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Jamie Cotter Provides Insight Into Condemnation Process

Spencer Fane attorney Jamie Cotter recently wrote an article featured in the Special District Association of Colorado (SDA)’s newsletter covering the requirements special districts in Colorado must follow when proceeding with projects involving condemnation.

Mary Bacon, Jessica Chong, and John Mowbray Recognized as Southern Nevada Top Attorneys

Spencer Fane attorneys Mary Bacon, Jessica Chong, and John Mowbray were recently named to Nevada Business Magazine’s Legal Elite 2021 list.

Spencer Fane Grows Insurance Team by 17 Attorneys

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce the continued growth of its Insurance team, including the recent additions of Kurt Rozelsky, Dean Neuwirth, Nate Barker, Mike Kaufmann, and Valentine Uduebor.

Deena Duffy Provides Insight on Privilege Waivers

Spencer Fane attorney Deena Duffy recently published an article featured in Law360 covering the varying guidelines on what constitutes as a waiver.

A.J. Ferate Explains Construction Project Risks in Law360

Spencer Fane attorney A.J. Ferate recently published an article in Law360 covering best practices for contractors faced with a dispute related to a construction project.

Kersten Holzhueter Honored as Kansas City Business Journal NextGen Leader

Spencer Fane attorney Kersten Holzhueter was recently honored as a NextGen Leader by the Kansas City Business Journal (KCBJ). The award recognizes 25 rising stars in the Kansas City business community.

Mary Bacon Addresses Issues With Sending Informal Communications in the Workplace

Spencer Fane attorney Mary Bacon recently published an article in Construction Executive highlighting the risks associated with sending informal communications in the construction industry.

Karen Olson Reviews Minnesota Supreme Court Decision Relating to Tax Law

Spencer Fane attorney Karen Olson recently analyzed the Minnesota Supreme Court’s recent ruling in Menard, Inc. v. Commissioner of Revenue in the Minnesota Lawyer.

Troy Rackham Appointed to the Colorado Supreme Court’s Standing Committee on the Rules of Professional Conduct

The Colorado Supreme Court recently appointed Spencer Fane attorney Troy Rackham to its Standing Committee on the Rules of Professional Conduct. In this leadership position, Troy will work with the committee to evaluate, correct, and propose updates to the Colorado Rules of Professional Conduct.

Mary Bacon Honored as 2021 Top Lawyer by Vegas Inc

Spencer Fane attorney Mary Bacon was recently named to Vegas Inc’s 2021 Top Lawyer list for her accomplishments as a business litigation attorney.

Spencer Fane Adds 22 New Attorneys in Denver in 2021

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce that attorneys Mitch Reid, Kurt Rozelsky, Nate Barker, Jose Castro, Charlotte McEwen and Michael Kaufmann have joined the firm’s Denver office. Reid and Rozelsky join the firm as a partners; Barker as of counsel; and Castro, McEwen and Kaufmann as associates. Reid, Rozelsky, Barker, Castro and Kaufmann will be members of the firm’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice Group, and McEwen will join the Labor and Employment Practice Group.

Mary Bacon Highlights DEI in the Nevada Lawyer

Spencer Fane attorney Mary Bacon recently wrote an article featured in the Nevada Lawyer magazine profiling Charlie Finlayson and his representation in the LGBTQ+ community.

John Browning Appointed Chair of the Institute for Law and Technology

Spencer Fane attorney John Browning was recently appointed as Chair of the Institute for Law and Technology (ILT) Advisory Board. In this leadership position, John will support the organization’s efforts to offer educational and professional opportunities for its members.

Spencer Fane Attorneys and Practices Earn Recognition in 2021 Chambers USA

Spencer Fane is pleased to announce that eleven of the firm’s attorneys and two practices have been selected for inclusion in the 2021 edition of Chambers USA. Attorneys throughout the firm have been recognized as leaders in their respective practice areas including Corporate/Mergers and Acquisitions, Environmental, Labor and Employment, General Commercial Litigation, Mediators Litigation, White-Collar Crime and Government Investigations Litigations, and Real Estate.

John Browning Provides Insight on Product Liability Case in Business Insider

Spencer Fane attorney John Browning was recently featured in a Business Insider article about a product liability case in California, which could potentially impact the future of Amazon’s, and other similar businesses’, third-party sales models.

A.J. Ferate Reviews U.S. Supreme Court Decision Relating to Tribal Law

Spencer Fane attorney A.J. Ferate recently conducted a teleforum call for The Federalist Society covering a recent tribal law ruling and its potential impact.

Lewandowski Joins Spencer Fane in Litigation Practice Group

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce Amanda (Amy) Lewandowski has joined the Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice group as an associate in the firm’s Kansas City office.

