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					              12th Annual Solo and Small Firm Conference

                                         Jay Benson
                                  The Benson Law Firm, LLC

Mr. Jay Benson’s roots are deep in northeast Missouri. Born to a family of nine children, he was
raised in Monroe City. Kirksville first became home while earning a BA degree in Mass
Communications from Truman State University, which he completed in 1980. Jay received his
Juris Doctorate Degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law in 1984.
After graduation from law school, Jay returned to Kirksville; he has practiced law in Kirksville
since that time. Jay is married and has two children.

Jay believes that a successful law practice requires a commitment to both his community and to
his profession. Since he began his career as a trial lawyer in Kirksville in 1984, Jay has served on
the Board of Directors of the Kirksville Chamber of Commerce and on the School Board of Mary
Immaculate Catholic School in Kirksville. He presently serves on the Board of Directors of
Preferred Family Healthcare, Inc., a drug and alcohol treatment facility and a provider of mental
health services. Jay also serves on the Board of Directors of Kirksville's newest bank, American
Trust Bank, and Kirksville Bancorp, Inc., the bank holding company.

Jay is a member of Mary Immaculate Catholic Church in Kirksville. He is the co-founder of
the Mary Immaculate Catholic Education Foundation, Inc., and serves on its Board of Directors.
Jay has sponsored and coached little league baseball and YMCA youth basketball. Jay is an avid
pilot, and was a charter member of Kirksville Airport Association, Inc., where he served on the
Board of Directors.

Jay has been a member of the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys (MATA)-an organization
of trial lawyers in the State of Missouri whose practices focus on consumers who sustain injuries
or damages by reason of the negligent acts or omissions of others-since 1986. In 1997, Jay was
elected to MATA's Board of Governors. Jay has served on the MATA Board of Governors since
that date. Jay has also served as Co-Chairman of MATA's Association Development Committee
and as Chairman of the Motor Vehicle/Insurance Law Committee. In 2003, Jay became the
Editor of a quarterly magazine published by MATA, The Missouri Trial Attorney, and Jay's
service to MATA as Editor of its quarterly magazine continues to this date.

                                   Rebecca S. Bierman, D.O.
                                   Southeast Mental Health
                                          San Diego

Dr. Rebecca S. Bierman specializes in general, child and adolescent psychiatry. Her postdoctoral
training includes a Child Psychiatry Fellowship from July 1989 to June 1991 at St. Louis
University, St. Louis, MO; General Psychiatry Residency from July 1987 to June 1989 at the
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA; Pediatric Residency from July 1986 to June 1987 at the Iowa
Methodist Medical Center, Des Moines, IA. She completed her Doctoral work in May 1986 at the
University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences, Des Moines, IA, Doctor of Osteopathy.
She completed her graduate studies at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL, Masters
Work, Special Education. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in 1975 from Southern
Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL, Early Childhood/Elementary Education, summa cum laude.
She was a Deans College Scholar; received the John T. Hughes Award for Academic Excellence;
and was nominated to the Educator’s Honor Society

Since 2001 she has been the Staff Psychiatrist, at San Diego County Community Mental Health,
in San Diego, Clinical Staff Association Chairperson since 2004. She is licensed in Iowa, Illinois,
Missouri, and California; Board Certified in General Psychiatry, and Child and Adolescent
Psychiatry. She completed FLEX Examination in 1987, and SPEX Examination in 1999.

                                       Kathleen H. Bird
                             Office of Dispute Resolution Services
                              Seventh Circuit Court of Missouri

Ms. Kathleen H. Bird received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Texas A&M University (1973)
and her juris doctor degree from Southern Methodist University (1980). She is licensed in the
states of Arkansas, Missouri and Texas. In 1986 she became a certified Family Law Specialist,
Texas Board of Legal Specialization. She has lectured for the Arkansas and Missouri Bar
organizations on various domestic relations practice topics and mediation. She is a contributing
author of the Arkansas Domestic Relations Manual (1993) and the Arkansas Juvenile
Prosecutor’s Handbook (1995). Ms. Bird entered the field of mediation with her first training in
1987, mediating for court-connected programs and in the private sector. She is currently the
Director of the Office of Dispute Resolution Services for the Seventh Circuit Court of Missouri
and serves on the Joint Pro Se Commission.

                                      Michael W. Blanton
                                     Swanson Midgley LLC
                                         Kansas City

Mr. Michael W. Blanton is a member of the Kansas City, Missouri firm of Swanson Midgley
LLC and leads the firm’s Appellate Litigation group. Mr. Blanton received his J.D. (with
distinction) from the University of Missouri-Kansas City law school where he served as Note
Editor for the UMKC Law Review. Immediately following law school, Mr. Blanton clerked for
the honorable Stephen N. Limbaugh of the Missouri Supreme Court. Mr. Blanton was admitted to
The Missouri Bar in 1997 and is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court, Western
District of Missouri, and the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Eighth and Tenth Circuits. Mr.
Blanton’s practice focuses in the area of appellate litigation.

                                       Rick Borstein
                                 Adobe Systems Incorporated

Mr. Rick Borstein is a Business Development Manager specializing in the Legal Market for
Adobe Systems Incorporated. Rick is a veteran of 18 years in the software business, the
last eleven with Adobe. During his tenure at Adobe, Rick has had broad exposure to all of
Adobe's products including intelligent documents, digital imaging, publishing and digital video.
Rick is an Adobe Certified Expert in Acrobat and a member of the American Bar Association and
International Legal Technology Association. Adobe Systems Incorporated is a Fortune 500
company with over 5000 employees. The company's popular Adobe Reader software is installed
on over half a billion PCs around the world.

                                      Jim Brady, LCSW
                                      The Missouri Bar
                                        Jefferson City

Mr. Jim Brady of Jefferson City was appointed Director of the Missouri Lawyers Assistance
Program on April 1, 2005. He succeeded Jim Howard, who retired after nine years on The
Missouri Bar staff.

Brady has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Missouri since licensing was instituted for
Social Workers in 1991. He has worked in a variety of outpatient therapy settings, and for 17
years worked at Fulton State Hospital, where he coordinated a treatment program for mentally ill
substance abusers for many years.

Brady’s academic credentials include a BA in psychology from Concordia College, Ft. Wayne,
Indiana, a Master of Divinity degree from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, and an MSW from
the University of Missouri-Columbia. He is married to Lois Belosi, formerly of St. Louis, and has
one adult son.

Brady has been active with The Little Theatre of Jefferson City, serving as a Board member as
well as appearing on stage. He is a volunteer for the Wolfner Library for the Blind in Jefferson
City. He enjoys skiing and using his passport as often as he can.

                                    Clifford S. Brown
                         Carnahan, Evans, Cantwell & Brown, P.C.

Mr. Clifford S. Brown is a principal in the Springfield law firm of Carnahan, Evans, Cantwell &
Brown, P.C. He received his B.S. and J.D. from the University of Missouri at Columbia in 1965
and 1968 respectively. Mr. Brown is a member of the American Bar Association and The
Missouri Bar Association and presently serves on the Probate and Trust Committee and the
Taxation Committee. He currently serves as chairman of the Probate Law Subcommittee of the
Probate and Trust Committee of the Missouri Bar. In 1991, Mr. Brown was elected as a Fellow of
The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.

                                       Martha Brown
                                      Oelbaum & Brown
                                          St. Louis

Ms. Martha Brown is an attorney and partner in the law firm of Oelbaum & Brown in St. Louis,
Missouri. She attended the University of Bath, Bath, England; the University of Vermont (B.A.,
1976); and the University of Missouri-Kansas City (J.D., 1981). Her areas of concentration are:
Elder Law; Medicaid Planning, Estate Planning, Probate Administration (including Guardianship
and Conservatorship matters), and special Needs Trusts. She is a Certified Elder Law Attorney*
as certified by the National Elder Law Foundation.

Ms. Brown is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Academy of Elder Law
Attorneys. She is a member of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (Elder Law
Committee, 1999 to present); the Missouri Bar (member, Probate and Trust Committee), (Chair
of the Elder Law Committee, 2001-2004); Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater St. Louis
(Board Member, 1996-99); founding member and past President of the Missouri Chapter of the
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys; a member of the Special Needs Alliance LLC, a
national alliance of disability lawyers; the Alzheimer’s Association; a Board Member of the Long
Term Care Ombudsman Program for Eastern Missouri; a Board Member of the Association for
Aging with Developmental Disabilities; and a Board Member of the Mid-East Area Agency on

Ms. Brown is the recipient of the St. Louis County Older Resident Program, 1996 Volunteer
Award; recipient of the Volunteer of the Year Award, 2000, presented by the Alzheimer’s
Association; recipient of the Elder Law Attorney of the Year Award, 2001, presented by the
Missouri Chapter of the National Association of Elder Law Attorneys; and is a volunteer for the
Alzheimer’s Association. She is also a recipient of the National Association of Social Workers’
2002 Public Citizen of the Year Award. Ms. Brown was appointed by the Missouri Supreme
Court to the Disciplinary Committee, which oversees the ethical conduct of lawyers in the State
of Missouri. She most recently received the 2005 Service Excellence Award from the Brain
Injury Association of Missouri, St. Louis Chapter.

Ms. Brown frequently speaks on legal issues concerning the elderly and the disabled.

*Neither the Supreme Court of MO nor the Missouri Bar reviews or approves certifications,
organizations or specialist designations.

                                     David Browning
                                Law Office of David Browning

Mr. David Browning is a solo practitioner from Independence. A graduate of UMKC (1975), he
has served as an Assistant PA in Jefferson and Jackson Counties, has a family law practice, a
founder of the SFIG, is active in the SASF conference (hasn't missed a year yet), and ran for
MoAG in 2004 for the Libertarian Party.

                                       Arthur H. Bryant
                                        Public Justice

Mr. Arthur H. Bryant is the Executive Director of Public Justice (formerly Trial Lawyers for
Public Justice), America’s public interest law firm. A graduate of Swarthmore College and
Harvard Law School, Arthur joined the organization in1984 as its then-sole staff attorney and
became its Executive Director in 1987. He has won major victories and established new
precedents in several areas of the law, including constitutional law, toxic torts, civil rights,
consumer protection, and mass torts. He is listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in
American Law, and Who’s Who in the World. In 1991, Arthur was honored by the American Bar
Association as one of twenty young lawyers making a difference in the world. In 1996, he
received a Wasserstein Public Interest Fellowship from Harvard Law School for “outstanding
contributions and dedication to public interest law” and was named by The American Lawyer as
one of 45 young lawyers “whose vision and commitment are changing lives.” In 2000, he was
selected by The National Law Journal as one of the 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America. In
2002, he received the George Moscone Memorial Award for Public Service from the Consumer
Attorneys of Los Angeles and the American Bar Association’s Pursuit of Justice Award. In 2003,
the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association renamed its public service award the Arthur H. Bryant
Public Justice Award. In 2005, Arthur received the Justice Michael A. Musmanno Award from
the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association and the Leonard Weinglass Award for Excellence in
Defense of Civil Liberties from the Civil Rights Section of the Association of Trial Lawyers of
America. In 2006, he was again selected by The National Law Journal as one of the 100 Most
Influential Lawyers in America.

Arthur is married to writer Nancy Johnson and they have a twelve-year-old son, Wally.

Note: For more information about Arthur Bryant or Public Justice, see

                                     Gary K. Burger, Jr.
                                    Cantor & Burger, LLC
                                          St. Louis

Mr. Gary K. Burger, Jr. is a partner in the law firm Cantor & Burger, LLC, and represents
individuals in personal injury, workers’ compensation, and other civil litigation matters. Mr.
Burger is a 1992 graduate of Washington University School of Law and is admitted to practice in
Missouri and Illinois. Mr. Burger is a member of the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, the
Missouri Bar and Illinois State Bar Association.

                                    Hon. Suzette Carlisle
                         Missouri Division of Workers’ Compensation
                                           St. Louis

After working in the public sector for fifteen years as an investigator, Judge Carlisle earned a
degree from St. Louis University School of Law - Evening Division and an employment law
certificate, which emphasized alternative dispute resolution skills.

She began her legal career as a criminal defense attorney and later became an Assistant Circuit

For eight years she served as an associate administrative law judge/legal advisor for the Missouri
Division of Workers’ Compensation in St. Louis. She was appointed as an administrative law
judge in 2005 where she currently serves.

Judge Carlisle earned a Professional certificate in Judicial Development for Administrative Law
Judges and a certificate in Dispute Resolution from the National Judicial College in Reno,

                                         Sean A. Carter
                                        Humorist at Law

Sean Carter is a lawyer, syndicated columnist, author, public speaker and trainer. Mr. Carter
earned his law degree from Harvard Law School in 1992. He has practiced law at major law firms
in both Boston and Los Angeles, representing such clients as GNC, Experian, The Boston Beer
Company, Homeside Lending, Safelite Auto Glass, and J. Crew. Most recently, he was the
General Counsel of NC Capital Corporation, an Irvine-based mortgage lender.
Mr. Carter has written a humor column for lawyers that appeared weekly in the ABA e-Report and
a weekly syndicated legal humor column entitled “Lawpsided.” Lawpsided has been published in
newspapers in 30 states and on countless web sites. Mr. Carter is also the author of If It Does Not
Fit, Must You Acquit?: Your Humorous Guide to the Law.
Finally, Mr. Carter is a public speaker and trainer. Currently, he presents programs to more than
100 audiences each year. His topics run the gamut from legal education to speaker training to
motivation. However, all Sean Carter speeches have one thing in common – humor and lots of it.
Drawing on his background as a stand-up comedian, Mr. Carter has the uncanny ability to find
the humor in any topic and share it with his audience in a way that is both entertaining and
“Sean is Eddie Murphy and Alan Dershowitz rolled up into one and the result is funny, insightful
and informative.”
                                                                           Stephen Burke, Attorney

“Sean Carter is a tremendous talent!”
                                         Justice William Bedsworth, 4th District Court of Appeals

For more information about Sean Carter, please visit his web site as, or
call or write him at Lawpsided Press, 3620 N Paseo Del Sol, Mesa, AZ 85207. Phone: (480)
981-3393 Fax: (480) 981-0487

                                   Nimrod T. Chapel, Jr.
                              Missouri Department of Revenue
                                       Jefferson City

Mr. Nimrod “Rod” Chapel, Jr. was appointed as the 12th Director of the Missouri Department of
Labor and Industrial Relations in May 2006. Prior to his appointment, Chapel practiced law in
both the public and private sectors. Rod served as General Counsel and Director of Legal
Services for the Missouri Department of Revenue. For three years he worked for then-Chief
Justice Duane Benton of the Missouri Supreme Court.

