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Wiseman Assists With Cole County Fair

Erin Wiseman, 2015 Past President of the Jefferson City Jaycees, frying french fries, tater tots, and tender loins for visitors at the Cole County Fair.  The Cole County Fair will run through Saturday, August 4, 2018.


BSE Observance of Independence Day

In observance of Independence Day, BSE will close at noon today and will be closed on Wednesday, July 4. We will return to regular office hours on Thursday, July 5. The “Salute to America” stages and carnival are set up downtown, so street parking in front of our office is difficult. Whether you are riding rides or just relaxing at home, all of us at BSE wish you a safe …


BSE Helps Sponsor Evening Lions Club Tournament

Brydon, Swearengen & England P.C., was recently a hole sponsor for the  Jefferson City Evening Lions Club 25rd Annual Golf Tournament.  The proceeds of the Jefferson City Evening Lions Club Tournament helps the Jefferson City Evening Lions Club assist a variety of many different important and worthwhile causes in the local community.


Zonta – Second Chance Scholarships Available

Pictured is Ruthi Sturdevant, chair, and Erin Wiseman, co-chair, of the 2018 Zonta Yellow Rose Luncheon presenting awards for Women of Achievement. Zonta is an international women’s organization of professional women that empowers and worldwide through service and advocacy. The Yellow Rose Luncheon is unique to Jefferson City in that it raises money for the Second Chance Scholarship Fund for women who have not taken a traditional educational route, are returning …


BSE to Again Sponsor Team in Joe Machens Great 8 Classic

BSE is proud to again sponsor a team in the Joe Machens Great 8 Classic taking place in Jefferson City on December 28-30, 2017, as a part of the Jefferson City Holiday Hoops Showcase.  This year is somewhat unique in that BSE will sponsor the hometown Jefferson City Jays, who are coached by former BSE Shareholder Mark Anderson.  The Jays open play in the tournament on December 28, at 7  …


BSE Christmas Party

The annual BSE Christmas Party was held on December 2, 2017, at the Cole County Historical Society.  Specifically, food and drink was supplied in the Upschulte House, which was constructed in the 1830’s in the 300 block of West High Street and, in 1980, moved behind the Cole County Historical Society Museum.


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Rehagen Joins BSE

Brydon, Swearengen & England P.C. is pleased to announce that Stephen A. Rehagen has become associated with the firm.  Stephen is a graduate of Helias Catholic High School (2010); the University of Notre Dame (2014) and; most recently, the St. Louis University School of Law (2017). He will initially have a general civil practice with an emphasis on estate planning.


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Eclipse – A Once in a Lifetime Event

Monday, August 21st in Jefferson City was a notable day in its history.  It was in the path of totality for a solar eclipse.  The event drew visitors from around the state and the country.  The weather cooperated with clear skies when the total eclipse began at 1:13 in the afternoon, lasting just over two minutes.  It was a celestial spectacular.  The temperature dropped and the night creatures began to …


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Eclipse – August 21, 2017

The law offices of Brydon, Swearengen & England P.C. will be closed August 21, 2017, along with the Missouri State offices located in Cole County, Missouri, as the result of parking issues associated with the Capital Eclipse Events.  We will reopen on Tuesday, August 22, 2017. Happy Eclipse!


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BSE Sponsors Jefferson City Evening Lions Club Tournament

Our firm, Brydon, Swearengen & England P.C., was a hole sponsor for the recent Jefferson City Lions Club 23rd Annual Golf Tournament event held on June 10, 2017.  The proceeds of the Jefferson City Evening Lions Club Tournament helps the Jefferson City Evening Lions Club assist a variety of many different important and worthwhile causes in the local community. We were happy to support the Jefferson City Lions Club and …


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BSE Celebrates Pat Hulse’ Retirement

On Wednesday, May 31, Brydon, Swearengen & England celebrated the retirement of Pat Hulse.  Pat retired after 49 years of working, including the last 11 years of her employment at Brydon, Swearengen & England and her many years at the Office of the Attorney General.  We are sad to see her go, but Brydon, Swearengen & England wishes the best of luck to Pat, her husband Jim, and all of …


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BSE Shareholders at the Wheeler Schoolhouse

On March 3rd, Brydon, Swearengen & England shareholders and attorneys Paul Boudreau and Dean Cooper attended a bluegrass music circle that meets in the old one-room Wheeler Schoolhouse in Maries County, Missouri, which is west of Vienna. While the event tends to draw on and feature local talent, bluegrass musicians from as far away as Rolla, Ashland and Eldon, Missouri may show up to participate in the monthly social music …


