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2021 Solo & Small Firm Conference

Total Credits: 20.5 MCLE, 11.0 Ethics, 3.5 Elimination of Bias



26th Annual Solo & Small Firm Conference!
Virtual Conference | June 9-11, 2021

One Great Conference . . . All Your MCLE Needs!

  • 20.5 Live MCLE Hours, including 9.6 Ethics & 3.5 Bias
  • Over 60 breakout & plenary sessions to improve your practice
  • Harness the power of technology with National Speaker Barron Henley
  • Protect yourself from the Dark Net with National Speaker Mark Lanterman
  • Advanced GAL, Litigation, and Mediation tracks
  • Access to all sessions and materials for self-study

Garnett Matthews-Campbell
Director of Membership Services & CLE

The Missouri Bar

Karolin S. Walker
Chair, Missouri Solo and Small Firm Committee
The Walker Law Firm LLC



Scotty Allen's Profile

Scotty Allen Related Seminars and Products

Missouri Veterans Commission

Scotty Allen is General Counsel for the Missouri Veterans Commission in Jefferson City. He also served in the Army and the Air Force on active duty, the reserves and national guard for 27 years. He is a graduate of Southwest Missouri State University and the Washington University School of Law.

Christine Alsop's Profile

Christine Alsop Related Seminars and Products

Elder & Disability Advocacy Firm

Susan Amato's Profile

Susan Amato Related Seminars and Products

Amato Family Law, LLC

Susan Amato received her B.A. from St. Lawrence University and her law degree from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis.

She has been named for many years by Saint Louis Magazine and by U.S. News as a “Best Lawyer” in the areas of Collaborative Family Law and Family Law Mediation, and has been named by Best Lawyers in America as 2015, 2019, and 2023 St. Louis Collaborative Law: Family Law “Lawyer of the Year" and in 2016 as Best Lawyers St. Louis Family Law Mediation “Lawyer of the Year”. She was awarded the Missouri Lawyer's Media 2009 Women in the Law Citizenship Award. Susan holds the Martindale Hubbell “AV” Peer Review Rating for achieving the highest level of professional excellence.

Susan was the founding President of the Collaborative Family Law Association in St. Louis, has served as treasurer and on the board, most recently serving as President of the association in 2017-2018. She is an Advanced Practitioner Member of the Family Section of the Association for Conflict Resolution and a Certified Advanced Practitioner member of the Academy of Professional Family Mediators. Susan is a member of and served on the board of the Association for Missouri Mediators, is a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals and of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts. She is a member of The Missouri Bar, the United States District Court of the Eastern District of Missouri and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. She maintains membership in the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis and the Women Lawyer’s Association.

Susan speaks regularly on mediation, collaborative law and family law issues.

Kimber Baro's Profile

Kimber Baro Related Seminars and Products

Baro Law Firm

Kimber practiced family law for ten years and specialized in bankruptcy law for the last 20 years. She is a member of NACBA and licensed in the U.S. District Court for the EDMO, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Jose Bautista's Profile

Jose Bautista Related Seminars and Products

Bautista LeRoy LLC

While his current practice extends to different areas of tort litigation, Mr. Bautista has represented families and individuals injured in railroad grade crossing collisions for most of his career. Before starting his own firm, he was an attorney with a renowned Kansas City law firm with a national practice in railroad litigation.
Missouri Lawyer’s Weekly has highlighted the results of José’s work on several occasions, including his $3 million settlement of a private crossing collision case involving a local construction worker in 2005 and more recently a $751,537.14 judgment in a jailhouse suicide case. His articles on litigation have been published by the national plaintiffs’ attorney organization, the American Association for Justice (AAJ), where he served in 2010 as the Chair of the Railroad Law Section, the youngest in the Section’s history. Since 2009, his peers have recognized him as a “Rising Star” and a “Super Lawyer” of the Kansas City legal community, and since 2010, the Kansas City Business Journal has named him “Best of the Bar.” Missouri Lawyer’s Weekly has also distinguished José as a Top 50: Kansas City Super Lawyers for the last several years.
Mr. Bautista achieved his B.A. at Washington University in St. Louis and his J.D. at St. Louis University School of Law, where he was an editor of the Law Review. Prior to entering the private sector, he served as a prosecutor for the State Attorney’s office in Madison County, Illinois and as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Michael W. Manners in Jackson County, Missouri. He is admitted to practice law in Illinois, Missouri, and Arkansas, the U.S. District Courts for the Western District of Missouri, Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas, and District of Kansas, and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit. He is also an active member of the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys (MATA) and the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association (KCMBA), an Asian American Bar Association of Kansas City (AABAKC) Past President, and serves on the Board of the Broadway Area Community Improvement District and Legal Aid of Western Missouri.
Mr. Bautista is proud to be in a position to help fellow Asian-Americans and other minorities. Born and raised in Makati, Philippines, he approaches the cases of his clients with a special respect for their culture, traditions and heritage. He is married to fellow attorney, Julie Oswald Bautista.

