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Honors

Senior Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America
The Litigation Counsel of America is a trial lawyer honorary society whose membership is limited to less than one-half of one percent of all American lawyers. A fellowship in the Litigation Counsel of America is a highly selective honor and by invitation only. Fellows in the Litigation Counsel of America are selected based upon their effectiveness and accomplishment in litigation, both at the trial and appellate levels, and their superior ethical reputation.

Life Member, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Members of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum must be Life Members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and must have acted as principal counsel in at least one case, which has resulted in a multi-million dollar verdict, award or settlement.

Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum
The Million Dollar Advocates Forum is recognized as one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. Forum membership acknowledges excellence in advocacy, and provides members with a national network of experienced colleagues for professional referral and information exchange in major cases. Members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum must have acted as principal counsel in at least one case in which their client has received a verdict, award or settlement in the amount of one million dollars or more.

Best Attorneys of America
“Best attorney” Lifetime Charter Members are extraordinary lawyers with an extraordinary level of legal expertise, competency, professional reputation, professionalism and ethical standards the highest standards that Rue Ratings’ Best Attorneys of America has personally invited that chosen attorney to be a Lifetime Charter Member. “Best Attorney” Lifetime Charter Membership is limited to 100 attorneys in each state. Less than one percent (1%) of the lawyers in America have been invited to be members of Rue Ratings’ Best Attorneys of America.

Member, Distinguished Justice Advocates
The Distinguished Justice Advocates is not available to all, or even most, attorneys. The Distinguished Justice Advocates is a prominent group dedicated to promoting and recognizing the highest standards of legal excellence. The mission of the Distinguished Justice Advocates is to objectively recognize the attorneys who elevate the standards of the legal community and provide a benchmark for other lawyers to emulate. The process is incredibly selective and only an elite few are invited to join the Distinguished Justice Advocates. Specifically, less than half of 1% of practicing attorneys in the United States are, or will be members and recipients of this prestigious recognition. And they will have demonstrated the highest ideals of the legal profession.

David J. Dixon Appellate Advocacy Award from the Missouri Bar Foundation in recognition of his outstanding achievement in appellate practice

National Society of Professional Insurance Investigators’ President’s Award

National Society of Professional Insurance Investigators’ Outstanding Achievement Award

Super Lawyer, Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers

*AV Preeminent®: The highest peer rating standard. This is given to lawyers who are ranked at the highest level of professional excellence for their legal expertise, communication skills, and ethical standards by their peers.

Speaking Engagements

PLRB/LIRB Claims Conference, “Ponzi Scheme Claims: Issues in Coverage & Adjustment.”

Symposium on Property Insurance Law, “Examinations Under Oath: Confessions & Other Stories.”

Property Loss Research Bureau (PLRB) Claims Conference and Insurance Services Expo, “Learning Objective Coverage and Adjustment Issues for the Ponzi Schemes, Investment Fraud & Financial Mismanagement Issues in Coverage and Adjustment,” in San Antonio, Texas.

National Society of Professional Insurance Investigators, “Legal Panel,” in Louisville, Kentucky.

National Society of Professional Insurance Investigators, Missouri Chapter, “Case Law Update, Ethics and Spoliation,” in Chesterfield, Missouri.

National Association of Subrogation Professionals, South Central Region, “Making the Most Out of Wearing the Insured’s Shoes,” in St. Louis, Missouri.

Property Loss Research Bureau, “Examinations Under Oath,” in Boston, Massachusetts.

National Society of Professional Insurance Investigators, National Seminar, “Missouri, Illinois and Kansas Case Law Update,” in Indianapolis, Indiana.

National Association of Subrogation Professionals, South Central Region, “Using the Latest Law, Legal Developments and Appropriate Experts to Boost Your Subrogation Recoveries,” in St. Louis, Missouri.

National Society of Professional Insurance Investigators, Missouri Chapter, “Case Law Update,” in Wellston, Missouri.

Property Loss Research Bureau, “Examinations Under Oath,” in Orlando, Florida.

National Association of Subrogation Professionals, National Seminar, “Caveat Vendor (Management),” in Orlando, Florida.

National Society of Professional Insurance Investigators, National Seminar, “Legal Panel I,” in Cincinnati, Ohio.

National Association of Subrogation Professionals, South Central Region, “1) Recognize, Investigate and Litigate the 10 Most Common Subrogation Cases; 2) Recent Developments in Subrogation Law,” in St. Louis, Missouri.

National Society of Professional Insurance Investigators, Missouri Chapter, “Hiring and Retaining the Right Expert – What Are You Paying For?” in Springfield, Missouri.

Property Loss Research Bureau, “Examinations Under Oath,” in Nashville, Tennessee.

National Association of Subrogation Professionals, National Seminar, “Spoliation of Evidence; Fact and Fiction,” in San Diego, California.

National Association of Subrogation Professionals, National Seminar, “Caveat Vendor,” in Austin, Texas.

National Society of Professional Insurance Investigators, National Seminar, “Missouri Tort Reform Missouri and Illinois Case Law Update,” in Nashville, Tennessee.

National Society of Professional Insurance Investigators, Missouri Chapter, “1) Case Law Update; 2) If It’s Not Arson, Then What About Subrogation?” in Wellston, Missouri.

National Association of Subrogation Professionals, Kansas/Missouri Chapter, “1) Spoliation of Evidence: Fact and Fiction; 2) Assignments, Subrogation and Loan Receipts: Protecting the Subrogation File From Inception so the Insurer Controls the Right to Bring Suit,” in St. Louis, Missouri.

Shelter Insurance, “Assignments and Subrogation Receipts,” in St. Louis, Missouri.

National Association of Subrogation Professionals, Missouri Chapter Meeting, “Assignments & Subrogation Receipts: Protecting the Subrogation File From Inception So the Insurer Controls the Right to Bring Suit,” in Kansas City, Missouri.

AAA Insurance, In-House Seminar, “Subrogation and Spoliation of Evidence,” in St. Louis, Missouri.

International Association of Arson Investigators, “Spoliation,” in St. Louis, Missouri.

Property Loss Research Bureau, Large Loss Conference, “Explosions: Homeowners With a Bang!” in Scottsdale, Arizona.

National Society of Professional Insurance Investigators, National Seminar, “Legal Panel: A Multi-State View of SIU Legal Issues,” in Louisville, Kentucky.

National Society of Professional Insurance Investigators, Missouri Chapter, “1) Case Law Update; 2) Ethics-Ethics-Ethics,” in Lake Ozark, Missouri.

National Society of Professional Insurance Investigators, Missouri Chapter, “Missouri Fraud and Consequential Case Law Update,” in Kansas City, Missouri.

National Society of Professional Insurance Investigators, National Seminar, “Legal Panel Discussion, A Roundtable of Attorneys Address Critical Fraud Issues,” in St. Louis, Missouri.

St. Louis Claim Managers’ Meeting, “Missouri Case Law Update,” in St. Louis, Missouri.

National Society of Professional Insurance Investigators, Missouri Chapter, “Missouri Fraud and Consequential Case Law Update,” in Kansas City, Missouri.

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*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.