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Transient former student charged in stabbing death of prominent Edwardsville asbestos lawyer

Timothy Michael Banowetz

Police charged a former pharmacy Monday in the stabbing death of attorney Randy Gori, who was found dead  two days earlier in his home on Mooney Creek Road in rural Edwardsville, Illinois. Timothy Michael Banowetz, 28, of Wentzville, Missouri, faces three counts of ...

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Kansas City and Minneapolis firms combine as Lathrop GPM

Kansas City-based Lathrop Gage and Minneapolis-based Gray Plant Mooty completed their combination into Lathrop GPM on Jan. 1. The combined firm, announced in October, “expands client services, deepens both firms’ core in the Midwest and provides a wider national platform,” ...

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Kansas firm expands into Missouri and medical marijuana

Kansas-based law firm Joseph, Hollander & Craft has opened its first Missouri office in downtown Kansas City. The firm announced that it has hired two attorneys in the new office, located at 926 Cherry St.: Christopher McHugh and Andrew “Drew” ...

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19 attorneys, judges apply for vacancy in Eastern District

Nineteen attorneys and judges are applying to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District Judge Lawrence E. Mooney in September. The Appellate Judicial Commission said it will meet on Jan. 17 at the ...

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Burlison, Reno among speakers at Judicial Appreciation Luncheon

Presiding Judges Rex M. Burlison of St. Louis Circuit Court and Gloria Clark Reno of St. Louis County Circuit Court were among the speakers Dec. 13 during the St. Louis County Bar Association’s Judicial Appreciation Luncheon and State of the ...

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Panel picked for St. Louis County judgeship

The 21st Circuit Judicial Commission has selected three associate circuit judges as candidates to be elevated to the St. Louis County circuit bench. Following public interviews with 26 applicants, the commission picked Jason D. Dodson, Joseph L. Green and Nicole ...

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Gori Law Firm adds three associates in Edwardsville

Monika Heater, Shaun Martin and Zachry Sandifer have joined The Gori Law Firm, which concentrates on asbestos-related injuries as well as catastrophic injury, pharmaceutical and medical device litigation and occupational disease injury. All three will be associates in the firm’s ...

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Nominees selected for Greene associate judgeship

The 31st Circuit Judicial Commission has selected three nominees for an associate circuit judge position in Greene County. David R. Mercer, Timothy Todd Myers and Todd M. Thornhill were selected from among nine applicants interviewed during two days of hearings. ...

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Polsinelli attorneys named to National Bar Association leadership

Three Polsinelli attorneys, including two based in Kansas City, have assumed leadership roles with the National Bar Association. Melvin Sims, an associate in the intellectual property department, has been re-elected to the NBA’s Board of Governors, where he will serve ...

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KCMBA honors 7 at annual meeting

The Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association honored seven attorneys at its annual meeting Dec. 13. James W. Tippin of James W. Tippin & Associates received the Lifetime Achievement Award. Joseph A. Cambiano, of Rubins Kase Hager & Cambiano, and F. ...

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