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Court disciplines two KC attorneys

The Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday handed out punishment for four attorneys. Independence attorney H. Kent Desselle was placed on interim suspension, meaning he is temporarily suspended from practicing while a disciplinary action against him proceeds. Desselle is the subject ...

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Embattled attorney’s practice to end in February or before

An embattled Independence attorney, under fire for mishandling clients’ funds, will give up his law license in February. That is if the Missouri Supreme Court doesn’t take it first. In an affidavit filed last week in his disciplinary case pending ...

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Embattled attorney’s practice to end in February or before

H. Kent Desselle at his Independence law office in September 2007. The lawyer, who gained local prominence helping the mother of murder victims Sam and Lindsey Porter, will lose his law license for mishandling clients’ funds.Photo by Scott Lauck An ...

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Lawyer told to repay lost investment

An Independence attorney will pay $575,000 after losing a widowed investor’s money, the Missouri Secretary of State’s Office said Tuesday. According to a consent order filed with the office’s enforcement section, H. Kent Desselle lost more than $400,000 that a ...

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Behind the scenes, attorney helps Porter case

H. Kent Desselle isn’t Dr. Phil. When Tina Porter’s children disappeared three years ago in Kansas City, he didn’t thrust himself into the spotlight. Were it not for a chance encounter through his office staff, he might never have become ...

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