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Randy Reichard achieves AV Preeminent® Rating

Randy Reichard has achieved the AV Preeminent® Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®.  The AV Preeminent® Rating is the highest possible rating for both ethical standards and legal ability.

For more than 130 years, attorneys have relied on the Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® rating while searching for their own expert attorneys. Now anyone can make use of this trusted rating by looking up an attorney’s rating on Lawyers.com or martindale.com. The Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent® rating is the highest possible rating for an attorney for both ethical standards and legal ability. This rating represents the pinnacle of professional excellence. It is achieved only after an attorney has been reviewed and recommended by their peers – members of the bar and the judiciary.

Michael Miller achieves AV Preeminent® Rating

Michael Miller has achieved the AV Preeminent® Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®.  The AV Preeminent® Rating is the highest possible rating for both ethical standards and legal ability.

For more than 130 years, attorneys have relied on the Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® rating while searching for their own expert attorneys. Now anyone can make use of this trusted rating by looking up an attorney’s rating on Lawyers.com or martindale.com. The Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent® rating is the highest possible rating for an attorney for both ethical standards and legal ability. This rating represents the pinnacle of professional excellence. It is achieved only after an attorney has been reviewed and recommended by their peers – members of the bar and the judiciary.

Aimee Morrison added as New Associate

 Lowther Johnson Attorneys at Law, LLC, is pleased to announce that Aimee Morrison has joined the firm as an associate. Aimee is a West Plains, Missouri native, returning to the Southwest Missouri area from Kansas City, Missouri, where she received her legal education and began her legal practice.

Aimee was on the Dean’s list throughout her law school career, obtaining her Juris Doctorate (JD), in 2010, from the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Law.  Aimee was a member of the ABA Negotiation Team, Delta Theta Phi, and co-authored the case note summaries for THE URBAN LAWYER’S Supreme Court Report, 2007-2008.

Prior to joining Lowther Johnson, Aimee was a law clerk to the Honorable Kathleen Forsyth in the Circuit Court of Jackson County, Missouri.  Aimee also has experience representing plaintiffs in the areas of medical devices, pharmaceutical and personal injury cases and will initially engage in a general practice with Lowther Johnson.

Matt Growcock achieves AV Preeminent® Rating

Matt Growock has achieved the AV Preeminent® Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®. The AV Preeminent® Rating is the highest possible rating for both ethical standards and legal ability.

For more than 130 years, attorneys have relied on the Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® rating while searching for their own expert attorneys. Now anyone can make use of this trusted rating by looking up an attorney’s rating on Lawyers.com or martindale.com. The Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent® rating is the highest possible rating for an attorney for both ethical standards and legal ability. This rating represents the pinnacle of professional excellence. It is achieved only after an attorney has been reviewed and recommended by their peers – members of the bar and the judiciary.

Kory Stubblefield Recognized as an “Up & Coming Lawyer” as part of the Up & Coming Awards from Missouri Lawyers Weekly.

Lowther Johnson’s Kory Stubblefield was included in the 2015 list of Missouri Lawyers Weekly Up & Coming Lawyers.   According to Missouri Lawyers Weekly, a total of 56 Missouri attorneys were honored among the 2015 class for Missouri Lawyers Weekly’s annual Up & Coming event.  Editors selected the winners based on their demonstration of excellence and their potential to make a difference in the legal profession and their communities. The Up & Coming awards recognize lawyers who are 40 or younger, or within the first 10 years of practice.

Lee Viorel recognized for contributions and support of the SMBA

 In his final act as 2015 Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association President, Mark McQueary recognized Lee Viorel for his outstanding contributions and support of the SMBA.  Lee is a former President of the SMBA and continues to dedicate his time to the SMBA by presenting at continuing legal education programs, serving on the SMBA Foundation, presenting at the Springfield Mini-Law School, and in many other ways.

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Aaron Klusmeyer added as a Member

Lowther Johnson Attorneys at Law, LLC is proud to announce that Aaron Klusmeyer has been added as a Member of the firm. Klusmeyer joined the firm in 2010 after clerking with the firm throughout law school. Aaron handles a wide variety of civil matters, including business litigation, employment disputes, and real estate transactions and litigation.  Aaron attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, where he graduated as the number one ranked student in the Class of 2010.

Lee Viorel, Michael Miller, and Mathew Placzek recognized by Super Lawyers Magazine

Lowther Johnson’s Lee Viorel has been recognized as Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers for 2015, and Michael Miller and Mathew Placzek were named a “Rising Star,” Super Lawyers magazine recently announced.