Melinda J. Bentley's Profile

Melinda J. Bentley Related Seminars and Products

Legal Ethics Counsel

Melinda serves as legal ethics counsel in Missouri where she provides oral and written informal advisory opinions to attorneys on issues related to the Missouri Rules of Professional Conduct. In that position, she also serves as administrator and counsel to the Advisory Committee of the Supreme Court of Missouri. Melinda began serving in this position in 2012.

Previously, Melinda worked for the Illinois State Bar Association as assistant counsel from 2001-2003, first assistant counsel from 2003-2011, and assistant director of legislative affairs from 2009-2011. She is a frequent speaker and author on professional responsibility matters.

Melinda currently serves as a member of the ABA Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility, the Solo and Small Firm Conference Planning Committee, and the Special Committee on Remote Public Access to She was a board member and officer of the National Organization of Bar Counsel from 2015-2020, including a term as president from 2018-2019, and she formerly served on the editorial board of the ABA/BNA Lawyers’ Manual on Professional Conduct as a member (2015-2016) and chair (2016-2018), as well as a member of the ABA Center for Professional Responsibility Coordinating Council (2016-2018).

Melinda is licensed in both Missouri and Illinois, and she is a member of The Missouri Bar, Illinois State Bar Association, American Bar Association, National Organization of Bar Counsel, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, and Cole County Bar Association.

Raymond Bolourtchi's Profile

Raymond Bolourtchi Related Seminars and Products

Cofman & Bolourtchi LLC

Raymond Bolourtchi has achieved national recognition for his expertise in immigration and criminal defense matters. He represents clients seeking relief from removal and deportation proceedings throughout the country, and practices in state, federal and immigration courts. He has assisted hundreds of clients obtain citizenship and naturalization.

Mr. Bolourtchi's passion for immigration issues motivates him to fight zealously for his clients, and he is a true advocate in each and every case.

Mr. Bolourtchi speaks fluent Spanish, French, Catalan, Farsi, and Italian.

Author and lecturer on immigration topics, including immigration consequences of criminal convictions; expert witness and consultant on guilty pleas and immigration law; quoted in St. Louis Post Dispatch; National Mentor to other attorneys in the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) in areas of removal and deportation and family immigration.

He received his J.D., from Saint Louis University School of Law, in 1995, and his B.A., from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Maureen Brady's Profile

Maureen Brady Related Seminars and Products

McShane & Brady, LLC

Maureen Brady is partner and founder of McShane & Brady, LLC. Her practice focuses on all areas personal injury but has established herself as a leader involving issues of medical privacy, specially HIPAA law.

Meagan Zimmer's Profile

Meagan Zimmer Related Seminars and Products

Kramer, Buchholz & Partney

Meagan Zimmer Breeze is a partner at Kramer, Hand, Buchholz & Partney in Jefferson County. Meagan was a GAL in juvenile court and currently serves as GAL, mediator and parent coordinator in family court, as well as practicing family law, personal injury, worker's compensation and social security law. 


Martha Brown's Profile

Martha Brown Related Seminars and Products

Midwest Trust Co

Martha Brown is a Certified Elder Law Attorney. Her firm, Mitchell, Brown & Associates concentrates on the unique legal needs of the elderly and individuals with disabilities. She is active in various committees and associations as well as receiving numerous awards for her work with the elderly and individuals with disabilities.

Jason Buhlinger's Profile

Jason Buhlinger Related Seminars and Products


Armanino, LLP

Jason is a leader in the Consulting group who oversees business valuation, litigation support and fraud investigation services. He performs business valuations for mergers and acquisitions and supports clients in litigation and corporate planning engagements. 

Hon. Sarah Castle's Profile

Hon. Sarah Castle Related Seminars and Products

16th Judicial Circuit

Judge Sarah A. Castle was appointed by Governor Michael Parson as Circuit Judge of Division 1 on October 20, 2020. 
At the time of her appointment, she was serving as Associate Circuit Judge of Division 27, having been appointed by the Governor to the bench on January 29, 2020. 
Previously, Judge Castle was served as an Assistant Prosecutor in the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office, a position she had held since 2013. Prior to that, Judge Castle served as a Special Assistant United States Attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office where she assisted in the prosecution of criminal cases specifically related to the illegal possession of firearms. 
Judge Castle grew up in Denver, Colorado. She attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she earned a bachelor’s degree in 2006, and a master’s degree in 2008 in Political Science with an emphasis in Civic Leadership and Disability Studies. She obtained a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Law School in 2012.    


Anne Chambers's Profile

Anne Chambers Related Seminars and Products

Lawyers' Assistance Director

The Missouri Bar

Anne Chambers, LCSW serves as the Director of the Missouri Lawyers’ Assistance Program. She has significant experience working with people to address mental health and substance concerns.

