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Catherine Stevens Appointed Chair of Firm's Diversity & Inclusion Committee

04.05.17 | The firm is pleased to announce that Catherine A. Stevens has been appointed as the new chair of the firm’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee. Catherine is a strong advocate for the expansion of diversity at all levels within Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice, stating...
Attorneys: Catherine A. Stevens

Melesa Johnson Appointed to Jackson County (Missouri) Drug Commission

03.31.17 | Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice associate Melesa Johnson has been appointed as the District 2 member of the Jackson County (Missouri) Drug Commission by Jackson County Executive Frank White. The Jackson County Drug Commission oversees...
Attorneys: Melesa N. Johnson

Join Baker Sterchi Attorneys at DRI’s 2017 Drug and Medical Device Seminar

03.10.17 | Join attorneys from Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice’s Drug and Medical Device Practice Group, including DRI Drug and Medical Device Steering Committee Member Jeffrey Kruse, at DRI’s Annual Drug and Medical Device Seminar being held May 11-12, 2017 at the...
Related Services: Pharmaceutical & Medical Device
Attorneys: Jeffery A. Kruse

Angela Higgins Testifies Before Missouri House Committee on Insurance Policy

03.07.17 | On February 28, 2017, Angela Higgins testified before the Missouri House Committee on Insurance Policy in support of House Bill 784, to repeal Missouri's equitable garnishment statute, Mo. Rev. Stat. 379.200.
Related Services: Insurance
Attorneys: Angela M. Higgins

Kara Stubbs Elected Vice Chair of ALFA International Board of Directors

10.31.16 | At the Annual Meeting of ALFA International (ALFA) on October 28, Kara Stubbs was elected by the membership to serve on the Board of Directors in the office of Vice Chair. Kara’s term as Vice Chair begins immediately and will run through...
Attorneys: Kara T. Stubbs

Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice Joins Lawyers for Civil Justice Organization

10.27.16 | The Board of Directors of Lawyers for Civil Justice (LCJ) has voted to approve the membership application of Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice. LCJ is a non-profit organization of defense trial lawyer organizations, law firms, and...

Melesa Johnson Appointed to Kansas City Liquor Control Review Board

09.27.16 | Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice associate Melesa Johnson has been appointed by Mayor Sylvester “Sly” James to the Kansas City Liquor Control Review Board. The Liquor Control Review Board, established under Section 10-61 of the Kansas City, Missouri Code of Ordinances, is comprised of...
Attorneys: Melesa N. Johnson

Scott Kreamer Appointed to Lawyers for Civil Justice Board of Directors

08.07.16 | James Scott Kreamer has been named to the Board of Directors of Lawyers for Civil Justice (LCJ), a coalition of corporations and defense attorneys committed to reform in the civil justice system.
Attorneys: James Scott Kreamer

Scott Kreamer Elected President-Elect of the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel

08.04.16 | Scott Kreamer, Managing Member of Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice, was elected President-Elect of the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC) at the group’s Annual Meeting in July 2016.
Attorneys: James Scott Kreamer

Melesa Johnson Joins Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice

06.13.16 | Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice is pleased to welcome Melesa N. Johnson, who joins the firm's Kansas City office as an associate. A former Assistant Jackson County Prosecutor with extensive jury trial experience, Melesa’s practice with the firm is focused on civil defense litigation.
Attorneys: Melesa N. Johnson

Charniece Rollie to Serve as President of NALS of Missouri

05.02.16 | Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice Legal Administrative Assistant Charniece Rollie will be installed as the President of NALS of Missouri at the association’s upcoming May 2016 Annual Meeting to be held in Independence, Missouri. Her term as President will run one year from date of installation. A member of the association for the last seven years...

Baker Sterchi Attorneys and Staff Donate Testing Snacks to Garfield Elementary

05.02.16 | Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice attorneys and staff donated a large number of snacks for distribution to the students of James A. Garfield Elementary School during year-end testing and assessments. All students in grades three through six, taking the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) test, and in kindergarten through second, taking progress assessments, received...