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters organization, performs the annual polling, research and selection in a process designed to identify lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Only 5 percent of the lawyers in a given state or region are named Super Lawyers; 2.5 percent qualify as Rising Stars.

Super Lawyers are nominated by their peers, active lawyers in the state or region who have practiced for five years or longer. These nominations are supported by interviews, independent research, data verification and good-standing review. More information is available at www.superlawyers.com.

Reichard selected for Top 100 Trial Lawyers

Randy Reichard, a member of the firm, has been selected as a Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the National Trial Lawyers for three consecutive years beginning in 2014.  The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 an invitation-only organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from each state in the nation who meet stringent qualifications as civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense trial lawyers. Selection is based on a thorough multi-phase process which includes peer nominations combined with third-party research. Membership is extended solely to the select few of the most qualified attorneys from each state who demonstrate superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, stature and public profile.

Kory D. Stubblefield selected as 40 Under 40 by The Springfield Business Journal

The Springfield Business Journal selected Lowther Johnson Attorneys at Law, LLC attorney Kory D. Stubblefield as a member of its 2016 class of “40 Under 40”. An independent panel of judges chose 40 up-and-coming professionals for Springfield Business Journal’s 2016 class of 40 Under 40.  The 40 Under 40 awards honor individuals based on their professional and community accomplishments.

Viorel selected for Best Lawyers of America 2015

Lee Viorel, a member at Lowther Johnson Attorneys At Law, LLC, has recently been selected by his peers for inclusion in the Best Lawyers of America 2015 in the practice area of Litigation – Bankruptcy. Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey. Over 52,000 leading attorneys cast more than 5.5 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.” Inclusion in the Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor.

Lee Viorel, Matthew Growcock and Michael Miller recognized by Super Lawyers Magazine

Lowther Johnson’s Lee Viorel and Matthew Growcock have been recognized as Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers for 2014, and Michael Miller was named a “Rising Star,” Super Lawyers magazine recently announced.

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters organization, performs the annual polling, research and selection in a process designed to identify lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Only 5 percent of the lawyers in a given state or region are named Super Lawyers; 2.5 percent qualify as Rising Stars.

Super Lawyers are nominated by their peers, active lawyers in the state or region who have practiced for five years or longer. These nominations are supported by interviews, independent research, data verification and good-standing review. More information is available at www.superlawyers.com.

Michael Miller Recognized as a “Law Firm Leader” as part of the Up & Coming Awards from Missouri Lawyers Weekly

Lowther Johnson’s Michael Miller was included in the 2014 list of Missouri Lawyers Weekly Up & Coming Lawyers as a Law Firm Leader. The Law Firm Leader category recognizes early-career professionals who hold important leadership positions at their firms.

According to Missouri Lawyers Weekly, a total of 54 Missouri attorneys will be honored among the 2014 class for Missouri Lawyers Weekly’s annual Up & Coming event. Editors selected the winners based on their demonstration of excellence and their potential to make a difference in the legal profession and their communities. The Up & Coming awards recognize lawyers who are 40 or younger, or within the first 10 years of practice.

Michael Miller named a Trusted Adviser by The Springfield Business Journal

The Springfield Business Journal launched its first annual Trusted Adviser Award. Lowther Johnson’s Michael Miller was selected as an honoree and was honored at a luncheon in September.

Honoring 16 individuals in three categories – Trusted Adviser, Up-and-Comer and Legacy Adviser – The Springfield Business Journal launched the event in 2014 to highlight four advisory industries during a Sept. 19 luncheon at Highland Springs Country Club. Chosen by an independent panel of judges and honoring bankers, insurance agents, lawyers and wealth managers, Michael was one of three attorneys named to the elite group of professionals who have been selected as a Trusted Adviser.

“We recognized in our other awards events, it was people such as the CPAs, bankers and attorneys who are the best nominators of others because they work so closely with their clients,” said SBJ Publisher Jennifer Jackson. “We see this event as an opportunity to turn the tables a bit and shine the light on the good things they are doing in their business.”

Craig Lowther awarded national Trial Attorneys award

In June 2015, Craig Lowther was awarded the TAA WAA Trial Attorneys of America Workers Achievement Award.  This prestigious award, given to one member of the Trial Attorneys of America per year, honored Craig’s contribution of work to the organization and lifetime of success in the legal profession.

 

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