Chapel graduated from Tulane Law School in New Orleans, Louisiana. He also obtained an LLM
in Taxation from Washington University in St. Louis. He is a member of the National Eagle
Scout Association and holds leadership roles in various civic organizations including The
Missouri Bar Association, where he sits as chair of the Taxation Law Committee and serves as a
member of the On-Line Legal Research Task Force.

                                        Jim Condry
                                  Wieland & Condry, LLC

Mr. Jim Condry graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia Law School in 1979. He
has practiced in Springfield, Missouri since that time. He is currently a member of Wieland &
Condry, LLC. His practice primarily involved civil trial work, insurance defense and plaintiff’s
practice. Since 1991, he has been actively involved in mediating civil disputes before and after
suit has been filed. He has mediated over 2,000 cases. He is the current Chair of the MOBAR Fee
Dispute Resolution Committee. He served as Chair of the MOBAR Alternative Dispute
Resolution Committee for 3 years. He is a contract mediator for the United States Postal Service
and the Missouri Department of Transportation. He is a Fellow in the American College of Civil
Trial Mediators. He is a member of the Region XV Disciplinary Committee. He is on numerous
national panels. He is a frequent speaker on the subject of ADR and mediation.

                                       M. Corinne Corley
                                       Corley Law Firm
                                          Kansas City

Ms. Corinne Corley practices primarily family law as a solo practitioner in Kansas City,
Missouri. Originally from St. Louis, Corley did her undergraduate and ABD work in political
science at SLU, during the latter of which she worked as a lobbyist assistant for Legal Services of
Eastern Missouri, Inc. She commenced law school in 1980 at UMKC, after accepting a job
working with a poverty employment group funded by a grant obtained by Freedom, Inc. As a
1983 graduate with distinction from the UMKC School of Law, Corley started her professional
life as a Kansas City, Missouri prosecutor with a part-time practice focused in family law,
including divorces and simple Chapter 7s. In 1987, she began work as a warrant officer for the
Jackson County prosecutor's office, a job she thoroughly enjoyed until July of 1989, at which
time she relocated to Little Rock, Arkansas. After a couple of years as a solo practitioner in
Jasper, Arkansas, a lovely and isolated place, Corley began a five-year stint working for the now-
defunct Arens & Alexander Law Firm in Fayetteville, AR, traveling to many parts of the country
in tiny airplanes to champion the plight of family farmers led into financial ruin by unscrupulous
lenders in the late 1970's and early 1980's. Upon the untimely elimination of the private right of
action under the Agricultural Credit Act, Corley, never one to stay too long on a sinking ship,
returned with her ten month old child (the now-famous Patrick) to Kansas City, where she
managed the last successful campaign of (former) Representative Alan Wheat. After the 1992
election, Corley started her current practice, which eventually evolved into a focus on
representing men who want equal parenting rights, along with other family law cases. She also
serves as an adoption guardian ad litem for Jackson County. Corley is an avid SFIGer and active
member of the SSFC Planning Committee, the wife of a 12-foot giant, and the exceedingly proud
parent of a fifteen-going-on-thirty-year-old artist, Patrick. She lives with her husband, son, a
cancer-surviving cat, an epileptic dog, and a fat-tailed African leopard gecko named Galadriel, in
Brookside, Kansas City, Missouri.

                                    Michael P. Corrigan
                              The Padberg & Corrigan Law Firm
                                          St. Louis

Mr. Michael Corrigan received his J.D. from the University of Missouri – Columbia in 1990. He
is a member of the Missouri Bar Association, Illinois Bar Association, Lawyers Association of St.
Louis, American Trial Lawyers Association and the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys.

In 2000, he was awarded the Lon O. Hocker Trial Lawyer Award by the Missouri Bar. Mr.
Corrigan has tried numerous personal injury jury trials throughout Missouri and Illinois.

Mr. Corrigan is a member of The Padberg & Corrigan Law Firm which concentrates in the areas
of civil litigation, medical malpractice, aviation law, workers’ compensation, general personal
injury law and wrongful death.

                                          Jack Cranley
                                         Attorney at Law
                                         Glen Carbon, IL

Mr. Jack Cranley is an attorney in private practice, licensed in IL and MO and TX. After thirteen
years of in-house corporate practice, with companies such as Citigroup, CNA and others, Mr.
Cranley started his own practice in 2004. He has broad experience in corporate governance
issues, employment related law, insurance coverage and regulation and civil litigation. Mr.
Cranley advises business owners and individuals on organizational and risk management related
matters, compliance, contracting and employment related issues.

                                        Patrick Cronan
                                    Law Office of Pat Cronan

Mr. Patrick Cronan practices law from his house, on the bluff overlooking the Missouri River at
Rocheport. He limits his practice to local government clients. Patrick is legal counsel to the
Missouri Municipal League and general counsel of the Missouri Association of Fire Protection
Districts. He is city attorney for 5 small municipalities – Slater, Blackwater, Clark, Kingdom City
and Pierpont.

                                       Fredrich J. Cruse
                                      The Cruse Law Firm

Mr. Fredrich J. Cruse, born Marysville, California, September 7, 1947; admitted to bar, 1974,
Missouri; 1982, Illinois; 1987, Utah; also admitted to practice before U.S. Supreme Court; U.S.
District Courts, Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri, Central District of Illinois and District
of Utah; U.S. Court of Military Appeals. Preparatory education, William Jewell College (A.B.,
1969); legal education, University of Missouri, Kansas City (J.D., 1973). Public Defender, Tenth
Judicial Circuit, 1977-80. Bankruptcy Trustee, Eastern District of Missouri, 1981 – present.
Rewrote: “So You’re Going into the Service,” pamphlet for Missouri Bar Military Law
Committee, 1978. City Counselor, Hannibal, Missouri, 1981-85. Member: Tenth Judicial Circuit
and American Bar Associations; The Missouri Bar (Chairman, Non Urban Lawyers Committee
(which became the General Practice Committee, the precursor to the Solo & Small Firm
Committee), 1982-84; Chairman, Economics and Methods of Practice Committee (now the Law
Practice Management Committee), 1984-87); Vice Chairman of the Solo & Small Firm
Committee (2000-); Missouri Public Defender Association (Vice-President, 1978-79); National
Association of Bankruptcy Trustees (Board of Directors, 1990 to 2002; Secretary/Treasurer 1992-
1996). (Judge Advocate, U.S. Marine Corps, 1974-77) Listed: Who’s Who in American Law.

                                     Margaret Spencer Dixon
                                      Spencer Consulting
                                        Washington, DC

Ms. Margaret Spencer Dixon is a lawyer/consultant specializing in time management seminars
for lawyers and legal professionals. Meg received her A.B. with honors from Princeton, and her
J.D. from Stanford Law School, then clerked for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
and practiced in the litigation and energy groups of Shaw Pittman in Washington, D.C. In 1992,
she founded Spencer Consulting, and since then has been giving speeches, writing articles, and
conducting seminars on time management and related subjects such as procrastination, stress
management, and how to run effective meetings. She has presented seminars for numerous law
firms, CLE providers, government agencies, and Harvard Law School. She has been chair of the
Time Management Interest Group of the ABA’s Law Practice Management Section. Her writings
include the chapter on time management in the book, “Living with the Law: Strategies to Avoid
Burnout and Create Balance,” the book “The Lawyer's Guide to Palm Powered Handhelds”, and
the audiotape programs “Organize Your Time and Manage Your Paperwork,” and “So Many
Meetings, So Little Time: Making Meetings Shorter, Better Organized, and More Productive,” all
of     which    are     available    from    the    ABA.     Meg     can   be     reached    at and at 301-949-2214.

                                        Tim E. Dollar
                               The Law Offices of Tim Dollar, L.C.
                                         Kansas City

Mr. Tim E. Dollar is the founding partner of The Law Offices of Tim Dollar, a Kansas City,
Missouri trial practice firm. Tim graduated from the University of Kansas in 1981 and received
his J.D. from the University of Missouri at Kansas City, where he was a member of the National
Trial Advocacy Team and the National Moot Court Team.

In addition to private practice, Tim has served as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for Jackson
County, Missouri since 1984, primarily handling homicide cases.

Tim's civil practice consists of representing plaintiffs in the areas of truck crash litigation, nursing
home negligence, medical malpractice, product liability and other personal injury matters. Over
the course of his career, Tim has participated in over 200 jury trials.

Tim has served as an Adjunct Professor of Trial Advocacy at the University of Missouri - Kansas
City from 1985 to the present. He has lectured frequently at professional seminars. He is a
member of the Executive Committee of the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys. He is also a
member of The Missouri Bar, The Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association and the American
Trial Lawyers Association. In 1996 Tim was awarded the Lon O. Hocker Memorial Trial Lawyer
award, which is awarded by the Missouri Bar Association to an outstanding trial attorney in the
State of Missouri. In 1999, Tim was appointed by the Missouri Supreme Court to the Disciplinary
Committee, which oversees the ethical conduct of lawyers in the State of Missouri. He was voted
by his peers as one of the "Best Lawyers in America" in 2004 and 2005.

He was elected by the Kansas City Jackson County Bar to the 16th Circuit Judicial Nominating
Commission in 2005. Under Missouri's non-partisan court plan, the Commission screens and
submits candidates for judicial vacancies to the Governor for appointment.

                                  Janice Lynne Durbin
                           McDonald County Prosecuting Attorney

Ms. Janice Durbin is currently the McDonald County Prosecuting Attorney, having assumed
office on January 1, 2007. Prior to her election, she was in private practice in Anderson and Noel,
Missouri. She received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Missouri - Columbia in 2001.
She holds a M.A. in American History from SMSU in Springfield, and is a Ph.D. candidate in
early American History from the University of Missouri - Columbia. Along with her duties as
prosecuting attorney, Ms. Durbin teaches for P.O.S.T. as a certified instructor for law
enforcement, and adjuncts for the local community college. She has published short articles on
labor law in the Midwest and biographical pieces on early American authors. She currently serves
as the president of the Newton-McDonald County Bar Association, and she is licensed to practice
in both Missouri and Kansas.

                                       Nasreen D. Esmail
                              Division of Workers’ Compensation
                                      Jefferson City, MO

Ms. Nasreen Esmail has been the Chief Legal Advisor with the Missouri Division of Workers’
Compensation since January 2001. Ms. Esmail provides legal assistance to the various units
within the Division. She also the addresses the correspondence, records/subpoenas and various
other issues at the request of the Department Director and Division Director. Previous positions
held at the Division were Staff Attorney and Mediator. Prior to joining the Division, Ms. Esmail
worked for the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services with the Bureau of Child Care
Safety & Licensure, Department of Social Services – Division of Legal Services as a hearing
officer, and at the Missouri Public Defender’s office – Juvenile Division in St. Louis city. Ms.
Esmail also clerked for the judges en banc at the 21st Judicial Circuit Court (St. Louis County)
and for the Hon. James A. Pudlowski at the Missouri Court of Appeals –Eastern District. She
received her J.D. from St. Louis University in 1991 and has a B.G.L./LLB from University of
Bombay, India.

                                  Thomas Campbell Farnam
                                   The Farnam Law Firm
                                         St. Louis

Mr. Tom Farnam heads The Farnam Law Firm, dealing exclusively with employee benefit
matters since 1984, primarily for employers. Speaker and author on employee benefits topics for
many professional groups, including numerous ALI-ABA courses. Founded BAMSL Employee
Benefits Section; member IRS D Letter Liaison Group; ABA Tax Section; Director of The Small
Business Council of America. BA Butler University; JD Indiana University; and LLM (Taxation)
Georgetown University.

                                     W. Hamp Ford Jr.
                                Ford, Parshall & Baker, LLC

Mr. W. Hamp Ford, Jr. practice includes professional malpractice defense including legal and
medical malpractice, general liability defense, insurance policy litigation, and mediation. He
received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, 1958, and
his J.D. from the University of Missouri Columbia School of Law, Columbia, Missouri, 1964,
Honors: Board of Editors, Missouri Law Review.

Some of his representative clients include the University of Missouri, Columbia Mutual Group of
Insurance Companies, Auto Club Insurance Companies, Safeco Insurance Companies, St. Paul
Insurance Company, The Bar Plan Professional Insurance Companies, and Intermed Insurance

His published Corporation Residence for Purposes of Venue in Missouri, Missouri Law Review,
1964. He has taught Trial Demonstration, American College of Trial Lawyers.
He has an AV rating by Martindale Hubbell.

