients on inactive license

Karen Kidd Oct. 4, 2017, 8:00am

Kansas attorney Kenton M. Hall, has been reciprocally suspended following an Oct. 2 Missouri Supreme Court order after his suspension in Kansas late last summer over allegations he represented clients there when his Kansas law license was inactive.

St. Louis attorney reprimanded following alleged client trust account irregularities

Karen Kidd Sep. 30, 2017, 10:00am

St. Louis attorney Troy Remel Penny has been reprimanded following a Sept. 26 Missouri Supreme Court order after allegations of irregularities in his client trust account, including two overdrafts and paying his state taxes directly from the account.

Vernon County attorney suspended after failing to disclose statutory rape conviction in prosecutor race

Karen Kidd Sep. 29, 2017, 4:59pm

Onetime Vernon County prosecutor candidate and Nevada, Missouri, attorney Dustin W. Dunfield has been suspended following a Sept. 26 Missouri Supreme Court order after he failed to disclose a 1996 statutory rape conviction when he ran for the office in 2014.

Liberty attorney indicted by Justice Department is suspended

Karen Kidd Sep. 23, 2017, 9:30am

Liberty attorney Robert J. Young, indicted by a federal grand jury in 2016 after first alleged to be mentally unfit to practice law, has been suspended following a Sept. 19 Missouri Supreme Court order.

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.

Missouri's improved legal climate not captured in national poll conducted in spring

Karen Kidd Sep. 11, 2017, 9:31pm

Missouri's efforts at tort reform this past summer didn't factor in a national poll released this week that ranks states by their legal climate. The state, however, still saw a slight improvement.

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.

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.

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.