Ms. Chambers has served as past president of the National Organization of Forensic Social Work, past chair of the National Association of Social Workers Legal Defense Fund Service Board, and past chair of the ABA Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs Senior Lawyers Committee.

Ms. Chambers received her Master of Social Work degree from Louisiana State University in 1990. She has been licensed in clinical social work in Missouri since 1992. She lives with her family in Columbia. 


Denise Childress's Profile

Denise Childress Related Seminars and Products

Childress Legal LLC

Focusing her practice on DWI law, Denise Childress has become a sought-after instructor in this field. She has trained officers at both the St. Louis Police Academy and the Missouri State Highway Patrol Academy. She co-founded The Missouri DWI Institute, LLC, with a mission to educate Missouri's lawyers, judges, and law enforcement. She coordinates national DWI defense seminars as part of DUIDLA, training lawyers and judges across the country in places like Denver and Chicago. Denise hung out her own shingle, Childress Legal, in 2019 after working for and then partnering with Carl Ward. She is a trial attorney, representing clients in over 41 Missouri counties. Denise is proud to be hired by other lawyers to try their clients' DWI cases. 
Denise is the immediate past president of the St. Charles County Bar Association, where she remains as en banc-bar liaison and social chair. She has been proudly awarded the Women's Justice Award for General Practitioner, Missouri Lawyers Weekly, 2020; President's Award for Distinguished Service, Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2019; and Up & Coming Law Firm Leader Award, Missouri Lawyers Weekly, 2016.


Morry Cole's Profile

Morry Cole Related Seminars and Products

Gray, Ritter & Graham, P.C.

Morry S. Cole practices primarily in the areas of wrongful death, aviation, products liability, professional negligence, and corporate litigation. He received a B.B.A. in Finance from Baylor University in 1993 and a juris doctor from the University of Missouri in 1997. While at the University of Missouri, he served as an Editor of the Missouri Law Review, a Research Assistant to Professor Martha Dragich, an Intern to the Honorable Duane Benton, Missouri Supreme Court and a part-time Law Clerk to the Honorable Edward D. Robertson, Jr., Missouri Supreme Court. After graduation, he served a year as a full-time research attorney and law clerk for Judge Robertson. 
Since joining Gray, Ritter and Graham, P.C., Mr. Cole has practiced before the Missouri Courts of Appeal for the Eastern, Western and Southern Districts of Missouri and the Missouri Supreme Court and he has tried cases in many Missouri Counties and the Eastern and Western District Federal Courts. He is a past President of the Missouri Bar Board of Governors and is an adjunct law professor at Washington University.


Comm. Patrick Connaghan's Profile

Comm. Patrick Connaghan Related Seminars and Products

Of Counsel

UB Greensfelder LLP

Patrick Connaghan is a highly respected legal professional who previously served as the Probate Commissioner and Clerk of the Probate Division for the 22nd Judicial Circuit, which covers the City of St. Louis, from 2007 to 2022. In this role, he was responsible for administering and overseeing probate cases, including the management of trusts, estates, and guardianships, as well as hearing civil commitment cases involving mental health and addiction issues. He brings the deep knowledge and experience gained from his time at the probate court to help clients resolve issues in an effective manner and navigate difficult situations.

Before his appointment as Probate Commissioner, Patrick’s long and distinguished career in public service included 12 years as General Counsel for the St. Louis City Board of Aldermen. There, he was responsible for providing legal advice and representation to the board and its members, as well as drafting legislation and serving as a liaison to the city’s operating departments.

David Crosby's Profile

David Crosby Related Seminars and Products

Crosby Law Office

David Crosby is a solo practitioner with over 30 years of experience. After graduating from the University of Missouri - School of Law he served as an Assistant Public Defender, First Assistant Prosecuting Attorney. He then went into private practice. Since 2000, he has served as a guardian ad litem and parent attorney. He is currently a contract attorney for the Jefferson County Juvenile Court serving as GAL and parent attorney for abuse and neglect cases.  
You may reach David Crosby at 636/797-2266 or at david@davidcrosbylawoffice,com. 

Hon. Deborah Daniels's Profile

Hon. Deborah Daniels Related Seminars and Products

13th Judicial Circuit Court (retired)

Judge Deborah Daniels serves as a senior judge, after almost 12 years as an associate circuit judge for the 13th Judicial Circuit Court. She was the judge responsible for the probate division. From 1983 - 2023,  she was an adjunct professor of law at University of Missouri-Columbia.

Before joining the bench, Judge Daniels served as chief counsel at the Missouri Attorney General's Office and assistant prosecuting attorney in Boone County. 

Judge Daniels is ASTAR judge. She has made presentations to judges and lawyers for continuing education and has been a member of the Missouri Supreme Court Committee on Instructions and Rules-Criminal for many years.  