He is a member of American College of Trial Lawyers, 1982 – Present, Member, Fellow;
American Board of Trial Advocates, 1985 – Present, Advocate; Missouri Supreme Court
Approved Civil Instructions Committee, 1987 – Present; Missouri Bar Foundation, 1987 –
Present, Trustee; Reality House Youth Offender Residence Program, 1969 – 1977; Missouri
Organization of Defense Lawyers; Missouri Society of Hospital Attorneys, Boone County Bar
Association; and The Missouri Bar.

                                    Cynthia Moseley Fox
                                      Attorney at Law

Ms. Cynthia Moseley Fox (née Smyrniotis) has been in private practice and a self-employed
attorney since 1976, and a solo practitioner since 1985. Her primary area of practice is family
law-the traditional practice of, as well as mediation. She has had a weekly newspaper column
“Fox Family Files” since 2/05. Originator of the ConstructiveDivorce®. Member of BAMSL,
past 2 year co-chairman of the BAMSL Family & Juvenile Law Committee; chairman –
subcommittee to formulate joint custody legislation for the state of Missouri. Former Asst.
Prosecuting Attorney of St. Louis County, formerly in house-counsel at Kellwood Company.
Washington University School of Law (1973), admitted to the Missouri Bar 1973.

                                         Alan B. Gallas
                                        Gallas & Schultz
                                          Kansas City

Mr. Alan Gallas has been associated with credit and collections for his entire legal career which
currently spans twenty eight years. He graduated from the University of Missouri at Kansas City
with a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in 1975, and his Juris Doctorate in 1978. He
was an associate and then partner at one of Kansas City’s most respected collection law firms
prior to opening his own office in 1987. In May, 1992, he and Mark Schultz formed the firm of
Gallas & Schultz. From its inception, the firm has concentrated in pursuing collections, both in
bankruptcy and civil lawsuits. The firm also enjoys a broad commercial litigation practice
including employment, contract, corporate and partnership litigation.

Mr. Gallas served three terms as Chairman of the Civil Practice and Procedure Committee of The
Missouri Bar and two terms as Chair of the Solo and Small Firm Committee of The Missouri Bar
He has previously chaired the Commercial/Bankruptcy section of the Kansas City Metropolitan
Bar Association and the Associate Division section of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar
Association. Mr. Gallas is also a past president of the Credit Association of Kansas City Missouri,
and has served numerous two year appointments on its Board. He is a past director of Consumer
Credit Counseling Service of the Midwest, and served as its legal counsel for many years. He is a
director of The Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Foundation and serves as a Governor of The
Missouri Bar.

In 1992, Mr. Gallas was appointed by the County Executive of Jackson County, Missouri to serve
as a Director of the Industrial Development Authority of Jackson County, where he still serves.
Mr. Gallas has also served as a member of the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit Advisory Committee and
is currently a member of the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit Associate Division Committee, having
been appointed to consecutive terms by the last nine presiding judges of Jackson County,
Missouri. Mr. Gallas received the President’s Award of The Missouri Bar in 2000 for service to
the Bar and was appointed by Missouri Supreme Court Chief Justice William Ray Price to serve
as a member of The Supreme Court Civil Jury Study Commission. In 2001, Mr. Gallas was
selected for inclusion in “Best Lawyers’ Consumer Guide” published by “The Best Lawyers in
America”. The Missouri Bar Foundation bestowed the Purcell Professionalism Award on Mr.
Gallas is 2002. Mr. Gallas has served as chair of two special committees of The Missouri Bar at
the request of its president: Annual Meeting Review and Planning Committee; and the Special
Committee on Unbundled Legal Services. Mr. Gallas received the Law Foundation Service
Award from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law in 2006.

Mr. Gallas is a frequent lecturer to state and local bar associations and trade organizations on the
subject of collections and bankruptcy, including the areas of the Fair Debt Collection Practices
Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, foreclosures, mechanic’s liens and non-dischargeability cases. He
authored the chapter entitled “Collecting Judgments”, in the Kansas City Court Handbook and is
the Editor for the Missouri Bar Publication entitled Evidence Handbook.

Mr. Gallas is licensed to practice law in the States of Missouri and Kansas; the Federal District
and Bankruptcy Courts in Missouri and Kansas; the Federal Court of Appeals for the Eighth
Circuit; and, the Federal Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.

                                       E. Todd Garrison
                       Missouri State Highway Patrol Crime Laboratory

Mr. Todd Garrison is a nineteen-year veteran of the Missouri State Highway Patrol Crime
Laboratory. Todd is currently the Supervisor in the Firearm and Toolmark section of the Highway
Patrol Laboratory. He holds a Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Central
Missouri State University and has attended the F.B.I. Academy course Specialized Techniques in
Firearms Identification. He is a Missouri Department of Public Safety certified specialist
instructor. Todd has testified over 190 times in the county courts of Missouri, Illinois, the Federal
Judicial system and in United States Military Court Martial proceedings. He has published several
papers in the forensic discipline of firearm identification, instructed at several forensic firearm
workshops, major case squad and crime scene investigators training courses; and quest instructed
at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Firearms Examiners Academy. He is
a distinguished member of the Association of Firearm and Toolmark Examiners, holds regular
membership in the Midwestern Association of Forensic Scientists, the International Association
for Identification and the Missouri Division of the International Association for Identification.

                                     Tracy Hunsaker Gilroy
                                      The Gilroy Law Firm
                                           St. Louis

Ms. Tracy Hunsaker Gilroy, President of the Gilroy Law Firm, received her J.D. from St. Louis
University in 1984. Previously, she received a B.A. degree with double majors in Psychology and
Communications from the University of Dayton, OH.

For 23 years, Ms. Gilroy has enjoyed a litigation practice in the area of eminent domain and real
estate disputes. She began her law practice with MODOT, Missouri’s Highway and
Transportation Department as Assistant Counsel. After 5 years of jury trials and appellate
practice, she concluded government practice and began a private practice “Of Counsel” with the
law firm of Draheim & Pranschke. In 1994, Ms. Gilroy founded The Gilroy Law Firm wherein
she continues to practice eminent domain law.

In 1994, Ms. Gilroy also became a charter member of the Association of Attorney Mediators, St.
Louis Chapter (AAM). Since her training by AAM in 1994, Ms. Gilroy has also been trained as a
mediator and neutral evaluator by the U.S. District Court, Eastern District. Ms. Gilroy is also an
established mediator with other Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) organizations and service
providers, such as AAA and Pinnacle Arbitration and Mediation. Ms. Gilroy has previously served
the EEOC in its preliminary mediation program. Ms. Gilroy serves as a voluntary mediator for The
Missouri Bar/Office of the Chief Disciplinary Counsel and The Bar Association of Metropolitan St.
Louis. Ms. Gilroy presently serves as an arbitrator advisor on AAA’s Commercial Advisory Panel.
Ms. Gilroy enjoys studying and lecturing on law practice management, and has served as Vice-Chair
of MOBAR’s Law Practice Management Committee. She has also served on many committees of
the ABA's Law Practice Management Section and the Young Lawyers Division, including the Chief
Editor of the ABA/YLD’s Law Practice Management Newsletter. Most recently, Ms. Gilroy served
as Chair of the ABA’s Solo and Small Firm Practitioner’s Standing Committee, which had the
mission of reaching out to solos and small firm practitioners across the country.

Ms. Gilroy has served as President of the St. Louis Bar Association, with over 6000 lawyer
constituents, and has served as President of the St. Louis Bar Foundation. As an active member of
the ABA’s Bar Services Committee, Ms. Gilroy also became an active leader in the ABA’s Bar
Leadership Institute which trained the nation’s bar leaders.

                                       Thomas G. Glick
                                       Glick Finley LLC
                                           St. Louis

Mr. Thomas G. Glick is a principal at the law firm of Glick Finley LLC. Before forming that
firm, Mr. Glick had been operating his own law practice. Prior to that, he was a staff attorney to
the St. Louis County Probate Court.

Mr. Glick has published articles in the St. Louis Bar Journal, the Journal of Dispute Resolution
and has prepared several chapter updates for the Missouri Bar Desk Book on Estate
Administration. He is a frequent speaker on many topics for continuing legal education seminars.
Mr. Glick served on the Missouri Governor’s Advisory Council on Aging. In 2005 Mr. Glick was
presented with the B.A.M.S.L. President’s Outstanding Service Award and in 2002 he received
an award for his pro bono work in the Volunteer Lawyer Program of Legal Services of Eastern
Missouri. He is rated “AV” by his colleges as reported in Martindale-Hubble.

Mr. Glick has served as chair of the Probate and Trust Section of the Bar Association of
Metropolitan St. Louis and on the B.A.M.S.L. Board of Governors, and is currently serving on
the Executive Committee of the Board of Governors. In the 2006-07 bar year Mr. Glick was
elected Treasurer B.A.M.S.L. Mr. Glick also actively participates in the Missouri Bar where he
serves as a member of the Solo and Small Firm Committee. Mr. Glick serves on the Board of
Directors for Legal Services of Eastern Missouri and is a member of the St. Louis County Bar
Association, Mound City Bar Association, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and the St.
Louis Lawyer’s Association.

Mr. Glick received his B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin and his J.D. from the
University of Missouri-Columbia where he was inducted into the Order of the Barristers. Tom,
his wife Brenda and their two sons, Alex (4 years) and Jonas (2 years), live in St. Louis.

                                       Stephen Gorny
                        Bartimus, Frickleton, Robertson & Gorny, P.C.
                                      Leawood, Kansas

Mr. Stephen Gorny is a partner with Bartimus, Frickleton, Robertson & Gorny, P.C. He graduated
magna cum laude from Washburn University School of Law in 1994. Prior to law school, Steve
graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, with a double major in political science and

Steve’s 13 years of practice have been somewhat equally divided between defense work and
plaintiffs’ litigation. His first five years were spent at Polsinelli, White, Vardeman, & Shalton,
P.C., defending manufacturers in product liability suits, primarily involving automobile design
and safety. He brought that experience to the plaintiffs’ side in 1998 and continues his practice in
the area of products liability, premises liability, transportation accidents and general catastrophic
injuries. He has investigated and litigated hundreds of vehicular incidents and vehicle defect
claims. Steve has developed extensive relationships with accident investigators,
reconstructionists, and product specialists to assist in analyzing every nuance of a vehicular

Steve is actively involved in legal and community affairs. He is a member of The Leukemia and
Lymphoma Society’s Board of Trustees and serves on its Executive Committee. He received the
Robert McKinney “Volunteer of the Year” award from the Society. In 2006, Steve ran 12 full
(26.2 mile) marathons in 12 months to raise money for the Society.

Steve is admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Western District of
Missouri, the District of Kansas and the District of Nebraska, the Missouri Supreme Court, the
Kansas Supreme Court and the Missouri Court of Appeals.

Steve lives in Leawood, Kansas, with his wife Erin and their daughter Ellie.

                                      Maurice B. Graham
                                   Gray Ritter & Graham, PC
                                            St. Louis

Mr. Maurice B. Graham concentrates his practice in the area of litigation, including, medical
negligence, product liability, and corporate litigation. He was educated at Central Methodist
College and the University of Missouri-Columbia where he received his B.A. degree in 1960, and
his J.D. degree in 1962. During law school he was president of the law school Board of
Governors. He is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, and the Fifth,
Eighth and Ninth Circuits of the United States Court of Appeals, in addition to being admitted in
the state and federal courts of Missouri. Mr. Graham was a member of the Missouri Bar Board of
Governors from 1980 through 1990, and was President of the Missouri Bar in 1988-89. He is a
member of The Missouri Bar, and the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis. He is a Fellow
of the American College of Trial Lawyers and member of the international Society of Banisters.
He is a fellow of the American Bar Foundation. He is licensed to practice law in Missouri and
Colorado. Mr. Graham has handled cases in federal and state courts throughout Missouri, and in
courts in Montana, Illinois, Texas, and Arizona. Mr. Graham received a Special Merit Citation
from the American Judicature Society in 1989, and received a Citation of Merit from the
University of Missouri-Columbia Law School in 1988. In 1992, the University of Missouri-
Columbia honored him with a Distinguished Alumni Award.

                                        Lyle Gregory
                                   Law Office of Lyle Gregory

Mr. Lyle Gregory is a 1992 graduate of Washington University School of Law engaged in the
solo practice of law in Raymore, Missouri. His practice is limited to personal injury and other
civil litigation, including employment and civil rights, and some criminal defense. In 2004, he ran
for State Representative from the 123rd District, encompassing Belton and Raymore, as a
Democrat. He is married with one child, Katie.

                                      Annette P. Heller
                                 Law Office of Annette P. Heller
                                           St. Louis

Ms. Annette P. Heller has practiced in the area of Trademark and Copyright Law for over 28
years. Prior to going into private practice in 1983, she was Trademark/Copyright Counsel for
Ralston Purina Company. Besides representing individuals, she also represents many small and
medium size businesses in the St. Louis area and in other parts of the country including
California, Florida, Colorado and Illinois. In addition to directly representing small and medium
size business, she represents business clients from many law firms that do not have the
infrastructure to support trademark departments of their own. For more information, see her web
page at

                                           Jack Helller
                                            St. Louis

Mr. Jack Heller is a retired federal investigator with the United States Department of Labor –
Employee Benefits Security Administration.

Jack earned a bachelor degree in business administration from Bradley University and Masters in
Business Administration from Southern Illinois University.

