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3 principals in St. Louis firm successfully complete probation

By Karen Kidd | Nov 2, 2018

ST. LOUIS -- Three longtime St. Louis attorneys placed on probation about a year ago after funds were discovered stolen from their client trust account have been reinstated following separate Nov. 1 Missouri Supreme Court orders.

Rolla attorney, Illinois lawyer suspended in separate Missouri Supreme Court orders

By Karen Kidd | Oct 31, 2018

JEFFERSON CITY (St. Louis Record) – Rolla attorney Bryce C. Crowley, who was charged with driving while intoxicated last fall, and Illinois attorney James William Davis have been suspended following separate Oct. 30 Missouri Supreme Court orders.

Princeton attorney disbarred over allegations stemming from 2016 divorce, child custody matter

By Karen Kidd | Oct 31, 2018

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (St. Louis Record) — Princeton attorney Jennifer Ann George has been disbarred following an Oct. 30 Missouri Supreme Court order over allegations arising from a single client matter.

Kansas attorney reciprocally disbarred in Missouri over allegations linked to foreclosure

By Karen Kidd | Oct 23, 2018

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (St. Louis Record) — Attorney L. J. Buckner Jr. of Lenexa, Kansas, has been reciprocally disbarred following an Oct. 22 Missouri Supreme Court order after a similar discipline handed down in a split Kansas Supreme Court proceeding last summer.

Missouri Supreme Court reciprocally reprimands brothers practicing in Omaha

By Karen Kidd | Oct 22, 2018

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (St. Louis Record) — Omaha attorneys and brothers Joseph P. Cullan and Patrick J. Cullan have been reciprocally reprimanded following separate Oct. 19 Missouri Supreme Court orders after the two were similarly reprimanded by the Iowa Supreme Court in May.

National Guardsman sues St. Louis, police over his arrest during Stockley acquittal protests

By Karen Kidd | Sep 25, 2018

ST. LOUIS (St. Louis Record) – A St. Louis man who is a member of the National Guard recently filed a federal suit claiming his rights were violated when he was pepper sprayed and arrested during protests last year that followed the acquittal of former city police officer Jason Stockley on murder charges.

Call center worker files class action claiming Clayton company required employees to work overtime unpaid

By Karen Kidd | Sep 24, 2018

ST. LOUIS (St. Louis Record) – A former call center employee recently filed a Fair Labor Standards Act (FSLA) collective class action against Clayton-based Serco Inc., claiming the company required her and others to work overtime unpaid.

Kansas City attorney completes probation

By Karen Kidd | Sep 21, 2018

The Missouri Supreme Court released Kansas City attorney Randall Dean Crawford from probation a year after the high court found him guilty of violating professional conduct rules.

Montana-based attorney reciprocally disbarred over claims made during race for judge

By Karen Kidd | Sep 21, 2018

The Missouri Supreme Court reciprocally disbarred Robert C.B. Myers, a Montana-based attorney, following "reckless" statements made about his opponent in a 2016 campaign for judge.

No arbitration in St. Louis lawsuit over Rams relocation, appeals court rules

By Karen Kidd | Aug 23, 2018

ST. LOUIS – The city of St. Louis' suit against the National Football League and others over the Ram's return to Los Angeles in 2015 won't be headed into arbitration following an appeals court's ruling earlier this week.

Kansas City dry cleaner, Missouri management firm among defendants sued by Massachusetts company in contract dispute

By Karen Kidd | Aug 23, 2018

KANSAS CITY – A Kansas City dry cleaning company and a Missouri management company are among defendants being sued by a Massachusetts-based drying cleaning company over an industry territorial dispute.

Kansas City man sues city alleging theft of ducks, dog and time and to stop demolition, auction

By Karen Kidd | Aug 23, 2018

KANSAS CITY – A Kansas City man is suing city officials and the city for allegedly harassing him, stealing his ducks, dog and time and to stop scheduled demolition and auction of his property, according to his complaint filed earlier this month.

Suspended Gladstone attorney reciprocally disciplined in Missouri following disbarment in Kansas

By Karen Kidd | Aug 22, 2018

JEFFERSON CITY (St. Louis Record) — Suspended Gladstone attorney Kenneth J. Geniuk has again been indefinitely suspended following an Aug. 21 Missouri Supreme Court order and his disbarment earlier this year in Kansas.

Kansas City attorney reinstated after more than decade of disbarment

By Karen Kidd | Aug 22, 2018

JEFFERSON CITY (St. Louis Record) — Disbarred Kansas City attorney Roderick E. Smith has been reinstated and placed on probation following an Aug. 21 Missouri Supreme Court order.

Jefferson City, O'Fallon attorneys reinstated in separate Missouri Supreme Court orders

By Karen Kidd | Aug 22, 2018

JEFFERSON CITY (St. Louis Record) — Jefferson City attorney Georgia Ann Mathers has been reinstated following her 2013 suspension and O'Fallon attorney Gary Randall Long has been reinstated after resolving a tax issue in separate and recent Missouri Supreme Court orders.

Hawley criticizes conditions at Clinton-Peabody Housing Complex in petition

By Karen Kidd | Aug 21, 2018

Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley filed a petition on Aug. 16 in circuit court over alleged deteriorating conditions in a low-income St. Louis housing complex.

Lebanon attorney suspended by Supreme Court over undisclosed professional conduct rules violation allegations

By Karen Kidd | Aug 14, 2018

JEFFERSON CITY – Lebanon attorney Jeffrey Bryan Allen has been placed on interim suspension following a July 31 Missouri Supreme Court order over professional misconduct allegations.

Three attorneys disciplined in separate Missouri Supreme Court orders

By Karen Kidd | Jul 9, 2018

JEFFERSON CITY (St. Louis Record) – The Missouri Supreme Court recently handed down disciplinary actions against three attorneys; one was disbarred, another suspended and the third placed on probation.

St. Louis attorney no longer on probation over alleged trust account irregularities

By Karen Kidd | Jun 22, 2018

JEFFERSON CITY (St. Louis Record) — St. Louis attorney Daniel Lee Sayle, on probation since 2014, is no longer on probation following a June Missouri Supreme Court order.

Attorneys failing to supervise paralegals remains rare but more visible, experts say

By Karen Kidd | Jun 21, 2018

JEFFERSON CITY – While paralegals certainly have more technology and resources to do their jobs, that additional tech doesn't seem to be why it is more noticeable when attorneys risk being disciplined allegedly for not properly supervising their support staff, experts in the field said in recent interviews.

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