Jamie Cotter Provides Guidance on Condemnation Challenges in Colorado

Spencer Fane attorney Jamie Cotter recently published an article in the Colorado Real Estate Journal discussing the framework that applies to condemnations before the development process has been formally completed.

Jamie Cotter and Kersten Holzhueter Provide Insight Into Debt Collection Case

Spencer Fane attorneys Jamie Cotter and Kersten Holzhueter recently wrote an article for Receivables Advisor magazine analyzing Moyer v. Patenaude & Felix, A.P.C. and the Third Circuit’s opinion.

John Browning Featured in California Judicial Ethics Opinion

Spencer Fane attorney John Browning was recently featured in the California Supreme Court Judicial Ethics Committee’s Judicial Ethics Opinion, where his research was cited as authority.

Nick Badgerow Explains Corporate Counsel Obligation in Suspected Misconduct Cases

Spencer Fane attorney Nick Badgerow recently published an article featured in the Journal of the Kansas Bar Association discussing corporate counsel’s obligations when representing a corporation.

Schuler Joins Litigation Practice Group at Spencer Fane

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce Anna Schuler has joined the Litigation group as an associate attorney in the firm’s Kansas City office.

Jessica Hill Participates in Q&A for Springfield Business Journal

Spencer Fane attorney Jessica Hill was recently featured in a Q&A article in the Springfield Business Journal, discussing her role in the firm’s Litigation practice group and how the pandemic has impacted legislation.

Kohut Joins Litigation Practice Group at Spencer Fane

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce that Jake Kohut has joined the Litigation group as an of counsel attorney in the firm’s Cape Girardeau office.

Ayesha Mehdi and John Mowbray Named 2021 Leading Lawyers

Spencer Fane attorneys Ayesha Mehdi and John Mowbray were recognized by Real Vegas magazine as 2021 Leading Lawyers of Las Vegas.

Smith Named Office Managing Partner for Spencer Fane in Springfield

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce Jason C. Smith has been named office managing partner for the firm’s office in Springfield, Missouri. His duties became effective March 15, 2021.

Jamie Cotter and Kersten Holzhueter Analyze FDCPA Standing Burdens in ACA International

Spencer Fane attorneys Jamie Cotter and Kersten Holzhueter recently wrote an article for ACA International covering how Spokeo Inc. v. Robins is being applied to Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) claims.

Benavides Joins Litigation Practice Group at Spencer Fane in Phoenix

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce Anelisa Benavides has joined the Litigation group as an associate attorney in the firm’s Phoenix office.

Spencer Fane Grows Litigation Practice in Springfield with Addition of Hill

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce Jessica Hill has joined the Litigation group as an of counsel attorney in the firm’s Springfield office.

Spencer Fane Continues Growth in Denver, Adds 3 New Attorneys

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce that attorneys Michelle Berger, Matthew (Matt) Morrison and Valentine Uduebor have joined the firm. Berger will be a partner in the Real Estate Practice Group, Morrison an of counsel attorney in the Labor & Employment Practice Group and Uduebor an associate in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice Group.

Spencer Fane Bolsters Litigation Practice in Phoenix with Addition of Whyte

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce Sean Whyte has joined the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice Group as an of counsel attorney in the firm’s Phoenix office.

Mary Bacon Publishes Article on Legal Issues of Partnerships and Joint Ventures in Construction Industry

Spencer Fane attorney Mary Bacon recently published an article in Construction Executive highlighting the intricacies of partnerships and joint ventures. She discussed details on legal issues that can arise if agreements are not properly considered.

Spencer Fane Growth Highlighted by National and Regional Trade Media

The firm’s recent addition of 10 attorneys to the Spencer Fane Denver office received widespread national and regional coverage from notable legal and business publications.

Terence Ridley Appointed Chair of the Colorado Bar Association Insurance Committee

Spencer Fane attorney Terence Ridley was recently named Chair of the Colorado Bar Association (CBA) Insurance Committee. He will serve a one-year term. In this leadership position, Terence will work with the committee to promote professionalism, education on developments in insurance law, camaraderie, and the advancement of insurance law.

David Harris Co-Authors Article for ABA on Lost-Profit Claims in Legal Matters Involving Franchises

Spencer Fane attorney David Harris recently co-authored an article for the American Bar Association’s Franchise Law Journal on the topic of lost-profit claims in franchise cases.