Brennan Delaney's Profile

Brennan Delaney Related Seminars and Products

Langdon and Emison

Brennan Delaney's practice for the past 10 years has focused on representing clients who have suffered a catastrophic injury or lost a loved one. Prior to that, he spent four years as law clerk - two for Circuit Court Judge Michael Manners and two for Missouri Supreme Court Judge Zel Fischer.

Kelly Dillon's Profile

Kelly Dillon Related Seminars and Products

Office of Chief Disciplinary Counsel

Kelly Dillon is an investigative examiner-paralegal for the Missouri Office of Chief Disciplinary Counsel where her duties include oversight of the Trust Account Overdraft Notification Program, conducting financial examinations and other investigations. Kelly is a Certified Fraud Examiner and has been with the Office of Chief Disciplinary Counsel since 2001.

William Dodson's Profile

William Dodson Related Seminars and Products

William C. Dodson Law Office

William Dodson is a sole practitioner in Jefferson County. He serves as a Guardian ad Litem and represents parents and other parties in Juvenile and Family Court proceedings there. Mr. Dodson spends a large portion of his time mediating child custody and other disputes.

Claude Ducloux's Profile

Claude Ducloux Related Seminars and Products

National Director of CLE, Ethics, and State Compliance


Claude E. Ducloux, is an attorney licensed in Texas, Colorado and California who speaks nationally on legal ethics, law office management, and trial-related topics.  In 2011, he won the highest statewide award from the State Bar of Texas for lifetime contribution to CLE and has been invited to speak in more than 500 programs in since January 1, 2016. Claude has served as course director and creator of numerous CLE institutes and advanced courses.  

Mr. Ducloux has a long legacy of bar service, including being President of the Austin Bar Association, and serving as Chair of almost every major bar-related entity, as well as the Texas Bar Foundation.  He is a board-certified civil trial and appellate attorney in Texas.


Whittney Dunn's Profile

Whittney Dunn Related Seminars and Products

Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Whittney Dunn is a professional responsibility attorney providing legal ethics and professional responsibility advice to the attorneys of Barnes & Thornburg LLP, an AmLaw 100 firm. Whittney previously served as Senior Risk Manager at The Bar Plan, where she gave ethics CLEs and provided guidance to insureds on practicing ethically. 

Robert Faerber's Profile

Robert Faerber Related Seminars and Products

Robert Faerber Law Offices

Robert Faerber practices in the areas of family law and bankruptcy. He is a member of the Missouri/Illinois Bars, and is licensed in the U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Missouri and Southern District of Illinois.

Tara Ficken's Profile

Tara Ficken Related Seminars and Products

Husch Blackwell, LLP

Tara Ficken is an intellectual property associate at Husch Blackwell, LLP. She works with business clients of all shapes and sizes to identify and protect their intellectual property assets. This includes advising clients about trademark and copyright matters, clearance and registration, and enforcement against unauthorized third party use.

Brent Filbert's Profile

Brent Filbert Related Seminars and Products

University of Missouri

Brent Filbert is the Director of Military Law at the Veteran Advocacy Project (VAP). From 2018 to 2021, Brent served as the Clinical Director at the Veterans Clinic at the University of Missouri School of Law, where he established the Veteran Clinic’s discharge upgrade program and oversaw all upgrade cases. In addition to teaching veterans and law and trial advocacy, Brent also represented veterans in VA disability compensation appeals, prepared and submitted amicus briefs in important veterans law cases, and put together an annual national symposium on veterans law issues. 
Prior to joining the Veterans Clinic, Brent spent 30 years as an attorney in the military and in private practice. He served as Appellate Defense Counsel and Judge for the Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals; he was a prosecutor and defense counsel in military criminal trials; and he worked as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Brent retired as a Navy Captain in 2018. In private practice, Brent served as litigation counsel for Hughes, Hubbard & Reed, and a partner at Shook, Hardy & Bacon, working as a litigation attorney on product liability and toxic tort cases. He is an undergrad alum of University of Missouri (with honors),and received his J.D. (with distinction) at University of Missouri – Kansas City. Brent is also a distinguished graduate of the Naval War College – College of Naval Command and Staff, and has an LL.M. in Trial Advocacy from Temple University School of Law.

Karen Finley's Profile

Karen Finley Related Seminars and Products

The Finley Law Firm, L.L.C.

Ryan Frazier's Profile

Ryan Frazier Related Seminars and Products


Monsees & Mayer, P.C.

Cynthia Garnholz's Profile

Cynthia Garnholz Related Seminars and Products

Garnholz Sparks

Cynthia is a member of Garnholz | Sparks in Clayton. Her practice is focused primarily on family law, including mediation and collaborative divorce. She frequently lectures in the area of family law, has served as Chair of the BAMSL Family Law Section and currently serves on BAMSL’s Board of Governors. 

Sarah Ginther's Profile

Sarah Ginther Related Seminars and Products

Jackson County CASA

Sarah H. Ginther is a solo practitioner licensed in Missouri and Kansas. She graduated from UMKC School of Law in 2000 and primarily practices in Jackson County. Her emphasis has been in Juvenile Court matters and child permanency. She started her own practice in June of 2017.