Jack holds a CPA certificate and a Certified Employee Benefits Specialist certification, a
certification sponsored by the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans and the
Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Jack worked for 32 years for the United States Government. Twenty-eight years of his career
were spent with the U.S. Department of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration,
investigating employee benefit plans for compliance with the Employee Retirement Income
Security Act and related federal employee benefit laws. He also conducted several criminal
investigations involving federal criminal violations related to employee benefit plans, and has
received an Award for Distinguished Service from the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of
Missouri. He retired as a senior investigator in 2006. Prior to his retirement, Jack was the regional
coordinator for the Employee Benefit Security Administration’s Voluntary Fiduciary Correction

                                        Paul G. Henry
                                       Denlow & Henry
                                          St. Louis

Mr. Paul G. Henry is a Member of the firm of Denlow & Henry. He is currently the Chair of the
Missouri Bar Committee on Paralegals and was formerly the Chair of the Solo and Small Firm
Committee of the Missouri Bar Association (2001-2003). He has also served as Chair of the
Missouri Bar Condemnation Committee and the Committee on Technology and Computer Law.
He received his undergraduate degree from Southwest Missouri State University and his law
degree from Washington University, St. Louis, where he was an Associate Editor of the
Washington University Law Quarterly. In addition, he contributed to the Missouri Condemnation
Practice Handbook (Third Edition, 2002 Supp.), co-authoring chapters on Inverse Condemnation
and Taxation.

                                          Matt Hill
                                    Dickerson & Hill LLC
                                       Cape Girardeau

Mr. Matt Hill received his B.S. in 1993 from Southeast Missouri State University, and his J.D. in
1996 from Ohio Northern University. He is a member of The Missouri Bar, and a member and
past officer of 32nd Judicial Circuit Bar Association. He is licensed in Missouri (1996) and USDC
EDMO (1996). He is a partner in the firm Dickerson & Hill, LLC, in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.
He was a 2006 Candidate for Missouri Legislature.

                                        Brian Hoey
                      Missouri State Highway Patrol Crime Laboratory

Mr. Brian Hoey is a fourteen-year veteran of the Missouri State Highway Patrol Crime
Laboratory. Brian is currently the supervisor of the DNA section of the Highway Patrol Lab and
Local CODJS administrator. Brian holds a Bachelors degree in Biology from Northern Illinois
University, as well as a Masters degree in Biology, with a particular emphasis in Molecular
Biology, also from Northern Illinois University. In addition to his duties at the Missouri State
Highway Patrol Crime Laboratory, Brian is also an adjunct instructor at Columbia College in
Columbia, Missouri teaching course in Anatomy, Physiology and Criminalistics and serves on the
Criminal Justice curriculum board. Brian has testified over 100 times in Missouri courts and has
performed analyses on over 1000 cases. Most notably, Brian was one of the Highway Patrol
Scientists to perform DNA analyses and identification on remains recovered from the plane crash
of former Missouri Governor Mel Carnahan. Brian has several publications in the field of DNA
profiling and has given talks at meetings and symposia throughout the Midwest. Brian is a
member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, The American Association of
Anatomists, and the Midwestern Association of Forensic Scientists where he has served for the
past three years as the Biology Coordinator and most recently served as the Program Chair for
their 34th annual meeting. Brian is married to his wife Kristen of 7 years. They have two
daughters Kate 6 and Kyra 2 1/2.

                                    Hon. John C. Holstein
                                 Shughart Thomson & Kilroy

Judge John Holstein, a shareholder of Shughart Thomson & Kilroy, focuses his practice on
alternative dispute resolution, governmental relations, commercial transactions, litigation and
appellate practice.

Judge Holstein received his law degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and his
L.L.M. in the Judicial Process from the University of Virginia. He served as probate and
magistrate judge, then as Associate Circuit Judge of Howell County from 1975-1982. He was
elected to Circuit Judge of the 37th judicial circuit in 1982. In 1987 he was appointed to the
Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District, and served as Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals
from 1988 to 1989. In 1989, he was appointed to the Missouri Supreme Court. He served on that
Court for more than twelve years, including a two-year term as chief justice from 1995-1997.

He is the recipient of the SMSU Outstanding Alumni Award, 1996. He was recognized in 1995
for having been a founding member and first chairperson of the Central States Judicial Council on
Child Support Enforcement, and in 1997 was recognized for serving as chairperson of the
Appellate Judicial Commission from 1995-1997.

His community involvement includes his membership in the Springfield Rotary Club and lecturer
in the Leadership Springfield Program. He has taught university courses in business law and
education law at SMSU and Southwest Baptist University.

                                      Robert G. Ingold
                                  Ingold & Associates, LLC

Mr. Robert G. Ingold is a graduate of Southwest Baptist University (B.A. History 1972), National
University (M.B.A. 1981), and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law (J.D.
1978). Additionally, Mr. Ingold holds the Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) and Chartered
Financial Consultant (ChFC) professional designations from the American College. Mr. Ingold
was admitted to the Missouri Bar in 1978 and holds memberships in a number of professional
organizations including the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.

Mr. Ingold retired from the Marine Corps Reserve in 1994, with the rank of lieutenant colonel.
From 1984 to 2005, Mr. Ingold concurrently maintained a private estate planning practice and
served as vice president for estate planning at Southwest Baptist University. Mr. Ingold’s post-
retirement law practice is devoted primarily to estate planning and administration.

                                    Geoffrey R. Jones
                             The Padberg & Corrigan Law Firm
                                         St. Louis

Mr. Geoffrey R. Jones is an Associate at The Padberg & Corrigan Law Firm. Geoff graduated
law school from the University of Missouri - Columbia in 2001. He has the distinction of being a
member of the University of Central Missouri Athletic Hall of Fame for his contributions to the
school in golf.

Geoff’s primary practice involves construction litigation, workers’ compensation, co-employee
liability, medical malpractice, automobile collisions and a gambit of other personal injury cases.
Geoff has successfully tried multiple jury trials and prevailed in numerous workers’
compensation hearings.

Geoff can be reached by e-mail at

                                      Edward J. Karfeld
                                    Karfeld Law Firm, P.C.
                                           St. Louis

Mr. Ed Karfeld received his J.D. from the University of Missouri, and practices in St. Louis, in
the areas of bankruptcy and collections. Ed’s experience in bankruptcy includes serving as a
Chapter 13 Trustee and Chapter 7 Trustee, and representing debtors, creditors and Chapter 7
trustees. He has represented debtors in Chapter 7 cases and in successful reorganizations under
Chapters 9, 11 and 13. Ed is a frequent author and lecturer for the Missouri Bar and other
professional groups, on topics dealing with bankruptcy, insolvency, collections and creditors

                                     Chris Kelleher
                             The Law Firm For Businesses, PC

As founder and president of The Law Firm For Businesses, PC, Chris Kelleher serves as
general counsel to businesses by providing a unique blend of down-to-earth business and legal
advice, creative problem solving, and cutting-edge success tools and techniques. In recognition
of his many contributions to the business community, Kelleher was named Small Business
Lawyer of the Year in 2003 by The United States Small Business Administration (St. Louis
District). He also serves as a director on the West County Advisory Board for US Bank in St.

Kelleher was asked to write a monthly column on Legal Matters for Entrepreneur Magazine’s
internationally-renowned website, In addition, Kelleher has been published,
quoted or profiled in a variety of publications including: Nation’s Business magazine; The CPA
Journal; Supervision magazine; The Journal of the College and University Personnel
Association; The Journal of Property Management; Self-Employed America; The Kansas
City Business Journal; The St. Louis Business Journal; among others.

Praised in the media for his “high energy level and a great sense of humor,” Kelleher has
appeared on KSDK-TV (NBC affiliate), the Higher Education Channel,
and and has been asked to speak before a wide range of groups including: The
National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO); The International Association
of Business Communicators; The Missouri Bar Association; The American Institute Of
Banking; The United States Army; The Community Service Public Relations Council;
among others.

Kelleher earned a B.A. in Communications (summa cum laude) and a joint JD/MBA degree (with
honors) from Saint Louis University where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

                                   Courtney Kennaday
                               Practice Management Advisor
                                    South Carolina Bar

Ms. Courtney Kennaday has been the Practice Management Advisor (PMA) of the South
Carolina Bar since 2002. She is a 1989 graduate of the University of South Carolina School of
Law and a member of the SC Bar, the ABA Law Practice Management Section, and the ABA
General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Division. She is the staff liaison to the Ethics Advisory
Committee, the Professional Responsibility Committee, and the Solo & Small Firm Section of the
South Carolina Bar.

Before becoming the PMA, she worked in both large and small law firms – as an attorney, a law
librarian, and a director of information technology. In her position as PMA, she advises Bar
members on technology, office management, ethics and Casemaker® legal research. Her PMAP
web pages are among the most visited on the SC Bar website and were recently ranked number
five by the ABA in the top six best state Bar resources in the country. She writes a regular
column, Bar Bytes, for the South Carolina Bar News, and her practice management and
technology tips appear each Tuesday in the South Carolina Bar EBlast e_newsletter. Her articles
on legal technology have been published in ABA GPSolo magazine and in the Wisconsin
Lawyer, among others. She frequently speaks to groups of lawyers both in South Carolina and
elsewhere, including several appearances at ABA TECHSHOW in Chicago.

Contact information:
Courtney Kennaday
Practice Management Advisor
SC Bar P.O. Box 608
Columbia, SC 29202
803 799_6653 ext. 183
Fax 803 799_4118

                              Professor Mary Kay Kisthardt
                            University of Missouri – Kansas City
                                        School f Law

Professor Mary Kay Kisthardt is a graduate of Penn State and the Yale Law School. She is a
professor at the UMKC School of Law where she teaches Family Law, Children in the Law,
Elder Law Alternative Dispute Resolution and Mediation. She is also the faculty Co-Director of
the UMKC Child and Family Services Clinic. She has been a mediator for 25 years and has
written numerous articles on the subject. She drafted the Missouri Supreme Court Rule on Child
Custody Mediation and has been involved in efforts to implement the rule throughout the state.
She also serves as the Executive Editor of the Journal of the American Academy of Matrimonial
Lawyers and as the Reporter for the AAML Commission on the ALI Principles of Family
Dissolution. She drafted the Model Parenting Plan for the American Academy of Matrimonial
Lawyers and has presented on issues affecting the drafting of such plans nationally. She is
licensed to practice in Pennsylvania.

                                   Ross L. Kodner, Esq.
                            President and CEO, MicroLaw, Inc.
                             President and CEO, Factum, Inc.

Mr. Ross Kodner has presented 8 times at the Missouri Solo & Small Firm Conference. Ross is
an attorney, having graduated from Marquette University Law School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
in 1986. He founded Wisconsin’s MicroLaw, Inc. ( in 1985, an international
legal technology consulting firm and legal-exclusive training company, having served over 1000
law firms and legal departments across the North America. He also recently co-founded a new
Seattle-based company called Factum, Inc., now offering the top legal technology and law
practice management educators with online CLE programming at Ross
is a frequent speaker and author internationally on a broad range of legal technology topics,
including his Paper LESS Office™ process, practice management and electronic discovery,
having conducted over 1400 CLE sessions since the mid-1980's. Ross has received an
unprecedented six awards from the industry’s Technolawyer Community. In 1999 he was
honored as the "Technolawyer Consultant of the Year" - a lifetime achievement award and the
industry’s highest honor. He was subsequently awarded the Contributor of the Year award in
2000, 2001, 2005 and 2006. He served four years in the ABA as Chair of the ABA Law Practice
Management Section’s Computer & Technology Division. He was also a member of the ABA
TECHSHOW Executive Board for five years, held every March in Chicago. He recently founded
and co-chaired the ABA GP|Solo Division’s first Annual National Solo & Small Firm Conference
and the first Wisconsin Solo & Small Firm Conference. His firm’s website at is the world’s largest web repository of free online viewable legal
technology CLE materials and receives almost a quarter million hits per month. His personal
mottos are: "Friends don’t let friends word process without Reveal Codes" and "If you think
hiring an expert is expensive, try hiring an amateur." He can be reached at

                                     John Landwehr
                            Cook, Vetter, Doerhoff & Landwehr
                                      Jefferson City

Mr. John Landwehr received his undergraduate and master’s degrees from Catholic University in
Washington, D.C., and graduated from the UMC Law School in 1981. He was an Assistant
Attorney General for three years under John Ashcroft, representing various state agencies
including the Missouri Real Estate Commission. In 1984 he joined the firm where he is now a
partner, Cook, Vetter, Doerhoff & Landwehr. His practice areas include real estate, commercial
law and estate planning.

                                      C. Gregg Larson
                                   C. Gregg Larson, P.C.
                                         St. Joseph

Mr. C. Gregg Larson is a solo practitioner in St. Joseph, MO. His practice is centered around
business, estate planning and real estate. He is admitted to practice in Missouri and Nebraska.

                                     Alison Nolan Lee
                          Monsees, Miller, Mayer, Presley & Amick
                                        Kansas City

Ms. Alison Nolan Lee was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where she graduated from
Nicolet High School. She then migrated to Northern California where she attended California
State University in Sacramento, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre Arts.

After a brief career as an actress in Southern California, Alison's lifelong desire to make a
difference in her community motivated her to attend law school. She obtained her legal education
at Washburn University School of Law in Topeka, Kansas, where she graduated with Dean's
Honors. During her tenure at Washburn Law, Alison served as a Notes Editor for the Washburn
Law Journal and worked extensively at the Washburn Law Clinic. In addition, she spent one
semester working as an intern for a Kansas State Senator and served as "Senate Reader" for the
Kansas State Senate. Alison also spent a summer studying law and economics and comparative
family law in London.

