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Greensfelder and St. Louis utility spar over $4.3M in attorneys’ fees

t’s now up to a Lincoln County judge to decide how much will be paid to Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale after the firm’s attorneys won part of a lawsuit against a local utility. The firm’s attorneys say they’re entitled to double their legal bill to the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District because they successfully halted an unconstitutional tax on behalf of ratepayers, but the utility says the firm’s bill is too high and unreasonable.

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Conventional wisdom

Any day now, prominent Missouri lawyers will learn if their work to land the 2012 Democratic National Convention in St. Louis paid off. To sell St. Louis as the perfect choice, lawyers from local firms have lobbied Democratic officials in Washington and business leaders in the St. Louis region for months.

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Parish pariah

Remorse attacked St. Louis lawyer Roger Krasnicki in the spring of 2008. A parishioner at St. Stanislaus, he had helped the church’s board fight for years to keep control of the Polish parish, in north St. Louis. Also, he’d helped ...

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More firms hire full-time diversity managers

J. Danielle Carr, right, director of professional development and inclusion at Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale in St. Louis, recounts how Jill Luft recruited her from Chicago. When Carr answers surveys from business clients of Greensfelder, she sees one question over and over again. "What are you doing to increase diversity at your law firm?" Clients have fired that question at large Missouri law firms for years. Now the firms can fire back an answer: They're hiring full-time diversity coordinators, creating pipeline programs and expanding recruitment of minority attorneys and staff.

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Doctors group sue law firm, alleging conflict of interest

Here's a twist: A doctors group is suing a law firm. Cardiothoracic Surgery Associates has filed a legal malpractice lawsuit against the St. Louis firm Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, alleging the firm had a conflict of interest when it was the former general counsel for CSA and then represented a contrary party in the lawsuit. The petition alleges that Greensfelder had breached its fiduciary duty to CSA when it represented SSM Healthcare, St. Louis - using information that it gained as CSA's general counsel against the association. Timothy Thornton (pictured) is president of Greensfelder.

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