Category: Legal

Baptist church pastor charged with molestation in St. Louis County

A St. Louis-based Baptist church pastor was charged with child molestation, county police said Wednesday. Jesse Claybon, 47, faces four counts of fourth-degree child molestation involving a victim under age 17, according to police. He was ordered held with bail set at $75,000. According to the report, Claybon touched the victim over her clothing and had her rub his penis over his clothing. The crime took place between Aug. 1 and Sept. 29, police said. […]

Bellefontaine Neighbors man charged with shooting two officers hires lawyer

The man accused of shooting two Bellefontaine Neighbors police officers last month has an attorney as of Wednesday, according to St. Louis County records. Jason Cook, 37, was charged with four felonies, including first-degree assault, a day after ducking into his home and shooting the two officers at 7:15 a.m. on Dec. 14. He then held police at bay for more than seven hours before he was finally taken into custody, police said. Cook was set […]

RELEASE: St. Louis, Kansas City attorneys selected for leadership council on legal diversity roles

Armstrong Teasdale, a law firm with offices across the United States, proudly announces that two attorneys at the firm have been selected to participate in Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) programs in 2018. St. Louis Financial and Real Estate Services partner Hillary Bean has been selected as a Fellow, and Kansas City Financial and Real Estate Services associate Rachel A. Orr has been selected for the Pathfinder Program. Both programs provide tools, training and […]

RELEASE: Armstrong Teasdale names three new partners

CLAYTON — Armstrong Teasdale, a law firm with offices across the United States, proudly announces the addition of Zachary C. Howenstine, Michael J. Vander Molen and Adam R. Wuller to its partnership effective Jan. 1, 2018. “Our new partners are extremely talented in handling a wide range of intellectual property matters,” said John Beulick, managing partner at Armstrong Teasdale. “The depth of experience they possess in their respective areas is particularly impressive, and we look […]

Clayton-area personal injury lawyer faces disciplinary charges from Missouri Supreme Court

A Clayton-area lawyer is facing disciplinary charges for allegedly mishandling the case of a client. Clayton personal injury lawyer Jonathan Valentino face disciplinary hearings before the Missouri Supreme Court after charges against him were unveiled Wednesday. In December 2009, a man hired Armstrong Teasdale to represent him in connection with a property dispute the man was having with his neighbor. Ultimately the case was assigned to Valentino, an associate at the law firm, who told the man […]

Stenger moves to reduce STL County Council budget increase

St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger on Wednesday used an executive order to reduce $500,000 in spending that the St. Louis County Council approved late last year. The appropriation that’s being reduced was a $500,000 increase to the St. Louis County Council’s own budget. Stenger announced the change on KMOX’s Mark Reardon show, stating that he had the authority under the county charter to move line-item spending and that he was moving the money back […]

RELEASE: Steven Cousins named a Missouri Lawyers Weekly influential Lawyer

Armstrong Teasdale, a law firm with offices across the United States, proudly announces that Financial and Real Estate Services partner Steven N. Cousins has been recognized among the Missouri Lawyers Weekly Influential Lawyers of 2018. The award acknowledges lawyers who are newsmakers and made substantial contributions to the legal community in the past year. “I have worked with Steve for over 20 years and know him as a trusted and proven adviser to many CEOs, […]

St. Louis County Easterseals invites congressional staff & local elected officials to open house

BALLWIN, Mo. — Easterseals Midwest has invited congressional office staff members, community leaders and local elected officials to learn more about their work with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities throughout Missouri. Easterseals Midwest, a century-old disability service provider, is hosting an open house Friday in Ballwin to inform local lawmakers and leaders about the work it does to help children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities gain skills to achieve all life has […]

Sunshine Project files lawsuit against Governor Greitens over alleged usage of Confide app

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Governor Eric Greitens’ use of the mobile application known as Confide has officially landed him in legal hot waters. A lawsuit seeking an injunction and damages over the  Republican governor and his staff’s use of the encrypted messaging app was filed in the Cole County Circuit Court for The Sunshine Project following a report by the Kansas City Star exposing the administration’s use of the app in December. It also calls […]

Charges filed in deadly shooting on New Year’s Eve caused by man playing with a gun in north St. Louis County

Charges were filed Monday morning against a man who police said shot and killed another man on New Year’s Eve in north St. Louis County. The shooting occurred when one man was playing with a semi-automatic handgun in a parked car, according to police. Devin Booker, 23, of the 4400 block of Paddock Point Drive in Black Jack, was charged Monday with first-degree involuntary manslaughter. His bond is set at $25,000. Booker was playing with […]