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Hamblin Support for Central Missouri Foster Care Adoption Association

Brydon, Swearengen & England P.C. shareholder and attorney Scott Hamblin is proud to be supporting the Central Missouri Foster Care Adoption Association (CMFCAA) in connection with its Forget-Me-Not Gala scheduled for November 1, 2011. Scott is contributing $1.00 to the organization for every Facebook “Like” we receive on our law firm’s business page through 11/1/11, […]

Firm Lawyers Selected

Brydon, Swearengen & England P.C. is pleased to announce that James C. Swearengen, William R. (Trip) England, III, Gary W. Duffy, Paul A. Boudreau, Dean L. Cooper, L. Russell Mitten and Charles E. Smarr have been selected by their peers to be included in the 2012 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Charles Smarr […]

Smarr Appointed Co-Chair of ABA Committee

BSE shareholder Charles E. Smarr has been appointed Co-Chair of the American Bar Association Committee on Beverage Alcohol Practice (Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice).  The Committee on Beverage Alcohol Practice serves lawyers whose practice involves the law of alcohol beverages.  The Committtee welcomes as members in-house counsel, private practitioners, federal or state regulatory counsel or administrators,administrative […]

Missouri Supreme Court Issues Property Right Decision

On August 30, 2011, the Missouri Supreme Court handed down an opinion in the Case of St. Charles County v. Laclede Gas Company (Case No. SC91539).  BSE shareholder, Paul A. Boudreau, filed an amicus brief in the case on behalf of the Missouri Energy Development Association (MEDA). The St. Charles County case concerned whether the reservation of a […]

Hamblin Attends Family Law Conference

Scott Hamblin, Shareholder and attorney at Brydon Swearengen & England P.C. recently attended the Family Law Conference sponsored by the Missouri Bar Association. The three day conference covered a variety of subjects including, valuing small businesses in connection with divorce, financial issues in divorce unique to military service members, child custody, child support, bankruptcy in […]

Mitchell Authors Article for MADA

  BSE Counsel Gregory C. Mitchell recently authored an article for Dateline MADA,  a publication of the Missouri Automobile Dealers Association. Mitchell’s article concerned the U.S. Supreme Court’s April 27, 2011 decision in AT&T Mobility LLC v. Conception, upholding the enforceability of class action waiver provisions in arbitration agreements.  Under such provisions, parties both agree to arbitrate their […]

Quandt Participates in Chamber Internship Program

Matthew D. Quandt, a 2011 Summer Law Clerk at Brydon, Swearengen & England P.C., recently participated in the Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce Internship Initiative Program.  The program is designed to provide opportunities for interns to network and learn about the Jefferson City area. Matthew is preparing to enter his third year of law […]

Wiseman Organizes HALO Fundraiser

Erin Wiseman, member of Rotaract, organized the Togas and Tutus Jog Off to benefit HALO (Helping Arts Liberate Orphans) on Saturday, May 14, 2011. Rotaract is a professional organization founded for young professionals to promote responsible citizenship, professional skills, and to employ leadership. Erin Wiseman has a general civil practice that includes criminal law, family law […]

Shareholders Attend CLE

On May 10, BSE shareholders Johnny K. Richardson, L. Russell Mitten and Scott A. Hamblin attended a continuing legal education course at the Missouri Supreme Court entitled “The Constitution, the Supreme Court, and Judicial Decision-Making: A Historical and Ethical Perspective.” The CLE was presented by Supreme Court Judge Michael Wolff and MU Political Science Professor Emeritus […]

BSE Attorneys Author Chapters in MoBarCLE Deskbook

The Fourth Edition of the MoBarCLE Missouri Administrative Law (2011) deskbook has been published.  The Missouri Bar states that “The Supreme Court of Missouri has noted that ‘administrative law is an increasingly important area of practice in Missouri.’ Weber v. Firemen’s Ret. Sys., 872 S.W.2d 477, 478 (Mo. banc 1994). . . . This two-volume […]