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Wednesday, March 27, 2013Judge E. Richard Webber Received a B.S. Degree in Business Administration in 1964, and a Juris Doctor
Degree in 1967, at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He practiced law
in Northeast Missouri from 1967 until January, 1979, when he was appointed
Circuit Judge for the First Judicial Circuit. He was appointed to the
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri on December
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Don Schlapprizzi is the President of Schlapprizzi Attorneys
at Law and is one of the most highly regarded trial lawyers in Missouri. In
1981 he founded Schlapprizzi PC, which he has continued to expand through the
years, to ensure those hurt by another’s negligence or other wrongful act could
obtain justice. He was the lead trial lawyer in the longest civil jury trial in
the history of Missouri.
Over the years, his firm has handled a wide variety of cases
in Missouri and Illinois. He has earned the respect of his peers and inspired
countless legal professionals, including his children Craig and Toni; both are
personal injury lawyers and they are proud to work beside their father.
Don is honored with long standing memberships of some of the
most prestigious “by invitation” only legal organizations in the country,
including the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, the International Society
of Barristers, and the American College of Trial Lawyers. The latter’s elite
membership comprises less than one percent of the lawyer population as well as
every member of both the U.S. and Canada Supreme Courts.
Don has served on the American College of Trial Lawyers
Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Committee and currently serves on the Jury
Committee. For more than 16 years, he served on the prestigious Missouri
Supreme Court Committee on Civil Jury Instructions.
He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis,
where he received both his B.A. and J.D.
Kevin F. O’Malley is an Officer in the Litigation Practice
Group with more than 35 years of trial experience. He is the Leader of
the Medical Negligence and the White Collar Crime and Regulatory Compliance
areas of practice. His trial practice encompasses complex litigation with an
emphasis on medical negligence, federal white collar criminal defense, and
product liability defense. He has tried numerous cases in the federal and state
courts of Missouri as well as federal courts of California, Illinois, Nevada,
and Arizona. O’Malley is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.
O’Malley was Special Attorney of the Organized Crime and
Racketeering Section of the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., Los
Angeles, California, and Phoenix, Arizona from 1973 to 1979 and was an
Assistant U.S. Attorney in St. Louis from 1979 to 1983.
In 2004, he won the largest defense verdict in the state of
Missouri in a case alleging medical negligence. In 2005, he won the acquittal
of a pharmaceutical executive indicted and tried for violations of the federal
Medicare Anti-Kickback Statute.
He was an Instructor for the American Bar Association’s
Central and East European Law Initiative (CEELI) in Moscow in 1996 and Warsaw
in 1999. He served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at St. Louis University
School of Law from 1979 to 1985. In 1968, he served as a Community
Ambassador in Prague, Czechoslovakia. He is continuously selected for inclusion
by the editors of "The Best Lawyers in America" for his work in three
categories: medical negligence defense, white collar criminal defense, and
personal injury litigation. He is listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s
Who in American Law, and Who’s Who in American Politics. In 2009, Gov.
Nixon appointed him as the only non-physician member of the Missouri Board of
Healing Arts, the state’s licensing and disciplinary body for physicians.
He is the senior author of the nine volume treatise Federal Jury Practice
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Courtney Stirrat practices Admiralty & Maritime law at
Tonkin & Mondl, LC, a small firm specializing in admiralty law and handles
litigation throughout the Midwest and South, whose clients include barge and
towing companies, harbor services, terminal operators, marine insurers and
other companies involved in marine commerce on the inland rivers. Much of
Courtney’s work involves shipping by barge and towboat on the Mississippi River
and its tributaries, including defending vessel owners in seamen’s injury
cases; handling litigation involving vessel collisions, sinkings, cargo damage,
and damage to marine structures; representing clients in claims regarding
yachts, marinas and passenger boats and in disputes over marine contracts and
marine insurance coverage.
Courtney is a 2006 graduate of the University
of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, where she graduated with honors (Order of
the Coif) and served as Lead Articles Editor of the Missouri Law Review. In law
school, she served as a part-time law clerk to Judge Ronnie White of the
Missouri Supreme Court and a teaching assistant in the law school’s legal
research and writing program. Prior to joining Tonkin & Mondl,
Courtney clerked for Judge Patricia Cohen of the Missouri Court of Appeals. She
is licensed to practice law in Missouri and Illinois and is admitted to the
U.S. District Courts for the Eastern District of Missouri and the Northern,
Southern and Central Districts of Illinois and the U.S. Court of Appeals for
the Seventh Circuit.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
William S. Thomas is one of the firm's many experienced trial lawyers. His practice is diverse, with an emphasis in complex litigation. He has tried cases in a number of difficult venues, from the City of St. Louis, Missouri, to Madison and St. Clair Counties, in Illinois, and Federal Court in East St. Louis and St. Louis. He was lead trial counsel in one of the longest civil jury trials in St. Louis County history, which lasted 100 trial days.
His trial experience is extensive, having handled cases involving general liability matters, professional liability, toxic torts, including asbestos, benzine and other substances, and environmental claims. He has represented product manufacturers of consumer products, power tools, recreational vehicles, manufactured housing, foundry equipment, and a host of others, including pharmaceutical litigation. He handles health care liability claims.
Bill also devotes his practice to trial work for design professionals or other construction professionals. He has arbitrated or tried successfully claims involving architects, engineers, contractors, subcontractors, sureties and owners. He also assists design professionals on up-front contract document reviews and consultations.
