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St. Louis attorney suspended after lying to client for 5 years

St. Louis attorney Jonathan D. Valentino has been suspended following a Jan. 16 Missouri Supreme Court ruling after he allegedly lied to a client for more than five years about a lawsuit he never filed on the client's behalf in 2010.

Missouri Sunshine Project's lawsuit reportedly not influenced by AG's investigation

Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley's decision days before Christmas to investigate whether Gov. Eric Greitens and his staff illegally used an app to destroy public records has no bearing on an open government organization's lawsuit, one of the group's attorneys said during a recent interview.

Suit against governor over message deleting software not strong enough, litigator says

JEFFERSON CITY — An open government group's lawsuit alleging Gov. Eric Greitens and his staff illegally used an app to destroy public records could find itself quickly dismissed if it isn't amended, a liberty advocacy group's litigation expert said during a recent interview.

Appeals court says contractor's attempt to collect on debt can proceed

ST. LOUIS — The case of a general contractor trying to get paid for almost seven years of renovation work at a St. Louis property is on its way back to the trial court after an appeals court ruled the contractor met the statute of limitations after all.

St. Louis "Throwed Roll Attorney" receives stayed suspension with probation

St. Louis attorney William Kieran Meehan, who two years ago filed suit on behalf of an area pastor against a restaurant known for throwing dinner rolls, recently received a stayed suspension with probation following a Missouri Supreme Court order.

Missouri Lawyers Award recipient says defending case before Supreme Court a team effort

Successfully defending a case on behalf of Advocate Health Care Network before the U.S. Supreme Court was a team effort, the recipient of a 2018 Missouri Lawyers Award for her role in the high-profile case said during a recent interview.

Kansas City attorney reprimented over alleged violation of safekeeping of property

Kansas City attorney Thomas Christian Cox, practicing in Missouri for 24 years, has been reprimanded following a Dec. 20 Missouri Supreme Court order over allegations he violated judiciary rules of professional conduct.

Kansas City attorney completes probation following 2014 stayed suspension

Kansas City attorney Robert Phillip Numrich, who received a stayed suspension in 2014 for self-reported misconduct, has completed his probation, according to a Dec. 13 Missouri Supreme Court order.

Jefferson City attorney's reinstatement follows nearly 17-year suspension

Jefferson City attorney Joseph Jacob Esther's reinstatement to practice law and being placed on probation after being suspended for almost 17 years and a Kansas attorney's reciprocal disbarment were among three disciplines handed down recently by the Missouri Supreme Court.

Kansas attorney reinstated in Missouri following reciprocal suspension

Attorney Troy D. Renkemeyer of Overland Park, Kansas, has been reinstated to practice law in Missouri following a Dec. 5 Missouri Supreme Court order after his 2015 suspension in Kansas over fraud allegations arising from the sale of a trucking company eight years earlier.

Attorney reciprocally reprimanded in Missouri following Kansas censure

Attorney Jeffrey A. Sutton of Basehor, Kansas, was reciprocally reprimanded by Missouri after receiving a public censure in Kansas over allegations by a "difficult" client

Missouri Supreme Court hands down reinstatements, probation for November

Reinstatements from probation and following a tax issue, as well as a probation, were amount attorney discipline-related decisions handed down in November by the Missouri Supreme Court.

Reversal of DACA would be a huge loss to Missouri

NEW YORK — Immigrants and recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) have quite an impact on Missouri's economy, which is part of today's iMarch for Immigration, a 50-state campaign calling for Congress to come up with a solution over what is dubbed the "Dreamers Act" by year's end.

Kansas City attorney suspended for alleged false statements in bankruptcy cases

Kansas City attorney Lydia Marie Carson has been suspended following a Nov. 21 Missouri Supreme Court order over allegations arising from three bankruptcy cases and other charges, including advertising on Craigslist without a required disclosure.

Former St. Louis public defender reinstated to practice law following 2007 suspension

Eric Seymour Affholter, who lost his job in 2007 as head of the state public defender’s office in St. Louis over charges of marriage fraud, has been reinstated to practice law following a state Nov. 21 Missouri Supreme Court order.

St. Louis attorney reciprocally suspended for allegedly practicing law in Illinois without license

St. Louis attorney James R. Hanlin, licensed in Missouri for almost 55 years, has been reciprocally suspended following a Nov. 21 Missouri Supreme Court order after he was disciplined by the Illinois Supreme Court earlier this year for allegedly practicing law in that state without a license.

Cape Girardeau attorney suspended after admitting to taking almost $5,000 in law firm's funds

Cape Girardeau attorney Dale Edward Gerecke has been suspended following a Nov. 21 Missouri Supreme Court order over allegations he improperly took funds from a law firm where he'd formerly been a partner.

Jefferson City attorney completes probation after alleged misconduct in bankruptcy case

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

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

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.