Prior to joining the Monsees, Miller firm, Ali worked at the Douglas County District Attorney's
Office, where she gained valuable jury trial experience.

                                 Patric Alexander Lester
                           Law Offices Patric Lester & Associates
                                    St. Louis, Missouri
                                   San Diego, California

Born New York, New York. admitted to bar, 1982, Missouri; 1983, U.S. District Court, Western
District of Missouri; 1985, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri; 1996, U.S. Supreme
Court; 2002, New York; 2002, California; 2002, U.S. District Court, Southern District Of

Education: University of California at Santa Barbara (B.S., 1977); Legal education: California
Western School of Law (J.D., 1980), Certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National College
of Advocacy; Graduate, Ultimate Trial Advocacy Course, Harvard Law School (1998).

Has represented individuals in settlements, mediation and jury trials in the State and Federal
courts and in the State and Federal Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Courts. He
has also represented claimants in claims in front of the Missouri Department of Labor and
Industrial Relations, Division of Workers Compensation.

Memberships and Committee’s: former Member of the American Bar Association, Liaison to
ABA General Practice Solo and Small Firm Section’s National Outreach Program; the Missouri
Trial Lawyers Association, the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis; Chairperson,
speaker/editor for the CLE Potpourri for the General Practitioner, 1991 - 2000; past Chair Solo
and Small Firm Section; past Member at Large, Continuing Legal Education; The Association of
Trial Lawyers of America, Sections: Product Liability, Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway and
Premises Liability;

Selected course materials and presentations: Moderator /speaker Electronics in the Courtroom of
2001; Moderator Assisting the Entrepreneur Start Up: The Keys to Success; CLE liaison; The
Missouri Bar; Planning Committee Annual Solo and Small Firm Conference, Lake of the Ozarks;
Speaker/panel member, Practice Skills for New Attorneys, Managing a Law Office, Bar
Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, 2001; 3 Things I Would have Done and Didn’t & 3 Thins I
Did Do and Wouldn’t, If I had to Do it All over Again, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis,
2002; Top Nine Misconceptions about Evidence, St. Louis County, Presenter/speaker, Case Study
Annual Conference, American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants, Marketing Strategies and
Brainstorming Denton & Keuler, LLP firm retreat, St. Louis, MO., 2002, Managing a Law Office
for Solo & Small Firm Practitioners, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, 2002,
Relationship Marketing, Annual Solo and Small Firm Conference, Lake of the Ozarks, 2003,
Essentials of Missouri Practice, Marketing Your Law Practice, Columbia, Mo., 2003, The
Ghostly Nightmare : Insurance Companies and Medicare Claims That Continue to Haunt,
Annual Solo and Small Firm Conference, Lake of the Ozarks, 2004 Attorney Life: The First Five
Years!, Tips on Time Management, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, 2005, Kickstarting
the marketing Getting Jurors to Open Up in Voir Dire, Sunrise Session, Annual Solo and Small
Firm Conference, Lake of the Ozarks, 2006,

Interviewed in ABA Journal, Fed Up With Practice? Don’t walk Away Yet. January, 2001,
Everyday Heros- Nonprofessional experts Rank High on Jury Credibility at a Lower Cost to
Lawyers, August, 2005, Legal Assistant Today, Legal Nurse Consulting: The Next Big Trend,
October, 2003, The National Law Journal, Non-experts Taking the Stand, March 21, 2005,
Missouri Lawyers Weekly, for various articles and featured settlements.

                                        Robert D. Litz
                                   Carter Bauer Soule, LLC

Mr. Robert D. Litz is an attorney, mediator and arbitrator with the Clayton firm of Carter Bauer
Soule, LLC concentrating his practice in commercial law and civil litigation. He is a mediator and
arbitrator with U.S. Arbitration and Mediation Midwest, Inc., as well as an arbitrator for
American Arbitration Association, NASD and Pinnacle Arbitration and Mediation. Rob is a
certified neutral for the U.S. District Court, E.D. Mo and an Adjunct Professor at Washington
University School of Law. He is a 1981 graduate of the University of Missouri Kansas City
School of Law and received his undergraduate degree with honors from Drake University in
1979. Rob is the former Chair of The Missouri Bar and BAMSL ADR Committees. He has also
served on the faculty of several national, state and local ADR CLE programs.

                                  Rebecca T. Magruder
                             Law Office of Rebecca T. Magruder
                                         St. Charles

Ms. Rebecca T. Magruder, M.S.W., J.D. focuses her practice on mediation, collaborative law, and
other non-adversarial methods for resolving family law disputes. Ms. Magruder is an Advanced
Practitioner member of the Family Section of the Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) and
the Past Chair of ACR’s Family Section. Ms. Magruder previously served on the Board of
Directors of the Collaborative Family Law Association. Ms. Magruder currently serves as
President of the Board of Directors for M.A.R.C.H., Inc. (Mediation Achieving Results for
Children) and as a member of the St. Louis Committee for AFCC-Missouri. Ms. Magruder trains
and mentors new mediators and is an adjunct assistant professor of mediation at St. Louis
University School of Law.

                                  William C. Martucci, Esq
                                 Shook Hardy & Bacon, LLP
                                      Kansas City, MO

Mr. William C. Martucci, Esq., is a national employment litigator and policy advisor for a
number of Fortune 500 companies. He is a magna cum laude graduate of Rutgers College, where
he was a Henry Rutgers Scholar in American Studies; Robert A. Leflar School of Law at the
University of Arkansas, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review; and Georgetown
University Law Center, where he earned a Master of Laws in labor and employment law. Bill is
an active participant in the Harvard Business School Executive Education program, the American
Bar Association, the American Employment Law Council, and the Minority Corporate Counsel
Association. He is included in the Best Lawyers In America for employment litigation. Chambers
USA America’s Leading Lawyers for Business notes that Bill Martucci is “worth having on any
dream team for employment litigation and policy issues.” Bill leads the Shook, Hardy & Bacon
National Employment Litigation and Policy Practice Group.

                                   Charles McCloskey
                                Charles C. McCloskey, LLC
                                         St. Louis

With a Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree from Notre Dame in 1990, Chuck served as an
Army officer until 1998. He graduated with a JD degree from St. Louis University Law School in
2001. He has had prior employment in engineering projects throughout the United States. In
2002, he was a candidate for the Missouri House of Representatives. Chuck now has a patent law
practice in St. Louis County serving small companies and inventors. Chuck has extensive
experience in preparation and prosecution of patent applications for medical equipment,
packaging components, chemical processes, and many other mechanical apparatus and electrical
devices. Chuck’s practice also handles related matters for clients.

                                Audrey Hanson McIntosh
                               Audrey Hanson McIntosh, PC
                                      Jefferson City

Ms. Audrey Hanson McIntosh has a solo practice in Jefferson City. Audrey has practiced
administrative law since 1985, first in the Attorney General’s office, then in private practice
before state and government agencies.

                                    John L. “Tim” Mellitz
                                     Mellitz & Associates
                                           St. Louis

Mr. John L. ("Tim") Mellitz is an attorney who practiced law for sixteen years, and for the last
twenty years has practiced legal technology consulting as Mellitz & Associates, which specializes
in the automation of law firms. He was a Timeslips Certified Consultant for 15 years and
continues to maintain his skills supporting that program. He is also a Certified Independent
Consultant (CIC) for Time Matters, Billing Matters, and Billing Matters Plus, as well as PC Law.
As a legal technology consultant for attorneys he assists small to medium size law firms in the
design and implementation of Practice Management Systems and Time and Billing systems. In
addition, he consults with firms with respect to Litigations Support Systems, Trial Preparation
Systems and Practice-Specific database systems.

Mr. Mellitz is a member of the American Bar Association, Bar Association of Metropolitan St.
Louis, The Missouri Bar, The San Francisco Bar Association, The District Court for the District
of Columbia, and The District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. He is active in the
Technology and General Practice Committees of the State and local bar associations in which he
is a member. He was also the Editor of SASFIRM SmallTalk, the newsletter of the Solo and
Small Firm Committee of The Missouri Bar. In St. Louis, he has been active in the technology-
related committees of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis. Missouri Bar activities
include active participation in the Law Practice Management/Law Office Technology Committee,
and the Solo and Small Firm Committee. He is particularly proud of his roles supporting the
Missouri Bar Solo & Small Firm Conference: Every year since its inception in 1996, he has been
on the Planning Committee, has been an Exhibitor, and has been a Speaker or Moderator at
technology-related sessions. He has also recruited some of the most popular, nationally
recognized guest speakers. He is a member of the Law Practice Management Section of the
American Bar Association.

His articles dealing with law office automation have been published in the ABA General
Practice/Solo and Small Firm Technology & Practice Guide, Law Technology News, Law Office
Computing, The TechnoLawyer Community, St. Louis Daily Record, St. Louis Countian, St.
Louis Lawyer, Merrill's Illinois Legal Times, Lawyers Weekly, The Journal of The California
Bar, and other publications, both national and local.

                                       Ann Littell Mills
                                    Courtney & Mills, LLC

Ms. Ann Littell Mills is a partner in the law firm of Courtney & Mills, LLC located in
Springfield, MO. She practices in the areas of personal injury, worker’s compensation, and
employment law. In 1994, Ann graduated magna cum laude from Central Missouri State
University with a B.S. in History. Then, she moved on to the University of Nebraska College of
Law where she was a member of the school’s National Moot Court Team and graduated in 1997
with distinction. Ann has taught legal courses at various colleges in Springfield and at legal
seminars. Her hobbies include hiking and travel.

                                        Tim Monsees
                        Monsees, Miller, Mayer, Presley & Amick P.C.
                                         Kansas City

Mr. Tim Monsees is a shareholder and director with the firm of Monsees, Miller, Mayer, Presley
& Amick, P.C. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law in 1981.
He is admitted to practice in Missouri, Kansas and Texas. Mr. Monsees restricts his practice to
representation of injured parties in litigation of product liability, construction & industrial
accidents, insurance litigation and medical malpractice. Mr. Monsees’ firm has received national
recognition for litigation related to injuries from defective sporting equipment and from defective
firearms. In 2003, Mr. Monsees was the National Chairman of the International Society of
Primerus Attorneys Personal Injury Practice Group. He is a past member of the Board of
Governors for the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys as well as the Board of Eagles for the
Kansas Trial Lawyers Association. Monsees, Miller, Mayer, Presley & Amick, P.C. has offices in
Kansas City and Springfield.

                                    James A. Nadolski, P.C.
                                       Attorney at Law
                                          St. Joseph

Mr. Jim Nadolski primarily practices in the areas of criminal defense, domestic law, juvenile law
and basically has a general law practice covering most areas of the law other than corporate. His
practice generally covers most of Northwest Missouri and includes federal criminal defense

He received his J.D. degree from the University of Missouri at Kansas City, Missouri in 1987.

He has served as a special conflict attorney for the Missouri Public Defender system and was the
lead counsel for the Buchanan County Juvenile Division for 15 years.

Mr. Nadolski is married to beautiful Kimi N. Nadolski and has four children; Amy, Ryan,
Michael and Nolan.

He has had over 35 jury trials of both civil and criminal in nature, has been involved in over 20
appellate cases, most primarily dealing with appeals from termination of parental rights for the
Buchanan County Juvenile Office.

Mr. Nadolski has attended every Solo and Small Practice Seminar and is proud to have been
asked to be a lecturer at this wonderful and informative seminar.

                                           Lloyd Naes
                                  Certified Public Accountant
                                     St. Louis, MO 63141
                                         (314) 772-4022

Mr. Lloyd Naes is a Certified Public Accountant/Financial Planner. He has created and developed
a professional practice in tax and financial planning, including investment, retirement and tax
planning. He has designed and implemented financial plans, performed review and compilation
engagements, designed and monitored investment portfolios, income tax research and
compliance, and provided CFO services for business clients. His clients included construction
contractors, real estate developers, automobile dealers, and professional service organizations. He
is affiliated with Cornerstone Financial Group (New England Financial). Financial
Planner/Advisor. He provides fee-based comprehensive financial and tax planning, tax consulting
and compliance to business owners and professionals

From August 1986 to January 1988, he was a senior tax accountant with Brandvein, Shapiro,
Kossmeyer and Co., Certified Public Accountants. He prepared income tax returns for business
and individual clients, and did tax planning and research. He worked closely with accounting and
auditing department on compilation and review engagements.

From March 1983 to August 1986 he was a Regional Controller for Amerigas, Inc., Industrial
Gases Division. He was responsible for financial reporting, administrative procedures, and human
resources for twenty four industrial and welding supply stores in California. He worked closely
with the vice president of operations to maximize the profitability of the separate stores and the
overall region.

From November 1979 to March 1983 he was a senior tax accountant for Deloitte, Touche and
Company, Certified Public Accountants where he prepared income tax returns for various
business and individual clients. He also performed review and compilation engagements.

He received his B.S.B.A. in 1979 from St. Louis University, GPA 3.8/4.0, with his Major being
Accounting. In 1991 he received his M.B.A. from St. Louis University, GPA 3.8/4.0. General
Securities and insurance licensed; Registered Investment Adviser; Certified Public Accountant;
Personal Financial Specialist; Certified Financial Planner; Certified Fund Specialist, Chartered
Financial Consultant; Chartered Life Underwriter.