Continued Growth at Spencer Fane Through the Pandemic Featured in Bloomberg Law Article

Bloomberg Law recently published an article detailing the Spencer Fane growth model and recent gains in revenue — a trend that continued during the pandemic. The article, titled “Spencer Fane Adds 10 Lawyers to Avoid Pandemic ‘Survival Mode,’” highlights the recent addition of a lateral group of insurance litigators in Denver as evidence of the firm’s continued commitment to growing in alignment with client needs.

Neuwirth Joins Spencer Fane, Continues Growth of Litigation Practice in Denver

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Dean Neuwirth to the firm’s Denver office. He will serve as an of counsel attorney in the Litigation Practice Group.

Daniel Blegen and Breanna Spackler Included on 2021 MLM Top Verdicts and Settlement List

Spencer Fane attorneys Daniel Blegen and Breanna Spackler were included among Missouri Lawyers Media’s (MLM) Top Verdicts and Settlement list for 2021.

Spencer Fane Adds 10 Attorneys in Denver, Bolstering Litigation Practice

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce the addition of four litigation partners, two of counsel and four associates in its Denver office as the firm continues to expand services to align with the legal needs of its clients. The partners include Terence Ridley, Evan Stephenson, Jeremy Moseley, and Linda Knight, who bring extensive experience representing household name insurance carriers in a range of high stakes civil litigation matters.

Nicole Karam Recognized by the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers as ‘One to Watch’

Spencer Fane attorney Nicole Karam was recently named as a “One to Watch” by the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers (DAYL) for January 2021.

Randi Winter Appointed to General Rules Advisory Committee for the Minnesota Supreme Court

Spencer Fane attorney Randi Winter was recently appointed to the General Rules Advisory Committee for the Minnesota Supreme Court. The advisory committees are responsible for evaluating prospective amendments to the Minnesota State Court Rules.

Nick Reisch Discusses Lessons to be Learned in Two Texas Supreme Court Rulings

Spencer Fane attorney Nick Reisch recently published an article featured in the State Bar of Texas’s Litigation Section publication News for the Bar covering highlights from two Texas Supreme Court rulings.

Spencer Fane Earns 102 Rankings in U.S. News Best Law Firms List

Spencer Fane is proud to announce that the firm earned a total of 102 rankings in the 2021 edition of U.S. News and Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” list, including 36 Tier 1 regional rankings as well as six Tier 2 national rankings.

Deena Duffy Cautions Against Spoliation Claims

Spencer Fane attorney Deena Duffy recently published an article featured in Law 360 discussing discovery claims that counsel should approach cautiously.

Dan Blegen Recognized as a POWER 30 Attorney

Spencer Fane partner Daniel Blegen was recently included on Missouri Lawyers Media’s POWER 30 list for Commercial and Consumer Law.

Spencer Fane Adds Pair of Litigation Attorneys in Dallas

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce Nicole Karam and Natalie Washington have joined the firm in Dallas as associates in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice group.

Mike Murphy Honored with Purcell Professionalism Award

Spencer Fane attorney Mike Murphy was recently honored with the 2020 Purcell Professionalism Award by the Missouri Bar Foundation.

Kersten Holzhueter Honored as MLW Up & Coming Law Firm Leader

Spencer Fane attorney Kersten Holzhueter was recently honored with Missouri Lawyers Media’s 2020 Up & Coming Law Firm Leader Award as an early-career lawyer who holds an important leadership position within the firm.

Spencer Fane Grows Litigation Group in Tampa with Addition of O’Malley

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce Drew O’Malley has joined the firm’s Tampa office as an associate in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice group.

Spencer Fane Welcomes Wilson to Litigation Practice Group in Plano

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce Shelby Wilson has joined the firm’s Plano office as an associate in the Litigation practice group.

Patrick McAndrews Honored with MLW Up & Coming Award

Spencer Fane attorney Patrick McAndrews was recently honored with Missouri Lawyers Media’s 2020 Up & Coming Award as an early-career lawyer demonstrating professional excellence.

Carly Duvall Joins Executive Institute on Inclusion

Spencer Fane attorney Carly Duvall recently joined the Executive Institute on Inclusion (EII), a resource for employers implementing and improving Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) programs.

Spencer Fane Welcomes Spackler to Litigation Practice in Kansas City

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce attorney Breanna Spackler has joined the Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice group in the firm’s Kansas City office.

Carly Duvall Featured as Wonder Woman in Business

Spencer Fane attorney Carly Duvall was recently interviewed for the Freeman Means Business “Wonder Woman in Business” Podcast.

Johnny Beech Named to Oklahoma-Area ‘Top Attorney’ List

Spencer Fane attorney Johnny Beech was recently named to 405 Magazine’s “Top Attorneys” list for 2020. The list is compiled of Oklahoma-based attorneys who have been “recommended by their colleagues” in an online peer-review process.

