MRSB News

Summary Judgment (and more) for Client obtained by Louis J. Wade and Ania W. Moncrief

Consumer Plaintiff and her national consumer counsel sued our client alleging violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, and Telephone Consumer Protection Act. After several months, plaintiff voluntarily dismissed her claim under the TCPA. Following written discovery and depositions, we moved to exclude the opi...

Pair of Wins by Lou Wade and Ania Moncrief

Case # 1 - Lou Wade Consumer plaintiff filed suit, asserting a class action against our collection-agency client, in federal court in St. Louis. We obtained a ruling dismissing the case in its entirety. After Plaintiff failed to pay his debt to AT&T, the creditor referred the bill to our client, who sent a letter stating, in part, “I INTEND T...

COVID-19 Health Crisis Update

COVID-19 Update McDowell Rice will continue to serve our clients’ legal needs through the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) challenges. We remain committed to providing the same excellent legal counsel and client service we strive to deliver every day. During the COVID-19 crisis, you may have more legal questions and concerns than ever. McDowel...

MRSB Announces the Addition of Colby L. Rieke - Family Law & Divorce Group

McDowell Rice Smith & Buchanan is pleased to announce the recent addition of Colby L. Rieke, Shareholder to its Family Law & Divorce Group. Mr. Rieke is an experienced domestic relations attorney focusing on family law and divorce with more than 15 years of extensive experience in both Kansas and Missouri. Mr. Rieke has successfully represented ...

2020 Executive Board Members, Officers, and Shareholders Announced at Annual Firm Meeting

KANSAS CITY, Missouri (January 24, 2020) – At its 2020 Annual Meeting, McDowell Rice Smith & Buchanan, PC, announced the re-election of Kristie Remster Orme as President, and the re-election of R. Pete Smith as Chairman of the Board of Directors. Also re-elected to the Board of Directors were Thomas R. Buchanan and Greg T. Spies, and Susan Saper Ga...

President Kristie Remster Orme Named on Ingram’s List of 2019 Top Women Executives in Kansas City

McDowell Rice Smith & Buchanan proudly congratulates its President, Kristie Remster Orme, on being named to Ingram’s List of 2019 Top Women Executives in Kansas City. The 2019 Annual WeKC Women Executives and Legal Rainmakers were honored at a luncheon in November hosted by Ingram’s. Ms. Orme Chairs the Banking & Financial Services practice area...

2019 Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars® Lists

Congratulations to the following McDowell Rice Smith & Buchanan lawyers who have been selected to the 2019 Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars® Lists in their primary practice area. The announcement will appear in the 2019 Super Lawyers® Magazine for Missouri & Kansas, published November 13, 2019. Super Lawyers® List: Thomas R. ...

Rebecca Martin Published in Johnson County Bar Magazine

In the first of four articles to be appearing in the Johnson County Bar Association’s monthly publication, The Bar Letter, Rebecca Martin and Mike Martin discuss the importance of well-being and share wellness advice to better balance a law practice. Click on the link to the first article appearing in the 2019 October publication of The Bar Letter:...

Rebecca Martin Nominated as Fellow of the American Bar Foundation

McDowell Rice congratulates Rebecca Martin on her nomination to become a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. Selection as a Fellow is recognition of a lawyer whose career has demonstrated outstanding dedication to the highest principles of the legal profession and to the welfare of society. Membership is limited to one percent of the lawyers a...

Hugh Marshall Obtains New Judgment in Irrevocable Testamentary Trust Matter

Congratulations to Hugh L. Marshall for obtaining the termination of an irrevocable testamentary trust, allowing him to procure nearly nine hundred thousand dollars for a client who was otherwise locked into receiving a mere fraction of that amount over his lifetime. The obstacles were considerable. There was a judgment over six decades old that in...