Our Leadership

The officers of The Missouri Bar consist of the President, the President-Elect, the Vice-President and the Immediate Past President. They, along with one representative from each of the three Missouri Court of Appeals districts, make up the organization's Executive Committee. All members of the Executive Committee are members of the Board of Governors of The Missouri Bar, the policy-making body elected by the members of the state bar.
MemberBiography
John Ritter Gunn
John Ritter Gunn
President
The Gunn Law Firm, P.C.
St. Louis, MO
(314) 965-1200
The 2019-20 president-elect of The Missouri Bar is John Gunn, with the Gunn Law Firm PC in St. Louis. He earned his law degree from Saint Louis University School of Law and has served on the Board of Governors since 2012. His practice focuses on estate planning, probate administration and litigation, trust administration and litigation, commercial litigation and real estate.
John William Grimm
John William Grimm
President-Elect
The Limbaugh Firm
Cape Girardeau, MO
(573) 335-3316
The new vice president of The Missouri Bar is John Grimm with the Limbaugh Law Firm in Cape Girardeau. He earned his law degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law and has served on the Board of Governors since 2010. He has an active trial practice in the areas of personal injury and wrongful death, insurance coverage and defense, business, real estate and employment litigation. Grimm is also an experienced mediator and former circuit judge.
Thomas Vincent Bender
Thomas Vincent Bender
Immediate Past President
Horn Aylward & Bandy, LLC
Kansas City, MO
(816) 421-0700
Tom Bender, an attorney with Horn Aylward & Bandy LLC in Kansas City, is the 2019-20 president of The Missouri Bar. Bender graduated from the University of Missouri School of Law. He has served on the Board of Governors since 2011. He is a past president of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association and Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Foundation. His practice focuses on civil litigation and alternative dispute resolution.
Member
John Ritter Gunn
John Ritter Gunn
President
The Gunn Law Firm, P.C.
St. Louis, MO
(314) 965-1200
John William Grimm
John William Grimm
President-Elect
The Limbaugh Firm
Cape Girardeau, MO
(573) 335-3316
Lauren Elyse Tucker McCubbin
Lauren Elyse Tucker McCubbin
Vice President
Polsinelli
Kansas City, MO
(816) 753-1000
Thomas Vincent Bender
Thomas Vincent Bender
Immediate Past President
Horn Aylward & Bandy, LLC
Kansas City, MO
(816) 421-0700
Mischa Buford Epps
Mischa Buford Epps
Executive Director / Secretary
The Missouri Bar
Jefferson City, MO
(573) 635-4128
Julia Pusateri Lasater
Julia Pusateri Lasater
Member
St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney's Office
St. Louis, MO
(314) 615-2600
Christa Barber Moss
Christa Barber Moss
Member
United States Attorney's Office
Springfield, MO
(417) 831-4406
Jason Arthur Paulsmeyer
Jason Arthur Paulsmeyer
Member
LAGERS
Jefferson City, MO
(573) 632-6352

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