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 William Grimm
John William Grimm
President
The Limbaugh Firm
Cape Girardeau, MO
(573) 335-3316
The 2021-2022 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.
Lauren Elyse Tucker McCubbin
Lauren Elyse Tucker McCubbin
President-Elect
Polsinelli
Kansas City, MO
(816) 753-1000
The president-elect of The Missouri Bar is Lauren Tucker McCubbin with Polsinelli in Kansas City. She earned her law degree from Washington University School of Law and has served on the Board of Governors since 2014. Her practice is concentrated on insurance recovery counseling and litigation in connection with all types of insurance. She also represents the firm’s business, financial, and health care clients in complex commercial litigation, including class actions and multidistrict litigation.
Megan Elizabeth Phillips
Megan Elizabeth Phillips
Vice President
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
St. Louis, MO
(314) 244-7424
The new vice president of The Missouri Bar is Megan Phillips, a career law clerk with more than 15 years of public service in state appellate and federal trial courts. She is also an adjunct instructor at Saint Louis University School of Law. She earned her law degree from the University of Missouri School of Law and has served on the Board of Governors from 2008-2010 and again since 2017. She is a past co-chair the Joint Commission on Women in the Profession, established by the Supreme Court of Missouri and The Missouri Bar.
John Ritter Gunn
John Ritter Gunn
Immediate Past President
The Gunn Law Firm, P.C.
St. Louis, MO
(314) 965-1200
The immediate past president 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.
Member
John William Grimm
John William Grimm
President
The Limbaugh Firm
Cape Girardeau, MO
(573) 335-3316
Lauren Elyse Tucker McCubbin
Lauren Elyse Tucker McCubbin
President-Elect
Polsinelli
Kansas City, MO
(816) 753-1000
Megan Elizabeth Phillips
Megan Elizabeth Phillips
Vice President
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
St. Louis, MO
(314) 244-7424
John Ritter Gunn
John Ritter Gunn
Immediate Past President
The Gunn Law Firm, P.C.
St. Louis, MO
(314) 965-1200
Mischa Buford Epps
Mischa Buford Epps
Executive Director
The Missouri Bar
Jefferson City, MO
(573) 635-4128
Athena Marie Dickson
Athena Marie Dickson
Member
Kansas City, MO
(816) 471-4881
Karen Renee McCarthy
Karen Renee McCarthy
Member
The Bar Plan Mutual Insurance Co.
St. Louis, MO
(314) 288-1017
Erica Lynn Mynarich
Erica Lynn Mynarich
Member
Cantin Mynarich LLC
Springfield, MO
(417) 831-6363

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