The August 2020 Missouri Supreme Court decision of Green v. Fotoohighiam, 606 S.W.3d 113 (Mo. 2020), is the most significant ruling on summary judgment procedure since the ITT decision nearly 30 years earlier. This CLE will discuss what Green's consequences are in terms of what portions of the record may be relied upon for establishing summary judgment. It will also discuss how Green creates significant differences between summary judgment procedures in Missouri state court and summary judgment procedures in Missouri federal court.
Speakers: John M. Reeves, Jr., Reeves Law LLC, St. Louis; Timothy C. Sansone, Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard PC, St. Louis
After serving as an Assistant Missouri Attorney General for over six years, John Reeves entered private practice in 2015 and opened his own firm in 2019. He has personally authored over 250 appellate briefs, and has conducted oral argument in all three districts of the Missouri Court of Appeals, the Missouri Supreme Court, and the federal Eighth Circuit. In addition, Mr. Reeves has personally authored both certiorari petitions and applications for extraordinary relief before the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Reeves has also written numerous dispositive motions in both federal and state court.
As an appellate specialist, Mr. Reeves also provides consulting services to trial attorneys about preserving matters for appeal and drafting dispositive motions. His practice also includes serving as defense counsel in civil matters, including constitutional matters (§1983 litigation), commercial law, personal injury matters, municipal law, employment discrimination, and insurance coverage disputes.
In October 2019, Mr. Reeves co-founded the Missouri Bar’s Appellate Practice Committee, the first statewide organization in Missouri devoted to furthering professional development for attorneys in appellate matters. He presently serves as the committee’s co-chair.
Tim joined Sandberg Phoenix in 2002, leads the firm’s Appellate and Complex Litigation Team, and is Chair of Professional Development. In addition, he has served as chair of the firm’s Paralegal Group.
Focusing on complex litigation involving product liability claims, business disputes, appellate practice, and class actions, Tim frequently consults with trial attorneys in the courtroom and colleagues at the firm who regularly look to him for fresh, creative ideas when faced with unusual circumstances involving a lot of moving parts. He and his Appellate Team frequently assist in protecting the record and preserving any judicial errors for appeal. As a member of the firm’s Insurance Team, Tim serves as coverage counsel primarily for insurance companies. He also works with the firm’s Class Action Team to advance our clients’ interests in what often become “bet the company” cases.
Emphasizing proactive case management that is smart, practical and efficient, Tim treats the client’s interests, goals and satisfaction as paramount.
Wed, Oct 20, 2021 - 02:00pm to 03:40pm CDT
Tue, Mar 22, 2022 - 12:00pm to 01:40pm CDT
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