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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.

St. Louis attorney disbarred over allegedly mishandling $17,000 in nonprofit's funds

By Karen Kidd | Apr 18, 2018

JEFFERSON CITY – St. Louis attorney Corinne N. Darvish has been disbarred following an April 17 Missouri Supreme Court order over allegations she made improper use of a nonprofit organization's funds.

Attorney reciprocally disciplined in Missouri following suspension in Iowa

By Karen Kidd | Apr 8, 2018

JEFFERSON CITY – Iowa attorney Rodney H. Powell, practicing in Missouri for almost 40 years, has been reciprocally suspended following an April 3 Missouri Supreme Court order after he was suspended in Iowa for allegedly borrowing $20,000 from an elderly client.

Jefferson City attorney suspended indefinitely following loss of employment discrimination case

By Karen Kidd | Apr 6, 2018

JEFFERSON CITY (St. Louis Record) — Jefferson City attorney Jonathan D. McDowell has been suspended indefinitely following an April 3 Missouri Supreme Court order over allegations that his failure to timely file in state court cost an airline pilot his employment discrimination case.

Appeals court affirms Lawrence County Circuit Court ruling against Carroll Electric

By Karen Kidd | Mar 24, 2018

SPRINGFIELD – A state appeals court has sustained a more than $145,000 judgment handed down by a Lawrence County court last year over an electric company's work that strayed outside of its right-of-way and has sent the case back to the county court to decide attorney fees.

Co-worker not liable for fellow employee's injuries, Missouri Supreme Court rules

By Karen Kidd | Mar 23, 2018

JEFFERSON CITY – The co-worker of a man injured during a construction accident in 2011 is not liable for those injuries, the Missouri Supreme Court said in a March 6 opinion.

Arizona attorney reciprocal suspended in Missouri following suspensions in two other states

By Karen Kidd | Mar 21, 2018

JEFFERSON CITY – Phoenix, Arizona attorney Cynthia L. Best has been reciprocally suspended following a March 16 Missouri Supreme Court order and her suspension over the same matter in Arizona and Texas.

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SCOTUS decision changes everything in Missouri mass tort cases; Once-$72M verdict will stay vacated

By Karen Kidd | Mar 19, 2018

ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) – The Missouri Supreme Court's decision earlier this month to not review a talcum powder case against Johnson & Johnson, leaving vacated a once-$72 million verdict signals that the "Show-Me State is now a less tort-friendly place," a mass tort litigator says.

Potosi attorney disbarred following 'unenviable record' of conduct

By Karen Kidd | Mar 8, 2018

JEFFERSON CITY — Potosi attorney Michael P. Kelly has been disbarred following a March 6 Missouri Supreme Court ruling after the chief disciplinary counsel investigation turned up alleged professional misconduct.

Kansas City father, son attorneys received probation following state Supreme Court orders

By Karen Kidd | Mar 8, 2018

JEFFERSON CITY — Kansas City attorneys James D. Boggs and William Christian Boggs, father and son, the elder of whom is a former municipal judge, both are on probation following separate March 30 Missouri Supreme Court orders.

Marshall attorney disbarred by default following multiple DWI convictions, divorce client's complaint

By Karen Kidd | Mar 8, 2018

JEFFERSON CITY — Marshall attorney Joby J. Raines has been disbarred by default following a March 6 Missouri Supreme Court order after multiple DWI convictions earlier this decade and a complaint from a former client.

Kansas attorney voluntarily disbarred after admitting to practicing while suspended

By Karen Kidd | Mar 7, 2018

Attorney Byron Carroll Loudon, of Overland Park, Kansas, practicing in Missouri for almost 28 years, has been voluntarily disbarred following a Feb. 26 Missouri Supreme Court order after he admitted to practicing law while his license was suspended.

Women’s Foundation head praises AG Hawley for ongoing harassment and discrimination policy review

By Karen Kidd | Mar 6, 2018

JEFFERSON CITY — The head of a women's advocacy group recently praised Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley for partnering with the group in a review of the states' governmental discrimination and harassment policies.

Liberty attorney voluntarily disbarred in 2 states after conviction on attempting to sexually exploit child

By Karen Kidd | Mar 4, 2018

Liberty attorney Jerome M. Patience has been voluntarily disbarred following a Feb. 23 Missouri Supreme Court order after he was sentenced last month to 6 years in prison for attempted sexual exploitation of a child.

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