The Missouri Bar

P.O. Box 119
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Telephone: (573) 635-4128
Fax: (573) 635-2811


Established: 1944
Total Number of Members: 28,435
Membership is: Compulsory

Bar Profile:
Rule 4 states that it is the "responsibility of the members of the Bar of this Court and all lawyers who practice in the State of Missouri" to "strive at all times to uphold the honor and maintain the dignity of the profession and to improve not only the law but the administration of justice." In recognition of that public obligation owed by the legal profession, the Court hereby promulgates this rule for the purpose of aiding the lawyers of Missouri in the perfection of a means of organization that will best aid them in the discharge of their recognized public duty.

Annual Meetings
To provide opportunity for concentrated educational programming, social events and camaraderie among members of the Missouri Bar.

September 23-26, 2009
Inn at the Ballpark, St. Louis

September 20-24, 2010
Holiday Inn Executive Center, Columbia

September 21-23, 2011
Hyatt Regency, Kansas City

Current Officers & Leadership

Thomas M. Burke
The Hullverson Law Firm
1010 Market St., Suite 1480
St. Louis, MO 63101
Phone: 314/421-2313
Fax: 314/421-2341

H. A. “Skip” Walther
Walther, Antel, Stamper & Fischer, P.C.
700 Cherry St., P.O. Box 7686
Columbia, MO 65205
Phone: 573/442-2454
Fax: 573/874-3332

John S. Johnston
Shook, Hardy & Bacon
2555 Grand Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64108
Phone: 816/474-6550
Fax: 816/421-5547

Executive Director
Keith A. Birkes
326 Monroe Street, P.O. Box 119
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Phone: (573) 635-4128
Fax: (573) 635-2811


Continuing Legal Education Directors
Delores Shepherd, CLE Programs Director
Kent Hopper, CLE Publications Director

Membership Services Director
Linda Oligschlaeger
Phone: (573) 635-4128

Director of Administration
Daniel J. Lehmen
Phone: (573) 635-4128

Office of Chief Disciplinary Counsel
Alan Pratzel
Phone: (573) 635-7400

Director of Communications
Gary P. Toohey
Phone: (573) 635-4128

Director of Programs
Christopher C. Janku
Phone: (573) 635-4128

Law-Related Education Director
Millie Aulbur
Phone: (573) 635-4128

Director of Projects
Robert Stoeckl
Phone: (573) 635-4128


Study and consideration of all substantive laws of state and federal jurisdictions concerning family, juveniles, divorce, separate maintenance, adoption and other laws thereto related.
Chair: Larry V. Swall, II
Swall Roffmann & Young, PC
105 E. Mill
Liberty, MO 64068
Phone: (816) 792-8700
Fax: (816) 792-8746

To stimulate interest of young lawyers in the activities of the Bar, to conduct programs of interest to young lawyers and be of assistance to the Bar and its committees.
Chair: Eric S. Schmitt
Lathrop & Gage, LC
Pierre Laclede Center
7701 Forsyth Blvd., Suite 400
Clayton, MO 63105
Phone: (314) 613-2800
Fax: (314) 613-2801