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MoveMakers & NewsMakers for February 27, 2019


Feb. 27, 2019 - See who is making news and moving where in the weekly Missouri Bar update "MoveMakers & NewsMakers."


Feb. 27, 2019 - See who is making news and moving where in the weekly Missouri Bar update "MoveMakers & NewsMakers."

St. Louis Area

Armstrong Teasdale is proud to announce that David W. Braswell has been elected managing partner of the firm. A partner in the firm’s corporate services practice group, Braswell joined Armstrong Teasdale in 1995 and has been active in firm management for more than a decade. He has served as a member of the firm’s executive committee for the past eight years and was leader of the corporate services practice group for nine years. He was also instrumental in the January 2019 opening of the firm’s New York office. Michael A. Chivell continues as chairman of Armstrong Teasdale.

Braswell has been involved in numerous high-profile mergers and acquisitions nationwide. His legal practice includes serving as lead counsel to corporations and their boards of directors, providing guidance on transactional and compliance issues, and helping them shape and execute their strategic plans and operational goals.

“I am honored that my partners have entrusted me to serve the firm as managing partner,” said Braswell. “We have experienced strong growth in the past year with the opening of new offices and addition of new clients. We are well-positioned to build on this positive momentum. As we look to the future, we will continue to focus on our mission of providing excellent service and delivering outstanding results for our clients.”

Braswell is active in both the legal and charitable communities, and currently serves on the board of directors of Peak Resorts, Inc. He is a former member of the board of directors of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation-St. Louis Chapter and the St. Louis Sports Commission. In addition, he is a member of The Missouri Bar, the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, the Illinois State Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association and the American Bar Association.

A graduate of Stanford Law School, Braswell earned his B.S. from Washington University in St. Louis. He is admitted to practice law in Missouri, Illinois and New York, and before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Armstrong Teasdale proudly announces that Timothy A. Graham has joined the St. Louis office as of counsel. With more than 30 years of experience, Graham concentrates his legal practice in the areas of asbestos, toxic tort and civil litigation.

He regularly defends Fortune 500 companies in toxic tort litigation involving wrongful death claims alleging exposure to asbestos. Active in handling claims brought in challenging venues in Missouri and southern Illinois, Graham has taken more than 1,000 depositions of plaintiffs, co-workers, medical providers and other industry experts in asbestos matters.His decades of experience with the U.S. Navy, both active and reserve duty, provide unique insight to his defense of asbestos claims filed against Navy suppliers.

Prior to joining the firm, Graham spent more than 18 years at an Edwardsville, Illinois, law firm defending clients in class action, trucking products liability and asbestos litigation matters. Before that, he owned and operated Graham Law Offices in St. Louis, where he represented clients in various legal matters including contract disputes, bankruptcy proceedings, criminal defense and family law. A native of South Carolina, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1974 and served until 1978. He was an active member of the Navy reserves from 1984 until 2013, serving as a supply corps officer from 1989 to 2013. He was recalled to active military duty after the events of Sept. 11, 2001, serving two tours in the Middle East and two tours at Pacific Fleet Command Headquarters.

Lashly & Baer PC announces that Brian J. Malone has been named a shareholder of the firm. Malone has been with the firm since 2016, and he devotes his practice to assisting governmental bodies and public institutions in the St. Louis area.

Malone has worked with local governments on a wide variety of legal issues including zoning, real estate development, election law, taxation, constitutional law, sunshine law, litigation and general government operations. He began his career as an assistant county counselor for St. Louis County. In his practice, Malone has provided legal advice to municipalities, public libraries, school districts, hospital districts, and election authorities. He holds a J.D. from Washburn University School of Law and a B.A. from Truman State University.

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