He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Missouri Society of
Certified Public Accountants and the Association of Legal Administrators (served as committee
and board member)

                                   John W. Olmstead
                   Olmstead & Associates, Legal Management Consultants
                                         St. Louis

John W. Olmstead, MBA, PhD, CMC is a Certified Management Consultant and president of
Olmstead & Associates, Legal Management Consultants, St. Louis, Missouri. Dr. Olmstead has
over 39 years of experience working with law and other professional service firms. His
assignments have ranged from marketing and strategic planning to other engagements such as,
firm governance and structure, partner compensation, financial management, and implementation
of technology. He has been a lecturer for the Association of Legal Administrators, Missouri Trial
Attorneys, Missouri Bar, St. Louis Metropolitan Bar Association, Springfield Missouri Bar
Association, IBM, Illinois State University, Illinois State Bar Association, Solo-Map CPA
Association of St. Louis and many other national, state and local bar and other professional
associations. Dr. Olmstead has authored numerous articles on law office management in local,
regional, and national law office management publications. He is currently serving as Editor-In-
Chief, West Group, The Lawyers Competitive Edge: The Journal of Law Office Economics and
Management. Dr. John Olmstead has a MBA in marketing and finance as well as a Ph.D in
Business in Organizational Psychology. He is currently serving as Chair of the Illinois State Bar
Association Law Office Economics Section Council.

                                     Matthew Padberg
                              The Padberg & Corrigan Law Firm
                                          St. Louis

Mr. Matthew Padberg attended Tulane University, graduating with a degree in Business
Administration, Magna Cum Laude. He received his J.D. from the University of Missouri--
Columbia in 1983. While in law school, he worked at both the Supreme Court of Missouri and
clerked for Judge Harold Satz, Eastern District Court of Appeals.

After graduating, he clerked for Judge Jack K. Regan, United States Federal District Judge,
Eastern District of Missouri. In 1984, he entered private practice with Padberg, McSweeney,
Slater & Merz, representing plaintiffs in civil litigation. Since 1984, he has tried over fifty jury
trials in venues throughout Missouri and Illinois. He also operated a free legal clinic for indigent
citizens, and received the Voluntary Lawyer Service Award. In 1993, he was awarded the Lon O.
Hocker Trial Lawyer Award by the Missouri Bar. In 1994, he was awarded the “Outstanding
Young Lawyer of St. Louis County” award by the County Bar Association. In September, 1998,
he received the Missouri Bar Pro Bono Award. In 2001, he was inducted into the American Board
of Trial Advocates.

Mr. Padberg has frequently lectured on topics in civil litigation, particularly topics relating to
personal injury litigation. He was the President of the St. Louis Lawyers Association from 1998
through 1999. He was appointed by Governor Mel Carnahan to the St. Louis Board of Police
Commissioners, serving May, 1993 through May, 1996. He is a member of the Missouri Bar
Association, Illinois Bar Association, St. Louis Metropolitan Bar Association, St. Louis County
Bar Association, St. Louis Lawyers Association, American Trial Lawyers Association, and
Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, serving on the Board of Governors since 1991.

Mr. Padberg has been serving as an adjunct professor of law at St. Louis University Law School
since 2002.

                                     Michael J. Patton
                         Turner Reid Duncan Loomer & Patton, P.C.

Mr. Michael J. Patton was admitted to the Missouri Bar in 1980. He received a law degree at the
University of Missouri at Columbia (J.D., 1980). While in law school, Mr. Patton was a member
of the Missouri Law Review, 1978 - 1980. His undergraduate degree was completed at Missouri
State University (B.S., 1977). Mr. Patton joined the firm of Turner, Reid, Duncan, Loomer &
Patton in 1980 and became a shareholder in 1983. He was the recipient of the Missouri Bar's
David J. Dixon Appellate Practice Award in 1989. His practice areas are generally concentrated
on medical malpractice, products liability and insurance defense, and civil trial and appellate
practice. Mr. Patton is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, a member of the
Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association, the Missouri Bar, International Association of Defense
Counsel, Defense Research Institute, American Board of Trial Advocates, and the Missouri
Organization of Defense Lawyers. He was selected to be in the 2007 edition of The Best Lawyers
in America in the specialties of Insurance Law and Product Liability Litigation.

                                  Robert Grant Pennell, LLC
                                      Attorney at Law

Mr. Robert “Rob” Pennell is a graduate of St. Louis University’s School of Law and Washington
University’s Olin School of Business. He is licensed in Missouri, Illinois, the U.S. District Court
in Missouri and the 8th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. He is a member of the ABA, BAMSL,
MATA and the Missouri Republican Attorneys for Civil Justice and is a graduate of the IADC’s
Trial Academy in Boulder, Colorado. For over a dozen years Mr. Pennell has represented both
plaintiffs and defendants in cases ranging from personal injury suits up to employment
discrimination and substantial commercial litigation matters, as well as represented homeowners,
contractors and subcontractors in construction litigation. Mr. Pennell was associated with Moser
& Marsalek, P.C. from 1993-1997, Landau, Omahana & Kopka, P.C. from 1997-1999, Steven
Schumaier & Associates, P.C. from 1999-2001 when he started The Law Offices of Robert Grant
Pennell, LLC. Rob attempted to unseat a three term incumbent in the August 2006 Primary
Election but came a couple points short of unseating his opponent.

                                          Sam Phillips
                              Office of Chief Disciplinary Counsel
                                         Jefferson City

Mr. Sam Phillips is Deputy Chief Disciplinary Counsel at the Office of Chief Disciplinary
Counsel. In addition to his work at the OCDC, he has been in private practice, has served as an
assistant prosecutor and has managed a bank's trust department. Mr. Phillips is active with the
National Organization of Bar Counsel, having served on its Board of Directors.

                                         Alan D. Pratzel
                            Office of the Chief Disciplinary Counsel
                                          Jefferson City

Mr. Alan Pratzel was appointed as the Chief Disciplinary Counsel by the Supreme Court of
Missouri, effective April 2, 2007. In his position with the Office of Chief Disciplinary Counsel,
Mr. Pratzel oversees the investigation and prosecution of all complaints against lawyers in the
state of Missouri. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Pratzel served for twenty-two years as a Special
Representative for the Region X and XI Disciplinary Committees, with responsibility for the
investigation of alleged ethical violations by attorneys who office or reside in St. Louis County
and the City of St. Louis. He has spoken at numerous seminars regarding professionalism, the
ethical responsibilities of lawyers and the disciplinary process in the state of Missouri. Prior to
becoming Chief Disciplinary Counsel, Mr. Pratzel was in private practice in the City of St. Louis.

                                 Stephanie Prewitt, CCR, RPR

Ms. Stephanie Prewitt is a freelance court reporter in north-central Missouri. She is a Certified
Court Reporter, Registered Professional Reporter, and member of the Missouri Court Reporters
Association board of directors.

                                       Philip E. Prewitt
                                     Philip E. Prewitt, LLC
                                       Macon / St. Louis

Mr. Philip E. Prewitt is an attorney with offices in Macon and St. Louis, Missouri who regularly
handles real estate and business matters for individuals, small businesses and cities. He earned his
B.A. and J.D. degrees from Washington University in St. Louis. Mr. Prewitt is a member of the
Missouri Bar and is vice-chair of the Solo & Small Firm Committee.

                                          Vivek Puri
                                    The Puri Law Firm, LLC

Mr. Vivek Puri is a graduate from the University of Missouri School of Law and was instated into
the Missouri Bar in September 2002. In October of the same year he established his own practice,
The Puri Law Firm, LLC. The practice focuses on Corporate, Real Estate, and Construction Law.
In addition to his practice, he sits on the board of directors of six corporations and serves the
community through the I-70 Coalition of Kingdom City and the Jefferson City Chamber of
Commerce Transportation Committee.

                                        David W. Ransin
                                      David W. Ransin, P.C.

Mr. David Ransin is a trial lawyer with more than 25 years of experience, and now exclusively
represents injury victims and their families, mostly arising from catastrophic car and tractor trailer

David is a native of St. Louis where he attended Lindbergh High School. He then attended the
University of Missouri at Columbia and received a B.S. in Business Administration in 1979,
majoring in Finance with emphasis on Real Estate and Insurance. In 1982, David earned his J.D.
from the University of Columbia Law School. During law school, David began to develop his
interest in litigation, was very active in trial and appellate competitions, and served as a member
of the Order of Barristers and the Board of Advocates.

After graduating from law school, David moved to Springfield and worked for a medium-size
firm that handled many different types of matters but mostly defended cases alleging medical
negligence. After several years at that firm, David moved on to become an Associate at what was
then the largest firm in Springfield, Woolsey, Fisher, Whiteaker & McDonald. During his time
there, David divided his time between defending personal injury cases and representing personal
injury plaintiffs. In 1989, David established the law firm of David W. Ransin, P.C. where he still
maintains his solo trial and appellate practice, but now only representing plaintiffs.

David is an active member of the Missouri Bar and Springfield Metropolitan Bar Associations.
He is also a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, the Missouri Association of Trial
Attorneys, the American Association for Justice, and Public Justice. These memberships allow
David to help his clients and share important information and specialized skills with other
plaintiff attorneys throughout the state and the nation. David is admitted to practice in Missouri,
in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

                                    Catherine Sanders Reach
                                    American Bar Association

Ms. Catherine Sanders Reach is the Director at the American Bar Association's Legal Technology
Resource Center. She has provided practice technology assistance for lawyers for six years with
the LTRC. Prior to her work at the ABA she worked in library and information science
environments for a number of years.

Ms. Reach's professional activities include articles published in Legal Information Alert, Law
Technology News and GPSolo Magazine, and her continuing research on the digital library
appeared in the AALL Law Library Journal. She has given presentations on the use of
technology in law firms for national bar conferences, state and local bar associations and
organizations such as the Association of Legal Administrators. In her articles and presentations
she often references trends and statistics gleaned from the Center's annual legal technology

She received a master's degree in Library and Information Studies from the University of
Alabama, Tuscaloosa in 1997. She is a member of Beta Phi Mu, an international library and
information studies honor society, and the Special Libraries Association, where she is the former
Director of the Legal Division. She is currently serving on the ABA TECHSHOW Planning
Board for 2008 and on the editorial advisory board for Law Technology News and’s

                                       Sarah J. Read
                                 Law Offices of Sarah J. Read

Ms. Sarah Read’s Missouri practice includes advising individuals and firms on law practice
management issues and career coaching. She works in the areas of negotiation, mediation,
legislation, and advising non-profit and other organizations. In 2003 she opened a consulting
firm, The Communications Center, Inc. ( through which she provides
communications training, consulting and related services.

Ms. Read received her B.A. degree, cum laude, in 1978 from Yale University and her Juris
Doctorate degree with the Order of the Coif from the University of Wisconsin in 1981. She
practiced for many years in Chicago with Sidley Austin LLP and moved to Columbia with her
husband who is an English professor at the University of Missouri. She received mediation
training from the Center for Conflict Resolution in Chicago, attended the MIT-Harvard Public
Disputes Program, was a volunteer mediator in the Cook County Circuit Courts for several years,
and has been a facilitator for community dialogues such as the study circles on diversity
sponsored by the City of Columbia’s Human Rights Commission and the City of Columbia’s
current visioning process. In 2004 and 2006 she was certified as a HBDI provider by Herrmann
International to work with both individuals and teams. She is a member of the American
Arbitration Association’s national panel of neutrals, and is a member of the Missouri and
Wisconsin Bars and the American and Chicago Bar Associations. She is admitted to practice in
both state and federal courts in Illinois and Wisconsin, and the state courts of Missouri. She is
also the 2006-2007 Chair of the Missouri Bar ADR Committee.

Contact Information:
        Law Offices of Sarah J. Read                    Sarah J. Read, President
        1905 Cherry Hill Drive, Suite 200               The Communications Center, Inc.
        Columbia, MO 65203                              1905 Cherry Hill Drive, Suite 200
        Phone: 573.447.2349                             Columbia, MO 65203
        Fax: 573.447.1789                               Phone: 573.447.0499
        E-mail:                         Fax: 573.447.1789                                 E-mail:

                                       Sara G. Rittman
                                     Legal Ethics Counsel
                                        Jefferson City

Ms. Sara Rittman is the Legal Ethics Counsel. In that capacity, she provides oral and written
informal advisory opinions to attorneys and serves as counsel to the Supreme Court Advisory
Committee. She received her B.S.Ed. in 1978 from The University of Missouri at Columbia. In
1981, she received her J.D. from The University Of Missouri-Kansas City. Ms. Rittman became
an Assistant Attorney General for Missouri in 1981. Beginning in 1985, Ms. Rittman was the
Unit Chief of the Professional Licensing Unit of the Attorney General's Office. Ms. Rittman
became a Staff Counsel for the Office of the Chief Disciplinary Counsel in 1993. She became
Deputy Chief Disciplinary Counsel in 2000. She has been the Legal Ethics Counsel since January
1, 2003.

                                    Lynn Roberts, MBA/JD

After 10 years in solo and corporate law practice, Lynn Roberts set out on adventure – to follow
her passion for writing and marketing. Now, Lynn helps businesses generate steady passive
income and quality business leads by developing and marketing their Intellectual Assets. Many
businesses contain a wealth of hidden, undeveloped Intellectual Assets: articles, seminar
materials, web content, outlines, checklists, databases, customer/client information, mailing lists,
software code, formulas, processes, procedures, ideas and employee expertise. When businesses
actively mine this undiscovered vein of gold, the results can increase income and bring in more
business. Lynn’s mission: find the gold, dig it out, package it up, and then sell it.

