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  • Access to Justice Committee
    Co-Chair: Jordan T. Ault
    Husch Blackwell, LLP
    190 Carondelet Plaza, Suite 600
    St. Louis, MO  63105
    p: (314) 941-8378

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

  • Administrative Law Committee
    Chair: Richard Maseles
    Administrative Hearing Commission
    P.O. Box 1557
    Jefferson City, MO 65102

  • Advisory Committee on Citizenship Education

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

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Committee
    Chair: Elgene C. Ver Dught
    Ver Dught Law Offices
    13910 Noland Court, Suite B-1
    Independence, MO  64055
    p: (816) 836-4141

  • Animal Law Committee
    Chair: Dana K. Apple
    Boyd, Kenter, Thomas & Parrish LLC
    221 W. Lexington Ave., Suite 200
    Independence, MO 64050-3720
    p:  (816) 471-4511

  • Antitrust Law Committee
    Chair: To Be Determined

     

  • Bankruptcy—Creditors & Debtors Rights Committee
    Co-Chair: Eric L. Johnson
    Spencer Fane Britt & Browne LLP
    1000 Walnut St., Suite 1400
    Kansas City, MO  64106-2140
    p: (816) 292-8267

     

     

  • Bankruptcy—Creditors & Debtors Rights Committee
    Co-Chair: Bryan Voss
    Blackwell & Associates, P.C.
    P.O. Box 310
    O'Fallon, MO 63366
    p: (636) 240-3632

     

     

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

     

  • Business Succession Planning Committee
    Chair: David Johnson
    PNC Wealth Management
    120 South Central Ave., Suite 110
    Clayton, MO 63105
    p: (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
    p: (314) 889-8000

  • Civil Practice & Procedure Committee
    Chair: Zach Bickel
    The Robertson Law Group, LLC
    1903 Wyandotte St., Suite 200
    Kansas City, MO  64108
    p: (816) 221-7010

  • Client Security Fund Committee

    Chair: Scott A. Robbins 
    Kennedy, Kennedy, Robbins & Yarbro, L.C.
    1165 Cherry St.
    P.O. Box 696
    Poplar Bluff, MO  63902
    p: (573) 686-2459

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

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

  • Complaint Resolution Program Committee

    Chair:  James Blanchard Condry
    1548 E. Primrose
    Springfield, MO  65804
    p: (417) 447-2222

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

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

  • Construction Law Committee
    Chair: Richard Stockenberg
    Sandberg Phoenix & Von Gontard P.C.
    600 Washington Ave., Suite 1500
    St. Louis, MO 63101-1313
    p:  (314) 446-4301

  • 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
    p: (816) 858-3476

  • Editorial Board

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

  • Education Law Committee
    Co-Chair: Loretta Haggard
    Schuchat, Cook & Werner
    1221 Locust Street, 2nd Floor
    St. Louis, MO 63103
    p: (314) 621-2626

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

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

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

     

     

  • Estate Planning and Probate Administration Law Committee
    Chair: Michael E. Magliari
    Michael E. Magliari, P.C.
    16640 Chesterfield Grove Court, Suite 110
    Chesterfield, MO 63005-1410
    p: (636) 532-3601

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

  • Fee Dispute Resolution Committee
    Chair: Gary L. Stamper

    Walther, Antel & Stamper, P.C.
    P.O. Box 7686
    Columbia, MO  65205-7686
    p: (573) 442-2454
    f: (573) 874-3332 

     

     

    Fee Dispute Resolution Committee Scope

    The scope of this committee is to assist in the resolution of disputes between clients and their lawyers regarding legal fees.

  • Fiduciary Litigation Committee
    Chairperson: Bob Selsor

    Polsinelli
    100 S. Fourth Street, Suite 1000
    St. Louis, MO 63102
    p: (314) 889-8000

    Health & Hospital Law Committee Scope

    The scope of this committee is to promote the development and understanding of the law and administrative regulations as they relate to health and hospitals.

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

     

  • Find a Lawyer Advisory Committee
    Chairperson: Michael McCrary

    Kespohl, McCrary & Cornejo, LLC
    Suite 203, 1103 E. Walnut
    Columbia, MO 65201

    p: (573) 443-2889
    f:  (573) 443-3889

     


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

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

     

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

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

  • Insurance Law Committee
    Chair: Mark W. Stahlhuth
    Armstrong Teasdale, LLP
    P.O. Box 1746
    Jefferson City, MO  65102-1746
    p: (573) 690-0067     

    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
    p: (913) 341-0303
    f: (913) 341-0747

     

    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
    p: (913) 909-9419



     

    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.

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

     

     

  • Intervention Committee
    Chairperson: Hugh F. O'Donnell III

    204 W. Linwood Blvd.
    Kansas City, MO  64111
    p: (816) 931-5533
    f: (816) 561-9355

  • Judicial Administration Committee
    Co-Chair: Hon. Joseph M. Ellis
    Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District
    1300 Oak Street
    Kansas City, MO  64106
    p: (816) 889-3622

  • Judicial Administration Committee
    Co-Chair: Hon. Robert G. Dowd, Jr.
    Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District
    One Post Office Square
    815 Olive St.
    St. Louis, MO 63101 
    p:(314) 539-4350 

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

  • Juvenile Courts & Laws Committee
    Co-Chair: Allison Wolff
    Family Court of St. Louis County
    501 South Brentwood
    Clayton, MO 63105
    p: (314) 615-4400

  • 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
    p: (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
    Chairperson: Ronald C. Willenbrock

    Evans & Dixon, LLC
    211 N. Broadway, Suite 2500
    St. Louis, MO  63102
    p: (314) 552-4120
    f: (314) 884-4520

