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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.

Raymore attorney disbarred after allegedly misappropriating settlement of client who committed suicide

By Karen Kidd | Jun 18, 2018

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (St. Louis Record) — Raymore attorney Robert E. Arnold III has been disbarred following a June 12 Missouri Supreme Court order over allegations he misappropriated a client's $25,000 personal injury settlement.

Kansas City attorney reciprocally disbarred

By Karen Kidd | Jun 18, 2018

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (St. Louis Record) — Kansas City attorney Luke B. Harkins has been reciprocally disbarred following a June 5 Missouri Supreme Court order after he was voluntarily disbarred in Kansas.

Attorney convicted in payday loan scam suspended

By Karen Kidd | Jun 18, 2018

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (St. Louis Record) — Timothy Muir, former attorney for Leawood businessman and professional race car driver Scott Tucker, has been suspended following a June 5 Missouri Supreme Court order after both men were sentenced earlier this year in an illegal payday loan scam that reportedly netted billions of dollars.

Appeals Court slightly modifies, then affirms trial court ruling in Lee's Summit property dispute

By Karen Kidd | Jun 13, 2018

KANSAS CITY – A Missouri appeals court recently took the unusual move of slightly modifying a trial court's ruling before affirming it in a six-year-old Lee's Summit property dispute.

Appeals court reverses circuit court ruling in dispute over rights to Lake Lotawana dock

By Karen Kidd | Jun 12, 2018

KANSAS CITY – A dispute between a couple who own property along Lake Lotawana and multiple area property-owning trusts is on its way back to Jackson County Circuit Court following a recent opinion issued by a Missouri appeals court.

Judge denies Nostrum Laboratories' motion to exclude expert's testimony in dispute over pharmaceutical equipment

By Karen Kidd | Jun 7, 2018

KANSAS CITY (St. Louis Record) – An expert's testimony about the fair market value of converted equipment used in making generic pharmaceutical products will be allowed in a trial over a soured financial agreement between a Kansas City pharmaceutical business and its financier, a judge in the U.S District Court for the Western District of Missouri, Western Division, recently ruled.

Supreme Court disbars one lawyer after a decade of trouble, lets another resume his practice

By Karen Kidd | Jun 1, 2018

Jefferson City attorney Nathan James Forck has been disbarred by default and Manchester attorney Charles A. Pirrello has been reinstated following separate Missouri Supreme Court orders.

St. Louis attorney is off probation

By Karen Kidd | May 25, 2018

JEFFERSON CITY (St. Louis Record) — St. Louis attorney James Windsor Eason is no longer on probation following a May 24 Missouri Supreme Court order following his suspension about a year ago after he was charged with committing a criminal act of misconduct.

St. Louis attorney receives stayed indefinite suspension

By Karen Kidd | May 24, 2018

JEFFERSON CITY (St. Louis Record) — St. Louis attorney Brandon LaMonte Williams has received a stayed indefinite suspension following a May 22 Missouri Supreme Court order after his paralegal failed to disburse settlement funds to clients.

Platte County prosecutor reprimanded, Kansas City attorney suspended

By Karen Kidd | May 23, 2018

JEFFERSON CITY (St. Louis Record) — Platte County prosecutor Eric Glen Zahnd has been reprimanded and Kansas City attorney Doc Netterville IV has been suspended following separate May 22 Missouri Supreme Court orders.

Kansas attorney reciprocally disciplined following allegations regarding employee's IRA

By Karen Kidd | May 23, 2018

JEFFERSON CITY – Lawrence, Kansas attorney Brandy L. Sutton has been suspended indefinitely following a May 16 Missouri Supreme Court order following her suspension in Kansas over allegations that she mishandled an employee's retirement account.

Seven Missouri attorneys reinstated follow brief suspensions over tax issues

By Karen Kidd | May 23, 2018

JEFFERSON CITY – Seven attorneys practicing in Missouri have been reinstated following their suspensions earlier this month for tax issues, according to recent and separate orders issued by the Missouri Supreme Court.

Plattsburg attorney disbarred, former Gov. Blunt deputy legal counsel reprimanded

By Karen Kidd | May 11, 2018

JEFFERSON CITY (St. Louis Record) — A Plattsburg attorney has been disbarred and former Gov. Matthew Roy Blunt's deputy legal counsel, currently living in Utah, has been reprimanded in separate orders recently handed down by the Missouri Supreme Court.

Two attorneys indefinitely suspended over misconduct allegations

By Karen Kidd | May 3, 2018

JEFFERSON CITY (St. Louis Record) — Two attorneys, one from Springfield and the other from Liberty, have been suspended following Missouri Supreme Court orders issued this week after probable cause was found that each "is guilty of professional misconduct."

Former Missouri state representative's law license reinstated

By Karen Kidd | May 3, 2018

JEFFERSON CITY (St. Louis Record) — Former Missouri Rep. Mark Steven "Steve" Brown, voluntarily disbarred in 2009 following his guilty plea to federal obstruction charges, has been reinstated to practice law in the state following a Missouri Supreme Court order handed down this week.

Sunrise Beach attorney placed on probation after alleged conflict of interest

By Karen Kidd | Apr 25, 2018

JEFFERSON CITY (St. Louis Record) — Sunrise Beach real estate attorney Gregory David Williams has been placed on a year of probation after an April 20 Missouri Supreme Court ruling following a decision by a disciplinary hearing panel.

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