In addition to his trial practice, Bill is actively involved in a number of professional organizations. He is a former president of the Lawyers Association of St. Louis, the local trial bar. He is active in the Defense Research Institute, (DRI), serving on its Products Liability Committee, and that committee's Building Products and Power Tool Specialized Litigation Groups, where he has spoken at DRI conferences. He is active in the DRI's Construction Committee, and Professional Liability Committee, where he serves on their Design Professional Subcommittees. He has authored a number of articles for the DRI's monthly publication, For the Defense. An extensive author and speaker on a number of topics from products liability to construction law issues, he currently serves on the Harmonie Group's Board of Director.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Professor Mary Ziegler uses legal history to probe the
assumptions underlying current debate about constitutional, reproductive-health
and family-law issues. She has written extensively on the history of the
eugenic legal reform movement, the abortion debate, divorce reform, and the
same-sex marriage debate. Her research challenges the historical premises of
contemporary constitutional, family, and reproductive-health law.
Professor Ziegler received her B.A. and J.D. from Harvard
University, graduating with honors on both occasions. She served as the head of
Harvard Law School’s Project on Wrongful Convictions. She joins SLU LAW after
clerking for John A. Dooley of the Vermont Supreme Court and completing a term
as a Ruebhausen Fellow in Law at Yale Law School.
Her articles have appeared or are forthcoming in, among
other places, the Law and History Review, the Harvard Journal of Law and
Gender, the Cardozo Journal of Law and Gender, the Brigham
Young University Law Review, the Marquette Law Review, the
Florida State University Law Review, the Chicago-Kent Law Review, and the Texas
Journal of Women and the Law.
Peter J. Dunne is a St. Louis
native who received his B.A. in History from Saint Louis University in 1978 and
his J.D. from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1983. He was admitted to
The Missouri Bar in 1983 and the Illinois Bar in 1986. He is admitted to
practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th
Circuit and the U.S. District Courts of Eastern and Western Missouri and the
Southern District of Illinois. His Martindale-Hubbell rating is AV.
Peter is a member of The Bar
Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (Chair, Municipal Law and Practice
Committee 1992-1993); The Lawyers Association of St. Louis (President, 2002);
the International Association of Defense Counsel, and is President of the
Eastern Missouri/Southern Illinois Chapter of the American Board of Trial
Peter is an adjunct faculty member
at Webster University in the Legal Studies Program and an adjunct instructor in
the St. Louis University School of Law Trial Advocacy Program. He is a
volunteer lawyer for Legal Services of Eastern Missouri and is a frequent
speaker at CLE programs on litigation and trial practice. He has tried more
than 175 cases to verdict in state and federal courts and concentrates his
practice on the defense of civil rights suits against police officers and
health care providers, personal injury claims and general litigation.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Professor Anders Walker’s research and teaching focus on
intersections between constitutional law, criminal law, and legal history. His
articles have appeared or are forthcoming in the Columbia Law Review, the
Washington University Law Review, the Wisconsin Law Review, the Hastings Law
Journal, and the Florida State University Law Review. He won the 2010 Law &
Society Association Article Prize, the 2009 AALS Criminal Justice Section
Junior Scholar Award, and was voted Teacher of the Year in 2011 and 2009. His
book, The Ghost of Jim Crow: How Southern Moderates Used Brown v. Board of
Education to Stall Civil Rights was published by the Oxford University Press in
Newman, Saint Louis Lawyers Group is a seasoned trial lawyer with wide ranging experience, primarily in
the fields of catastrophic injuries and medical malpractice. In 2003 he was
named one of the top ten lawyers in the State of Missouri by Missouri Lawyers
Weekly. His primary practice is in Clayton, Missouri. In addition, he was of
counsel for 5 years to The Cochran Firm in St. Louis as part of the national
firm formed by Johnnie Cochran, Jr.
Newman was born in St. Louis in 1946 and attended the University of Missouri-
Columbia. He earned a B.S. in 1969 and his J.D. with honors in 1972. He was an
editor of the Missouri Law Review and was selected for membership in the
national honorary, Order of the Coif. He was the recipient of the Ike Skeleton
Memorial trial practice award. He published an article in the Missouri Law
Review on the Equal Protection Clause of the United States Constitution.
addition to his tort based practice, he has done considerable pro bono work. He
became actively involved with the American Civil Liberties Union of Eastern
Missouri in 1972 and has served as a General Counsel for that organization for
5 years. He is a member of the Board of NARAL Pro Choice Missouri and a Board
member of the Missouri Budget Project. He was lead counsel in the Missouri suit
challenging the constitutionality of concealed weapons legislation in the
Missouri Supreme Court. He has lectured state-wide on the Second Amendment and
its interpretation. More recently, he participated at trial and argued the
challenge to legislation requiring voter photo identification. The Missouri
Supreme Court struck down the law.
is an Adjunct Professor at Washington University Law School in St. Louis where
he teaches an advanced course on the trial of civil jury cases. He also is a
member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum; the St. Louis County Bar
Association; and Missouri Trial Lawyers Association. Burt has been admitted to
practice in the U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals; Eighth Circuit and
U.S. Federal Court of Washington, D.C., U.S. District Court, Eastern and
Western Districts of Missouri; and the U.S. District Court for the Southern
District of Illinois.
is married to Stacey Newman, a legislator in the Missouri House of
Representatives. He has three children and three grandchildren, all living in
The Missouri Bar Mini-Law School for the Public CommitteeCo chairs: Judge Joe Simeone and Nancy Mogab, Esq.
Prof John Ammann
Bill Bay, Esq.
Dr. Anne Craver, Esq. Pete Dunne, Esq.
Lisa Herder, Esq.
Tom Magee, Esq.
Don Schlapprizzi, Esq. Ken Vuylsteke, Esq.
Judge Jim Steitz
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