Blegen Joins Spencer Fane as Litigation Partner in Kansas City

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce veteran litigator Dan Blegen has joined the firm. He will be a partner in the firm’s Kansas City office and part of the Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice group.

Scott Sandberg Provides Guidance on Lender Liability Litigation

Spencer Fane attorney Scott Sandberg, recently presented a webinar for the Colorado Bankers Association (CBA) on the current economic downturn and the increased lending claims and litigation as a result.

Martinez Joins Litigation Practice Group in Springfield, Missouri

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Alec Martinez as a Litigation practice group associate in the firm’s Springfield office. He previously served as a law clerk for Spencer Fane and now joins in a full-time capacity.

Spencer Fane Attorneys and Practices Earn Recognition in 2020 Chambers USA

Spencer Fane is pleased to announce that twelve of the firm’s attorneys and six practices have been selected for inclusion in the 2020 edition of Chambers USA. Attorneys throughout the firm have been recognized as leaders in their respective practice areas including Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions, Environmental, Labor & Employment, General Commercial Litigation, Mediators Litigation, White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations Litigations and Real Estate.

Harris brings substantial litigation practice to Spencer Fane

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce veteran litigator David Harris has joined the firm’s St. Louis office as a partner.

Spencer Fane Adds Partner in Dallas with Strong Government Background

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce that Sean McKenna has joined the firm as a partner in its Dallas office. He will be a part of the Health Care and Litigation practice groups.

Spencer Fane Adds Two New Associates to Litigation Practice Group in St. Louis

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce the addition of associates Seong Hong and Candace Weatherfield to the St. Louis office in the Litigation Practice Group.

Former Deputy Attorney General for Minnesota joins Spencer Fane

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce that Karen Olson, former Deputy Attorney General for the State of Minnesota, has joined the firm as Of Counsel in the Minneapolis office. She will return to private practice as part of the growing Litigation practice group at Spencer Fane.

Spencer Fane Welcomes 9 New Attorneys in Dallas Metroplex

Spencer Fane is pleased to announce that nine attorneys have joined the firm’s Plano office. Partners James Drakeley, James Patterson and Scott Seifert; of counsel attorneys William Hayward, Laurie Patton, Thomas Slover, Chris Summers, and Robert Van Amburgh; and associate Macy Matthews all started on Jan. 1.

Spencer Fane Grows New Houston Office with Addition of 2 Partners

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce the addition of two partners to the firm’s newly established Houston office. Davis Bradford and Fred Johnson will both be a part of the firm’s Litigation practice group.

Alissa Kelso Named to National Black Lawyers Top 40 Under 40

Spencer Fane attorney Alissa Kelso was recently named to the National Black Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 Class of 2019.

Courtney Davis Powell to Provide Guidance on Trial Preparation

Spencer Fane attorney Courtney Davis Powell will present at a National Business Institute (NBI) seminar focusing on trial preparation for paralegals.

Spencer Fane Welcomes 4 New Associate Attorneys

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce the addition of four new associates to the firm’s offices in Kansas City, Missouri and Overland Park, Kansas. All four recently served as summer associates and now join the firm in a full-time capacity.

Patrick Lawhon (Business Transactions), Kyle Klucas (Litigation) and Taylor Chase (Business Transactions and Financial Services) will be in the Kansas City office, while Shannon Bond joins the Health Care practice in Overland Park.

Spencer Fane Adds Browning, Cole to Plano Office

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce the addition of John Browning and Ryan Cole to the firm’s Plano office. Browning joins as a partner, while Cole will serve as of counsel. Both will be part of the Litigation practice.

Peg Donahue Hall Provides Insights on Emojis in Business

Spencer Fane attorney Peg Donahue Hall recently published an article in Law Technology Today on the legal implications of the use of emojis in business communications.

Minneapolis Office Adds 9th Attorney with Hire of Luke Wolf

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Luke Wolf as a Litigation associate in the firm’s Minneapolis office.

Spencer Fane Adds attorney to Tampa Office

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce the hire of Ashley Elmore Drew in the firm’s Tampa office. She will serve as of counsel in the Litigation Practice Group.

Spencer Fane Adds Ahrenhoersterbaeumer to Litigation Group in St. Louis

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Tim Ahrenhoersterbaeumer to the firm’s St. Louis office. He will serve as Of Counsel in the Litigation Practice Group.

Doug Knox Provides Insight on Arbitration Pacts

Spencer Fane attorney Doug Knox recently published an article in Law360 on the pros and cons of arbitration for franchisors.

