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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 area

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Boudreau 2011

Paul A. Boudreau

Paul Boudreau has a business and administrative law practice involving regulated industries including utilities. He advises clients in the area of alcohol beverage licensing at the state and federal levels. He also has experience in income, sales and use tax litigation as well as ad valorem tax matters. 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 Law desk book. Paul has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America in the area of Energy Law. Utilities and Telecommunications Business Law and Transac


David V. G. Brydon
(1937 – 2012)


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 mid-Missouri Circuit Courts, the Western District Court of Appeals, the Southern District Court of Appeals, and the Missouri Supreme Court. Listed below are links for some of the opinions from court cases in which a party was represented by Ms. Carter: Missouri Court of Appeals - Western District: S


Dean L. Cooper

Dean Cooper has a general administrative and civil practice with emphasis on public utility law. 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 member of the Energy Bar Association and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America in the area of Energy Law. He previously was a Judge Advocate with the United States Army. Estate Planning Utilities and Telecommunications

jamie cox

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 Nursing, State Board of Pharmacy, Missouri Dental Board, Missouri Real Estate Appraisers Commission, Committee for Professional Counselors, Committee for Social Workers, and State Committee of Psychologists. She also represents clients in judicial review of agency decisions before the circuit courts and courts of appeals.In her practice, Jamie has handled cases pending before the State Board of Education, the Missouri Ethics Commission, the Missouri Gaming Commission, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, and the Missouri Department of Mental Health, and she has also assisted in cases pending before t


Gary W. Duffy

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 Commission and in the courts around the state. He is the author of the chapter on Administrative Rules and Rulemaking in the Missouri Bar's Administrative Law desk book. He is listed under Public Utility Law in The Best Lawyers in America. Gary has retired as of December 10, 2014. Utilities and Telecommunications Education: B.A., Westmi


William R. England III

A former Assistant General Counsel for the Missouri Public Service Commission, William "Trip" England is a utility lawyer practicing primarily in the area of 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 Law, Communications and Transportation Law of the American Bar Association. He is a former president of the Cole County Bar Association and is a co-author of the chapter on the Missouri Public Service Commission in the Missouri Bar's Administrative Lawdesk book. Utilities and Telecommunications Education: B.A., DePauw Uni

Hamblin 2015

Scott A. Hamblin

For more than a decade, 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 Attorney, Scott has gained substantial trial experience and insight which benefits his clients. As a result of his knowledge and experience, The Missouri Bar Association has invited Scott to lecture and speak to other lawyers at continuing legal education courses on the topics of criminal law and divorce. Scott also maintains


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 as the Chairman of the Legal Committee for NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association, the premier association representing nearly 900 independent telecommunications companies in rural America. Utilities and Telecommunications

MItchell April 2010

Gregory C. Mitchell

Greg Mitchell is a former law clerk to a federal magistrate, Assistant Attorney General of Missouri, and was 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 is general counsel for the Missouri State Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Missouri Board of Therapeutic Massage, Missouri Acupuncture Advisory Committee, and the Missouri Powersport Dealers Association. He has a general administrative practice with an emphasis in motor vehicle dealer matters, professional licensing and corporate regulatory issues. Professional Licensing Administrative Law

Mitten 2015

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) and prior to that in the legal department of GTE Corporation. His experience spans the full range of business and legal issues encountered by large companies, including mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures; Sarbanes-Oxley and SEC compliance; corporate and securities matters; commercial transactions; labor and employment law; corporate governance; environmental law; and complex litigation. He also has represented clients in proceedings before the FCC, the FERC, and more that 30 state utility regulatory agencies. He is licensed to practice law in Missouri, Texas, Washington, and Hawaii

Richardson Apr 2010

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 the numerous professional licensing boards in Missouri, including the State Board of Registration for the Healing Arts, the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the State Board of Pharmacy, the State Dental Board, the State Board of Nursing, the State Committee of Psychologists, the Department of Social Services, Division of Medical Services, the Missouri Department of Mental Health and the Missouri Board for Architects, Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyor


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, licensing and regulatory legal services. He is general counsel for the Missouri Beer Wholesalers Association. He is Co-Chair of the American Bar Association Committee on Beverage Alcohol Practice (Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice). Mr. Smarr is also a Sustaining Member of the National Association of Alcoholic Beverage Licensing Attorneys (NAABLA) and a Founding Member of The Alliance of Alcohol Industry Attor


James C. Swearengen

Jim Swearengen represents electric and natural gas companies before regulatory bodies in the courts and has been listed in The Best Lawyers in Americain the area of Energy Law since 1991. He is also involved in other areas of administrative law and has served as the chair of the Administrative Law Committee of the Missouri Bar. Jim is a member of the Edison Electric Institute Legal Committee. Among his clients are The Empire District Electric Company and The Empire District Gas Company. Utilities and Telecommunications Education: B.A., Lawrence University J.D., University of Missouri - Columbia Contact: lrackers@brydonlaw.com Phone: (573) 635-716

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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 matters, property and general business Litigation. Erin is a member of Zonta, Jefferson City Chamber of Commerce Young Professional (hYPe), Jefferson City Jaycees, Cole County Bar Association, Missouri Bar and American Bar Association. Erin is an alumni of the Inns of Court.  She is also a member of the Planning and Zoning Committee for the City of Jefferson as well as the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee for the City o