Capital Eclipse

Capital Eclipse

From the Jefferson City Convention and Visitors Bureau: “On Monday, August 21, 2017 Missourians will experience the first and only total solar eclipse of our lifetime and Jefferson City will be a prime viewing location within the path of totality. To prepare for this event and the thousands of visitors expected to travel to the capital city, the Jefferson Convention and Visitors Bureau has teamed up with Missouri State Parks and Daily …


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BSE Featured in Jefferson City Magazine

Our firm, Brydon, Swearengen & England, was featured in the January/February 2017 issue of Jefferson City Magazine.  The article – entitled Brydon, Swearengen & England P.C. – Filling All Your Legal Needs From Historic Downtown Jefferson City — contains a review of the history of the Brydon, Swearengen & England law firm as well as the Hammond Building (built in 1910). The Brydon, Swearengen & England firm is housed and …


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BSE Sponsors Machens Great 8 Participant

Brydon, Swearengen & England P.C. again this year sponsored a team in the Machens Great 8 high school basketball tournament held in Jefferson City.  The Machens Great 8 is a part of the Jefferson City Holiday Hoops Showcase, which includes boys and girls teams from Misosuri and many other states. BSE had the pleasure this year of sponsoring Raytown South High School from Raytown, Missouri.  Raytown South and Coach Aaron Ihm provided 3 …


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Hamblin and Wiseman Participate in Trunk or Treat

Brydon, Swearengen & England P.C. shareholders Scott Hamblin and Erin Wiseman, handed out candy and other goodies at the Jefferson City Jaycees’ Trunk or Treat at the Jefferson City Fairgrounds on October 22nd.  Trunk or Treat is a seasonal holiday event to support safe trick or treating on Halloween. The Trunk or Treat event also supports and benefits the organization Operation Toys. Hamblin and Wiseman enjoyed handing out the treats …


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Boudreau and Smarr Tour McCormick Distilling

Both attorneys for Brydon, Swearengen & England, as well as shareholders, Charles Smarr and Paul Boudreau recently visited the premises of McCormick Distilling, which began business as Holladay Distillery in 1856. The business is located in beautiful Weston, Missouri, which is located north of Kansas City. McCormick Distilling recently brought back into operation the bourbon still and they are systematically filling a rack house where the product will age in …


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BSE Attorneys Recognized in Best Lawyers

Brydon, Swearengen & England P.C. is pleased to announce that James C. Swearengen, William R. (Trip) England, III, Paul A. Boudreau, Dean L. Cooper, L. Russell Mitten and Charles E. Smarr have been selected by their peers to be included in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Mr. Smarr is listed in the field of Food and Beverage Law.  The other attorneys are all listed in the …


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Hamblin Again Named as City’s Best

Congratulations to one of the firm’s attorneys, Scott Hamblin! Scott A. Hamblin, an attorney practicing in the areas of family law, criminal defense and personal injury, is a partner of the law firm Brydon, Swearengen & England P.C. He provides experienced legal representation to clients from Jefferson City, Linn, Fulton, Columbia, Lake of the Ozarks and throughout Mid-Missouri. Scott’s priority is delivering results for his clients. He strives to resolve …


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Wiseman Sworn In as JC Council Member

BSE Shareholder Erin Wiseman was sworn in as the Jefferson City Council Member from the 3rd Ward on Monday, April 18, 2016.  She won election to her seat on April 5. Erin L. Wiseman has a general civil practice that includes Bankruptcy, Family Law, Criminal Law, Municipality Representation and Business Law. Congratulations, Erin!


Diana Carter, Attorney

Carter Successfully Represents Centralia in Jury Trial

BSE shareholder Diana Carter recently successfully represented the City of Centralia in a utility matter before the Boone County Circuit Court.  On March 1, 2016, a Boone County jury found in favor of the city of Centralia, MO, on the plaintiffs’ claim of negligence. Centralia operates a municipal utility, providing electric service to its residents. In August of 2012, there was a short in a residential electric service line owned …


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Governor’s Mansion Holiday Gala

Brydon, Swearengen & England P.C. shareholders and attorneys Paul Boudreau, Russ Mitten, Dean Cooper, and Erin Wiseman attended the Friends of the Missouri Governor’s Mansion Holiday Gala on December 9, 2015. The Friends of the Missouri Governor’s Mansion is a nonprofit supporting organization, which works in partnership with the State of Missouri to preserve the Missouri Governor’s Mansion, its history and historical treasures. The group had a great time and …


Johnny Richardson, Attorney

Richardson Presents at Fall Committee Meetings

BSE Shareholder Johnny Richardson was one of the “Administrative Hearing Commission All-Stars” that presented practice tips to the Missouri Bar Association Administrative Law Committee  at the Fall Committee Meetings on November 20, 2015.  The presentation was described as containing “practice tips from long-term, all-star administrative law attorneys.” Mr. Richardson practices in a wide variety of subject areas, including general civil litigation and trial and appellate work for clients. He is a …


Halloween 2015

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween from the Staff at Brydon, Swearengen & England P.C.