Thomas Rice Serves as Co-Chair of EPL/PL Program Hosted by ALFA International

03.18.16 | Thomas Rice is serving as co-chair of the upcoming program ”Enlightening The EPL/PL World” jointly hosted by ALFA International’s Insurance Law, Labor & Employment, and Professional Liability Practice Groups. A Steering Committee Member of the Insurance Law, Professional Liability and Labor & Employment Practice Groups, Mr. Rice is serving as co-chair on behalf of the Insurance Practice Group...
Related Services: Insurance; Employment & Labor; and Professional & Management Liability
Attorneys: Thomas E. Rice

Jacqueline Gebhardt Joins Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice

02.19.16 | Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice is pleased to welcome Jacqueline Gebhardt, who joins the firm's St. Louis office as an associate. Gebhardt’s practice with the firm is focused on civil defense litigation. She also has prior experience representing companies and individuals in matters pertaining to intellectual property rights.
Attorneys: Jacqueline D. Gebhardt

Join Baker Sterchi Attorneys at DRI’s 2016 Drug and Medical Device Seminar

02.11.16 | Join DRI Drug and Medical Device Steering Committee Member, Jeffrey Kruse, and other Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice attorneys practicing in the firm’s Drug and Medical Device Practice Group, at DRI’s upcoming Drug and Medical Device Seminar being held May 19-20 at the...
Related Services: Pharmaceutical & Medical Device
Attorneys: Jeffery A. Kruse

Martha Charepoo Joins Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice

01.20.16 | Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice is pleased to welcome Martha Charepoo, who joins the firm's St. Louis office as Of Counsel. Her practice with the firm is focused on business and consumer litigation including breach of contract, fraud, unfair trade practices, business torts, shareholder disputes, insurance law, and real estate disputes.
Attorneys: Martha Charepoo

Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice Promotes Attorneys to Member Status

01.11.16 | Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice LLC announce that Robert F. Chandler and Jonathan E. Benevides have been elected to Member status effective January 1, 2016.
Attorneys: Robert F. Chandler and Jonathan E. Benevides

Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice Welcomes New Attorney John Patterson

12.08.15 | Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice is pleased to welcome John Patterson to the firm’s Kansas City office. Patterson represents corporate and individual clients in a variety of areas, including product liability, employment, financial services, fidelity and surety, transportation, premises liability, insurance, pharmaceutical and medical device, construction and commercial litigation...
Attorneys: John E. Patterson

Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice Welcomes New Associate Megan Stumph

12.08.15 | Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice is pleased to welcome Megan Stumph as an associate in the firm’s Kansas City office, where her practice is focused on representing financial institutions in the areas of creditors’ rights, foreclosure, real estate, and general civil litigation cases...
Related Services: Banking; Financial Services Litigation
Attorneys: Megan R. Stumph

Former Boston Scientific Corporation Chief Product Liability Litigation Officer Jeffery Kruse Joins Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice

10.07.15 | Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice LLC announces that Jeffery A. Kruse, former Chief Product Liability Litigation Officer at Boston Scientific Corporation, has joined the firm’s Kansas City office as a Member (partner)...
Related Services: Pharmaceutical & Medical Device; Complex, Class Action & MDL; E-Discovery & Document Management; Personal Injury Defense; and Product Liability
Attorneys: Jeffery A. Kruse

Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice Welcomes New Associate Megan Sterchi

10.05.15 | Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice is pleased to welcome Megan Sterchi as an associate in the firm’s Kansas City office, where her practice will be focused on personal injury defense, premises liability, and product liability...
Attorneys: Megan Sterchi Lammert

Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice Contributes Back-to-School Supplies to Garfield Elementary

08.26.15 | As part of the firm’s ongoing effort to support James A. Garfield Elementary School, 44 backpacks filled with supplies were delivered prior to the start of the school year. Firm attorneys and staff donated the supplies and backpacks, and BSCR volunteers stuffed the backpacks with the supplies prior to delivering them to the school...

Scott Kreamer Elected Secretary/Treasurer of the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel

08.10.15 | Scott Kreamer has been elected to serve as Secretary/Treasurer of the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC), an invitation-only organization consisting of accomplished defense attorneys, corporate counsel, and insurance industry executives who have achieved professional distinction during their careers...
Attorneys: James Scott Kreamer

Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice Welcomes New Associate Michael Kopit

06.19.15 | Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice is pleased to welcome Michael Kopit as an associate in the firm’s Kansas City Office where his practice will be focused on civil defense litigation. Prior to joining the firm...

Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice Welcomes New Associate Suzanne Billam

06.19.15 | Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice welcomes Suzanne Billam as an associate in the firm’s Kansas City office. Prior to obtaining her law degree, Suzanne worked for several years as a practicing nurse in a high-acuity hospital in the Kansas City area...
Attorneys: Suzanne E. Billam

Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice Welcomes New Associate Sarah Garber

03.09.15 | Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice is pleased to welcome Sarah Garber as an associate in the firm’s St. Louis office. She has previously worked in both private practice and as a governmental attorney. She has over five years of experience in...

Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice Welcomes New Associate Justin Welply

03.09.15 | Baker Sterchi Cowden and Rice welcomes Justin Welply as an associate in the firm’s St. Louis office. Welply has vast experience in a broad range of general litigation matters including product liability, automotive, construction, premises liability, toxic torts...

Scott Kreamer Re-Elected Senior Director of the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel

08.10.14 | Scott Kreamer has been elected to serve as a Senior Director of the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC), an invitation-only organization consisting of accomplished defense attorneys, corporate counsel, and insurance industry executives who have achieved professional distinction during their careers.
Attorneys: James Scott Kreamer

Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice Welcomes New Associate Catherine Anderson

08.01.14 | Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice is pleased to welcome Catherine Anderson as an associate in the firm’s Kansas City office. Catherine received her Juris Doctor and Advocacy Certificate from the University of Kansas School of Law, where she was selected into the Inaugural Class of the Kansas Supreme Court Research Clinic and argued before the Kansas Supreme Court on the issue of sua sponte appellate review.
Attorneys: Catherine A. Stevens

Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice Welcomes New Associate Tiffany Hogan

08.01.14 | Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice is pleased to welcome Tiffany Hogan as an associate in the firm’s Kansas City Office. Tiffany was formerly In-House Counsel for a Fortune 500 Company, serving as a Regional Legal Staff Attorney in which she represented the company and insured clients at trial, in mediation, and in settlement negotiations in order to resolve complex bodily injury, property damage, contract, and insurance coverage issues.

BSCR Welcomes 1L LCLD Scholar

06.03.14 | Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice is pleased to welcome Paige Blumenshine as the firm's 1L Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Scholar. A student at the Saint Louis University School of Law, Paige is interning in the firm's St. Louis office for several weeks over the summer.

BSCR Welcomes Summer Law Clerk

06.03.14 | Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice is pleased to welcome Fady Hanalla as a summer law clerk in the firm's Kansas City office. Fady is a J.D. candidate at the Washington University in St. Louis School of Law and earned his undergraduate degree in political science and economics from Texas State University-San Marcos.

DRI Publication Features BSCR's Partnership with KC Area Elementary School

03.14.14 | The Defense Research Institute (DRI) publication "The Voice" recently featured Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice's Partnership with Kansas City Area Garfield Elementary School. BSCR is the first law firm in the Kansas City, Missouri, area to establish a partnership program with a local inner city school.

Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice, LLC Announces New Management

01.16.14 | Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice, LLC has named Thomas N. Sterchi and John W. Cowden as Co-Chairmen and James Scott Kreamer as Managing Member of the firm.
Attorneys: John W. Cowden, James Scott Kreamer and Thomas N. Sterchi

Griggs Appointed to Leadership Position on ABA Law Practice Committee

08.26.13 | BSCR Executive Director, Karen Griggs, has been appointed as a member of the Education Board and Vice-chair of the Sponsorship Committee of the ABA's Law Practice. . .

BSCR Sponsors, Participates in Annual Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair

08.12.13 | BSCR once again sponsored and participated in the Annual Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair which was held August 10 in Kansas City, Missouri. The job fair is one of the key items in the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association's Diversity Action Plan . .

Barbosa Appointed Chair of BSCR's Diversity & Inclusion Committee

07.17.13 | The firm is pleased to announce Marcos Barbosa has been appointed as the new chair of the firm’'s Diversity & Inclusion Committee. A member of the firm's Diversity & Inclusion Committee for several years, he has a clear vision for the direction of the committee. . .

