Category: Courts

RELEASE: Attorneys aarn 2018 Law360 distinguished legal writing award

Armstrong Teasdale, a law firm with offices across the United States, proudly announces that alongside Erika Schenk, general counsel and vice president of compliance at World Wide Technology, Inc. (WWT), attorneys Brian Kaveney and Brad Bakker have been selected as the recipients of a 2018 Law360 Award for Distinguished Legal Writing. The Burton Awards program, which is run in association with the Library of Congress, recognizes Schenk, Kaveney and Bakker for an article they co-authored. […]

U.S. Marshal shot after standoff with gunman in north St. Louis County

A gunman opened fire on law enforcement officers serving an arrest warrant inside a home Monday morning, hitting a deputy U.S. marshal before he was shot to death by police, authorities said. The marshal, who has been released from a local hospital, survived the gunshot thanks to his bullet-resistant vest, police said. At approximately 10 a.m., the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force responded to a residence in the 10300 block of Durness Drive in Glasgow […]

House moves forward with Greitens investigation, Barnes to lead committee

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri House is moving forward with their investigation into Gov. Eric Greitens following his indictment by a grand jury last week. In a joint statement issued Thursday evening, House Speaker Todd Richardson, Speaker Pro Tem Elijah Haahr and Majority Floor Leader Rob Vescovo stated: “We will carefully examine the facts contained in the indictment and answer the question as to whether or not the governor can lead our state while a […]

Republicans defer to House committee’s investigation after MOGOP calls indictment a ‘political hit job’

Greitens’ attorneys, GOP ED say the indictment is unprecedented, while others believe that’s the point JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — As more and more members of the Republican-controlled legislature ask the Governor to resign after a Thursday afternoon Grand Jury indictment for felony violation of privacy laws, the Missouri Republican Party Executive Director Sam Cooper put out a statement denouncing the Grand Jury’s decision to indict. Gov. Eric Greitens was taken into custody Thursday, February 22 […]

Armstrong Teasdale named 2018 Missouri firm of the year by Benchmark Litigation

Armstrong Teasdale, a law firm with offices across the United States including Clayton, announced Wednesday that the firm has been recognized as the 2018 Missouri Firm of the Year by Benchmark Litigation. Benchmark Litigation, “the definitive guide to America’s leading litigation firms and attorneys,” conducts extensive research each year and selects one firm per state that has excelled in litigation in the past year. “We’re very proud of the results delivered by our trial lawyers, […]

Missouri’s high court upholds Wright-Jones’ ethic violation fees

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri Ethics Commission was within constitutional bounds when imposing nearly $230,000 in fees for ethics violations against a former senator, according to the state’s high court. Robin Wright-Jones Former-Sen. Robin Wright-Jones was appealing the commission’s $229,964 “fine” — which was lowered from the original $271,580 — for ethics violations in relation to failing to accurately report contributions, failing to report expenditures, improperly reporting consulting fees and cash expenditures that violated […]

Neal Griffin joins Armstrong Teasdale’s St. Louis office

Neal Griffin, a former  associate with Stinson Leonard Street LLP and assistant general counsel for the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership, has joined Armstrong Teasdale’s Clayton office. Armstrong Teasdale, a law firm with offices across the United States, announced the addition of Griffin Tuesday. Griffin will counsel clients on all aspects of real estate development, including financing, design, acquisition, construction and leasing. If a dispute arises, Griffin seeks practical and timely resolutions for his clients and […]

Greitens’ defense in blackmail investigation not pro bono

By Alisha Shurr, Missouri Times JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Despite discussion to the contrary, the Missouri Governor’s defense in an alleged blackmail case is not pro bono. A member of Gov. Eric Greitens’ legal team confirmed to the Missouri Times the Governor “is personally responsible for his legal fees on the 2015 private matter. This is not pro bono.” How the personal defense is being funded was not clarified. Greitens’ is being represented by Dowd […]

Husch Blackwell successfully defends Missouri man wrongfully charged with multiple crimes

A 19-year-old Missouri man charged with 12 counts of assault, armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon is now walking free thanks to the law firm Husch Blackwell. Husch Blackwell, with offices in Clayton, successfully represented a man who was mistakenly identified by a chief witness in a case. After a three-day trial in St. Louis, the jury returned a verdict of not guilty on all counts after just an hour of deliberation. […]

Parkway South Middle School teacher and coach charged with statutory rape of student

Ronald Smith Jr., a teacher and coach at Parkway South Middle School, is accused of felony statutory rape for his alleged sexual relationship with an underage student. In a complaint filed Tuesday, the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office issued charges on Smith, 42, of the 2000 block of Painted Leaf Drive in Maryland Heights, for one count of statutory rape, one count of statutory sodomy, and sexual contact with a student by teacher. Smith is […]