Spencer Fane Adds Freeman as Associate in Cape Girardeau Office

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Ross Freeman in the firm’s Cape Girardeau office. He is an associate in the Litigation practice group.

Spencer Fane Adds 7th Attorney to Minneapolis Office

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Cynthia Rowe as Of Counsel in the Litigation practice group. She previously worked as a contract attorney for the firm and now joins the Minneapolis office in a full-time capacity.

Kersten Holzhueter Receives Women’s Justice Award

Spencer Fane attorney Kersten Holzhueter was recently honored by Missouri Lawyers Weekly as a recipient of the Women’s Justice Award in the Litigation Practitioner category. In recognition of her accomplishment, Kersten was honored during a ceremony hosted by Missouri Lawyers Media on April 25.

Aldaco joins Spencer Fane as Litigation Associate in Dallas

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Jonathan Aldaco to the firm’s Dallas office. He is an associate in the Litigation Practice Group.

Markley Joins Spencer Fane as Litigation Partner in Kansas City Office

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Brian Markley to the firm’s Kansas City office. He will be a partner in the Litigation Practice Group.

Spencer Fane continues growth in Phoenix, adding Rick Herold as Partner

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to welcome Rick Herold as a partner in the firm’s Litigation practice group.

Spencer Fane Adds Chong to Litigation Practice Group in Vegas

Spencer Fane is pleased to announce the addition of associate attorney Jessica Chong to the Litigation practice group in the firm’s Las Vegas office.

Alison Rowe Interviewed by CBS Local News in Dallas on Texas Open Range Law

Spencer Fane attorney Alison Rowe was recently interviewed in a TV news story for CBS DFW on the Texas open range law.

Kelso Joins Spencer Fane as a Litigation Associate in St. Louis

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to welcome Alissa Kelso to the firm’s Clayton, Missouri office. She will be an associate in the Litigation Practice Group.

Niswonger Added to Spencer Fane Cape Girardeau Office

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce that Travis Niswonger has joined the firm in the Cape Girardeau office. He is an associate in the Litigation practice group.  

Spencer Fane Adds Partner, 2 Of Counsel to New Minneapolis Office

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce the addition of three attorneys to the firm’s newly established Minneapolis office. Jon Farnsworth is a partner in the Business Transactions practice group, while Laurie Quinn and Leslie Witterschein both join the firm as Of Counsel in the Litigation practice group.

Perry Returns to Spencer Fane Office in Kansas City

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to welcome Madison Perry back to the firm. She returns as an associate attorney in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice group at the Kansas City office.

A.J. Ferate Interviewed by the Journal Record on Sovereignty Case

Spencer Fane attorney A.J. Ferate was recently interviewed by The Journal Record in an article detailing a case of tribal sovereignty in Oklahoma, which affects where a criminal case should be tried.

Ferate Brings Unique Experience to Litigation Practice Group of Spencer Fane in Oklahoma City

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce the addition of A.J. Ferate to the firm’s Oklahoma City office as Of Counsel. He joins Spencer Fane after a recent stint as Vice President of Regulatory Affairs for the Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association.

“Best Lawyers in America” Recognizes 59 Spencer Fane Attorneys

Spencer Fane is pleased to announce that 59 of the firm’s attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2019 edition of Best Lawyers in America. Attorneys are recognized in their respective practice areas.

Spencer Fane Welcomes 2 Partners, Associate to its Growing Texas Offices

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce the addition of two partners and an associate attorney to its two Dallas-area offices.

Spencer Fane Welcomes Preston Enoch to Dallas office

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce the hiring of Preston Enoch as an associate in the firm’s Litigation practice group.

Josh Dickinson Presents at MCBI Seminar on Debt Revival and Ethics

Spencer Fane attorney Josh Dickinson recently led two presentations at the Missouri Creditors Bar, Inc. (MCBI) Creditors’ Rights Law and Practice CLE Seminar.

Spencer Fane Adds Carly Duvall to Kansas City Office

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Carly Duvall as Of Counsel to the firm’s Litigation practice group in Kansas City.

Melissa Sherman Receives Women’s Justice Award

Spencer Fane attorney Melissa Sherman was recently honored by Missouri Lawyers Weekly as a recipient of the Women’s Justice Award in the Litigation Practitioner category. According to Missouri Lawyers Media, the Women’s Justice Awards recognize women across the state “who have demonstrated leadership, integrity, service, sacrifice and accomplishment in improving the quality of justice and exemplifying the highest ideals of the legal profession.”

Spencer Fane Continues Growth in Texas

Firm Adds Four Attorneys in Dallas Area

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce the addition of four attorneys to its two Dallas-area offices, the latest demonstration of the firm’s continued commitment to grow, in and outside of Texas, alongside the business needs of clients.