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Wiseman in #jcmo Inside Business

BSE shareholder Erin Wiseman has been named to the #jcmo Inside Business 15 in 15 – a recognition of “15 Jefferson City women who have made it to the top of their professions or are on their way there.” The article includes a two page interview with Ms. Wiseman.   Congratulations to Erin!


Dean Cooper, Attorney

Cooper Represents MAWC in Appellate Case

BSE shareholder Dean Cooper represented Missouri-American Water Company (MAWC) in an appellate case that was recently decided by the Western District of the Missouri Court of Appeals.  The Court of Appeals granted MAWC’s motion to dismiss the appeal. The case purported to be an appeal from a matter before the Missouri Public Service Commission.  The Commission was determining whether to grant MAWC authority to provide service in an area that included the Appellant’s land.  …


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BSE Lawyers Named to The Best Lawyers in America

Brydon, Swearengen & England P.C. is pleased to announce that James C. Swearengen, William R. (Trip) England, III, Paul A. Boudreau, Dean L. Cooper, L. Russell Mitten and Charles E. Smarr have been selected by their peers to be included in the 2016 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Mr. Smarr is listed in the field of Food and Beverage Law.  The other attorneys are all listed in the field …


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Fair Duties Keep Wiseman Busy

BSE Shareholder Erin Wiseman was the subject of a recent Jefferson City News Tribune article about her duties at the Jaycees Cole County Fair.  Wiseman is the local chapter president and has spent her evenings and nights making the fair run. Erin Wiseman has a general civil practice that includes Bankruptcy, Family Law, Criminal Law, Municipality Representation and Business Law. Erin handles matters in the Western District Bankruptcy Court of …


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Boudreau Authors Paper on Recreational Rights

BSE Shareholder Paul Boudreau has authored a paper entitled Recreational Rights of the Public on Missouri’s Rivers and Streams: A Timely Refresher.  The paper discusses the rights of the general public to use the rivers and streams of Missouri for recreation with the background of recent tragic events in Crawford County, Missouri.  A link to the paper is found below: Water Law Article Paul Boudreau has a business and administrative …


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New Web Site is Here

Brydon, Swearengen & England P.C.’s new web site, created by Caledon Virtual, is up and running as of this week. Caledon Virtual is located in Columbia, MO and specializes in digital marketing. It was a pleasure to work with Caledon Virtual and the knowledgeable team members to create new marketing materials, like the web site, for the firm. We hope you enjoy the new site and find it very user-friendly. …


Johnny Richardson, Attorney

Richardson Speaks at Missouri State Medical Association Annual Convention

BSE Shareholder Johnny K. Richardson spoke recently at the Annual Convention of the Missouri State Medical Association.  The Annual Convention was held from April 17-19, 2015, at the Westin Crown Center in Kansas City, Missouri.  The title of Mr. Richardson’s presentation was Complaints, Omissions, and Commissions Within the Collaborative Agreement: Liabilities That Can Affect Your License.  It was a part of a Continuing Medical Education program sponsored by the Missouri Society of …


Sidewalk

Construction Continues

As our clients may have noticed, the construction process is still occurring for our new sidewalk.  The front door of our building will be unavailable for use the week of April 20.  However, we are still open for the same hours and business as usual. If you are planning on visiting our office, please use the side door found in the alley on the east side of the building. From …


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Pardon Our Construction

Construction has begun on our new sidewalk.  For the next week or so, the front door of our building will be unavailable.  However, we are still open.   Please use the door found in the alley on the east side of the building.  From there, signs will guide you to our reception area.  Thank you for your patience.


McCartney

McCartney Elected Chairman of NTCA Legal Committee

Brydon, Swearengen & England’s shareholder and attorney Brian McCartney was recently elected as the Chairman of the Legal Committee of NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association during the Committee’s March 9 meeting in Phoenix, Arizona.  NTCA is the premier association representing nearly 900 independent, community-based telecommunications companies serving rural and small-town America.  The legal committee reviews legal developments affecting NTCA members. McCartney practices administrative, corporate, and regulatory law with an …


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