  • 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 North Broadway, 17th Floor
    St. Louis, MO  63102
    p: (314) 345-7000 

  • Lawyers' Assistance Committee
    Co-Chair: Lawrence Altman
    Kansas City Public Schools
    1211 McGee, 9th Floor
    Kansas City, MO 64106
    p: (816) 418-7610

  • Legal Education Committee
    Chairperson: Cliff Brown

    Republic, MO 65738
    p: (417) 425-2189

  • Legislative Committee
    Co-Chair: Hon. Karl DeMarce

    Circuit Court of Scotland County
    Scotland County Courthouse
    117 South Market St., Room 200
    Memphis, MO  63555

    p: (660) 465-2404
    f: (660) 465-8673

     

    Legislative Committee Scope

    The scope of this committee is to provide recommendations to the Board of Governors regarding all legislation of state and federal jurisdictions which is submitted to the Board for consideration. This committee shall review the legislation to determine whether it is within the scope of The Missouri Bar's legislative activities and whether it is of an appropriate nature for action by The Missouri Bar. This committee shall also review the draftsmanship of proposed legislation submitted by Missouri Bar committees.

  • 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
    p: (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
    p: (636) 778-9810

  • Media Law Committee
    Chair: Patrick L. Groshong
    Axis Pro
    1201 Walnut, Suite 1800
    Kansas City, MO 64106
    p: (816) 292-7283

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

     

  • Paralegals Committee
    Chair: Suzanne M. Kissock
    Missouri Western State University
    4525 Downs Drive
    Wilson Hall, Room 203C
    St. Joseph, MO 64507
    p: (816) 271-4454

  • 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
    Chairperson: Frank L. Martin, III

    West Plains Daily Quill
    125 Jefferson Avenue
    West Plains, MO  65775

  • 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
    p: (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
    p: (314) 621-5070

     

     

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

  • Solo and Small Firm Practice Committee
    Chair: Phyllis Norman
    The Norman Law Firm
    1000 Broadway, 4th Floor
    Kansas City, MO 64015
    p: (816) 288-9622

  • Special Committee on Committees
    Chairperson: Dana Tippin Cutler
    James W. Tippin & Associates
    21 West Gregory Blvd.
    Kansas City, MO  64114-1105Z
    p: (816) 471-8575
    f: (816) 421-0243


     
     

  • Special Committee to Assist Lawyers in a Changing Economy
    Chairperson: Raymond E. Williams
    Williams Law Offices, L.L.C.
    P.O. Box 169
    213 E. Main St.
    West Plains, MO  65775
    p: (417) 256-4529
    f: (417) 256-5355

     
     

  • 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
    Chairperson: Clarence W. Crumpecker, Jr.

    1212 Huntington Rd.
    Kansas City, MO 64113
    p: (816) 363-1036

    Staff Pension & Benefits Committee

    The scope and function of this committee shall include the consideration, implementation, supervision and revision of plans providing fringe benefits to members of the staff of The Missouri Bar. Such plans or changes thereto as may be recommended must first be approved by the Board of Governors of The Missouri Bar before implementation.

  • Taxation Law Committee
    Chair: Carole Iles
    Bryan Cave LLP
    Riverview Office Center
    221 Bolivar St., Suite 101
    Jefferson City, MO 65101-1574
    (573) 556-6621

     

     

  • Technology and Innovation Law Committee
    Chair: Jason M. Schwent
    Thompson Coburn, LLP
    One U.S. Bank Plaza
    St. Louis, MO 63101-1693
    p: (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: Colin Altieri
    Polsinelli PC
    900 West 48th Place, Suite 900
    Kansas City, MO 64112
    p: (816) 753-1000

  • Tort and Transportation Law Committee
    Co-Chair: Michael Mohlman
    Smith Mohlman Leroy, LLC
    4600 Madison Ave., Suite 1711
    Kansas City, MO 64112
    p: (816) 866-7711

  • Travel Committee
    Chairperson: James T. Cook

    Berkowitz, Cook & Gondring
    Suite 100, 4420 Madison
    Kansas City, MO  64111-3464
    p:  (816) 753-5000
    f:   (816) 753-3641 

    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: David Lowe
    David Lowe, Attorney at Law
    117 N. Benton St.
    Waynesville, MO 65583
    p: (573) 774-3122

  • Women in the Profession Committee
    Co-Chair: Karen Glickstein
    Polsinelli PC
    900 W. 48th Place, Suite 900
    Kansas City, MO 64112-1895
    p: (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
    p: (314) 539-4300

  • Workers' Compensation Law Committee
    Chair: Joseph R. Ebbert
    Foland, Wickens, Eisfelder, Roper & Hofer, PC
    1200 Main, Suite 2200
    Kansas City, MO  64105
    p: (816) 471-4619

  • Young Lawyers' Section Council
    Chairperson: Bryan Sanger

    Mandel & Mandel, L.L.P.
    1108 Olive St., Fifth Floor
    St. Louis, MO 63101
    p: (877) 893-1256
    f: (314) 621-1701

     

    Young Lawyers' Section

    The Young Lawyers' Section is designed to further the objectives of The Missouri Bar, to stimulate the interest of young lawyers in the activities of the bar, to conduct programs of interest and value to young lawyers, to be of assistance to the bar and its committees, and to assist in the establishment, improvement and coordination of this section and local young lawyers' organizations. All members of The Missouri Bar under age 36 are automatically members of this section. The representative body of the Young Lawyers' Section of The Missouri Bar is the Council. The Council determines questions of method and of policy relating to the accomplishment of the purposes of this section.

  • Zoning and Eminent Domain Law Committee

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