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State lawmaker named to Greitens staff


A lawyer-legislator in the Missouri House has been selected to serve as deputy chief of staff to Gov.-elect Eric Greitens. Caleb Jones has served in the Missouri House since 2011, representing southern Boone County and parts of Cole, Moniteau and ...

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Smith joins Stueve Siegel Hanson

Emily M. Smith has joined Stueve Siegel Hanson. Her practice includes wage and hour litigation and class actions. Before joining the firm, she worked as associate underwriting counsel for a Fortune 500 company, underwriting and closing commercial real estate transactions. ...

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Ward joins Jackson Lewis

James R. Ward has joined the Kansas City regional office of Jackson Lewis. Ward’s practice focuses on trial and appellate work on behalf of private and government employers in employment matters. He previously worked at HesseMartone and was an assistant ...

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Armstrong Teasdale elects three new partners

Armstrong Teasdale has made M. Courtney Jackson, Scott T. Jansen and Michael H. Longmeyer partners, effective Jan. 1. Jackson is a member of the firm’s intellectual property practice group. She received her law degree from Saint Louis University School. Jansen ...

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Pearson named Scott County judge

A Scott County prosecutor has been named as the southeastern Missouri county’s newest associate circuit judge. Blake Pearson will replace Judge William H. Winchester, who retired this year at the age of 70. Winchester, a Democrat, had been on the ...

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UMKC’s Advocacy Program gets $1.4M gift

The University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law announced it has received a $1.4 million gift from the William T. Kemper Foundation that will benefit the school’s nationally recognized Advocacy Program. The school said $900,000 of the gift will be ...

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Bankruptcy court employees receive national award

Two employees of the Eastern District of Missouri Bankruptcy Court, are among eight federal judiciary employees who received the 2016 Director’s Awards. Dana McWay, clerk of court and Brian Wooley, systems administrator, received awards in the excellence in court operations/mission ...

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