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Leadership Profiles

Learn about the current officers of The Missouri Bar – the president, president-elect and vice president – who lead the organization through their service on the Board of Governors. Officers are elected by the Board of Governors and serve one-year terms. New officers are elected and take office at The Missouri Bar’s Annual Meeting held in early fall.

President: Erik Bergmanis

Erik BergmanisErik Bergmanis, managing member of the Bergmanis Law Firm, L.L.C. in Camdenton, is the 2015-16 president of The Missouri Bar. The theme of Bergmanis’ presidency is “20/20 Vision for the Future” with a five-year plan focused on programs and initiatives to improve access to justice, modernize the state’s courts and the legal profession by the year 2020. He received his legal education at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law and has been a member of the Board of Governors since 1999. He represents plaintiffs and defendants in both state and federal courts in a wide variety of cases, including personal injury, wrongful death, products liability, criminal defense, social security disability, workers' compensation, commercial litigation and various other areas of civil litigation. To learn more, visit the President's Page.

President-Elect: Dana Tippin Cutler

Cutler, Dana TippinKansas City attorney Dana Tippin Cutler, a partner in her family’s firm of James W. Tippin & Associates, is the 2015-16 president-elect of The Missouri Bar. Cutler is the first black woman to serve as an officer of The Missouri Bar. She graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law in 1989 and has been a member of the Board of Governors since 2003. Her practice is focused primarily in education law and defense litigation. She also recently served as president of The Missouri Bar Foundation.

Vice-President: Nancy Mogab

Mobag, NancyThe 2015-16 vice president of The Missouri Bar is St. Louis lawyer Nancy Mogab, an attorney at Mogab and Hughes Attorneys, P.C. Mogab graduated from Saint Louis University School of Law and has been a member of the Board of Governors since 2009. She represents plaintiffs in workers’ compensation, social security disability, long-term disability, veteran’s disability and personal injury cases.