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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.


Empire Appeals Concluded

The direct appeals of the Missouri Public Service Commission’s decisions in The Empire District Electric Company’s 2006 rate case were concluded with the Missouri Supreme Court’s denial of a transfer request on January 25, 2011.  Two additional lawsuits, however, had been filed against Empire seeking refunds related to the Commission’s decisions in Empire’s 2006 rate […]

Color Run

BSE Teams in Zonta 5K

Paul Boudreau and Erin Wiseman sponsored teams this year to enter ten competitors in the 6th annual Zonta 5k in Jefferson City.  Members,  employees and friends of the firm competed as color was launched at them at various points in the race.  Russ Mitten won first place in his division and a second time winner, […]

Boudreau cabin

Boudreau Featured in Cabin Life

An article written by BSE shareholder Paul A. Boudreau appears in the October issue of Cabin Life magazine.  Late last year, Paul purchased a small, stone fisherman’s cottage near Steelville, Missouri, and located on the Meramec River in the Ozarks hills.  The winter of 2013 was spent renovating and revitalizing the place, which had fallen […]

Cox Published in Midwest Wine Press

Jamie Cox of BSE was recently published in the Midwest Wine Press.  Midwest Wine Press is the first business publication dedicated entirely to the art and business of winemaking in the Midwestern United States. The goal of Midwest Wine Press is to help winery owners, grape growers and cellar masters be more effective and profitable. Ms. […]


Wiseman Completes Leadership Jefferson City

Erin Wiseman is a 2013 graduate of the Jefferson City Chamber of Commerce Leadership Jefferson City program.  Leadership Jefferson City is designed to identify and motivate emerging leaders, and to develop their potential for community leadership roles by exposing them to the opportunities, realities and challenges of thecommunity. The topics of the eleven sessions included […]

McCartney Boone Howlers

McCartney in His Spare Time

The featured image is of BSE shareholder Brian McCartney and the band the Boone Howlers.  Brian plays the drums for this bluegrass-influenced ensenble that has played various venues in Columbia, Missouri.  Most recently, they were found at Coley’s American Bistro on Sixth Street for a late-afternoon patio performance on Sunday, June 30, 2013. When he not playing the […]