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Diana Carter – Outstanding Volunteer

If BSE shareholder Diana Carter isn’t at work, chances are she’s with her daughter Alice. Diana is Vice President of the Parent Teacher Association at Parkade Elementary. On April 22, 2014, Diana received an Outstanding Volunteer Award for her service to Parkade Elementary, as presented by the Columbia Council of PTAs. Diana is active in […]

blood moon (lunar eclipse)

The Blood Moon

The law firm’s resident photographer, Paul Boudreau, crawled out of bed early in the morning on April 15, 2014, to capture this image of the so-called Blood Moon lunar eclipse, the first of a tetrad of such events to occur later this year and into 2015. Paul has a business and administrative law practice involving regulated […]

William R. England III, Attorney

England Attends SCG Legal Midwinter Meeting

William R. (Trip) England III recently attended the 2014 Midwinter Meeting of the SCG Legal (formerly the State Capital Law Firm Group) at the Biltmore Hotel in Miami, Florida.  The meeting attracted representatives from 40 of SCG Legal’s 50 state capital-based firms and three out of four of its commercial city firms, as well as from all […]


McCartney Re-Elected Vice Chairman of NTCA Legal Committee

BSE Shareholder Brian McCartney was re-elected as the Vice Chairman of NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association’s Legal Committee during the Committee’s February 3rd meeting in San Antonio, Texas.  NTCA is the premier association representing nearly 900 independent, community-based telecommunications companies serving rural and small-town America.  The NTCA’s Legal Committee reviews legal developments affecting NTCA members. […]


Scott Hamblin Published by The Missouri Bar, DWI Law and Practice, Second Edition

Scott Hamblin was recently published by The Missouri Bar in the DWI Law and Practice, Second Edition, for authoring Chapter 1, Chemical Test Refusal Cases. The DWI Law and Practice is a reference guide primarily used by attorneys in representing their clients.  The chapter authored by Scott involves the status of Missouri law in situations […]


ISRS Increase Timely

On January 14, 2014, the Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District, issued a decision in In The Matter of The Application of  Laclede Gas Company D/B/A Missouri Gas Energy, For Approval to Change its  Infrastructure System Replacement Surcharge; Public Service Commission of The  State of Missouri vs. The Office of Public Counsel.  Therein, the Court […]


Scott Hamblin Named to The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers

Brydon Swearengen & England P.C. is pleased to announce that shareholder Scott A. Hamblin has been selected into The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers for the year 2013. Mr. Hamblin was selected based upon his performance in the practice area of Criminal Defense law. Membership in The National Trial Lawyers is by invitation […]

BS&E Attorneys Named to 2014 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America

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 2014 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Mr. Smarr […]

Wiseman Leads Jaycees Annual Christmas Parade

BSE attorney Erin Wiseman, the Community Development Vice President of the Jefferson City Jaycees and Co-Chair of the Christmas Parade, has been seen on television, heard on the radio and quoted in the newspapers this week promoting the Jaycees’ Christmas Parade. The Jaycees Annual Christmas Parade begins at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, December 7, 2013, from the Truman […]

Swearengen Cooking

Cooking Out on Wintery Day

Senior partner and chief cook,  Jim Swearengen, is shown cooking burgers and brats for the law firm on this cold and rainy day in mid-Missouri.  It must be his Wisconsin upbringing that makes him think this sort of  day is appropriate for these activities.