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Raytown attorney suspended, Clayton attorney no longer on probation in separate Missouri Supreme Court orders

Discipline

By Karen Kidd | Jan 6, 2020

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JEFFERSON CITY – Raytown attorney Brooke Roelofsen Biggs has been suspended, and Clayton attorney Christopher T. Risler is no longer on probation following separate recent Missouri Supreme Court orders.

In its order issued on Dec. 24, the Supreme Court suspended Biggs with no application for reinstatement to be entertained for six months from the date of the court's order.

Biggs' suspension followed her no contest plea to seven misdemeanor counts of theft in a Pottawatomie County, Kan. district court case, according to the order.

The court also ordered Biggs to pay costs.

Biggs was admitted to the bar in Missouri Sept. 12, 2007, according to her profile at The Missouri Bar's website.

In a separate order issued Dec. 18, the Supreme Court ruled favorably on Risler's motion for order of successful completion of his probation and, following a response by the office of disciplinary counsel, terminated his probation.

The court ordered Risler to pay costs in the matter.

Risler was placed on probation in November 2017 following a Supreme Court order over allegations he violated multiple rules of professional conduct. At the time, the high court handed down a stayed indefinite suspension against Risler and placed him on two years' probation.

Risler also was ordered to pay $1,500 in costs, according to the 2017 order.

Neither order provided details about the allegations against Risler.

Risler was admitted to the bar in Missouri Sept. 6, 1988, according to his profile at the state bar's website.

Risler has been a principal at The Risler Law Firm in Clayton since September 2004, according to information on his LinkedIn page. The firm's areas of practice include wrongful death, personal injury, medical malpractice, complex divorce and child custody disputes, according to the page.

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