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MoveMakers & NewsMakers for Jan. 25, 2022


See who is making news and moving where in the weekly Missouri Bar update "MoveMakers & NewsMakers."

St. Louis | Kansas City | Other States

St. Louis

The law firm of Lashly & Baer PC announces that Jeffrey E. Atkinson, Richard W. Hill III, and Scott A. Pummell have been named shareholders of the firm. 

Atkinson has been with the firm since 2019. He is an experienced trial attorney who concentrates his practice in civil litigation and medical malpractice defense. He represents a variety of doctors, businesses, and insurance companies, primarily in litigation. In addition to trial work, Atkinson has appeared successfully on numerous occasions before the Missouri Court of Appeals and the Labor and Industrial Relations Commission on behalf of businesses and insurance companies in workers' compensation matters. He holds a J.D. from Washington University School of Law and a B.A. cum laude from Albion College in Albion, Michigan. 

Hill has been with the firm since 2015. He practices in the areas of health care law and corporate law, with an emphasis on regulatory defense, health care fraud and abuse compliance, and corporate transactions, as well as the negotiation and drafting of various software, equipment, and professional service agreements. Hill advises a broad array of healthcare providers, from hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and assisted living facilities to individual physicians, nurses, and counselors. He earned his J.D. from Saint Louis University School of Law with a concentration in health care law and his B.S., cum laude, from Truman State University. 

Pummel has been with the firm since 2014. He brings a diverse background to his legal work, which focuses on trial and appellate work. His practice includes business and commercial litigation, shareholder and corporate disputes, multi-district litigation, professional negligence issues, and premises liability work. He also has considerable experience with insurance coverage disputes, both as a representative of insurers and insureds. Pummel graduated summa cum laude from the University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Law. He earned his B.S. in journalism and political science from Northwest State University. 

Kansas City

Halbrook Wood PC is pleased to announce that Anne Baggott joined the firm as partner Jan. 24. She advises and strategically guides businesses through the complex web of workplace laws. She also negotiates and advises clients on executive agreements, employment agreements, restrictive covenants, and separation packages. Drawing on her experience representing both employers and employees, she conducts neutral workplace investigations of employee complaints. Baggott earned her J.D. from Suffolk University Law School and her B.J. in journalism from the University of Missouri. 

Dysart Taylor Cotter McMonigle & Brumitt PC is pleased to announce it has moved its office to the West Plaza after more than two decades on Madison Avenue. The firm is now located at 700 W. 47th Street, Suite 410. 

The firm was originally founded in downtown Kansas City in 1934 by Lee Reeder and then moved to the outer edge of the Country Club Plaza in the 1990s. 

“We’re looking forward to the next chapter in the firm’s story as we move our offices to 47th Street. Dysart Taylor has spent the last two decades on Madison Avenue and, while there, we saw tremendous growth that will continue in our new home in the heart of Kansas City,” said Patrick McMonigle, the firm's president. 

Other States

Torie Orton has been promoted to general counsel, effective Jan. 1. She is responsible for the coordination and supervision of all Watermark legal matters. Prior to Watermark, she served as Head of Legal at RSA Security, a prior Dell subsidiary, supporting the Security Business Unit. Orton has held senior legal positions at DXC Technology, successor-in-interest to Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), UnitedLex, and Safran, successor-in-interest to Zodiac Aerospace. She brings more than 12 years of corporate in-house experience to her role. She is passionate about privacy, compliance, education, and technology. Orton earned her J.D. from the University of Missouri and is admitted to The Missouri Bar.


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