Rice Selected to Act as State Liaison to the Juvenile Products Manufacturer's Association

06.24.13 | Thomas E. Rice has been selected by the Children's Products SLG of the DRI Product Liability Committee to act as a State Liaison to the Juvenile Products Manufacturer's Association ("JPMA"). The JPMA is the leading trade association for the juvenile products industry.
Related Services: Product Liability
Attorneys: Thomas E. Rice

Kreamer to Serve as Dean of Litigation Management Conference

06.07.13 | Scott Kreamer will serve as the Dean of the Litigation Management College which takes place at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, June 9-13. . .
Related Services: Insurance
Attorneys: James Scott Kreamer

BSCR Names Tinsley as Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellow

03.22.13 | BSCR has chosen Caroline Tinsley to be a member of the 2013 class of Fellows, participating in a landmark program created by the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) to identify, train, and advance the next generation of leaders in the legal profession. Ms. Tinsley recently attended an initial meeting of LCLD Fellows in Washington DC. . .
Attorneys: Caroline M. Tinsley

Mouber Promoted to Member of the Firm

02.01.13 | The firm is pleased to announce the promotion of Bryan Mouber to Member effective January 1, 2013. Mouber practices in the areas of commercial and financial litigation and arbitration. He is also a member of the firm's product liability and drug and medical device practice groups. . .
Attorneys: Bryan E. Mouber

Sears Promoted to Member of the Firm

02.01.13 | The firm is pleased to announce the promotion of Robert Sears to Member effective January 1, 2013. Sears is a member of the firm's Rails-to-Trails team which represents individuals and businesses in claims against governmental entities for compensation due as a result of the taking of private land. . .
Attorneys: J. Robert Sears

Stubbs Selected as Co-Chair of Medical Device Subcommittee

01.18.13 | Kara Stubbs has been selected to serve as the Co-Chair of the Medical Device Subcommittee of the ABA's Section of Litigation, Products Liability Committee. The Section of Litigation is the largest specialty section of the American Bar Association.
Related Services: Pharmaceutical & Medical Device
Attorneys: Kara T. Stubbs

Stubbs to Serve as Vice-Chair of ALFA Product Liability Practice Group

01.17.13 | Kara Stubbs was extended an invitation to serve as Vice-Chair of ALFA International's Product Liability Practice Group. Stubbs will service as Vice-Chair of the group for the next three years. . .
Related Services: Product Liability
Attorneys: Kara T. Stubbs

Baker Sterchi Sponsors U.S. Court of Claims Annual Judicial Conference

11.19.12 | Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice sponsored the 25th Annual Judicial Conference held at the National Courts Building in Washington, DC, November 15, 2012. The conference agenda included a panel discussion on Rails-to-Trails Litigation. Baker Sterchi Rails-to-Trails attorneys attended the conference.
Related Services: Property Rights/ Rails-to-Trails
Attorneys: J. Robert Sears

Baker Sterchi Sponsors ABA Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Litigation Meeting

11.19.12 | Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice was a law firm sponsor of the ABA Current Issues in Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Litigation meeting held at Boston Scientific in Natick, Massachusetts on November 16, 2012. Co-sponsored by
Related Services: Pharmaceutical & Medical Device
Attorneys: Kara T. Stubbs

Barbosa Attends Local LCLD Group Mentoring Program

11.19.12 | Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice attorney Marcos Barbosa attended a Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Group Mentoring Program for Kansas City area law students on November 15, 2012. The program “Success in Law School: Exam Taking Tips and Handling Stress” was hosted by...

Stubbs Elected Secretary of ALFA International Board of Directors

10.22.12 | Kara Stubbs has been elected as Secretary of ALFA International's Board of Directors. ALFA International is a global network of 145 independent law firms comprised of 85 members in the United States and 60 members internationally. . .
Attorneys: Kara T. Stubbs

Baker Sterchi Sponsors 15th Annual Judge Kit Carson Roque, Jr. Scholarship Event

10.08.12 | Baker Sterchi Cowden & RIce was a law firm sponsor of the15th Annual Judge Kit Carson Roque, Jr. Scholarship Event held at the Hilton President Hotel in Kansas City, Missouri, on October 5, 2012. Organized by the Jackson County Bar Association (JCBA), the purpose of the event is to raise funds for the scholarship established in 1998 to...

Baker Sterchi Welcomes Ambika Behal

10.05.12 | Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice welcomes Ambika Behal as an associate in the firm's Kansas City office. Behal is a 2012 graduate of the Washington University School of Law, where she was Executive Editor of the Washington University Law Review. Having recently passed the Missouri Bar...

Baker Sterchi Sponsors Golf Event Supporting AWL's Charitable Foundation

10.01.12 | Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice sponsored the Association for Women Lawyers 17th Annual Golf Tournament held September 28, 2012. The Association for Women Lawyers of Greater Kansas City (AWL-KC) promotes...

