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MU law student calls on Missouri lawmakers to address MPPA abuse

By Karen Kidd | Jun 24, 2019

COLUMBIA – Missouri lawmakers need to address longstanding abuse of the state's consumer protection law, a student at University of Missouri's School of Law said in a blog post published in April.

Phoenix lawyer suspended by Missouri Supreme Court following discipline for alleged failure to safekeep client funds

By Karen Kidd | Jun 11, 2019

JEFFERSON CITY – Longtime Phoenix, Arizona attorney Jack B. Schiffman has been reciprocally suspended following a Missouri Supreme Court order after he was suspended in Arizona over continuing education requirements and later placed on probation for allegedly mishandling a real estate case.

Springfield attorney suspended for allegedly failing to resolve dispute with client's medical provider

By Karen Kidd | Jun 11, 2019

JEFFERSON CITY – Springfield attorney Nancy J. Fisher has been indefinitely suspended following a June 4 Missouri Supreme Court order over allegations she failed to resolve a dispute with one of her client's medical providers.

St. Louis attorney reprimanded for allegedly sending letters to Washington University staff, bypassing general counsel

By Karen Kidd | Jun 11, 2019

JEFFERSON CITY – Longtime St. Louis attorney Jerome J. Dobson has been reprimanded following a June 4 Missouri Supreme Court order over allegations he sent letters to Washington University staff, bypassing general counsel, on behalf of his clients in employment cases.

St. Clair attorney acquitted in girlfriend's death on probation following assault, DWI convictions

By Karen Kidd | Jun 11, 2019

JEFFERSON CITY – Longtime St. Clair attorney John Brian Loveless, acquitted in Mexico in 2017 of his girlfriend's death, is on probation following a June 4 Missouri Supreme Court order after he was charged with assault in Stone County last summer.

Blue Springs attorney on probation, St. Louis attorney reinstated in separate state Supreme Court orders

By Karen Kidd | Jun 11, 2019

JEFFERSON CITY – Longtime Blue Springs attorney Sherrie Lynn Brady is on probation and longtime St. Louis attorney Brian Stanley Witherspoon has been reinstated following separate Missouri Supreme Court orders.

Former Glendale mayor on probation over alleged mishandling of wrongful termination suit

By Karen Kidd | Jun 11, 2019

JEFFERSON CITY – Former Glendale Mayor and longtime St. Louis attorney Richard Joseph "Rich" Magee is on probation following a June 4 Missouri Supreme Court order over allegations he mishandled a wrongful termination lawsuit.

St. Louis attorney ordered to personally deliver apology to judge regarding filing of 'frivolous' lawsuit

By Karen Kidd | Jun 11, 2019

JEFFERSON CITY – St. Louis attorney John F. Washington was placed on probation and ordered to apologize to a city judge following a June 4 Missouri Supreme Court order over allegations he filed a "frivolous" lawsuit against two judges, two attorneys and his ex-wife.

Virginia attorney who pleaded guilty to stealing late mother-in-law's VA checks disbarred in Missouri

By Karen Kidd | Jun 10, 2019

JEFFERSON CITY – An Alexandria, Virginia attorney who pleaded guilty in 2001 to stealing his late mother-in-law's Veterans Administration checks is among three attorneys disbarred following recent and separate orders issued by the Missouri Supreme Court.

Former St. Louis county executive voluntarily disbarred after federal bribery, mail fraud guilty plea

By Karen Kidd | May 29, 2019

JEFFERSON CITY (St. Louis Record) — Attorney and recently resigned St. Louis County Executive Steven V. Stenger has been voluntarily disbarred following a May 28 Missouri Supreme Court order and his guilty plea earlier this month to federal bribery and mail fraud charges.

Marshall attorney reinstated following more than seven years of suspension

By Karen Kidd | May 3, 2019

JEFFERSON CITY – Longtime Marshall attorney James P. Barton Jr. has been reinstated following an April 30 Missouri Supreme Court following his suspension in 2012.

Kansas City attorney, former Gov. Blunt deputy legal counsel disbarred in separate Supreme Court orders

By Karen Kidd | Apr 30, 2019

JEFFERSON CITY (St. Louis Record) – A Kansas City attorney and former Gov. Matthew Roy Blunt's deputy legal counsel who now lives in Utah were disbarred following separate orders recently handed down by the Missouri Supreme Court.

Probation ended for one attorney, two others suspended

By Karen Kidd | Apr 24, 2019

JEFFERSON CITY (St. Louis Record) — Gregory David Williams, a real estate attorney from Beach, is no longer on probation while Springfield attorney Erin Ashley Graf and Kansas City attorney Ward D. Rowe have been suspended following separate recent Missouri Supreme Court orders.

Des Moines attorney disbarred in Missouri after license revoked in Iowa

By Karen Kidd | Apr 19, 2019

JEFFERSON CITY – Des Moines, Iowa attorney Sandra E. Suarez has been disbarred following an April 17 Missouri Supreme Court order after her license was revoked in Iowa over allegations that included misappropriation and trust account issues.

Longtime North Kansas City attorney, music hall of fame inductee indefinitely suspended for 'threat of harm'

By Karen Kidd | Apr 2, 2019

JEFFERSON CITY – Longtime North Kansas City immigration attorney Allan H. Bell, a Kansas Music Hall of Fame inductee, has been indefinitely suspended "for threat of harm" following an April 1 Missouri Supreme Court order.

Attorney reinstated in Missouri after 2003 conviction for failing to report patient abuse

By Karen Kidd | Mar 15, 2019

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Florida attorney Charles Benjamin Kaiser III has been reinstated to practice law in Missouri following a March 5 Missouri Supreme Court order after more than a decade's suspension.

Suspended Forsyth attorney disbarred by default over unspecified misconduct rules violations

By Karen Kidd | Mar 15, 2019

JEFFERSON CITY – Suspended Forsyth attorney Marcus A. Glass was disbarred by default following a March 5 Missouri Supreme Court order over unspecified professional conduct rules violations.

Former Jackson County executive voluntarily disbarred following 2018 wire fraud plea

By Karen Kidd | Mar 6, 2019

JEFFERSON CITY – Suspended Independence attorney and former Jackson County Executive Michael D. Sanders has been voluntarily disbarred following a March 5 Missouri Supreme Court order after his guilty plea last year to a wire fraud charge.

Kansas City attorney alleged to have had consensual sex with client completes probation

By Karen Kidd | Mar 4, 2019

JEFFERSON CITY (St. Louis Record) — Kansas City attorney Michael Joseph Gunter, who was placed probation in 2017 after an alleged consensual sexual relationship with a client, has successfully completed his probation, according to a March 1 Missouri Supreme Court order.

Moniteau County's former prosecutor suspended following conviction in 2014 restaurant accident

By Karen Kidd | Jan 29, 2019

JEFFERSON CITY (St. Louis Record) – Former Moniteau County Prosecuting Attorney Shayne Wyatt Healea recently was indefinitely suspended by the Missouri Supreme Court following his conviction last fall for backing his truck into a Columbia restaurant in 2014.

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