Spencer Fane Office in Denver Welcomes Two New Attorneys

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Partner Troy Rackham to the Litigation practice and Associate Nicole Finco to the Special Districts practice in the firm’s Denver office.

Heise Brings Hometown Roots to Spencer Fane Office in Cape Girardeau

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce Sarah Heise has joined the Cape Girardeau office as of counsel in the Litigation practice group.

Spencer Fane welcomes John Nettels

Aviation-focused attorney joins the firm’s Kansas City Office

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to welcome John C. Nettels as Of Counsel to the firm’s Business Litigation practice group in Kansas City.

Gerry Greiman Participates in Panel at Washington University First Amendment Symposium

Spencer Fane attorney Gerry Greiman recently participated in Washington University School of Law’s Roberts Court’s First Amendment Symposium as a member of a panel discussion titled “Technology and Free Speech.”

Former Missouri Department of Agriculture Lead Attorney Joins Spencer Fane

Former general counsel, deputy director will advise businesses on regulatory matters

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Darryl Chatman to the firm’s Business Litigation practice in its St. Louis office. Chatman joins the firm as Of Counsel after having served as general counsel and deputy director of the Missouri Department of Agriculture.

Nate Orr and Mayor Sly James “Slow Jam” Downtown Kansas City’s 2017 Accomplishments

Spencer Fane LLP Partner Nate Orr and Kansas City, Missouri Mayor Sly James recently presented the Downtown Council of Kansas City’s 2017 accomplishments in “slow jam” style, similar to the popular recurring “Slow Jam the News” segment on “The Tonight Show.”

Josh Dickinson Testifies Before Nebraska Judiciary Committee on Legislative Bill 710

Spencer Fane LLP attorney Josh Dickinson testified before the Nebraska Judiciary Committee on January 19, 2018 in conjunction with the Nebraska Collector’s Association (NCA) support of Legislative Bill (LB710). The bill presents an amendment and clarification to Nebraska statute 25–1801, which establishes collector’s rights to seek interest, costs, and attorney’s fees on certain debt.

Leslie Greathouse Named Spencer Fane General Counsel

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce that partner Leslie Greathouse, who has been with the firm since 2008, has been appointed general counsel of Spencer Fane. This is a new position in the firm and Leslie’s role is effective as of January 1. Previously, partner Nick Badgerow served as the chair of the firm’s professional responsibility committee since 1988, and continues with Spencer Fane in his capacity as a litigator and mediator.

Spencer Fane Growth Continues in Dallas Market

We are pleased to announce the addition of attorneys Jason Cross and Alison Rowe in our Dallas office.

DJ Pierre Featured in KC Counselor

Spencer Fane attorney DJ Pierre was interviewed by KC Counselor in a Q & A “From the New Crew” spotlight, where he discussed his affiliation with KCMBA and his life outside of being an attorney.

Mary Bacon Honored with LACSN Award

Spencer Fane LLP attorney Mary Bacon recently received the Ask-A-Lawyer Community Commitment Award from The Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada (LACSN). Mary was recognized for volunteering over 200 hours of pro-bono services helping local individuals who could not otherwise afford representation.

Spencer Fane Welcomes Associate Nicole Detweiler to Litigation Practice

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Associate Nicole Detweiler to the firm’s Litigation Group in the Denver office.

Shannon Davies interviewed by The Journal Record About Rise of Harassment Claims

Spencer Fane LLP Partner, Shannon Davies, was recently quoted in The Journal Record for her insights regarding the rise of harassment claims in Oklahoma.

Andy Lester Interviewed by NewsOK in Oklahoma City

In an article about the challenges facing the higher education system in Oklahoma, Spencer Fane Partner Andy Lester was interviewed by NewsOK about options to update and modernize the system.

Spencer Fane Partner Nate Orr Elected Chairman of the Downtown Council of Kansas City

Attorney Aims to Bring More Business to Downtown Kansas City

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce Partner Nate Orr was recently elected board chairman of the Downtown Council (DTC) of Kansas City, a nonprofit dedicated to creating a vibrant, diverse and economically sustainable downtown.

Josh Dickinson Discusses Collections Overshadowing Best Practices at Compliance Professionals Forum

Spencer Fane Partner Josh Dickinson, along with David Weimer of Frank & Frank, recently provided insights to a group of more than 400 debt collection professionals on industry legal best practices.

Pat McLaughlin Reviews Eleventh Circuit Decision on Partial Consent to Receive Automated Calls

In an article published in Collection Advisor, Spencer Fane partner Pat McLaughlin updates readers on a recent ruling by the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit that allows a consumer to partially revoke his or her consent to receive automated telemarketing calls.

