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  • Access to Justice Committee
    Chair: Andrea R. Long
    Legal Services of Southern Missouri
    809 N. Campbell
    Springfield, MO 65802
    (417) 881-1397

  • Administrative Law Committee
    Chair: Matthew J. Laudano
    State of Missouri Office of Administration
    P.O. Box 809
    Jefferson City, MO 65102
    (573) 751-1851

  • Advisory Committee on Citizenship Education

    Chair: Melissa K. Randol
    Missouri School Boards Association
    2100 I-70 Drive SW
    Columbia, MO  65203
    (573) 445-9920

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Committee
    Chair: Stephen J. Stark
    Turnbull & Stark, PC
    200 E. High St.
    Jefferson City, MO  65101
    (573) 634-2910

  • Animal Law Committee
    Chair: Daniel J. Kolde
    230 S. Bemiston Ave., Suite 1420
    St. Louis, MO 63105
    (636) 675-5383

  • Antitrust Law Committee
    Chair: Glenn E. Davis
    HeplerBroom LLP
    211 N. Broadway, Suite 2700
    St. Louis, MO 63102
    (314) 480-4154

     

  • Bankruptcy—Creditors & Debtors Rights Committee
    Co-Chair: Michelle M. Masoner
    Bryan Cave LLP
    1200 Main St., Suite 3800
    Kansas City, MO  64105-2122
    (816) 374-3208

     

     

  • Bankruptcy—Creditors & Debtors Rights Committee
    Co-Chair: Eric C. Peterson
    Spencer Fane LLP
    1 N. Brentwood Blvd., 10th Floor
    St. Louis, MO 63105
    (314) 333-3937 

     

  • Biotech and Life Sciences Law Committee
    Chair: Caroline M. Tinsley
    Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice, LLC
    1010 Market St., Suite 950
    St. Louis, MO 63101
    (314) 231-2925 

     

  • Business Succession Planning Committee
    Chair: David Johnson
    PNC Wealth Management
    120 South Central Ave., Suite 110
    Clayton, MO 63105
    (314) 409-6923

  • Business/Corporate Division

    Chairperson
    To Be Determined

  • Charitable Giving Committee
    Chair: T. Jack Challis
    Polsinelli
    100 S. Fourth Street, Suite 1000
    St. Louis, MO 63102
    (314) 889-8000

  • Civil Practice & Procedure Committee
    Chair: Kelly A. McCambridge-Parker
    McCambridge Law, LLC
    1308 NE Windsor Dr.
    Lee's Summit, MO 64086
    (816) 389-8345

  • Client Security Fund Committee
    Chair: Julia S. Grus
    Veterans United
    1400 Veterans United Drive
    Columbia, MO 65203-6399
    (573) 356-3613

  • Committee on Diversity
    Co-Chair: Jessica Mendez
    Armstrong Teasdale LLP
    7700 Forsyth Blvd., Suite 1800
    St. Louis, MO 63105
    (314) 621-5070

  • Committee on Diversity
    Co-Chair: Adam Brown
    Law Office of Adam A. Brown, LLC
    P.O. Box 520409
    Independence, MO 64052
    (816) 257-9263

  • Complaint Resolution Program Committee
    Chair:  Albert A. Crump
    Crump Law Offices
    206 S. Main St.
    P.O. Box 397
    Vienna, MO 65582
    (573) 422-6191

  • Complex Litigation Committee
    Co-Chair: Jason D. Sapp
    Gray Ritter & Graham, PC
    701 Market St., Suite 800
    St. Louis, MO 63101
    (314) 241-5620

  • Complex Litigation Committee
    Co-Chair: Jean Paul Bradshaw
    Lathrop & Gage LLP
    2345 Grand Blvd., Suite 2200
    Kansas City, MO 64108-2625
    (816) 460-5507

  • Construction Law Committee
    Chair: Joseph C. Blanner
    McCarthy, Leonard & Kaemmerer
    825 Maryville Center Dr., Suite 300
    Chesterfield, MO 63017
    (314) 392-5200

  • Criminal Practice & Procedure Committee
    Co-Chair: Ellen H. Flottman
    Missouri State Public Defender
    Woodrail Centre
    1000 Nifong, Bldg. 7, Suite 100
    Columbia, MO 65203
    (573) 777-9977

  • Criminal Practice & Procedure Committee
    Co-Chair: Christopher P. Seufert
    Platte County Prosecuting Attorney's Office
    415 3rd St.
    Platte City, MO 54079
    (816) 858-3476

  • Editorial Board

    Chair: Prof. Douglas E. Abrams
    University of Missouri - Columbia School of Law
    Conley & Missouri Ave.
    Columbia, MO 65211 
    (573) 882-0307