Kreamer Attends Third Annual LCLD Membership Meeting

09.17.12 | Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice Executive Committee Member James S. Kreamer attended the Third Annual Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Annual Membership Meeting in Washington DC, September 12-13, 2012. The LCLD was formed in 2009 and is comprised of corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners dedicated to...
Attorneys: James Scott Kreamer

Baker Sterchi Supports Kansas City Area Student Work/Study Program

09.06.12 | Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice continues to be a proud supporter of Cristo Rey Schools by participating in the school’s work/study program. The Christo Rey work/study program places high school students with local company to...

Baker Sterchi Hosts Anniversary Celebrations

08.27.12 | In celebration of its thirtieth anniversary, Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice hosted an attorney alumni reception in its Kansas City office on August 24, 2012. Current and former attorneys of the firm enjoyed food, drink and...

Baker Sterchi Sponsors VAP Annual Fundraising Event

07.23.12 | Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice was a sponsor of a recent golf tournament organized by the Legal Aid of Western Missouri and the Volunteer Attorney Project. Legal Aid of Western Missouri and the Volunteer Attorney Project coordinate...

Baker Sterchi Sponsors Golf Event Supporting American Diabetes Association

06.29.12 | Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice was a sponsor of the Twenty-Fifth Annual American Diabetes Association (ADA) Driving Fore the Cure Golf Tournament held June 25, 2012, in Skillman, New Jersey. According to the ADA, nearly 26 million people in the United States are...

Baker Sterchi Sponsors Whittaker Awards Luncheon

05.21.12 | Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice was a table sponsor of the recent Whittaker Awards Luncheon held at the Kauffman Center for Performing Arts in Kansas City. The luncheon was organized by the Lawyers Association of Kansas City (LAKC), whose mission is to...

Baker Sterchi Sponsors Kansas City Friends of Chamber Music Benefit

05.14.12 | Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice was a table sponsor at the recent Friends of Chamber Music Soiree. The Friends of Chamber Music was established 35 years ago in order to introduce new artists, new art forms, and new musical literature to
Attorneys: David M. Eisenberg

Barbosa Graduates from LCLD Fellows Program

04.27.12 | Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice attorney Marcos Barbosa graduated from the first class of Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Fellows in late March. The LCLD organization was formed in May 2009 and is comprised of corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners dedicated to creating a truly diverse legal profession...

Barbosa Invited to Participate on LCLD Fellows Alumni Sub-Committee

04.27.12 | Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice attorney Marcos Barbosa has accepted an invitation to serve on a Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Fellows Alumni sub-committee. Having graduated from the LCLD Fellows Program in late March, Barbosa will continue his involvement in the LCLD by...

Baker Sterchi Executive Director Passes ALA President's Gavel

04.27.12 | Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice Executive Director Karen Griggs has served as the President of the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA) for the last year. ALA is the largest international association of professionals involved in the management of law firms, corporate legal departments and government legal agencies, with nearly 10,000 members in 30 countries. . .
Attorneys: John W. Cowden

Baker Sterchi Sponsors Law Student Attendance at KU Diversity in Law Banquet

03.05.12 | Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice sponsored the attendance of four firm attorneys and four law students at KU’s 17th Annual Diversity in Law Banquet, hosted by the Asian Law Students Association. The banquet, which took place on March 2 in Lawrence, Kansas, is a celebration of diversity in the legal profession and also serves as a major fundraiser for the school’s Diversity Scholarship Fund.

Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice Sponsors Black History Month Event

02.20.12 | Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice was a silver sponsor of the “Black History Month Celebration” put on by The Lawyers Association of St. Louis and the Mound City Bar Association on February 16, 2012. The speaker for the celebration was Judge Kathy Surratt-States of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District.

Bettenhausen Selected to Attend MODL's 22nd Annual Trial Academy

12.20.11 | Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice Associate Laura Bettenhausen has been selected by the firm to attend the Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers 22nd Annual “John L. Oliver, Jr.” Trial Academy scheduled for March 28-30, 2012 at the MU School of Law, Columbia, MO.

Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice Announces Summer Law Clerks

12.19.11 | Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice announces Wynn Maxwell and Jasmine Yasar will be clerking in the firm’s Kansas City office this summer. Maxwell and Yasar are both Washington University students currently working part time in St. Louis law firms.

