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MoveMakers & NewsMakers July 10, 2019


July 10, 2019 - See who is making news and moving where in the weekly Missouri Bar update "MoveMakers & NewsMakers."







July 10, 2019 - See who is making news and moving where in the weekly Missouri Bar update "MoveMakers & NewsMakers."

St. Louis Area

Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, PC is pleased to announce that John (“Jack”) H. Chassaing has joined the firm’s Belleville office as an associate in the litigation practice group.

“We are thrilled to welcome Jack as the newest member of our litigation team,” said Russell K. Scott, an officer and leader of the firm’s Belleville office. “Jack brings to Greensfelder diverse trial experience, particularly in the areas of asbestos and insurance.”

Chassaing’s corporate litigation experience includes toxic tort, asbestos and insurance-related disputes. He has managed hundreds of matters for toxic tort and general litigation clients and has conducted and defended depositions, negotiated in mediations, and drafted responsive pleadings and dispositive motions in asbestos-related litigation.

Prior to joining Greensfelder, Chassaing was an associate at Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney. He also formerly practiced at Reed, Armstrong, Mudge & Morrissey PC.

During law school, Chassaing interned for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Cape Girardeau, the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, and the Union County State’s Attorney’s Office in Jonesboro, Illinois.

Chassaing received his J.D. from Southern Illinois University School of Law and his B.S. in business administration from the University of Missouri.

Cook, Barkett, Ponder & Wolz, a personal injury firm based in Cape Girardeau, has expanded its practice with the opening of a new office in St. Louis.

“This new office provides better access to injury victims in St. Louis and the surrounding region, making our services more convenient during what is already a difficult time in their lives,” said J. Michael Ponder, partner with the firm. “As our practice continues to grow in St. Louis, it made sense to expand our firm while maintaining our practice in the Cape Girardeau market for injury victims in Southeast Missouri and surrounding states.”

The lawyers of Cook, Barkett, Ponder & Wolz have served personal injury victims and their families for nearly seven decades, focusing on car and big truck collisions, train wrecks, wrongful deaths, medical malpractice and product liability cases. The firm litigates cases throughout all levels of the court system including federal courts and the courts of appeals.

The practice’s St. Louis office is located at 100 South 4th Street, Suite 550.

Kansas City Area

In June 2019, Elizabeth Sharp (“Betsy”) Lynch was appointed chairman of the board of directors for Catholic Charities of Kansas City-St. Joseph, the charitable arm of the Catholic Diocese serving Bishop James Johnston. Lynch was appointed to the board in 2014 and has previously served as the secretary and vice chairman.

Catholic Charities provides social services to the poor and vulnerable including programs that address the needs of veterans, homelessness, adoption, motherhood empowerment, housing, and workforce development.

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