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Mar 30, 2023

Man charged with making racist threats against judge

An Independence man is being held without bond after he allegedly made racially charged threats against a Jackson County circuit judge.

Jun 16, 2020

Court OKs ruling denying defender caseload relief

A Missouri appeals court has set a high bar for public defenders to overcome when appealing circuit-court denials of their motions for caseload relief.

Mar 13, 2015

Messina joins Jackson County prosecutor’s office

Longtime Jackson County Judge Edith Messina has joined the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office.

Oct 3, 2014

Jackson County prosecutor’s office adds attorney

The Jackson County prosecutor’s office has added an experienced prosecutor to its ranks, Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced Friday.

Jun 26, 2014

Jackson County not guilty of discrimination, jury finds

A Jackson County jury ruled against a man who alleged age discrimination in the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office.

Jun 6, 2014

Jackson County prosecutor named among top U.S. trial lawyers

Jackson County prosecutor Dawn Parsons has been named as a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.

Sep 28, 2009

Kansas City Lawyers in the News, Sept. 28, 2009

Bar honors several in KC legal community A law professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and five Kansas City-area lawyers were honored during ceremonies at The Missouri Bar Annual Meeting. Professor David Jacks Achtenberg of UMKC School of Law and C. Patrick McLarney of Shook, Hardy & Bacon each received a Spurgeon Smithson Award. […]

Feb 12, 2009

Judge tosses guilty plea in abandoned body case

A Jackson County judge issued a sharply worded opinion that threw out a man’s 22-year criminal sentence and said the county prosecutor’s office “perpetrated a fraud upon the trial court” for withholding evidence in the case. Judge Edith Messina set aside Matthew Davis’ guilty plea stemming from a June 2004 incident in which he was […]

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