For more information, call Lynn              Roberts,   1.800.583.5310      or   send   email    to:

                                     Richard L. Rollings, Jr.
                                        Attorney at Law

Mr. Richard L. Rollings, Jr. is a solo practitioner in Camdenton, Missouri, providing contract
legal work to other attorneys. He received Bachelor of Science Degrees in both math and
computer science from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1989. He then attended the
University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, graduating cum laude and being elected to the
Order of the Coif in 1992. He was a 2002 recipient of the David J. Dixon Appellate Advocacy

Since 1998, Mr. Rollings has been providing research and writing services to other attorneys
throughout Missouri on a contract basis. His practice includes appellate work as well as research
and drafting services related to civil and commercial litigation.

                                           Philip J. Rosenthal

Mr. Phil Rosenthal is the President, Chairman and co-founder of Fastcase.

Phil began his career as a physicist, studying string theory and cosmology. His thesis work
involved a simulation of the early evolution of the universe. Before his work at Fastcase, Phil was
a patent attorney at Covington & Burling in Washington D.C., where his diverse legal practice
encompassed nuclear, patent, telecommunications, environmental, and corporate law.

While earning his J.D. magna cum laude at Harvard Law School, Phil assisted Professor Arthur
Miller in updating the classic treatise, Federal Practice and Procedure.

Phil received his Bachelor of Science degree in physics from Yale University, where he
graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. He continued his studies at the California
Institute of Technology, where he earned both Masters and Ph.D. degrees in physics. He speaks
regularly around the country about legal publishing and the future of legal research.

                                         Dan Runion
                             Law Office of Daniel M. Runion, P.A.
                                     Prairie Village, KS

Mr. Dan Runion earned a BBA from Washburn University in 1984, majoring in accounting and
finance. He earned his law degree from Washburn School of Law in 1992 and a Masters of Law-
Tax from UMKC School of Law in 2003. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant and
practicing attorney with 20 years combined experience. He has worked as a CPA at KMPG Peat
Marwick and as an internal auditor at an international NYSE listed corporation. His experience as
an attorney includes in-house counsel at a NYSE listed corporation and in a medium size private
practice. He presently operates both a solo law practice focused on business transactions and tax
matters as well as Forensic Financials LLC, a provider of expert business valuation services and
litigation support. Mr. Runion is married, has 2 children and enjoys fly-fishing, college basketball
and cliff diving (not).

                                   The Hon. Mary R. Russell
                                   Missouri Supreme Court
                                        Jefferson City

A seventh-generation Missourian, Mary R. Russell was appointed to the Supreme Court of
Missouri in 2004, and retained by a majority vote of the citizens of Missouri, for a twelve-year
term, in November 2006. Judge Russell is a former Chief Judge on the Missouri Court of
Appeals, Eastern District, where she served since 1995. She was educated at Truman State
University, receiving her B.S. and B.A. Summa Cum Laude in 1980, and graduated from law
school at the University of Missouri-Columbia with her J.D. in 1983. After graduation, she was a
law clerk for the Honorable George Gunn, Jr. at the Supreme Court of Missouri. She was engaged
in the private practice of law in the firm of Clayton & Rhodes in Hannibal until her appointment
by Governor Carnahan to the Court of Appeals.

Judge Russell has received numerous awards including: the University of Missouri School of
Law Citation of Merit Award; a Henry Toll Fellowship; the Young Lawyers Chairperson Award
in 1992 and 1993; the Missourians for Equal Justice Award; the Mathews-Dickey Boys’ & Girls’
Club 2001 Appreciation of the Year Award; Faculty/Alumni Award at the University of Missouri
in 2002. In 2002, she was inducted into the Missouri Academy of Squires. The City of Kirkwood
honored as her as the Citizen of the Year in January 2003. She is the recipient of the President’s
Award from the Women Lawyers Association in 2003, the outstanding Alumni Award from
Truman State University in October 2003, and the “Women Helping Women” Award from the
Soroptimist Club.

Judge Russell is currently a member of the Missouri Bar Association, the American Bar
Association, the National Association of Women Judges, the Bar Association of Metropolitan St.
Louis, the Lawyers’ Association, the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, the Springfield
Metropolitan Bar Association, the 10th Circuit Bar Association and the Cole County Bar
Association. She is an active member of the Jefferson City Rotary Club, PEO, the St. Louis
Forum, the Grace Episcopal Church, and the CASA Board.

In addition to her many civic activities, Judge Russell volunteers as a Truancy Court Judge at
Lewis and Clark Middle School in Jefferson City. She was also active in Hannibal and St. Louis
prior to her recent move to Jefferson City. She devotes much time to mentoring young women.

Judge Russell has served on a variety of statewide boards and commissions including: Missouri
Supreme Court Appellate Practice Committee; Board of Governors of Truman State University
(President in 1996); Commission on Retirement, Removal and Discipline of Judges; Missouri
Lawyer’s Trust Account Foundation; Commission to Select a Federal Judge for the Eastern
District of Missouri in 1993; Missouri State Senate Reapportionment Commission in 1991;
House of Delegates to the American Bar Association; Young Lawyers Council; many Missouri
Bar committees, Missouri Council on Women’s Economic Development and Missouri Job
Training Council; Supreme Court Civil Rules Committee and on the Missouri Press Bar
Commission. She is a past co-chair of the Appellate Practice Committee of BAMSL and has
served as chair on other committees in BAMSL.

She is married to Jim Russell, who is a governmental consultant in Jefferson City.

                                          Steve Scott
                                      Scott Law Firm, PC
                                        Columbia, MO

Mr. Steve Scott holds three degrees from the University of Missouri-Columbia: Bachelor of
Journalism, June 1968; Master of Arts, Political Science, August 1977; and Juris Doctor (cum
laude), December 1977. Before and while attending law school, he worked for seven years as a
reporter and editor for several newspapers. In law school he was a member of the Board of
Editors of the Missouri Law Review and was inducted into the Order of the Coif. He has engaged
in a general civil practice in Columbia since 1978, focusing on landlord representation in recent
years. Before 1997 when he opened a solo law practice, he was managing shareholder of a six-
lawyer firm. He has been a presenter at ethics, landlord-tenant, ADR, practice management and
home-office CLE programs sponsored by The Missouri Bar and the University of Missouri-
Columbia School of Law and participates in planning the annual Missouri Bar Solo and Small
Firm Conference. He has a web site at and can be contacted by email at

                                     Mary Ann Shea
                               Midwest Medical/Legal Services

Ms. Mary Ann Shea is both an attorney and a registered nurse. She received her Associate of Arts
degree in nursing and her Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Maryville University,
and her J.D degree from St. Louis University School of Law. As the owner of Midwest
Medical/Legal Services, she is engaged in “non-traditional” practices of law and nursing,
providing a wide variety of medical/legal consulting services to attorneys. Her diverse
background includes both plaintiff and defense personal injury, private general practice, and risk
management, as well as nursing experience in several specialty fields including emergency,
critical care and psychiatry. In addition to the numerous local presentations she has given, Mary
Ann has traveled extensively nationwide presenting hundreds of programs on medical/legal
issues. She has also authored chapters in several textbooks, the most recent of which is part of a
book by Lawyers & Judges Publishing Company about preparing medical malpractice claims:
Mary Ann co-authored the chapter titled “Making Sense of Standards of Care.” She has another
book in the works

Mary Ann truly found her "niche" as she incorporated her dual professions of nursing and law
into the field of medical/legal consulting.

                                         Pari Sheth
                                Law Offices of Pari Sheth LLC

Mr. Pari Sheth’s legal expertise includes assisting United States based companies actively
involved in international transactions and worldwide clients looking for legal help in the United
States (including obtaining immigration visas) and for assistance in Canada, Latin America, India
and other countries around the world. “Pari Sheth, Esq. is a consummate business professional
and lawyer” say many of his clients in the business world.

Pari spent the first few years of his professional career as a Chemical Technologist having trained
in Chemical Engineering. He spent more than a decade as a business professional and executive
in the Chemical, Energy and Informational Technology industries after completion of a Master’s
Degree in Business Administration (MBA). Immediately prior to his law practice, Pari was the
Vice-President of a Global Information Technology Company.

Pari graduated from Saint Louis University with a JD emphasizing International Law. Pari seeks
to aggressively protect the rights and privileges of his clients. He is a passionate business coach
and advocate. He is active with the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (BAMSL),
American Bar Association (ABA), The Missouri Bar (MOBAR) and the American Immigration
Lawyers Association (AILA). He has chaired and co-chaired various committees. He is a Pro-
bono legal adviser to various local and international not-for-profit organizations.

                                     Hon. Dennis N. Smith
                                      21st Judicial Circuit
                                            St. Louis

Judge Dennis N. Smith received his B.S. degree in Applied Math and Computer Science from
Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, and his J.D. degree from Duke University. He is an
Associate Circuit Judge in St. Louis County, Missouri. Prior to being appointed to the bench, he
was a Family Court Commissioner in St. Louis County and practiced law in St. Louis County. He
has lectured frequently at CLE seminars and at Judicial College.

                                       Janice E. Stanton
                                 Stanton & Redlingshafer LLC
                                         Kansas City

Ms. Janice E. Stanton graduated from University of Missouri-Kansas City Law School in 1985.
Following graduation, she was a law clerk to a United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Western
District of Missouri. She has practiced bankruptcy law for over 20 year and serves as a Chapter 7
pane trustee for the Western District of Missouri.

                                        Andrew Starr
                                     Andrew T. Starr, LLC
                                         Mission, KS

Mr. Andrew Starr (of Andrew T. Starr, LLC) practices primarily in the areas of collections
throughout Missouri and Kansas and landlord/tenant law on both sides of the state line in the
Kansas City area. He is a 1998 graduate of The University of Georgia School of Law, where he
was elected to The Order of the Coif.

                                      Alan J. Steinberg
                                Steinberg & Steinberg, L.L.C.
                                          St. Louis

Mr. Alan J. Steinberg is a practicing attorney with offices in St. Louis, Missouri. Alan is a
member of Steinberg & Steinberg, LLC. where he practices with his son, Les. He was admitted to
the Missouri Bar in 1967. He is also admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United
States of America Court of Appeals for the Eighth circuit and the United States Tax Court. Alan
concentrates in the areas of business, tax, family law and litigation with respect thereto. He has
written several articles on computer technology and is active in the Missouri Bar Association and
the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis where he participates in putting on programs on the
Internet and legal technology matters. Mr. Steinberg is the current Chair of the Missouri Bar
Special Board Committee Online Legal Research Task Force. Additional information relative to
Mr. Steinberg may be found at his Web Site, as follows:

                                  Christian A. Stiegemeyer
                               Director of Risk Management
                          The Bar Plan Mutual Insurance Company
                                          St. Louis

Mr. Christian A. Stiegemeyer is the Director of Risk Management for The Bar Plan Mutual
Insurance Company and Executive Vice President of The Bar Plan Foundation. He received his
B.A. from Southeast Missouri State University and his J.D. from The Saint Louis University
School of Law in 1992. While in private practice he practiced primarily in the areas of domestic
relations, criminal law and appellate practice.

                                      Russ Swanigan
                                 Law Office of Russ Swanigan
                                       Jefferson City

For the last 15 years Russ Swanigan has concentrated exclusively on social security disability
claims, handling Title II and Title XVI claims in approximately 30 states. In addition to
representing claimants, he was previously employed for 2 years as a staff attorney for the Office
of Hearings and Appeals. Mr. Swanigan is in private practice in Jefferson City, and is a graduate
of the UMC Law School.

                                   Karl Timmerman
                              Law Office of Karl Timmerman

Mr. Karl H. Timmerman immigrated from Germany in 1960. He became a citizen of the United
States in 1965. He went into the United States Army 1967. After an Honorable Discharge, Karl
hitchhiked across the United States from 1970 to through 1973, winding up in the Midwest and
went back to school on the GI Bill in 1974. He is married to M. Susan Timmerman and attends
St. Patrick Church in Holden.

Solo Practitioner from 1982 – current, (two offices, one in Holden and one in Grandview). He is
the former Vice-Chairman of the Solo and Small Firm Committee of the Missouri Bar
Association, (and was just appointed) and is the recipient of a Distinguished Service Award,
Awarded by the Missouri Bar Association Solo and Small Firm Committee in 2001. He is the
recipient of the 2004 Distinguished Alumni Award, Awarded by the Missouri Community
College Association. Education: AAS from Penn Valley Community College,(1975), a B.A.,
(1977) and an M.A. in Psychology from the University of Missouri at Kansas City, (1979) and he
has earned a Juris Doctorate from U.M.K.C. School of Law in 1982. He is a trained Postal
Service Mediator, Past Chairman of the Jackson County Mediation Advisory Committee, helped
write the Mediation Rule for Johnson County and trains lawyers in mediation techniques. He also
teaches Continuing Legal Education Classes for the Kansas City Bar Association and the
Missouri Bar.

                                   Douglas L. Van Camp
                                  The Van Camp Law Firm
                                       Jefferson City

Mr. Douglas L. Van Camp practices in the areas of Workers’ Compensation, Family Law, and
Personal Injury Litigation. Mr. Van Camp has been handling primarily the defense of workers’
compensation claims for 22 years and has been recently developing a plaintiff practice
representing primarily state employees. He received his B.S. degree, cum laude, from
Westminster College (1977) and his J.D. degree from the University of Missouri (1984). Mr. Van
Camp is a member of the Cole County and the Missouri State Bar Associations, Missouri
Association of Defense Lawyers and is past president of the Mid-Missouri Claims Association.
After working at the same firm for 25 years, he recently opened his own law firm.

                                         E. Denver Vold
                                       B.B.A., J.D., LL.M.

Mr. Denver Vold graduated with an undergraduate degree in business and a Juris Doctor degree
in law. He also has received a Master’s Degree in tax law (LL.M. – taxation).

