Missouri Bar celebrates senior counselors
A banner group of 187 lawyers were honored as “Senior Counselors” Sept. 18 at the Opening Luncheon of The Missouri Bar Annual Meeting at the Hilton Convention Center in Branson.
A banner group of 187 lawyers were honored as “Senior Counselors” Sept. 18 at the Opening Luncheon of The Missouri BarAnnual Meeting at the Hilton Convention Center in Branson. To receive the honor of “Senior Counselor,” a lawyer must reach the age of 75 or have been admitted to The Missouri Bar for 50 years.
Remarks by Maury Poscover as the representative of this year’s class of “Senior Counselors” touched on the vast changes the bar has undergone in the last 75 years, as well as the challenges the profession has faced. While proud of the strides his cohort has made, he admitted there are areas still needing work.
“Fifty years ago, there were very few women in our profession, and even fewer minorities. My wife was one of two women in her class,” Poscover said. “The expansion of inclusion and diversity in our profession has been monumental. We have made tremendous progress, but we still have a long way to go.”
Those recognized as “Senior Counselors” are as follows (listed alphabetically by town):
Arnold - Charles Clifford Schwartz*
Ballwin - Thomas E. Dittmeier, Paul G. Griesemer, and Michael J. Molloy
Bowling Green - John M. McIlroy, Jr.
Buffalo - George Andrew Shaffer
Caruthersville - Hon. Byron D. Luber
Chesterfield - Max G. Margulis, Denis P. McCusker, Hon. Mark D. Seigel, and Annette P Seigel Heller
Clayton - Franklin F. Wallis
Columbia - Harry D. Boul, Norman W. Lampton, Beverly Sue Rumsey Riordan, and Hon. David L. Zerrer*
Des Peres - Suzanne Rechtin Reinhold
Dora - Hon. John Boyd Jacobs, Jr.
Eldon - William F. Washburn
Excelsior Springs - John E. Chick, Jr.
Florissant - Hon. Brenda Stith Loftin
Four Seasons- Hon. James T. Holcomb*
Galena - Henry S. Clapper*
Gladstone - Dennis L. Davis
Hannibal - Hon. Clifford H. Ahrens*
Hermann - John B. Berkemeyer
Hollister - Henry Vincent Griffin*
Independence - M. Ellen Bigge, and William Karl Jennings
Innsbrook - Jeffry S. Thomsen
Jefferson City - Richard L. Beaver, John S. (Jack) Pletz, Thomas H. Rost, and Gerald MacLaren Sill*
Joplin - Charles M. Edwards, and Michael D. Talley*
Kansas City - Arthur Benson, John Harl Campbell, Leo P. Dreyer, Truman K. Eldridge, Jr.,James H. Ensz, Taylor Fields*, Michael J. Gallagher*, Webb R. Gilmore, Kenneth Eugene Holm, Richard L. Knight, James C. Lieber, Jr., Stephen Charles Mayer, Robert K. McDonald, Robert R. McQuain, Diana L. Melching, Edward J. O'Reilly, John Richard Pink, Larry A. Schaffer, Sandra L. Schermerhorn, Hon. James Madison Smart, Jr., Tommy Wayne Taylor, William Lester Voorhies, Ronald S. Weiss*, and F. A. White, Jr.
Kearney - Michael H. Maher*
Kennett - Honorable Stephen R. Sharp
Kirkwood - Stephen D. Bransford
Lebanon - Thomas Jean O'Neil*
Lee’s Summit - Jim Anderson*, Donna Graham Bowles, A. Howard Chamberlin, Michael L. Gatrost, B. William Jacob, Jr., and George Edward Kapke*
Monett - James J. Randall, and J. Edward Sweeney*
Mount Vernon - Samuel C. Jones
New Madrid - Hal Edward Hunter, III, and Charles L. Spitler
North Kansas City - John Stephen Newberry
O’Fallon - D. Lynn Whitt
Osage Beach - Gary M. Cunningham
Pineville - Robert W. Evenson*
Platte City - John C. Cozad*
Princeton - Hon. Andrew A. Krohn
Raytown - Barbara J. Saper-Williams
Rolla - Alan Gerald Gerson*
Saint Joseph - Thomas P. McBride, and Hon. Ronald E. Taylor
St. Louis -Gordon L. Ankney,Hon. Susan E. Block, Charles A. Bremer, Steven K. Brown, Frederick R. Buckles, Hon. Joan Marie Burger, Stuart A. Cofman,Thomas E. Douglass, James D. Eckhoff ,Thomas Kemp Edelmann, David E. Everson, Jr., Hon. Iris Golliday Ferguson, Gerard Arthur Fowler, James H. Grove, Jr., Peggy Thompson Hardge ,Gerard F. Hempstead,Christopher T. Hexter, William Haskins Hobson, Barry M. Hollander, James Brian Kennedy, John H. Marshall, Robin Ruhe Murray, Hon. David D. Noce, Dennis E. O'Connell, Maury B. Poscover*,Joseph E. Rebman, Mary Gassmann Reichert, John Evan Richards, Ernie J. Richardson, James G. Rittenbaum, Harold L. Sarner, Judge Charles A. Shaw, Stephen O. Smith, Richard A. Stockenberg, Leo G. (Gary) Stoff, Jr., Kenneth H. Suelthaus,John F. Sutherland, IV, W. Morris Taylor, Robert E. Trame , Joseph S. von Kaenel, Thomas E. Wack, James H. White, Stormy Barton White, John William Willis, R. D. Wolfe, and David F. Yates
Smithville - Terry M. Evans*
Springfield -Donald R. Cooley, and Paul Frederick Reichert
St. Charles - Ronald J. Brockmeyer, Del F. Phillips, and Patricia Huber Thomas
Union - Hon. Joseph R. Aubuchon
Webster Groves - Bruce Simeone, and Kimyard H. Tucker
West Plains - Richard Moore
Windsor - William E. Simmons
Out of state “Senior Counselors”
Alaska - Thomas S. Obermeyer
Alabama - Donald Ralph Stemp, Jr.
Arkansas - Hon. Jerri Cook Bush
Arizona - William E. Alberty, and Joseph J. Mulvihill
California - Terry Scott Allen*, Gerald Nadler, and Alan Elliott Siegel
Georgia - Edward Howard Sheppard, III
Hawaii - Arnold Thielens Phillips, Jr.
Iowa - Charles L. Wiest, Jr.
Illinois - Richard P. Goldenhersh, James Stephen Harrell, Carl L. Lopresti, Jack Strellis*, William E. Taylor, John Clyde Webster
Kansas - Peter W. Brown, Frank Edmond Bysfield, III, Kevin Stuart Cavanaugh, G. Thomas Harris, III, Esmond Eugene Harrison, H Kent Hollins, Alan M. Jacobson, Ronald L. Kraft, Mick Lerner, Martin Matthew Montemore, James Philip Nordstrom, William Byron Prugh, Larry R. Rute*, William A. Schalekamp, John I. Wassberg, and Louis Stanley Wexler
Montana - Joe Bowman
North Carolina - Sharon O'Donnell Johnston, and Nancy Schmidt
New York John Frederick Berg, Jr.
Ohio - Neal O. Willmann, and Frank C. Woodside, III
South Carolina –Richard Ashby
Tennessee - John Manley Limbaugh, Hon. Keltner Wendell Locke, and Kenneth R. Masterson
Texas - William N. Heckel