Spencer Fane Welcomes Partner Melissa Sherman to Litigation Practice

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Partner Melissa Sherman to the firm’s Litigation Group in the Overland Park, Kansas office.

Andy Lester Interviewed by TV station KFOR in Oklahoma City

In a recent story about the death penalty in Oklahoma, television station KFOR in Oklahoma City interviewed Spencer Fane Partner Andy Lester. Andy was co-chair of the Death Penalty Review Commission, a bipartisan group that conducted the first-ever independent, objective, and thorough review of Oklahoma’s entire capital punishment system.

Spencer Fane Welcomes Four Associates as Firm Grows Litigation and Health Care Practices

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce the addition of associates Leslie DeGonia, Hillary Martel, Ben Shantz, and Blake Smith, all recent graduates of top Missouri law schools.

Josh Dickinson Presents at National Creditors Bar Association Webinar

In a recent webinar titled “Intersection Between Bankruptcy and Consumer Protection Claims,” Spencer Fane Partner Josh Dickinson gave National Creditors Bar Association (NARCA) members an overview of consumer bankruptcy including a discussion of a collection attorney’s liability for violating the automatic stay and discharge injunction.

Pat McLaughlin Reviews Ninth Circuit TCPA Decision Affecting Sellers Using Telemarketers

In an article published in Law360, Spencer Fane partner Pat McLaughlin updates readers on a recent ruling by the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit holding that a seller was not vicariously liable for calls made by a telemarketer in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) because the telemarketer was an independent contractor.

“Best Lawyers in America” Recognizes 58 Spencer Fane Attorneys

Spencer Fane is pleased to announce that 58 of the firm’s attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2018 edition of Best Lawyers in America. Attorneys are recognized in their respective practice areas ranging from white collar criminal defense and environmental litigation to bankruptcy and tax law.

Mary Bacon Named Volunteer of the Month

The Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada (LACSN) recently recognized Spencer Fane attorney Mary Bacon as its Volunteer of the Month.

Through Leadership Las Vegas, Mary Bacon Makes a Difference for Schoolchildren

As an active member of Leadership Las Vegas, Spencer Fane attorney Mary Bacon is helping make a difference in lives of local schoolchildren. Mary’s Leadership Las Vegas class is placing Buddy Benches at 10 schools in the Clark County School District to help reduce bullying and integrate students.

New Partners John O’Brien and Scott Sandberg Join Spencer Fane in Growing Denver Office

Spencer Fane is pleased to announce the addition of Partners John O’Brien and Scott Sandberg in our Denver office.

Spencer Fane Welcomes Mary Bacon to Litigation Practice

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce the addition of litigation associate Mary Bacon to its newest office in Las Vegas.

Spencer Fane Welcomes John D. Ryan to Litigation Practice

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce the addition of John D. Ryan, who joins the firm in its growing litigation practice.

Duvel Pierre Joins Spencer Fane

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce that Duvel “DJ” Pierre has joined the firm as an associate in its business litigation practice.

Kersten Holzhueter Provides “Employer Lessons in Avoiding FCRA Violations” in Law360

In an article published in Law360, Kersten Holzhueter updates readers on a recent court ruling upholding strict procedures that employers must follow when obtaining criminal background records and credit histories from third parties on employees and applicants.

Spencer Fane Attorney Jane Dueker Named Among The Missouri Times 100 List

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce attorney Jane Dueker has been named to The Missouri Times’ 100 List. The publication’s biennial list features “100 people in the Missouri public policy process you need to know”.

Spencer Fane Grows into Phoenix Market with Addition of Randy Jefferies

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce it is expanding into the Phoenix market with the addition of John R. Jefferies (Randy) who joins the firm as a Partner with a notable and accomplished career practicing as a federal and state procurement and contracts lawyer in the real estate and construction industries.

Spencer Fane Reunites With Lovett-Bowman, Expands Litigation Practice

Spencer Fane is pleased to announce that it will once again be joined by Of Counsel Stephanie A. Lovett-Bowman who rejoins the firm’s litigation practice after serving with the U.S. Department of Education. Previous to her time at the DoE, Stephanie served with Spencer Fane for five years.

Spencer Fane Adds Depth To Litigation And Energy Law Practice

Spencer Fane is pleased to announce the addition of Associate Jordan Jackson to its Oklahoma City office. He will join the firm’s litigation team, contributing a broad depth of experience in a range of practice areas, from real estate and acquisitions to oil and gas law. Jordan joins the firm from Freeman Mills PC of Tyler, Texas.