He has authored “Estate Planning and the Tax Shelter” and co-authored The Law of Health Care
Decision-Making, a national multi-volume publication on living wills and health care powers of
attorney, as well as authoring numerous Missouri and Kansas Bar Association articles and
continuing legal education articles for the University of Missouri, Kansas City, School of Law.

He has served as an instructor in estate planning at Rockhurst University in Kansas City,
Missouri, as an adjunct instructor in estate planning for the New York Institute of Finance, and as
a faculty member of the College of Financial Planning in Denver, Colorado.

Mr. Vold is a member of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association (member of the Probate
subcommittee), the Johnson County and Kansas Bar Associations, the Missouri Bar Association
(member of the Probate and Trust Subcommittee), the Estate Planning Council of Eastern Kansas,
the Estate Planning Society, and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.

                                       Richard R. Vouga
                                     Richard R. Vouga, PC

Mr. Richard R. Vouga is a sole practitioner who concentrates his practice in Family law. He
received his A.B. from Washington University in 1972 and his J.D. degree from Washington
University in 1975. He is a member of the Missouri Bar, the American Bar Association, and The
Bar of Metropolitan Saint Louis.

                                   Karolin Solorzano Walker
                                       Attorney At Law
                                           St. Louis

Ms. Karolin Solorzano Walker has a private practice in St. Louis Missouri representing clients
who face malpractice actions. The largest portion of her practice is devoted to representing
attorneys who face disciplinary complaints or are seeking reinstatement to the Bar. She also
represents clients with professional licenses; such as doctors, accountants and insurance agents.

                                        Tim L. Warren
                                        Attorney at Law
                                           St. Joseph

Mr. Tim L. Warren P.C., is a solo practice consisting of Tim Warren, one secretary (his wife,
Verla), and one receptionist, Margaret (Peggy) Stadler. Mr. Warren’s office is in St. Joseph,
Missouri. His primary practice is in St. Joseph, Missouri (State and Municipal Courts), but he has
a significant practice in all the counties of northwest Missouri.

Mr. Warren received his J.D. degree from the University of Missouri at Kansas City, Missouri in
1973. In 1969, he earned his B.A. in Political Science from William Jewell College in Liberty,
Missouri. In 1965 he graduated from St. Joseph Junior College in St. Joseph, Missouri.

Although known for his significant criminal defense work, in his years as a trial lawyer, Mr.
Warren has also had as clients, one sitting judge, one sitting prosecuting attorney and one former
prosecuting attorney, one FBI agent, several police officers, more than one attorney. Mr. Warren
believes that a when a lawyer develops a reputation as a criminal defense attorney that does not
necessarily limit “law enforcement” types for seeking that attorney’s services - in fact, it should
enhance that possibility.

                                      Michael B. Watkins
                                       Attorney at Law

Mr. Michael B. Watkins is a graduate of the University of Missouri Law School at Columbia and
Central Methodist University. He served two years with the U.S. Army JAG Corps as Defense
Attorney and Summary Court Martial Judge. Mike was a solo practitioner for twenty seven years
in Chillicothe, Missouri where he had the opportunity to serve as City Attorney prior to opening a
practice in O’Fallon, Missouri in 2003. He is a general practitioner and handles matters in the
areas of Family Law, Estate Planning, Small Business, Real Estate, Criminal & Traffic and
Probate. Mr. Watkins has spoken and lectured for the Missouri Bar Skills Courses, the National
Business Institute, Solo and Small Firm Conference and has also spoken to civic organizations for
MATA and The Missouri Bar. He is a certified Family Law Mediator. Mike is a member of The
Missouri Bar, The St. Charles County Bar, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, serves
on the Solo and Small Firm Planning Committee for the Missouri Bar and is a member of the
Christian Legal Society.

                                        Ron Wiesenthal
                               St. Louis Mediation Center, LLC
                                           St. Louis

Mr. Ron Wiesenthal is a fulltime mediator, the owner of the St. Louis Mediation Center, LLC.,
and an approved mediator by both the Missouri Supreme Court and the United States District
Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. Since 1991, Wiesenthal has conducted nearly 2000
mediations in all areas of civil and family law. He is a graduate of The University of Texas at
Austin (B.A. 1969) and the University of Missouri-Kansas City (J.D. 1972). He is licensed to
practice law in Missouri and Texas.

                                      James C. Wirken
                                 The Wirken Law Group, P.C.
                                        Kansas City

Mr. James C. Wirken: Chairman of the Board of The Wirken Law Group, P.C.; emphasis in
general civil litigation: Business litigation, Bank litigation, Tort litigation, Family and Criminal
Law. St. Louis University, J.D. 1970. American Bar Association: National Conference of Bar
Presidents: National Caucus of Metropolitan Bar Leaders, President, 1992-1993; Executive
Council, 1992-1996. American Trial Lawyers Association: Founder and Chairman of the Lender
Liability Study Group, 1987 to 1996. Missouri Bar Association: Young Lawyers Section, Vice
Chairman, 1977-78; Board of Governors, Young Lawyers Section Representative, 1977-78,
District 12 Representative, 2004 to Date; Economics and Methods of Practice Committee
Chairman, 1982-84; Quality and Methods of Practice Committee, Chairman, 1989-91. Kansas
City Metropolitan Bar Association: Young Lawyers Section President, 1975; Tort Law
Committee, Chairman, 1982; President, 1990. "Managing a Practice (and Avoiding
Malpractice)," Missouri Bar Practical Skills Course, Second Edition, 1983; Co-Author "Missouri
Civil Procedure Formbook," 1984 to Date. The Daily Record, Kansas City and St. Louis, MO;
Weekly Columnist, February, 2003, to Date “Wirken Tips: Law Office Marketing, Management
and Economics.” Adjunct Professor, University of Missouri at Kansas City, School of Law - Trial
Advocacy, 1984-89, 2001- Date; Coordinator Trial Advocacy Programs, 2001- to Date. Frequent
lecturer in the areas of Bar Association activities, professionalism, ethics, law office management
and trial practice. Missouri Lawyers Weekly Board of Editors, 1989 to Date (Law Office
Economics). Host and Commentator "Wirken on the Law," KMBZ 980 AM Radio, Roeland Park,
Kansas, 1998 to Date. Who’s Who: Emerging Leaders in America 1988; Practicing Attorneys
1989; American Law 1991-Date; America 1992-Date; World 1992-Date; Midwest 1995, 2001-
Date; Finance and Industry 1997-Date; Executives and Professionals 1997-Date; Executives and
Businesses 1998-Date; Strathmore’s 1998-2000, 2003-2004; National Registry of Who’s Who
1998-Date. International Who’s Who of Professionals, 1999; Lexington Who’s Who, 2000;
America’s Registry of Outstanding Professionals, 2003, Who’s Who in Finance and Business,
2004-Date; Expert testimony: Legal Malpractice, attorneys fees, case evaluation & bad faith.

                                         Robert J. Wise
                                          Kansas City

Mr. Robert J. Wise graduated from the University of Missouri--Columbia Law School in 1975
and has been a member of the Missouri Bar since that time. He specializes in landlord-tenant law,
representing property owners and managers. He is a solo practitioner in Kansas City.

He is a member of the Missouri Leadership Council of the National Federation of Independent
Business, a former board member of the Apartment Association of Kansas City, and the former
executive director of the Missouri Apartment Association. He has spoken at continuing legal
education classes sponsored by the Missouri Bar, the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association,
and other groups. He is a frequent speaker to property owners and attorneys on landlord-tenant
law, collections, fair housing, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, and related areas. He has
been approved by the Missouri Real Estate Commission to teach courses on landlord-tenant law
and fair housing.

He has written a book on Missouri landlord-tenant law, a Missouri lease, and related forms.

                                  The Hon. Michael A. Wolff
                                        Chief Justice
                                  Supreme Court of Missouri

Judge Michael A. Wolff served on the faculty of St. Louis University School of Law for 23 years
before being appointed to the Court in August 1998. He graduated from Dartmouth College in
1967 and the University of Minnesota Law School in 1970. He was a federal court law clerk and
Legal Services lawyer prior to joining the St. Louis University faculty in 1975. He is co-author of
Federal Jury Practice and Instructions, was active in trial practice in St. Louis, and served as
chief counsel (1993-94) and special counsel (1994-1998) to the governor.

                                        Eric J. Wulff
                          Burke, Wulff, Flach, Luber & Briscoe LLP
                                         St. Charles

Mr. Eric J. Wulff is a partner with the St. Charles County law firm of Burke, Wulff, Flach, Luber
& Briscoe LLP. He has appeared on local and network news broadcasts and other nationally
broadcast television programs. He is a semi-regular guest on the afternoon drive-time radio
broadcast "The Dave Glover Show".

He has taught paralegal studies at Webster University in St. Louis and was selected to help
establish a legal studies program in Russia meeting with the Russian Supreme Court, and other
Judges of the various Judicial Districts, Russian University officials and Governmental

He serves on the Orchard Farm School Board and has chaired the Young Lawyer Section Needs
of Children Committee. He has been serving on the Pro Se Committee of the Missouri Bar since
its inception and also serves on the Public Defender Task Force. Mr. Wulff teaches a program for
juveniles for the St. Charles County Juvenile Court. Mr. Wulff has been active in the St. Charles
County Bar Association having held each leadership position, represented the County of St.
Charles in the Young Lawyers Section Council and since 2004 has been serving as a member of
the Missouri Bar Association Board of Governors.

His primary areas of practice include family law, criminal defense and personal injury. Mr. Wulff
graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with his J.D. in 1989 having previously
received degrees in political science and economics.

                                       B. Joyce Yeager
                                   Yeager Law Firm, L.L.C.
                                       Overland Park

Ms. Joyce Yeager, a solo practitioner, represents consumers and provides research and briefing
services to other law firms. Having clerked for the Kansas Supreme Court, Mr. Yeager has
extensive appellate experience. Ms. Yeager currently represents consumers in a federal class
action relating to identity theft detection products. She has been a chair and co-chair of
committees of the Missouri Bar and is licensed in Kansas and Missouri.

                                     James H. Young
                              James H. Young, Attorney at Law
                                        Blue Springs

Mr. James H. Young received his BSBA University of Missouri-Columbia School of Business in
1986. He graduated Magna Cum Laude in Economics. In 1989 he received his JD from the
University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law. Mr. Young is a solo practitioner with his
practice emphasizing Domestic/Family Law. His professional association memberships include:
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers - Fellow and past President of Missouri Chapter,
past Treasurer of the 2000/2001/2002/2003 Missouri Chapter; Missouri Bar Family Law Section
(Member of Section's Executive Council 1998-present and 1991-1992, and Chairman of the
Section 2001-2003); Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Family Law Section -Member (Chairman-
1995); Eastern Jackson County Bar Association; Circuit Court of Jackson County Mediation
Advisory Committee; Circuit Court of Jackson County Family Court Liaison Committee - Past
Member; Circuit Court of Jackson County Family Law Rules Committee; appointed to Supreme
Court of Missouri Family Court Committee (Subcommittee reviewing the Form 14 Child Support
Chart-as a non-voting member/participant); appointed to Supreme Court of Missouri and
Missouri Bar Joint Commission of Pro Se Litigation.

Mr. Young wrote the Missouri Bar’s video entitled, “Divorce – A Guide to the Legal Journey
Ahead” along with Jack Wax of the Missouri Bar; the video being released for sale in the year
2001. He presented the video at numerous legal seminars, including the Missouri Bar Mid-Year
Meeting, the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association and the Solo and Small Firm Conference;
completed mediation training in compliance with Supreme Court of Missouri and Jackson County
Rules. Mediate family law issues; Co-Authored the supplement of Chapter 25 of The Missouri
Bar, Family Law Fourth Ed. Vol. 2 CLE; former Co-Author of the Missouri Bar Family Law
Section “Update on the Law”; assisted attorney Jack Cochran in authoring The Missouri Practice,
Vol. 21 on Family Law; contributing author of The Missouri Bar Family Law Handbook; faculty
member and speaker at numerous seminars including: Tax Aspects of Divorce (1996); The Impact
of Bankruptcy on Dissolution of Marriage (1995 and 1998); Real Estate Problems in a
Dissolution (1996); Legal Terminology and the Form 14 (1997); New Form 14 and Senate Bill
910 (1998); Associate Circuit Judges’ Conference, “What Should be in Every Judgment and
Decree of Dissolution of Marriage” (1999); Missouri Bar CLE Annual Law Update (2001);
Missouri Bar Solo and Small Firm Conference (2001); Joint Physical Custody - - Form 14 Child
Support Methodology (2003); Missouri Bar Family Law Section.

He is a member of the Blue Springs Kiwanis Club (Past President); Blue Springs Country Club
(Past Member and Vice President of Board of Directors); Blue Springs Jaycees (Past Vice
President); Kimstin Place Homeowners' Association (Past President); Eastern Jackson County
Youth Court (Volunteer); Woods Chapel United Methodist Church.

                                      Shelia Youngblood
                                       Legal Easy, Inc.

Ms. Shelia Youngblood has been employed in the legal field since 1994. In 1996 she completed a
two-year degree in paralegal studies from Missouri Southern State University. Since that time,
she has concentrated on developing family law software for Legal Easy, Inc. beginning with
Missouri applications, as the corporation is located there. Shelia’s skills as a paralegal have
provided much insight into the needs that a software must meet to be an asset in a law practice.
Legal Easy’s product, Attorney’s Assistant family law software, is now adapted to and used in 8
other states including, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota and