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MoveMakers & NewsMakers for May 2, 2023


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

St. Louis | Kansas City

St. Louis

Jeffery T. McPherson, a partner in Armstrong Teasdale’s litigation practice group, was inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers at their recent meeting in Denver, Colorado. 

McPherson has represented parties in over 200 appeals in state and federal courts since he joined Armstrong Teasdale in 1995. He recently received an Influential Appellate Advocate Award by Missouri Lawyers Weekly and was named to its Power List as one of “the 30 most powerful appellate attorneys in Missouri.” 

The American Academy of Appellate Lawyers was founded to recognize outstanding appellate lawyers and promote the improvement of appellate advocacy and the administration of the appellate courts. Academy membership is open only to a person who possesses a reputation of recognized distinction as an appellate lawyer. To be eligible for membership, a nominee’s practice must have focused substantially on appeals during at least the last 15 years. Academy membership is limited to 500 members in the United States, and currently there are 320 Fellows. 

Missouri Lawyers Weekly also recently recognized Armstrong Teasdale as having Missouri’s most successful appellate practice, writing: “The practice, which includes Tom Weaver, Jeff McPherson and former Missouri Supreme Court Judge William Ray Price Jr., has taken on some of the toughest and highest profile cases, winning significant victories and making important law along the way.”

Vogel Law Office, LLC, has moved to Centene Centre in downtown Clayton which will provide more space, modern amenities, and a central location. The new office is located at 7676 Forsyth Blvd., Suite 1810, St. Louis, MO 63105. The Centene Centre is a prestigious business address known for its modern design and prime location, with convenient access to major highways, public transportation, and a variety of dining and entertainment options.

Founded in 2005 by the husband and wife team of lawyers, Paul and Lynn Ann Vogel, Vogel Law Office concentrates its practice in family office consulting, tax guidance, wealth management, business advisory, estate planning, trust administration, and real estate law. 

“We are excited to move into our new office space,” said Paul Vogel, the firm's managing partner. “This move will allow us to better serve our clients and continue to grow our business.” 

Kansas City

Foulston Siefkin LLP partner Tara Eberline will become partner-in-charge for the firm’s Kansas City office effective June 1. She has chaired the firm’s employment and labor/litigation practice in the Kansas City area since 2021. She succeeds Foulston trial lawyer Tony Rupp, who served as the office’s partner-in-charge since 2017. Both Eberline and Rupp will continue serving clients in their active practices.

Rupp noted, “Tara is an outstanding and innovative attorney and is a leader within the firm and community. She will be fantastic in this role.”

Eberline commented, “I am honored to have been selected to lead our Kansas City office as we continue to grow in the Kansas City area and beyond. There are great things ahead for Foulston and for the region.” 

An experienced employment and labor lawyer who joined Foulston in 2006, Eberline counsels employers of all sizes, including municipalities, business owners, general counsel, and human resources professionals, and represents her clients before state and federal agencies in employment-related litigation. She is a frequent and respected presenter and author on employment law topics. 

Eberline is a member of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce Centurions Leadership Program, past board member of United Community Services of Johnson County, and a graduate of the Shawnee Chamber of Commerce Shawnee Tomorrow program. 

Eberline earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Iowa, where she graduated Order of the Coif, and her undergraduate degree from Wartburg College in Iowa. 


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