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MoveMakers for July 18, 2023


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

Kansas City | Cape Girardeau

Kansas City

Seyferth Blumenthal & Harris LLC (SBH) announces that member Kimberly A. Jones has been elected a Fellow in The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. She will be honored at the 2023 installation of new Fellows on Nov. 11 in Seattle, Washington.

Jones joins SBH members Michael L. Blumenthal and Paul Seyferth as Fellows of The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. 

“Kim is truly deserving of this prestigious distinction,” Blumenthal said. “Election to The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers is considered among the highest recognitions an attorney in this practice area can achieve, and it serves as a testament to the deserved reputation she has built among her peers in the legal community through dedicated client service and notable outcomes in complex and contentious labor and employment matters for her clients.” 

Jones, SBH’s managing member, is an employment trial lawyer representing companies, not-for-profit organizations, and higher education institutions in federal and state courts and before AAA and labor arbitration panels. 

Established in 1995, The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers was founded to distinguish this profession in all its aspects as one uniquely important to the world of labor and employment law, individual rights, collective bargaining, and dispute resolution. The College operates as a free-standing organization recognizing those who, by long and outstanding service, have distinguished themselves as leaders in the field. 

Cape Girardeau

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce Jeff Spray joined the litigation and dispute resolution practice group as an of counsel attorney in the firm’s Cape Girardeau office. 

Spray brings a unique combination of experience in private practice and in the business world. His track record of success includes handling complex personal injury, business disputes, labor and employment, and other general civil matters. 

Prior to entering private practice, Spray worked in the Office of General Counsel for the Missouri Department of Revenue. He then practiced in southeast Missouri for 20 years, where his practice emphasized complex civil litigation. Most recently, Spray spent time on the client side with a large manufacturer, marketer, and distributor of consumer and commercial products. 

“Jeff brings a proven ability to assess needs for his clients and to provide beneficial proactive counsel,” said Mike Murphy, office managing partner for Spencer Fane in Cape Girardeau. “The firm continues to seek out talented legal professionals who fit well with our unique value proposition centered around collaborative client service and our commitment to providing our clients resources in the markets where they do business. Having been on the client side, Jeff understands the importance of delivering legal outcomes that are centered around the unique business goals and objectives of his clients, while at the same time focusing on the detailed aspects of case management needed to seek and obtain favorable outcomes in litigation. Jeff’s extensive litigation experience will immediately add value for our clients.” 

Spray completed his undergraduate studies in business administration at the University of Missouri and later earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri School of Law.   


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