  • Education Law Committee
    Chair: Margaret A. Hesse
    Tueth, Keeney, Cooper, Mohan & Jackstadt, PC
    34 N. Meramec, Suite 600
    St. Louis, MO 63105
    (314) 880-3600

  • Elder Law Committee
    Chair: Jessica Kruse
    Ozarks Elder Law
    1707 James River Road
    Ozark, MO 65721-6724
    (417) 868-8200

  • Environmental & Energy Law Committee
    Co-Chair: Thomas J. Grever
    Shook Hardy & Bacon, LLP
    2555 Grand Blvd.
    Kansas City, MO 64108
    (816) 559-2375

     

     

  • Estate Planning and Probate Administration Law Committee
    Chair: Hon. Daniel P. Wheeler
    Kirkland Woods & Martinsen PC
    132 Westwoods Dr.
    Liberty, MO 64068
    (816) 792-8300

  • Family Law Section
    Chair: Patricia Scaglia
    Scaglia Law Firm, LLC
    4215 S. Hocker, Suite 200
    Independence, MO  64055
    (816) 221-7224

  • Fee Dispute Resolution Committee
    Chair: Melinda K. Grace-Beasley
    Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission
    P.O. Box 270
    105 W. Capitol Ave.
    Jefferson City, MO 65102
    (573) 526-4417 

  • Fiduciary Litigation Committee
    Chair: Robert J. Selsor 
    Polsinelli
    100 S. Fourth Street, Suite 1000
    St. Louis, MO 63102
    (314) 889-8000  

  • Financial Services Committee
    Chair: Wendi S. Alper-Pressman
    Lathrop & Gage, LLP
    Pierre Laclede Center
    7701 Forsyth, Suite 500
    St. Louis, MO 63105
    (314) 613-2800

     

  • Find a Lawyer Advisory Committee
    Chair: Michael McCrary
    Kespohl, McCrary & Cornejo, LLC
    1103 E. Walnut, Suite 203
    Columbia, MO 65201
    (573) 443-2889 

  • Government Attorneys Committee
    Chair: Margaret K. Landwehr
    Missouri Attorney General's Office
    P.O. Box 899
    Jefferson City, MO 65102-0899
    (573) 751-3321

  • Health & Hospital Administration Law Committee
    Chair: Claire M. Schenk 
    Thompson Coburn LLP
    One U.S. Bank Plaza
    St. Louis, MO  63101
    (314) 552-6462

     

  • Immigration Law Committee
    Chair: Stephen T. Blower
    Blower Law Firm, LLC
    3610 Buttonwood Drive, Suite 200
    Columbia, MO  65201
    (573) 886-8930

  • In-House Corporate Counsel Committee
    Chair: Anthony D. Gillette
    Epiq Systems, Inc.
    6439 N. Burr Oak Court
    Parkville, MO 64152
    (913) 621-9573

  • Insurance Law Committee
    Chair: Keith A. Wenzel
    Spencer Fane, LLP
    304 E. High St.
    Jefferson City, MO  65101
    (573) 634-8112

    Insurance Law Committee Scope

    The scope of this committee shall include the area of law dealing with all types of insurance, with the primary purpose of recommending needed changes, if any, for the improvement of the insurance law of Missouri, and
    a. Study and consider those matters referred to the committee by the Board of Governors and officers of The Missouri Bar;
    b. Study and consider those matters raised within the committee itself for the improvement of the insurance law of Missouri;
    c. Counsel with representatives of the Division of Insurance of Missouri, the insurance industry and the insuring public on matters referred to or raised within the committee respecting changes in and improvements of the insurance law of Missouri;
    d. Report and, where indicated, make recommendations to the President and Board of Governors of The Missouri Bar.

    Provides to the Board of Governors its views concerning the program of insurance approved and sponsored by The Missouri Bar and to examine other programs as a means of determining whether there is a need for improvement or change in those programs already approved by The Missouri Bar. Also, the committee shall, from time to time, discuss the administration and promotion of the programs with the administrators of the various plans approved by The Missouri Bar.

  • Insurance Programs Committee
    Co-Chair: Janet Davis Baker
    Baker & Blum, P.A.
    6750 W. 93rd St., Suite 110
    Overland Park, KS  66212
    (913) 341-0303

     

     

    Insurance Programs Committee Scope

    The scope of this committee shall include the area of law dealing with all types of insurance, with the primary purpose of recommending needed changes, if any, for the improvement of the insurance law of Missouri, and

    1. Study and consider those matters referred to the committee by the Board of Governors and officers of The Missouri Bar;
    2. Study and consider those matters raised within the committee itself for the improvement of the insurance law of Missouri;
    3. Counsel with representatives of the Division of Insurance of Missouri, the insurance industry and the insuring public on matters referred to or raised within the committee respecting changes in and improvements of the insurance law of Missouri;
    4. Report and, where indicated, make recommendations to the President and Board of Governors of The Missouri Bar.

