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Jim Wirken

Mar 10, 2015

Supreme Court finds no coverage for Wirken client

The Missouri Supreme Court ruled that former lawyer Jim Wirken’s legal malpractice insurance doesn't cover some of the misdeeds that cost him his law license.

Dec 29, 2014

Legal troubles: Attorney discipline, month by month

The Missouri Supreme Court disciplined 57 attorneys this year, including 23 disbarments, the highest number reported in recent years.

Dec 3, 2014

Ex-KC attorney sentenced for money laundering

Former Kansas City attorney Jim Wirken was sentenced Wednesday to 13 months in prison on a federal money laundering charge.

May 12, 2014

Ex-KC attorney pleads guilty to money laundering

Former Kansas City attorney Jim Wirken pleaded guilty Monday to a federal money laundering charge.

Apr 30, 2014

Court finds coverage for disbarred lawyer’s client

A split appeals court said a former client of disbarred attorney Jim Wirken can collect from Wirken’s legal malpractice insurance.

Jan 14, 2014

KC lawyer Wirken will challenge part of $230k verdict

Former Kansas City lawyer Jim Wirken says he’ll appeal only part of a $230,000 jury verdict rendered against him last week.

Apr 7, 2011

Wirken returns to small firm life after stint with McDowell Rice

A prominent small firm operator who recently jumped to a larger firm plans to go back out on his own after less than six months on the job. Jim Wirken says Friday is his last day as of counsel with McDowell, Rice, Smith & Buchanan in Kansas City.

Mar 19, 2009

Turning lawyers, staff into frontline marketers

When economic times are tough and business budgets are tight, some of a law firm’s best marketing tools can be the people under its own roof. It’s smart to use the contacts, time and talents of your firm’s lawyers and administrative staff to pursue everyday opportunities for promoting the business, say consultants who educate professional […]

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