Simone Haberstock's Profile

Simone Haberstock Related Seminars and Products

The Law Offices of Simone A. Haberstock, LLC

Simone Haberstock  has been a family law attorney for 30 years and a mediator for 20 years.  She acquired a Masters of Law in Dispute Resolution from University of Missouri School of Law in 2013 where she did IRB approved research on a mediation-arbitration process. Since graduating, she has founded a non-profit mediation service, Confluence Missouri, Inc.; served on the Mediation and Parenting Coordination Oversight Committee in St. Louis County Circuit Court; and worked on a number of court-connected ADR and problem-solving court projects across the state. She recently completed an interview research project of Missouri litigants who used mandatory mediation and has assisted in  the production of two videos for the public on ADR processes. She has mediated over 400 cases including family, small business, employment, landlord-tenant, and small claims matters. Ms. Haberstock has spoken and presented on  a variety mediation and ADR topics, including the decision- making process, at both national and statewide conferences. She also served on the Board of Governors for the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis for 10 years and is the immediate past-president of the Missouri Chapter of Association of Family and Conciliation Courts.

Sheena Hamilton's Profile

Sheena Hamilton Related Seminars and Products

St. Louis City Counselor's Office

Heather Hardinger's Profile

Heather Hardinger Related Seminars and Products

The Meyers Law Firm

Heather Hardinger is Of Counsel with The Meyers Law Firm, LC, in Kansas City, Missouri. Heather focuses her practice on Plaintiff’s employment discrimination. Heather is a 2018 graduate of the Missouri Bar’s Leadership Academy. Since 2016, Heather has been named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers® Missouri & Kansas. Heather can be reached at and (816) 444-8500.

Adrienne Haynes's Profile

Adrienne Haynes Related Seminars and Products


Adrienne B. Haynes is an award-winning attorney and business woman who specializes in helping entrepreneurs and communities to develop sustainable infrastructure and business practices. She is the managing partner of SEED Law, a business law firm, and owner of SEED Collective. For more information, please visit

Annette Heller's Profile

Annette Heller Related Seminars and Products

TM Law & Associates

Annette P. Heller - Attorney TM Law & Associates. Her practice is limited to trademark and copyright law since 1983. She represents law firms that do not have their own trademark attorney and small and medium size business throughout the United States. Prior to opening her own practice, she was in-house counsel for Ralston Purina.

Barron Henley's Profile

Barron Henley Related Seminars and Products

Affinity Consulting Group

BARRON K. HENLEY, ESQ. is one of the founding partners of Affinity Consulting Group, a legal technology consulting firm focused on automating and streamlining law firms and legal departments.  He earned his B.S./B.A. (marketing and economics) and J.D. from The Ohio State University and is a member of the American, Ohio and Columbus Bar Associations, and the Worthington Estate Planning Council.  He is a Fellow of the College of Law Practice Management, a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, a member of Ohio Supreme Court Commission on Technology and the Courts, and a member of both the ABA Law Practice Management and the Real Property Trust and Estate Law ("RPTE") Sections and is Vice Chair of the Joint Law Practice Management Group. He's also a former member of RPTE Futures Task Force, a former Board Member for the ABA TECHSHOW, and the former Chair of the Ohio State Bar Association Law Office Automation & Technology Committee.  Mr. Henley heads Affinity’s document assembly/automation and software training departments.  Barron is also an expert in launching new law firms, overhauling existing firms, and documenting and re-engineering law firm processes.  Finally, Barron teaches continuing legal education (CLE) classes throughout the U.S. and Canada covering a wide variety of topics related to law practice management, technology and ethics.  

Peter Jouras's Profile

Peter Jouras Related Seminars and Products

Law Offices of Peter A. Jouras Jr.

Thomas Kennedy's Profile

Thomas Kennedy Related Seminars and Products

Law Offices of Thomas E. Kennedy, III LC

Thomas Kennedy practices in state and federal courts in Illinois and Missouri. His firm handles special education, employment, disability rights and civil rights litigation on behalf of plaintiffs. He has written many articles on special education law. 

Kim Kirn's Profile

Kim Kirn Related Seminars and Products


Kim has conducted hundreds of mediations in personal injury (auto, trucking, wrongful death, premises liability and sexual misconduct) construction, real estate, special education, contracts, civil rights, class action, insurance coverage, professional malpractice and employment (discharge, tenure, disability, FMLA, wage and hour, first amendment and COVID) with US Arbitration & Mediation. Her 35+ year legal career includes mega-big law firms; uber-small law firms; and in-house counsel giving her a balanced approach to ADR.  She is a member of National Association of Distinguished Neutrals; former national Board member of Association of Attorney Mediators; Vice-chair of the Missouri Bar Association ADR Committee; and past chair of BAMSL ADR Committee.

