Karen Kidd News

Gov. Greitens is considering three candidates for St. Louis circuit court vacancy

By Karen Kidd | Feb 27, 2018

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is mulling three candidates, a Clayton attorney and two associate circuit judges, that the 22nd Circuit Judicial Commission recommended to fill a bench vacancy left when Judge Jimmie Edwards resigned last fall.

Commission seeking applicants to replace Judge Dierker vacancy on troubled St. Louis Circuit

By Karen Kidd | Feb 26, 2018

If you have what it takes to be a St. Louis City Circuit Court judge, then the 22nd Circuit Judicial Commission might be looking for you.

Former Jackson County executive placed on interim suspension following wire fraud plea

By Karen Kidd | Feb 23, 2018

Independence attorney and former Jackson County Executive Michael D. Sanders has been placed on interim suspension following a Feb. 20 Missouri Supreme Court ruling after his guilty plea last month to a wire fraud charge.

Failed banker's St. Louis attorney no longer on probation following Missouri Supreme Court order

By Karen Kidd | Feb 14, 2018

St. Louis attorney Karl W. Dickhaus, on probation while he represented failed banker Shaun Hayes on bank fraud charges over the last two years, is no longer on probation following a Feb. 7 Missouri Supreme Court order.

St. Louis attorney reinstated following 2014 suspension over ex parte communication with arbitrator in Illinois

By Karen Kidd | Feb 4, 2018

St. Louis attorney Caryn H. Haddix, formerly Caryn H. Nadenbush, has been reinstated to practice law in Missouri following a Jan. 24 Missouri Supreme Court order after she completed her discipline, including a suspension, handed down in 2014.

Overland Park attorney no longer on probation following more than a decade of discipline

By Karen Kidd | Feb 3, 2018

Attorney Lance M. Haley of Overland Park, Kansas, no longer is on probation following a Jan. 26 Missouri Supreme Court order thatfound he completed the terms of his probation after more than a decade of discipline.

Kansas City attorney successfully completes probation following bungled 2010 adoption case

By Karen Kidd | Feb 3, 2018

Attorney Sanford P. Krigel of Kansas City, Missouri, no longer is on probation following a Jan. 29 Missouri Supreme Court order that found he completed the terms of his probation handed down about two years ago following a bungled 2010 adoption case.

Kansas City attorney voluntarily disbarred after admitting to professional misconduct

By Karen Kidd | Feb 3, 2018

Attorney Jeannie M. Bobrink of Kansas City, Missouri, has been voluntarily disbarred following a Jan. 30 Missouri Supreme Court order after admitting to violating multiple rules of professional conduct.

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

By Karen Kidd | Jan 18, 2018

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

By Karen Kidd | Jan 18, 2018

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

By Karen Kidd | Jan 11, 2018

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

By Karen Kidd | Jan 2, 2018

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

By Karen Kidd | Dec 29, 2017

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

By Karen Kidd | Dec 28, 2017

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

By Karen Kidd | Dec 27, 2017

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

By Karen Kidd | Dec 22, 2017

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

By Karen Kidd | Dec 21, 2017

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

By Karen Kidd | Dec 16, 2017

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

By Karen Kidd | Dec 15, 2017

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

By Karen Kidd | Dec 14, 2017

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.

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