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Spencer Fane

Jan 30, 2020

Lawsuit: Kansas Highway Patrol targets out-of-state drivers

Ninety-three percent of the Kansas Highway Patrol’s traffic stops in 2017 involved cars with out-of-state plates, according to a lawsuit challenging the practice as an infringement on motorists’ constitutional rights. In an amended lawsuit filed Thursday on behalf of three plaintiffs, including two Oklahoma brothers who initially filed the complaint, the American Civil Liberties Union [...]

Dec 11, 2019

Spencer Fane to gain 9 from Dallas law firm

Spencer Fane’s practice in Texas is absorbing nine attorneys from a dissolving firm in the Dallas area. Hiersche Hayward Drakeley Urbach, which has been in operation for nearly 40 years, said in a news release that it is winding down its operations effective Dec. 31. Thirteen of the firm’s attorneys are departing for new law […]

Nov 13, 2019

Spencer Fane adds four associates in Kansas City-area offices

Spencer Fane has added four new associates to the firm’s Kansas City and Overland Park, Kansas offices. The four served as summer associates and are joining the firm in a full-time capacity. Patrick Lawhon, Kyle Klucas and Taylor Chase will be in the Kansas City office, while Shannon Bond is joining the Overland Park office. […]

Nov 13, 2019

Spencer Fane adds Felker as associate

Elizabeth O’Brien Felker has joined Spencer Fane as a business transactions associate in the firm’s St. Louis office. Since 2013, Felker has advised businesses and financial institutions on strategic, regulatory and governance matters and worked with clients in the health care industry and on employee benefits matters. Felker earned her law degree from Saint Louis […]

Carly Duvall
Oct 24, 2019

Carly Duvall, 35

Location: Kansas City Practice Area: Litigation, including white-collar criminal defense Law School: University of Missouri Carly Duvall said she has come to learn that the practice of law is fostered on relationships. She follows the advice a friend once gave her by always sharing the most authentic version of herself with people. “I bring the same personality […]

Oct 11, 2019

Peter Riggs joins Spencer Fane in Kansas City office

Peter Riggs has joined Spencer Fane as of-counsel in the firm’s Kansas City office. He will work in the financial services practice. Riggs spent 10 years with the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, serving as a chief trial attorney in Kansas City since July 2014. Riggs earned his law degree from the University of Kansas.

Pat Whalen
Aug 7, 2019

Spencer Fane gains office in Houston

Spencer Fane announced a combination with Houston-based firm Zimmerman, Axelrad, Stern & Wise effective Aug. 1. The move gives the Kansas City-based law firm its third office in Texas and 19 new attorneys. Spencer Fane opened offices in Dallas and Plano in 2018. In a statement, the firm said the combination will “bolster a long-standing […]

Aug 1, 2019

Joshua Decker joins Spencer Fane

Joshua A. Decker has joined Spencer Fane’s estate planning group as of-counsel in the firm’s Overland Park, Kansas and Kansas City office. In Decker’s practice, he advises individuals and families on various aspects of estate planning and trust and estate administration. Decker earned his law degree from Washburn University School of Law.

Jul 15, 2019

Spencer Fane to move Overland Park office

Spencer Fane will be moving its Overland Park, Kansas office later this year. The firm is relocating to 6201 College Blvd., a property managed and owned by commercial real estate company Copaken Brooks. Firm leaders say the move will enable Spencer Fane to accommodate growth and meet increasing needs for office space and conference rooms. […]

Jun 13, 2019

MOney 2019: Missouri firms enjoy growth year

2018 was a growth year for most of Missouri’s largest firms. A year ago, Missouri had eight law firms with $100 million or more in revenue. Today, Spencer Fane’s phenomenal growth has increased that count to nine. Polsinelli, Husch Blackwell, Stinson, Thompson Coburn and Armstrong Teasdale all saw higher revenue as well, with Polsinelli and […]

Apr 16, 2019

Markley joins Spencer Fane in Kansas City office

Spencer Fane has added Brian Markley to the firm’s Kansas City office. Markley will be a partner in the litigation practice group. He previously clerked for U.S. District Judge John W. Lungstrum and served on the staff of Sen. John C. Danforth. Markley earned his law degree from the University of Kansas.

Mar 25, 2019

Spencer Fane adds three attorneys in Missouri

Spencer Fane has added two partners to the firm’s Kansas City office and an associate in its Clayton office. In Kansas City, Brent Erwood joins the banking and financial services practice group, while Jessica Merrigan joins the environmental and energy practice group. Erwood, previously of Stinson Leonard Street, earned his law degree from the University […]

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