Stubbs Co-Chairs ABA Pharmaceuticals Subcommittee

12.19.11 | Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice Member Kara Trouslot Stubbs served as a co-chair of the Pharmaceuticals Subcommittee of the ABA Products Liability Committee, which recenty partnered with the Medical Device Subcommittee to sponsor the Annual Pharmaceutical and Medical Device CLE Workshop held at GlaxoSmithKline in Philadelphia in November.
Related Services: Pharmaceutical & Medical Device
Attorneys: Kara T. Stubbs

Baker Sterchi Attorneys and Staff Support Operation Breakthrough

12.19.11 | Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice attorneys and staff contributed generously to Operation Breakthrough this holiday season. The individual contributions combined to provide gifts to 30 children, holiday meals for 6 families, and gift cards for the mothers of those families. Operation Breakthrough is...

Baker Sterchi Sponsors Association for Women Lawyers Golf Tournament

10.04.11 | Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice attorneys participated in the September 30 Association for Women Lawyers 16th Annual Golf Tournament. The tournament is a major fundraising event for AWL’s charitable foundation.

Baker Sterchi Attorneys Attend Firm Retreat on Diversity Issues

10.04.11 | Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice attorneys attended the firm's 2011 firm retreat at the Lake of the Ozarks the weekend of September 30. The retreat speaker was Michelle T. Johnson who spoke on general law firm diversity issues. Ms. Johnson is a...

Serra Selected to Participate in Inn of Court Program

10.04.11 | Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice Associate Michael Serra has been selectedby the firm to participate in the 2011-2012 session of the Ross T. Roberts Inn of Court Program of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association. The eight month program is designed to enhance the trial skills of young lawyers.

Baker Sterchi Sponsors Equal Justice Works Gala

10.04.11 | Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice is a sponsor of the Equal Justice Works 25th Anniversary Gala Dinner. Equal Justice Works is a nonprofit organization dedicated to mobilizing the next generation of lawyers committed to equal justice by...
Attorneys: Caroline M. Tinsley

Mouber Chosen to Serve at Adjunct Professor of Commercial Transactions

10.04.11 | Bryan Mouber was chosen to serve on the faculty at the UMKC Bloch School of Management as an adjunct professor of commercial transactions.
Related Services: Commercial
Attorneys: Bryan E. Mouber

Baker Sterchi Supports Cristo Rey Schools Student Work Program

09.23.11 | Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice is a proud supporter of Cristo Rey Schools. A junior at Cristo Rey High School has been placed with the firm to work one day a week during the school year. The Cristo Rey network is...

Barbosa Attends Second Annual LCLD Fellows Meeting

09.19.11 | Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice attorney Marcos Barbosa attended the Second Annual Meeting of Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Fellows in Washington, D.C., September 15-17. The meeting highlighted...

Cowden Attends Second Annual LCLD Membership Meeting

09.19.11 | As the firm's liaison with the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD), Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice Member John Cowden attended the LCLD's Second Annual Membership Meeting in Washington, DC., September 14-16. The LCLD was formed in 2009 and is...
Attorneys: John W. Cowden

Baker Sterchi Participates in Food Drive

07.20.11 | Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice once again participated in “Food from the Bar", a food drive benefitting Harvesters. Sponsored by the Association for Women Lawyers (AWL) and the Kansas Women Attorneys Association, the firm's donations were...

Baker Sterchi Executive Director Attends Burton Awards

07.20.11 | Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice Executive Director Karen Griggs attended the Burton Awards for Legal Achievement held in Association with the Library of Congress on June 13 in Washington DC. The Supreme Court Justices were in attendance, including Justice Sonia Sotomayor who was the guest speaker as well as Justice Stephen Breyer who received the 2011 Book for the Year in Law award. Griggs attended as an awards presenter in conjunction with...

Tinsley Appointed DRI Committees Liaison

07.20.11 | Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice Member Caroline Tinsley has been appointed to the position of Liaison between the DRI Drug and Device Committee and the DRI E-Discovery Committee.
Related Services: Pharmaceutical & Medical Device; E-Discovery & Document Management
Attorneys: Caroline M. Tinsley

Baker Sterchi Executive Director Assumes Role of ALA President

05.04.11 | Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice Executive Director Karen Griggs has assumed the role of President of the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA) and will be honored at a cocktail reception hosted by the ALA Greater Kansas City Chapter and All-State Legal at ALA’s Annual Conference & Expo to be held...

