Angela Drake featured in Springfield Business Journal article “Strength in Numbers”
In the August 13-19, 2012, issue of the Springfield Business Journal, Member Angela Drake was featured in an article on class action lawsuits. Ms. Drake, who has twenty-six years of class action litigation experience, offered her insights on the importance of class action lawsuits and the strength gained by similar plaintiffs in class action lawsuits. As Angela states, class actions bring plaintiffs together and protect defendants from high trial volumes but class actions must be appropriate under the rule and serve the interests of justice for both the plaintiffs and the defendants. Each case must be measured by its own facts and Lowther Johnson is uniquely qualified to assess potential class actions from both the plaintiff and defense perspectives.
On April 9, 2011, Michael L. Miller was a featured speaker at the Landlord Training Program: Established Crime-Free Rental Property in Springfield, Missouri.
Mr. Miller presented an hour and one-half presentation to Springfield-area landlords on the keys to a good rental agreement. This presentation included pre-leasing screening, necessary and suggested provisions of a lease agreement, and evictions. This is the third year Mr. Miller has presented at this seminar on these topics and he represents many landlords and property managers in the Springfield area.
On October 22, 2010, David A. Fielder was the Speaker at the Missouri Bar Continuing Education Class entitled "Firearms Law" in Columbia, Missouri.
Mr. Fielder spoke to a group of attorneys at the Stoney Creek Inn, Columbia, Missouri. He examined recent legislative action and court opinions as it relates to firearms products liability. This was the third time Mr. Fielder has been a presenter on this topic.
Mike Cully has been admitted by the Supreme Court of Arkansas to the practice of law in Arkansas.
Mike represents a number of companies who regularly do business in Arkansas, and thus, these clients routinely need legal services relating to those companies' business activities in Arkansas. Additionally, the law firm regularly receives requests from Arkansas residents seeking legal representation in the State of Arkansas relating not only to business matters, but also concerning real estate matters and personal injury claims. Being licensed in both Missouri and Arkansas will enable Mike to better serve the clients of the law firm.
On April 21, 2010, Lee J. Viorel was the featured speaker at the Missouri County Collectors' Association's annual meeting in Jefferson City.
Mr. Viorel presented a two hour presentation to the Association to meet their Continuing Education requirements. The presentation included materials on bankruptcy and the County Collector's office as well as filing proof of claims and the discharge of real and personal property taxes in bankruptcy. In addition a portion of the program included a survey of the recent case law impacting the constitutionally required notice mandated by recent appellate decisions. This is Mr. Viorel's third year in speaking to the Collectors' Association and he is now representing several county collectors in various litigation matters.
Michael was featured in a story titled "Real estate rebound: Practice areas shows growth" published in the Missouri Lawyers Weekly in its March 7, 2010.
Michael focuses much of his practice on real estate law and landlord rights and this story discussed the correlation between the real estate rebound and law firm's promoting those attorneys who focus on those areas of the law. This story focused on Michael's views as to the obstacles of the current real estate market and how it affects the practice of law.