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John Mehner, Debra Snoke-Adams reappointed to Fee Dispute Resolution Committee

TW_Appointments_Mehner and Snoke-AdamsThe Missouri Bar Board of Governors reappointed John Mehner and Debra Snoke-Adams to The Missouri Bar’s Fee Dispute Resolution Committee during its March 4, 2022, meeting. 

The Board of Governors established the seven-person Fee Dispute Resolution Committee in 1989 to oversee the Fee Dispute Resolution Program. The program provides a voluntary, non-judicial platform for resolving fee disputes between clients and lawyers using facilitation, mediation, and arbitration. The committee consists of four Missouri Bar members and three Missouri residents who are not licensed lawyers. 

Mehner served as president and CEO of the Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce for 28 years and was vice president of Advanced Business Systems. He has also served on numerous state and national boards and commissions. Mehner graduated from Southeast Missouri State University and will serve in one of the three general public seats. 

“It is an honor to be reappointed to the Fee Dispute Resolution Committee, and I am excited to continue to serve,” Mehner said. “As a mediator for many years, I have seen the benefits of this program and greatly appreciate playing a small part in its success.” 

Snoke-Adams has practiced law for about 40 years, serving as assistant prosecutor for Henry County, senior attorney for the Missouri Consumer Protection division, and assistant prosecutor for Clinton County. She also maintained a general practice in Independence and has been a volunteer with the Fee Dispute Resolution Program since 1989. She joined The Missouri Bar in 1982. 

“The Fee Dispute Committee provides the public and attorneys an opportunity to resolve their fee disputes with the help of a neutral, and I look forward to serving for a second term on the committee,” Snoke-Adams said.  

Mehner and Snoke-Adams will serve their second four-year terms starting May 2022. 

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