Kreamer Participates in Local Legal Industry Outlook Event

04.01.11 | Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice Executive Committee Member Scott Kreamer represented the firm at Ingram’s Eleventh Annual Legal Industry Outlook. Sponsored by the law firm of McAnany, Van Cleave & Phillips in March, attorneys from many of the area’s largest law firms participated in a discussion about...
Attorneys: James Scott Kreamer

BSCR Sponsors Friends of Chamber Music Benefit

03.24.11 | BSCR is a table sponsor for the upcoming May 14 Friends of Chamber Music Soiree, the organization's major annual fundraising event. The Friends of Chamber Music was established 35 years ago with the intent of introducing new artists, new art forms, and new musical literature to the Kansas City community. . .
Attorneys: David M. Eisenberg

Baker Sterchi Sponsors Judicial Reception

03.24.11 | Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice was a sponsor of the Association of Women Lawyers (AWL) Judicial Reception held at Boulevard Brewery on March 22. Baker Sterchi attorney Whitney Deacon Lloyd is AWL’s Social Activities Chair.

Hoffman to Serve as National Trial Competition Judge

02.08.11 | On February 17 and 18, Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice Member Pete Hoffman will serve as a Judge for the first two rounds of the Regional Qualifying Tournament of the ABA/American College of Trial Lawyers National Trial Competition being held in St. Louis at the downtown Civil Courts building.
Attorneys: Peter B. Hoffman

Kreamer Recognized on Lists of Top Plaintiff Wins

02.08.11 | Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice Member Scott Kreamer was recognized in Missouri Lawyers Weekly (Jan. 31, 2011) in connection with a $5.5M verdict in the matter of The Waits Co. v. MacKenzie House, et al., United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri. Missouri Lawyers Weekly included the case in the twenty-sixth spot on its list of...
Attorneys: James Scott Kreamer

Jarrow Recognized on 2010 List of Winningest Defense Lawyers

02.08.11 | With two defense wins in Missouri courts in 2010, Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice Member James Jarrow tied with twelve other attorneys on Missouri Lawyers Weekly’s list of “Winningest Defense Lawyers for 2010.” The two wins also...
Attorneys: James R. Jarrow

Barbosa Accepted Into Inaugural LCLD Fellows Program

02.04.11 | Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice attorney Marcos Barbosa has been accepted into the inaugural Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Fellows Program. Baker Sterchi has been a member of LCLD for over a year. The Fellow Program is designed to...

McCulley Named Member of Firm

02.01.11 | Elizabeth McCulley was named a Member of the firm effective January 1, 2011. McCulley earned her law degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, with distinction. Admitted to...

Baker Sterchi Welcomes Allison Lee

02.01.11 | Allison Lee is the latest attorney to join Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice's St. Louis office. Lee earned her law degree from Washington University in St. Louis School of Law in 2009. Her practice areas with the firm include...

Baker Sterchi Implements Attorney Mentoring Program

01.10.11 | Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice has implemented a formal Mentoring Program for incoming associates. The objective of the program is to maximize the potential of incoming attorneys and consists of...

Lloyd-Deacon Selected to Serve on Board of Directors of AWL

12.01.10 | Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice attorney Whitney Lloyd Deacon has been selected to serve on the Board of Directors as the Social Chair for the Association for Women Lawyers (AWL) of Greater Kansas City for 2011.

Cowden Attends LCLD Membership Meeting in Washington, DC

10.13.10 | As the firm's liaison with the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD), John Cowden attended the LCLD membership meeting on October 6-8 in Washington, DC. . .
Attorneys: John W. Cowden

Stubbs Nominated to The Board of Directors of ALFA International

10.08.10 | Kara Trouslot Stubbs has been nominated to the Board of Directors of ALFA International, a global network of independent law firms. In the United States, ALFA member firms maintain offices in 95 of the 100 largest metropolitan areas. . .
Attorneys: Kara T. Stubbs

BSCR-STL Welcomes New Associate Portia Kayser

10.08.10 | Portia Kayser has joined the firm as an associate in the St. Louis office. Kayser is a 2010 graduate of the Saint Louis University School of Law and recently passed the Illinois Bar. . .

