Category: Legal

Greitens’ attorney asks for AG recusal in veterans charity investigation, Hawley calls request ‘frivolous’

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Gov. Eric Greitens’ defense attorney is urging Missouri’s Attorney General to recuse his office from the investigation into The Mission Continues, according to The Associated Press. Attorney General Josh Hawley called the request “frivolous.” The Associated Press is reporting that according to a letter written Monday that they obtained, attorney Edward L. Dowd Jr. claims that Josh Hawley’s investigation is “clearly compromised” because he has “predetermined the guilt of his own […]

St. Louis Board of Aldermen vote against buffer zone bill

In their final meeting of the 2017-2018 session, the St. Louis Board of Aldermen on Monday voted 15-9 against a bill that would establish a buffer zone around health care facilities, including Planned Parenthood. The board perfected Board Bill 34 by a slim vote of 15-13 in February but supporters were missing votes to pass the bill at two separate meetings just before the board convened for spring break. Four former “yes” votes did not to […]

Judge to rule Thursday on whether or not to dismiss Greitens’ felony invasion of privacy case

The judge presiding over the Gov. Eric Greitens felony invasion of privacy case said Monday he would rule on the defense team’s motion to dismiss the case Thursday following new complaints that the Circuit Attorney’s office was withholding key information. St. Louis Circuit Judge Rex Burlison gave both parties a deadline of noon Wednesday to add any new filings relating to the motion to dismiss. Jim Martin, a lawyer on the defense team, said that […]

Eric Vickers, one of the region’s most prominent civil rights lawyers and activists passes away

Eric Vickers, one of the City of St. Louis’ most well-known lawyers and activists passed away at the age of 65 from pancreatic cancer on Friday, leaving behind a legacy of a man who took part in prolific battles in which he combated racism and bigotry within the area. According to the Riverfront Times, Vickers was born during  Feb. 16, 1953 at Peoples Hospital, an all-black hospital in St. Louis because his mother refused to have […]

Judge won’t rule on defense’s motion to dismiss Greitens felony case this weekend

St. Louis Circuit Judge Rex Burlison has decided not to rule on a motion to dismiss the felony invasion of privacy felony indictment against embattled Missouri Governor Eric Greitens this weekend. Burlison’s decision came a day after the defense team accused St. Louis City Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner of withholding evidence and “gross misconduct and incompetence” and reintroduced a motion to dismiss the case. Defense attorney Jim Martin accused Gardner on Thursday of not providing the defense […]

House committee to extend its investigation, Legislature will seek special session

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The work of the Missouri House committee tasked with investigating Gov. Eric Greitens is far from finished, it seems. In a press conference held Wednesday evening, just an hour after releasing the committee report, House Speaker Todd Richardson said that the committee would expand its investigation before making any recommendations about whether to pursue the impeachment of the embattled Republican governor. “To that end, the Special Investigative Committee on Oversight voted […]

POLICE: Webster Groves officer assaulted during traffic stop

At approximately 8:15 p.m. on April 12, 2018, two officers with the Webster Groves Police Department were conducting patrol in the Ivory Crockett Park, located at 800 Bell, due to recent citizen concerns about criminal activity in the park. During their patrol, they located a suspicious vehicle. The officers walked up to the vehicle and contacted the front passenger during a narcotics-related investigation. Furthering their investigation, one officer removed and handcuffed the subject from the […]

Greitens blasts Gardner on Twitter claiming she ‘directly contradicted allegations in the House report’

Embattled Missouri Governor Eric Greitens took to Twitter on Thursday accusing St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner from withholding evidence and allowing her lead investigator to lie about it under oath. The governor’s statement comes after a tense hearing on Thursday morning in which his defense team accused Gardner and her team of withholding evidence and “gross misconduct and incompetence.” The St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s office said they conducted a two hour videotaped interview with […]

RELEASE: St. Louis trial lawyer receives 2018 Women’s Justice Award

Armstrong Teasdale, a law firm with offices across the United States, proudly announces that trial lawyer Maureen O. Bryan has earned a 2018 Missouri Lawyers Weekly Women’s Justice Award. Now in its 20th year, the Women’s Justice Awards program celebrates the success of exceptional women in the legal field and honors those who are helping move the needle in their communities. Bryan was selected in the Litigation Practitioner category, which highlights women who have made […]

Greitens defense attorneys accuse Circuit Attorney of withholding evidence, ‘gross misconduct’

In the first hearing since the Missouri House released a scathing report against Governor Eric Greitens, his defense team on Thursday accused St. Louis City Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner of withholding evidence and “gross misconduct and incompetence.” The St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s office said they conducted a two hour videotaped interview with the Missouri governor’s former mistress last month. Greitens’ lawyers said they were told the interview, conducted by Don Tisaby, a former FBI agent hired by […]