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Cox’s Column Begins in Midwest Wine Press

BSE Associate Jamie Cox‘s column appeared for the first time on December 7, 2012, in the Midwest Wine Press.  Ms. Cox’s column, entitled “Wine By the Case: Amazon.com Faces Jungle of Regs” concerns online retailer Amazon’s entry into the wine business. Midwest Wine Press (MWP) is the first business publication dedicated entirely to the art and business […]

Missouri Energy Development Association

Court of Appeals Issues Renewable Energy Standard Decision

On November 20, 2012, the Missouri Court of Appeals for the Western District of Missouri handed down an opinion affirming that the Missouri Public Service Commission (Commission) effectively had withdrawn language from its rule implementing the Renewal Energy Standards Act that conflicted with the law and impaired its effectiveness. The Missouri Energy Development Association (MEDA) […]


Matthew D. Quandt Joins BSE

The law firm Brydon, Swearengen & England P.C. is pleased to announce that Matthew D. Quandt has joined the firm as an associate. Matt is a 2012 graduate of the Washburn University School of Law in Topeka, Kansas and previously graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Baker University in Baldwin City, Kansas. We […]

Zonta Run

BSE Employees Participate In Zonta 5K

A team of runners/walkers from Brydon, Swearengen & England P.C. participated in the Zonta Club of Jefferson City Foundation Fifth Annual 5k Run/Walk on September 22, 2012.   BSE employees participating were Cathy Backes, Susan Bates, Karen Borgmeyer, Pat Hulse, Jodee Mitchell, Lori Rackers and Zonta Member Erin Wiseman.  Ms. Wiseman chaired the public relations committee […]

Wiseman to Present at Young Professional Summit 2

BSE attorney Erin L. Wiseman will be a presenter at the Mid-Missouri Young Professional Summit 2 to be held on October 9, 2012, at the G2 Gallery in Jefferson City, Missouri. Summit 2 builds upon the success of the inaugural Summit held in 2011, which brought more than 95 participants from the region to learn, share, […]

Firm Attorneys Named to 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 2013 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Mr. Smarr […]

Wiseman Attends Missouri Women’s Council Event

Erin L. Wiseman recently attended a Missouri Women’s Council Event entitled “The Competitive Advantage: Women Competing in Business.”  The event featured a keynote address from the author of Sun Tzu for Women: The Art of War for Winning in Business, Becky Sheetz-Runkle, followed by a Boot Camp for Women in Business with the sessions concerning 1) The Skills Needed to Start […]

Hamblin Attends 12th Annual Family Law Conference

Scott Hamblin, a shareholder with the law office of Brydon Swearengen & England P.C. recently attended the 12th Annual Family Law Conference sponsored by the Missouri Bar. Topics of discussion included, but were not limited to, the following: discussion regarding child support calculations and deviating from presumed child support calculations, addressing allegations of domestic violence […]

dean cooper

Cooper Presents at CLE

Dean Cooper, a Brydon, Swearengen & England P.C. shareholder, recently made a presentation entitled “A Primer on Trusts” at the MoBarCLE Missouri Firearms Law 2012 continuing legal education course.  The presentation was related to additional consideration of National Firearms Act Trusts. Dean Cooper has a general administrative and civil practice with emphasis on public utility law. He […]

David V.G. Brydon

David V.G. Brydon (1937 – 2012)

It is with great sadness that we share with you that David Brydon passed away Monday, June 11, 2012 at the Boone Hospital Center, Columbia, Mo. Mr. Brydon recieved his license to practice law in 1963 and immediately began the practice of law in Jefferson City with Thomas Graham and Robert L. Hawkins Jr.  David practiced his […]