Robin Kuykendall's Profile

Robin Kuykendall Related Seminars and Products

Law Office of Robin S. Kuykendall

Mark Lanterman's Profile

Mark Lanterman Related Seminars and Products

Computer Forensics Services

Mark Lanterman is the Chief Technology Officer of Computer Forensic Services. Before entering the private sector, Mark was a member of the U.S. Secret Service Electronic Crimes Taskforce. Mark has 28 years of security and forensic experience and has testified in over 2000 cases.

Terry Lawson's Profile

Terry Lawson Related Seminars and Products

Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, Inc.

Andrew LeRoy's Profile

Andrew LeRoy Related Seminars and Products

Bautista LeRoy, LLC

Andrew LeRoy's practice concentrates on car accidents, elder abuse, nursing home negligence cases and insurance bad faith litigation. He enjoys fighting insurance companies, zealously advocating for his clients to get the most out of each insurance policy. Prior to becoming a partner with Bautista LeRoy LLC, Andrew was a plaintiff's attorney handling complex product liability cases involving ATVs, Remington Model 700 rifles, tree stands and farming equipment. His products liability work has allowed him to develop a national practice handling cases in Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, South Dakota and Tennessee. This experience has allowed Mr. LeRoy to gain a greater understanding of how insurance companies operate around the United States which allows him to achieve better results for the firm’s clients.
 Mr. LeRoy received his B.S. in Journalism from the University of Kansas where he received the Outstanding Business Development/Marketing Award from the School of Journalism. He received his law degree in 2005 from the University of Missouri - Kansas City. While in law school, he was the Chief Honor Court Prosecutor and a Trial Advocacy Scholar. He is a member of the Order of Barristers, a national distinction given to only ten members of his graduating class recognizing excellence in legal advocacy. Mr. LeRoy was recognized as KCMBA Young Lawyer of the Year in 2014. This award is given to a young attorney who exhibits significant community, civic and professional work through his/her practice.
Mr. Leroy was born in Kansas City, Missouri. When he is not fighting insurance companies, he enjoys hiking and kayaking with his wife Gilly and their three children. He volunteers his time at St. Peter's Catholic Church and School in Brookside. You can frequently find him and his family enjoying everything Brookside has to offer families.

Phillip Martens's Profile

Phillip Martens Related Seminars and Products


Monsees & Mayer, PC

David Mayer's Profile

David Mayer Related Seminars and Products


Monsees & Mayer, P.C.

Karen McCarthy's Profile

Karen McCarthy Related Seminars and Products

The Bar Plan Mutual Insurance Co.

Timothy McCurdy's Profile

Timothy McCurdy Related Seminars and Products

The McCurdy Law Firm, LLC

Tim McCurdy is Of Counsel at the firm. Tim grew up on a farm in Southwest Iowa. After obtaining his law degree from the University of Notre Dame, Tim moved to St. Louis to “watch a few Cardinals games” before returning to Iowa. Tim met his now wife and his plans quickly changed – Tim has called St. Louis home for more than twenty years.

Throughout Tim’s legal career, he has helped clients protect their rights in lawsuits throughout the country. After watching a loved one suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, Tim developed a passion for elder law. Tim’s practice now combines his more than twenty years of litigation experience with an in-depth knowledge of estate planning and probate.

Tim devotes his practice to helping families navigate disputes involving estate plans and probate administration. Tim’s trusts and estates litigation practice includes trust and will contests, the removal of fiduciaries, demands for accountings, and contested guardianships. Tim is also frequently appointed by probate judges to represent individuals facing guardianship petitions, and as a court-appointed fiduciary.

Tim also helps families protect their life savings while ensuring access to the health care they need through Medicaid and special needs planning. Tim’s elder law practice also includes helping families develop estate plans to avoid probate and to protect against future challenges to their estate plan.

Tim lives in Chesterfield with his wife, two sons, and two dogs. Outside of the office you can likely find Tim in the stands at a hockey rink or a theater cheering on his sons.

Hon. Charles McKenzie's Profile

Hon. Charles McKenzie Related Seminars and Products

Circuit Court of Jackson County

Governor Jay Nixon appointed Charles H. “Chip” McKenzie as a circuit judge in June 2011.   He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Cardinal Newman College in 1985.  He obtained his law degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law in 1988, where he served as the president of the Student Bar Association. 
Judge McKenzie was a shareholder in The Accurso Law Firm from 1993 until his appointment to the bench. Prior to that, he served as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in Jackson County, Missouri from 1988 through 1993, and served as a Trial Team Leader with the Sex Crimes Trial Team from 1991 through 1993.

Lucy McShane's Profile

Lucy McShane Related Seminars and Products

McShane & Brady LLC

Lucy McShane is managing partner and founder of McShane & Brady. Lucy focuses her practice on personal injury cases involving car/truck accidents, slip & falls, medical malpractice, HIPAA law, and nursing home abuse. Lucy has been recognized by numerous legal organizations for her leadership and innovation in personal injury law. 