Spencer Fane LLP Adds Depth To Its Litigation Group In Kansas City

Spencer Fane is pleased to announce the addition of Associate Mike Seitz to its litigation group in Kansas City.

Spencer Fane Expands To Cape Girardeau With Addition Of Michael D. Murphy

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce the addition of attorney Michael D. Murphy in conjunction with the opening of a Spencer Fane office in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. With the addition and the new office, Spencer Fane now has five offices in the state of Missouri, advancing its strong regional footprint and state-wide presence further into southeast Missouri.

Spencer Fane LLP Expands Litigation Group in St. Louis

Spencer Fane is pleased to announce that Eric Block has joined the firm’s Litigation Practice Group as Associate Attorney.

Spencer Fane LLP Expands Municipalities, Litigation Practice Groups

Spencer Fane is pleased to announce that Elizabeth Dauer and Jacob Hollars have joined the firm. Ms. Dauer will practice in the firm’s Municipal Practice Group, and Mr. Hollars will join the Litigation Group.

Spencer Fane LLP Expands into Dallas Market

Spencer Fane is pleased to announce that the firm has established a presence in the Dallas/Fort Worth market with the addition of three attorneys: Charissa Sloan Dvorak (Litigation) who has joined Spencer Fane from GRACE, a non-profit that assists faith communities with responses to sexual misconduct or abuse, and Jaspal Hare (Intellectual Property) and Jacob Sparks (Litigation and Financial Services), who have joined the firm from Scheef & Stone, L.L.P. The new Dallas office reflects the firm’s continued strategic growth into new markets to better suit clients’ needs.

Spencer Fane LLP Expands Litigation Practice Group

Spencer Fane is pleased to announce that Wale Akinmoladun has joined the firm’s Litigation Practice Group as an Associate.

Missouri Lawyers Weekly Features Mediation Article by Frank Neuner

Spencer Fane Partner Frank Neuner was recently published by Missouri Lawyers Weekly in an article discussing the use of opening statements in mediation.

Colorado Super Lawyers Recognizes Stu Pack and Jamie Cotter

Spencer Fane is pleased to announce that two of the firm’s Denver attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2016 edition of Colorado Super Lawyers and 2016 Colorado Rising Stars list.

Spencer Fane Expands Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice

Spencer Fane is pleased to welcome Patrick J. McAndrews to the firm’s Kansas City office where he will serve as a senior associate within the firm’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice group.

Spencer Fane Welcomes Former Missouri Assistant Attorney General

Spencer Fane is pleased to welcome Brian T. Bear to the firm’s Kansas City office where he will serve as an associate within the firm’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice group.

Alderman Jack Coatar Joins Spencer Fane

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to welcome Jack Coatar to its St. Louis office as counsel in its Governmental Affairs and Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice groups.

Spencer Fane Expands Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice Group

Spencer Fane is pleased to welcome Associate Ian London to the firm’s Denver office where he will join the Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice group. Mr. London’s practice is primarily focused on civil litigation, but he has particular experience in professional liability matters across a wide range of industries including health care.

Spencer Fane Adds Two to Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice Group

Spencer Fane is pleased to announce the addition of associates Thomas S. Hiatt and Madison A. Fischer to its Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice group in the firm’s Kansas City office.

Spencer Fane Expands Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice Group

Spencer Fane is pleased to announce the addition of Associate Tara A. Bailes to its Springfield office. Bailes will join the firm’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice Group where she will focus her practice on litigating a variety of matters on behalf of clients across a wide range of industries, including commercial and construction matters.

Spencer Fane Adds to Litigation, Trust and Estate Planning Practices

Kansas City, Missouri – Spencer Fane Britt & Browne LLP is pleased to announce the addition of two attorneys to its Litigation and Trust and Estate Planning groups within its Kansas City office. Andrea Anderson and Erik Rome have joined the firm as associates in the Litigation Practice Group and the Trust and Estate Planning Practice Group, respectively.

Spencer Fane Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in 2014 Missouri, Kansas, Colorado and Nebraska Super Lawyers®

Spencer Fane congratulates 44 of our attorneys selected for inclusion in 2014 Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, and Nebraska Super Lawyers®. No more than 5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by Super Lawyers. Attorneys are selected for inclusion by their peers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a rigorous multi-phased process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates, and peer reviews by practice area.

Spencer Fane expands and opens two new offices in Springfield, Missouri, and Colorado Springs, Colorado

Spencer Fane Britt & Browne LLP has joined forces with attorneys in Springfield, Missouri, and Colorado Springs, Colorado, expanding the law firm to those cities and growing the firm throughout its four home states.