Attorneys

Stephen A. Rehagen

Stephen Rehagen has a general civil practice with an emphasis on estate planning and estate and trust administration.  Stephen is a member of the Cole County Bar Association, the Missouri Bar Association, and the American Bar Association, as well as the Mid-Missouri Young Lawyers Association.  Stephen is licensed to practice in both the state of Missouri and in the Western District of...

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Specialties:
Estate Planning

Education:
B.A., University of Notre Dame
J.D., St. Louis University

William R. England III

A former Assistant General Counsel for the Missouri Public Service Commission, William “Trip” England practices primarily in the area of public utility regulation including telecommunications law. Since 1991, Trip has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America in the area of Communications Law and Energy Law. Trip is a former Vice Chairman of the Communications Committee of the Section of Public Utility...

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Specialties:
Utilities and Telecommunications

Education:
B.A., DePauw University
J.D., University of Missouri - Columbia

Scott A. Hamblin

For almost twenty years, Scott Hamblin has litigated cases in Circuit Courts and United States District Courts throughout Missouri. Scott regularly practices in the areas of family law, divorce, child custody, paternity, child custody modifications, State and Federal Criminal defense including drug trafficking, drug possession, firearm offenses, sexual crimes, money laundering, driving while intoxicated (DWI/DUI), and manslaughter. As a former Assistant Prosecuting...

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Specialties:
Accident and Injury Law
Administrative Law
Criminal Law
Family Law
DUI/DWI
Divorce

Education:
B.S., Missouri State University
J.D., University of Missouri-Columbia

Paul A. Boudreau

Paul Boudreau has a business and administrative law practice involving regulated industries including utilities. He also has experience in income, sales, and property tax appeals. His practice includes managing contested cases at hearing and appellate practice before the courts of appeals and the Missouri Supreme Court. He is a co-author of the chapter on the Missouri Public Service Commission in the Missouri Bar’s Administrative...

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L. Russell Mitten

For more than 20 years Russ Mitten served as chief legal officer and corporate secretary of large public companies in the telecommunications and public utility industries, most recently as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Citizens Communications Company (now Frontier Communications). His experience spans the full range of business and legal issues encountered by large and regulated companies, including mergers, acquisitions,...

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Specialties:
Business Formation and Governance
Business Law and Transactions
Utilities and Telecommunications
Labor and Employment Law

Education:
B.A.; Southeast Missouri State University
J.D.; Washington University in St. Louis

Johnny K. Richardson

Johnny Richardson practices in a wide variety of subject areas, including general civil litigation and trial and appellate work for clients. He is a former General Counsel for the State Board of Registration for the Healing Arts. He frequently represents physicians and other professionals in licensure and disciplinary proceedings before the Administrative Hearing Commission and professional licensing boards in Missouri, including the...

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Specialties:
Estate Planning
Professional Licensing
Administrative Law
Business Law and Transactions
Real Estate Law

Education:
B.S., B.A., University of Missouri - Columbia
J.D., University of Missouri - Columbia

Jamie J. Cox

Jamie Cox has a general administrative law practice. She is a former Assistant Attorney General and routinely handles matters before the Administrative Hearing Commission and various professional licensing boards, including the State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors, Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners, Board of Optometry and Missouri Dental Board. She also represents agency clients in judicial review of their decisions before...

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Specialties:
Professional Licensing
Alcohol Beverage Law

Education:
B.A., University of Missouri-Columbia
J.D., University of Missouri-Columbia

James C. Swearengen (Retired)

Jim Swearengen represented electric and natural gas companies before regulatory bodies in the courts and has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America in the area of Energy Law for many years.  Jim has retired as of April 3, 2017. Education: B.A., Lawrence University J.D., University of Missouri – Columbia

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Education:
B.A., Lawrence University
J.D., University of Missouri - Columbia

Gregory C. Mitchell

Greg Mitchell is a former law clerk to a federal magistrate, Assistant Attorney General of Missouri, and Executive Director of the Missouri Motor Vehicle Commission, a state agency which was responsible for the licensure and regulation of Missouri’s motor vehicle sales industry.  He has a general administrative and regulatory practice with an emphasis in motor vehicle dealer matters, franchise law, professional licensing, professional...

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Specialties:
Administrative Law

Education:
B.A., University of Missouri - Columbia
J.D., University of Missouri - Columbia

Gary W. Duffy (Retired)

Gary Duffy is a former general attorney for a gas and electric utility, an Assistant General Counsel for the Missouri Public Service Commission, and was the first Director of Administrative Rules for the Secretary of State. His practice with the firm formerly involved representing interests of regulated natural gas, electric, water and sewer utilities and some municipal utilities before the Public Service...

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Education:
B.A., Westminster College
J.D., University of Missouri – Columbia

Erin L. Wiseman

Erin L. 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 Missouri representing both creditors and debtors in various matters in bankruptcy. Erin also handles matters in various Circuit Courts throughout Missouri, practicing Divorce, Paternity, Child Custody, Child Support, Modifications, Traffic matters, Criminal...

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Specialties:
Criminal Law
Family Law
Business Law

Education:
B.S., Truman State University
J.D., Thomas M. Cooley Law School

Diana C. Carter

Diana (Farr) Carter has a general civil and administrative law practice, as well as an appellate practice. She represents individuals, businesses, and municipalities throughout the state of Missouri. Ms. Carter has appeared before the Employment Security Division, the United States Bankruptcy Court, the United States District Courts for the Western and Eastern Districts of Missouri, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, numerous...

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Dean L. Cooper

Dean Cooper has a general administrative and civil practice with emphasis on public utility law, estate planning, and probate administration. He has appeared extensively before the Missouri Public Service Commission on behalf of public utilities (electric, natural gas, water, and sewer). He has also appeared before both state and federal courts (trial and appellate level) and many administrative bodies. Dean is a...

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David V. G. Brydon (1937 – 2012)

David V.G. Brydon (1937 – 2012), was one of the founders of Brydon, Swearengen & England, P.C. Born in Jefferson City, Mr. Brydon was a 1955 graduate of Jefferson City High School, where he served as class and student body president. He spent his undergraduate career at Westminster College in Fulton, Mo. and the University of Missouri – Columbia, graduating with a...

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Charles E. Smarr

Charlie Smarr practices primarily in the areas of alcohol beverage law and liquor licensing. He is a former supervisor of the Missouri Division of Liquor Control, Assistant Attorney General of Missouri and past president of the National Conference of State Liquor Administrators. His practice with the firm primarily involves representing interests of members of the alcohol beverage industry by providing corporate, administrative,...

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Specialties:
Alcohol Beverage Law
Liquor Licensing

Education:
B.A., University of Missouri - Columbia
J.D., University of Missouri - Columbia

Brian T. McCartney

Brian McCartney has a general administrative and business practice with an emphasis in the area of corporate and telecommunications law.  Brian is the author of the chapter on damages to personal property in the Missouri Bar’s Damages desk book.  Brian is also co-author of the chapter on administrative rules and rulemaking in the Missouri Bar’s Administrative Law desk book.  Brian currently serves on...

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Specialties:
Utilities and Telecommunications
Business Law

Education:
B.A., Knox College
J.D., University of Missouri - Columbia

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