    Provides to the Board of Governors its views concerning the program of insurance approved and sponsored by The Missouri Bar and examine other programs as a means of determining whether there is a need for improvement or change in those programs already approved by The Missouri Bar. Also, the committee shall, from time to time, discuss the administration and promotion of the programs with the administrators of the various plans approved by The Missouri Bar.

  • Insurance Programs Committee
    Co-Chair: Michelle W. Tilton
    Media Risk Consultants LLC
    4835 W. 87th St.
    Prairie Village, KS  66207
    (913) 909-9419

  • Intellectual Property Law Committee
    Chair: Scott A. Smith
    Polster Lieder
    12412 Powerscourt Dr., Suite 200
    St. Louis, MO 63131-3615
    (314) 238-2400

     

     

  • Intervention Committee
    Chairperson: Hugh F. O'Donnell III
    204 W. Linwood Blvd.
    Kansas City, MO  64111
    (816) 931-5533

  • Judicial Administration Committee
    Chair: Hon. Joseph M. Ellis
    P.O. Box 583
    Macon, MO 63552

  • Juvenile Courts & Laws Committee
    Co-Chair: Erica R. Clinton
    The Law Office of Erica R. Clinton
    P.O. Box 8465
    Kansas City, MO 64114
    (816) 875-0196

  • Juvenile Courts & Laws Committee
    Co-Chair: Megan L. Dittmann
    Missouri Dept. of Social Services
    205 Jefferson St., 10th Floor
    Jefferson City, MO 65101
    (573) 526-9009

  • Knowledge Management Committee
    Chair: To Be Determined

     

  • Labor and Employment Law Committee
    Chair: Ferne P. Wolf
    Sowers & Wolf Attorneys at Law
    530 Maryville Centre Dr., Suite 460
    St. Louis, MO 63141
    (314) 744-4010

  • Land Use, Planning and Development Law Committee
    Chair: Brian J. Sabin
    Capes, Sokol, Goodman & Sarachan, P.C.
    7701 Forsyth Blvd., 12th Floor
    St. Louis, MO 63105
    (314) 505-5426

     

     

  • Lawyer to Lawyer Dispute Resolution Program
    Chair: PENDING

     

  • Lawyers in Community Divisions
    Chairperson: Jerri Zhang

    Assistant County Counselor
    Jackson County Counselor's Office
    415 East 12th Street, 2nd Floor
    Kansas City, MO 64106
    (816) 881-3355

  • Lawyers' Assistance Committee
    Co-Chair: David Crawford
    Senniger Powers LLP
    100 N. Broadway, 17th Floor
    St. Louis, MO  63102
    (314) 345-7000 

  • Lawyers' Assistance Committee
    Co-Chair: Lawrence Altman
    Overland Park, KS 66213
    (913) 766-7092

  • Legal Education Committee
    Chair: Cliff Brown
    Republic, MO 65738
    (417) 425-2189

  • Legislative Committee
    Chair: Shira Truitt
    The Truitt Law Firm, LLC
    8907 Lackland Rd.
    St. Louis, MO  63114
    (314) 733-0400 

  • Litigation Division
    Chairperson: Roger D. Nail, Jr.

    The Nail Law Firm, LLC
    800 NE Vanderbilt Lane
    Lee's Summit, MO 64064
    (816) 251-1001

  • Local Government Law Committee
    Co-Chair: Barbara E. Birkicht
    St. Louis City Counselor's Office
    1200 Market St., Room 314
    St. Louis, MO 63103
    (314) 622-4698

  • Local Government Law Committee
    Co-Chair: Christopher B. Graville
    The Graville Law Firm, LLC
    130 S. Bemiston Ave., Suite 700
    Clayton, MO 63105-1913
    (636) 778-9810

  • Media Law Committee
    Chair: Benjamin A. Lipman
    Lewis Rice LLC
    600 Washington Ave., Suite 2500
    St. Louis, MO 63101-1311
    (314) 444-7886

  • Mergers and Acquisitions Committee
    Chair: Gordon D. Spring
    Dentons US LLP
    4520 Main St., Suite 1100
    Kansas City, MO 64111-7700
    (816) 460-2657 

     

  • Paralegals Committee
    Chair: Barbara Wiseheart
    Wiseheart Law Firm
    10805 Sunset Office Dr., Suite 300
    St. Louis, MO 63127
    (314) 966-2226

  • Practice and Procedures Division
    Chairperson: Matthew Schelp

    Husch Blackwell LLP
    190 Carondelet Plaza, Suite 600
    St. Louis, MO 63105
    (314) 480-1772

  • Press Bar Commission
    Chair: Jean Maneke
    The Maneke Law Group, LC     
    420 Nichols Road, Suite 200
    Kansas City, MO 64112
    (816) 753-9000