Kreamer Re-Elected as FDCC Vice-President

08.23.10 | Scott Kreamer has been re-elected to serve as a Vice President of the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC). FDCC is a by-invitation only international organization of civil defense attorneys, as well as general counsel, risk managers, and claims professionals. Scott's term runs through August 2011.
Attorneys: James Scott Kreamer

BSCR Co-Hosts Kansas City Area Diversity Reception

08.02.10 | On July 27, BSCR and Shook Hardy & Bacon (SHB) hosted a diversity reception at The Drop. Kansas City area diverse professionals were invited as well as judges, law students, and young attorneys. . .

Tinsley Elected to Executive Committee of The Lawyers Association

07.06.10 | Caroline Tinsley has been elected to the Executive Committee of The Lawyers Association of St. Louis, an association for trial attorneys in the St. Louis metropolitan area.
Attorneys: Caroline M. Tinsley

Kreamer Appointed Dean of Curriculum of Litigation Management College

07.01.10 | Scott Kreamer has been appointed Dean of Curriculum of the Litigation Management College (LMC) sponsored by the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC). The LMC is a four day workshop designed for claims handling professionals. . .
Attorneys: James Scott Kreamer

BSCR Director of Human Resources Selected to Serve on ALA Diversity Committee

06.03.10 | Shirley Mitchell, Director of Human Resources, has been selected to serve a three year term on the Association of Legal Administrators Diversity Committee. Shirley served on the committee for the past year when she was appointed to fulfill the unexpired term of a former committee member.

Benevides Participates in MODL Trial Academy

06.03.10 | Jon Benevides recently participated as a student at the Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyer's (MODL) 2010 Trial Academy at the University of Missouri School of Law. Jon joined other students in learning trial skills in a mock trial format.
Attorneys: Jonathan E. Benevides

BSCR-KC Welcomes Gretchen Landherr and Noemi Donovan

06.03.10 | Gretchen Landherr and Noemi Donovan are the newest attorneys to join the firm's Kansas City office. Gretchen was previously an associate with the firm. . .
Attorneys: Noemi Donovan

BSCR Attorneys Prepare and File PLAC Amicus Brief with Missouri Supreme Court

06.03.10 | At the request of the Product Liability Advisory Council (PLAC), Tom Rice, Angela Higgins and Bryan Mouber prepared and filed with the Missouri Supreme Court an amicus brief on behalf of Ford Motor Company. The primary focus of the amicus brief addressed whether Missouri law on proximate cause allows a plaintiff to argue in a product liability case that she would not have purchased the product in question (five years before her accident) had the manufacturer provided her with "adequate" warnings about the product's safety performance during an accident.
Related Services: Product Liability
Attorneys: Angela M. Higgins, Bryan E. Mouber and Thomas E. Rice

Kreamer Participates in Legal Industry Outlook Round-Table

04.14.10 | On April 14, Scott Kreamer represented BSCR at the 10th Annual Legal Industry Outlook Round-Table sponsored by Ingram's. Attorneys from many of the area's largest law firms participated in a round-table discussion about the instability of the financial markets and the economy, and its effect on recruiting, retention and billing trends. . .
Attorneys: James Scott Kreamer

Stubbs Compiles Kansas Best Practices Information for IADC 50-State Guide

02.26.10 | Kara Stubbs compiled and provided information on Kansas "best practices" to the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) for inclusion in the 2010 edition of a Best Practices Guide for the 50 States.
Attorneys: Kara T. Stubbs

BSCR Executive Director Selected President-Elect of ALA

02.02.10 | The firm is pleased to announce that its Executive Director, Karen Griggs, has been selected as President-Elect of the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA.) Her term begins in May 2010 and she will assume the President role in April of 2011. . .

BSCR Hosts JCBA Annual Holiday Party

02.02.10 | On December 17, 2009, BSCR hosted the Jackson County Bar Association’s (JCBA) Annual Holiday Party. The event benefited Harvesters Food Bank and was held at BSCR's Kansas City office location.

Higgins Named Member of Firm

02.02.10 | The firm congratulates Angela Higgins who became a Member of the firm effective January 1, 2010. Angela has been practicing law since 2002, after earning her law degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law. . .
Attorneys: Angela M. Higgins

O'Reilly Named to Medical Missions Foundation Board of Trustees

02.02.10 | Ed O'Reilly has been named to the 2010 Medical Missions Foundation Board of Trustees. The Medical Missions Foundation provides aid, reconstructive surgery and rehabilitation for children with birth defects in developing and economically depressed countries throughout the world. . .