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Thursday, October 17, 2019

Two attorneys suspended, another reinstated in separate Missouri Supreme Court orders

Attorneys & Judges

By Karen Kidd | Sep 25, 2019


JEFFERSON CITY – Springfield attorney Brandy Mellissa McShane and Nevada, Mo. attorney Corey Michael Swischer have been suspended and Overland Park attorney Samuel Scott Burnett has been reinstated following separated recent Missouri Supreme Court orders.

The high court indefinitely suspended McShane from practicing law in Missouri with no petition for reinstatement to be entertained for a year from the date of the court's Sept. 19 order.

Before handing down its order, the court overruled her motion to file an answer out of time. McShane also was ordered to pay costs.

McShane allegedly violated professional conduct rules, including competence, diligence, communication, bar admission and disciplinary matters, and other misconduct. The court's order provided no details about why McShane faces those charges.

In an unrelated Sept. 17 order, the Supreme Court indefinitely suspended Swischer with no petition for reinstatement to be entertained for six months from the date the court's order.

The court handed down the suspension after finding Swischer violated professional conduct rules regarding competence, diligence, communication, expediting litigation and candor toward the tribunal.

The order provided no details about allegations against Swisher in the disciplinary proceedings against him.

The court also ordered Swischer to pay a $1,000 fee to the court's clerk to the credit of the advisory committee, in addition to costs, and that he comply with court rules and procedures that generally follow a suspension order.

In another unrelated matter, Overland Park attorney Samuel Scott Burnett has been reinstated following a Sept. 9 Missouri Supreme Court order after he resolved a tax issue.

The Supreme Court's reinstatement followed Burnett "having sufficient evidence that the matter is satisfactorily resolved," the order said.

Burnett was suspended in May 2017 for allegedly failing to pay taxes.

Burnett was admitted to the bar in Missouri on Sept. 21, 2011, according to his profile at The Missouri Bar's website.

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