Tabitha Mitchell's Profile

Tabitha Mitchell Related Seminars and Products

Mitchell, Brown & Associates, LLC

Nancy Mogab's Profile

Nancy Mogab Related Seminars and Products

Curtis,Heinz,Garrett & O'keefe

Timothy Monsees's Profile

Timothy Monsees Related Seminars and Products


Monsees & Mayer, P.C.

Francis Neuner's Profile

Francis Neuner Related Seminars and Products

Neuner Mediation & Dispute Resolution

Frank Neuner is a full-time mediator based in St. Louis who has mediated over 600 conflicts, involving bilateral disputes and multi-party cases. He is President of the national Association of Attorney-Mediators and he has been named to the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals. 

Hon. John Ottenad's Profile

Hon. John Ottenad Related Seminars and Products

John Ottenad is an experienced Administrative Law Judge with a demonstrated history of adjudicating workers’ compensation cases and working in the government administration industry. He is skilled in public speaking, nonprofit organizations, event planning, nonprofit management, conflict resolution, and volunteer management. Mr. Ottenad is a strong legal professional with a Doctor of Law (J.D.) from Washington University in St. Louis.

William Peacock's Profile

William Peacock Related Seminars and Products

Law Office of William Peacock

Willie Peacock is a Missouri-born lawyer and marketer, currently living his best life as a dad and husband to a medical resident out in New York City. He's half-lawyer, half-marketer, and is making his third appearance at MOSOLO to talk about law firm marketing. 

Rio Peterson's Profile

Rio Peterson Related Seminars and Products

Senior Affinity Partnerships Manager


Rio Peterson is the Affinity Partnerships Manager at Clio where she works to build and foster flourishing relationships with legal associations across North America.
Rio is passionate about educating lawyers on the importance of using data to understand legal trends, build better practices, and drive the legal industry forward. 

Hon. Mark Pfeiffer's Profile

Hon. Mark Pfeiffer Related Seminars and Products

Missouri Court of Appeals Western District

Judge Mark D. Pfeiffer was appointed to the Missouri Court of Appeals in 2009, served the Court as its Chief Judge from 2016-18, and still presently serves as one of the eleven judges on the Western District. Prior to joining the Court, Pfeiffer was a partner in a small firm.

Sam Phillips's Profile

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Schedule at a Glance


The Bar Plan Risk Management Program | 8:00 - 9:50 AM
Everyday Conflicts
(CLICK HERE TO REGISTER | $75. Conference registration required)

BREAKOUT SESSION 1 | 10:00 - 10:50 AM

  • Advanced GAL: The Role of GALs in Child Abuse/Neglect Cases
  • Practical Tips for Drafting Contracts
  • Section 537.065, RSMo: First Party & Third Party Claims in Missouri
  • 4th Amendment Search & Seizure: Car & House Searches
  • Finding Your Niche: Specialization for the Solo Practitioner or Small Firm

BREAKOUT SESSION 2 | 11:05 - 11:55 AM

  • Advanced GAL: We Scare Because We Care: GAL Philosophy & Pop Culture
  • Opening Your Mind & Heart to Someone Who Does Not Look Like You
  • Boot Camp: Setting Up a Solo & Small Firm Practice
  • Special Needs Trusts & ABLE Accounts
  • What to Do With Your First Criminal Law Case

LUNCH | 11:55 AM - 1:15 PM

LUNCH & LEARN | 12:10 - 1:00 PM
Preparing for Trial as a Solo Attorney: Your Message, Elements of Proof & Organizing Your Presentation 

PLENARY | 1:15 - 2:15 PM
Easiest Catch: Don't Be Another Fish in the Dark 'Net'

BREAKOUT SESSION 3 | 2:30 - 3:20 PM

  • Advanced GAL: Permanency Through Legal Guardianship
  • Boot Camp: Getting Clients
  • Avoiding Impasse in Mediation (for Mediators)
  • Discharge Upgrades
  • Serving the Legal Educational Needs of Children With Disabilities
  • Ethical Use of Evolving Technologies

BREAKOUT SESSION 4 | 3:35 - 4:25 PM

  • Advanced GAL: Ethics 
  • Boot Camp: Keeping Clients
  • Five Things You Ought to Be Doing in Every Mediation to Guarantee a Great Result
  • Insurance Bad Faith & Settlement Demands: Three Things Every Practitioner Should Know
  • Assisting Veterans & Military Clients
  • Protect Your Small Business Clients: How to Prevent & Detect Fraud on a Shoestring Budget
  • The Fair Credit Reporting Act, a Primer


