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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.