  • Probate and Trust Division
    Chairperson: Michael Magliari

    Michael E. Magliari, P.C.
    Suite 110, 16640 Chesterfield Grove Court
    Chesterfield, MO 63005-1410
    (636) 532-3601

  • Products Liability Committee
    Chair: Samuel M. Wendt
    Wendt Goss, P.C.
    1100 Main Street, Suite 2610
    Kansas City, MO 64105
    (816) 531-4415

  • Real Estate Acquisition and Disposal Committee
    Chair: Harry M. (Mark) Murray
    Armstrong Teasdale LLP
    7700 Forsyth Blvd., Suite 1800
    St. Louis, MO 63105
    (314) 621-5070

     

     

  • Real Estate Practice and Procedure Committee
    Chair: Katharyn B. Davis
    Katharyn B. Davis, LLC
    1420 Strassner
    St. Louis, MO 63144
    (314) 962-1115

  • Solo and Small Firm Practice Committee
    Chair: Phyllis A. Norman
    The Norman Law Firm
    4310 Madison, Suite 120
    Kansas City, MO 64111
    (816) 288-9622

  • Special Committee on Committees
    Chair: Dana Tippin Cutler
    James W. Tippin & Associates
    21 West Gregory Blvd.
    Kansas City, MO  64114-1105
    (816) 471-8575

     
     

  • Special Committee to Assist Lawyers in a Changing Economy
    Chair: Raymond E. Williams
    Williams Law Offices, LLC
    P.O. Box 169
    213 E. Main St.
    West Plains, MO  65775
    (417) 256-4529
     
     

  • Specialty Division
    Chairperson: David Ransin

    Ransin Injury Law
    1650 E. Battlefield Road, Suite 140
    Springfield, MO 65804-3733
    (417) 881-8282

  • Staff Pension & Benefits Committee
    Chair: Clarence W. Crumpecker, Jr.
    1212 Huntington Rd.
    Kansas City, MO 64113
    (816) 363-1036

  • Taxation Law Committee
    Chair: Paul L. Vogel
    Vogel Law Office, LLC
    477 N. Lindbergh Blvd., Suite 320
    St. Louis, MO 63141
    (314) 898-9855

     

     

  • Technology and Innovation Law Committee
    Chair: Jason M. Schwent
    Thompson Coburn, LLP
    One U.S. Bank Plaza
    St. Louis, MO 63101-1693
    (314) 552-6291

     

    Technology & Computer Law Committee

    The purpose of this committee is to consider the science and law related to the development of technology and computer law. This includes the utilization of technology and computers by lawyers and law firms as well as the law related to technology and computers.

  • Tort and Transportation Law Committee
    Co-Chair: Collin Altieri
    Polsinelli PC
    900 W. 48th Place, Suite 900
    Kansas City, MO 64112
    (816) 753-1000

  • Tort and Transportation Law Committee
    Co-Chair: Michael J. Mohlman
    Smith Mohlman Leroy, LLC
    4600 Madison Ave., Suite 711
    Kansas City, MO 64112
    (816) 866-7711

  • Travel Committee
    Chair: James T. Cook
    Berkowitz, Cook, Gondring & Driskell, LLC
    4420 Madison, Suite 100
    Kansas City, MO  64111-3464
    (816) 753-5000

    www.mobar.org/committees/travel/ 

    Travel Committee

    The scope of this committee is to examine needs and recommendations for charter flights and other tours for members of The Missouri Bar and to make recommendations thereon to the Board of Governors.

  • Veterans and Military Law Committee
    Chair: Patrick M. Nolan
    905 E. George
    Kirksville, MO 63501
    (660) 956-4502

  • Women in the Profession Committee
    Co-Chair: Karen Glickstein
    Polsinelli PC
    900 W. 48th Place, Suite 900
    Kansas City, MO 64112-1895
    (816) 753-1000

  • Women in the Profession Committee
    Co-Chair: Megan E. Phillips
    Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District
    815 Olive St.
    St. Louis, MO 63101
    (314) 539-4392

  • Workers' Compensation Law Committee
    Chair: William C. Love, Jr.
    Hyde, Love & Overby, LLP
    1121 S. Glenstone
    Springfield, MO 65804-0330
    (417) 831-4046

  • Young Lawyers' Section Council
    Chair: Sander Sowers
    Lear Werts LLP
    2003 W. Broadway, Suite 107
    Columbia, MO 65203
    (573) 875-1991

     

  • Zoning and Eminent Domain Law Committee

    Chair: Paul G. Henry
    Denlow & Henry
    7777 Bonhomme Ave., Suite 1910
    St. Louis, MO 63105-1911
    (314) 725-5151

Administrative Law Committee Scope

The scope and function of this committee is to promote the further development of local, state, and federal administrative law procedure and practice.