CLE@Sunrise | 7:10 - 8:10 AM

BREAKOUT SESSION 5 | 8:25 - 9:35 AM

  • Boot Camp: Charging, Collecting & Managing Money
  • Electronic Document Security & Digital Signatures
  • Voir Dire: An Extension of Your Opening Statement
  • Understanding & Managing Client Trust Accounts
  • Friends No More: Steps to Take When Guiding Your Client Through a Business Divorce

BREAKOUT SESSION 6 | 9:50 - 11:00 AM

  • Microsoft 365: Its Value Proposition for Lawyers & the Included Useful Applications Most Subscribers Are Not Even Using
  • Change Begins with Us: Eliminating Discrimination During Jury Selection
  • The Missouri Merchandising Practices Act What You Need to Know About the 2020 Changes
  • Alternative to Hourly Billing: Flat Fee & Task Billing 
  • Procedures for Processing Residency

LUNCH | 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM

LUNCH & LEARN | 11:15 AM - 12:05 PM
Envisioning the Future of Law: Legal Trends for Solo Lawyers
Malpractice Insurance: What You Need to Know 

BREAKOUT SESSION 7 | 12:20 - 1:30 PM

  • How to Construct a Complex Pleading in Microsoft Word
  • Evidentiary Foundation: A Practical Guide to Getting Your Most Common Evidence Admitted
  • Immigration Consequences of Criminal Cases 2021
  • Preventing Disasters When Bankruptcy Meets Domestic Law
  • Non-Competes & Separation Agreements 

BREAKOUT SESSION 8 | 1:45 - 2:55 PM

  • Champagne Technology on a Beer Budget
  • Motion Practice: Nuts & Bolts; Pitfalls to Avoid
  • I Don’t Have Any Unconscious Biases; at Least, Not That I Am Aware Of!
  • ERISA Law 101 for the General Practitioner: The Interaction of ERISA Law with Personal Injury Law, Social Security Disability Law & Workers' Compensation Law. What You Need to Know to Survive
  • Organizing Your Growing Law Practice
  • Civil Sexual Abuse Claims: Insurance Coverage & Prior Notice

BREAKOUT SESSION 9 | 3:10 - 4:20 PM

  • Changes to Rules of Discovery in Missouri State Courts
  • Ethics on TV!
  • Wills, Trusts &  POA: Advising Your Client on What They Need, Pitfalls & Differences
  • Nuts & Bolts of Missouri Landlord Tenant Law


BREAKOUT SESSION 10 | 8:25 - 9:35 AM

  • Administration of a Disabled Person’s Estate by a Conservator
  • Appeals Regarding Administrative Proceedings - Special Considerations
  • To Blow or Not to Blow: A Crash Course for the Non-DWI Practitioner
  • Strategies for Negotiation in Family Law and Drafting Settlement Agreements
  • 15 Marketing Channels and Strategies That Work for Solo & Small Firm Attorneys

BREAKOUT SESSION 11 | 9:50 - 11:00 AM

  • Understanding Trademark & Copyright Basics to Properly Advise Business Clients
  • How to Mediate Your Workers' Compensation Cases Without Getting Hurt!
  • The Ethics of Hanging Out Your Own Shingle: How to Have Positive Client Relationships and Avoid Complaints

CLOSING PLENARY | 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
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ABA Retirement Funds Program
ARAG Legal
Brown Smith Wallace
Law as a Business (by ElderLaw)
Missouri Bar Practice Management
Missouri Lawyers Assistance Program (MOLAP)
Tabs3 Software

Interested in becoming a MOSOLO Sponsor or Exhibitor? Visit MoBar.Org/Partner for media kit and registration information. 

Updated 5/18/21

Cancellation Policy


  •  All cancellation and refund requests must be in writing to
  •  A FULL REFUND of the registration fee will be issued if we receive your written cancellation by June 1, 2021. You will not have access to electronic course materials.
  •  NO REFUND of the registration fee will be issued if we receive your written cancellation after June 1, 2021.  You will have access to electronic course materials.



Thank you to our generous scholarship sponsors.

Application Deadline | April 23, 2021
Recipient Notification | May 10, 2021
***Unless otherwise noted


  • Covers registration fee for the 2021 MOSOLO Small Firm Conference
  • Applicant requirements:
    • Solo or small firm practitioner.
    • Open to new and past attendees.
  • Applicants must demonstrate financial need


Provided by The Association for Women Lawyers of Greater Kansas City Foundation


DEADLINE: 45 days before the date of the first day of the event

Provided through the Clay County Bar Foundation

  • Covers registration fee for the 2021 MOSOLO Small Firm Conference
  • Applicant Requirements: Applicant must practice in the Kansas City area

Douglass F. Noland
Noland Law Firm, LLC
34 Westwoods Drive
Liberty, Missouri 64068
816-781-5055 / fax 816-781-5216



Limited funds are available through the MoBarCLE Programs Department for those in need of financial assistance to attend the MOSOLO Small Firm Conference. If you are not able to attend without a registration fee waiver or a reduced registration fee, you may submit a completed application.


DEADLINE: April 23, 2021