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 2020-21 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.
John William Grimm
John William Grimm
President-Elect
The Limbaugh Firm
Cape Girardeau, MO
(573) 335-3316
The president-elect 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
Vice President
Polsinelli
Kansas City, MO
(816) 753-1000
The new vice president 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.
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 immediate past 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.

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Member
John Ritter Gunn
John Ritter Gunn
President
District 9
The Gunn Law Firm, P.C.
St. Louis, MO
(314) 965-1200
John William Grimm
John William Grimm
President-Elect
District 7
The Limbaugh Firm
Cape Girardeau, MO
(573) 335-3316
Lauren Elyse Tucker McCubbin
Lauren Elyse Tucker McCubbin
Vice President
District 12
Polsinelli
Kansas City, MO
(816) 753-1000
Thomas Vincent Bender
Thomas Vincent Bender
Immediate Past President
District 12
Horn Aylward & Bandy, LLC
Kansas City, MO
(816) 421-0700
Mischa Buford Epps
Mischa Buford Epps
Executive Director / Secretary
District 4
The Missouri Bar
Jefferson City, MO
(573) 635-4128
Betsy Ledgerwood AuBuchon
Betsy Ledgerwood AuBuchon
Clerk of the Supreme Court / Treasurer
District 4
Missouri Supreme Court
Jefferson City, MO
Cara Christine Stuckel
Cara Christine Stuckel
YLS Representative
District 11
Anheuser Busch
Saint Louis, MO
(314) 420-0452
Amy Elise Bender Levy
Amy Elise Bender Levy
Member
District 9
The Marks Law Firm
Creve Coeur, MO
(314) 993-6300
Scott Sheridan Bethune
Scott Sheridan Bethune
Member
District 12
Davis, Bethune & Jones
Kansas City, MO
(816) 421-1600
Hon. Michael Joseph Colona
Hon. Michael Joseph Colona
Member
District 11
Civil Courts Building
Saint Louis, MO
(314) 622-4362
Hon. Charles Dennis Curless
Hon. Charles Dennis Curless
Member
District 5
Lamar, MO
(417) 682-2636
Hon. Joseph Paul Dandurand
Hon. Joseph Paul Dandurand
Member
District 12
Jay Daugherty Mediation and Arbitration
Kansas City, MO
(816) 931-6300
Athena Marie Dickson
Athena Marie Dickson
Member
District 12
Kansas City, MO
(816) 471-4881
Michael Patrick Downey
Michael Patrick Downey
Member
District 9
Downey Law Group LLC
Saint Louis, MO
(314) 961-6644
Shelly Christine Dreyer
Shelly Christine Dreyer
Member
District 5
Sticklen & Dreyer P.C.
Joplin, MO
(417) 626-9880
J. Brent Dulle
J. Brent Dulle
Member
District 11
City of St. Louis Law Department
St. Louis, MO
(314) 622-4644
Marc Kimble Erickson
Marc Kimble Erickson
Member
District 12
Wagstaff & Cartmell
Kansas City, MO
(816) 701-1100
Douglas Blair Harris
Douglas Blair Harris
Member
District 3
Harris, Harris and Sommer, LLC
Warrensburg, MO
(660) 747-8131
Joshua Lynn Hill
Joshua Lynn Hill
Member
District 4
Newman Comley & Ruth, P.C.
Jefferson City, MO
(573) 634-2266
Robert Edward Jones
Robert Edward Jones
Member
District 9
Curtis, Heinz, Garrett & O'Keefe PC
Saint Louis, MO
(314) 725-8788
Amanda Pennington Ketchum
Amanda Pennington Ketchum
Member
District 12
Dysart Taylor Cotter McMonigle & Brumitt, PC
Kansas City, MO
(816) 714-3066
Hon. Julia Pusateri Lasater
Hon. Julia Pusateri Lasater
Member
District 9
21st Judicial Circuit Court, St. Louis County, Division 32
St. Louis, MO
(314) 615-1532
Andrew Stephan Lyskowski
Andrew Stephan Lyskowski
Member
District 6
Bergmanis Law Firm, LLC
Camdenton, MO
(573) 346-2111
Jennifer Elizabeth Matthew
Jennifer Elizabeth Matthew
Member
District 11
Alaris
Saint Louis, MO
314-644-2191
Karen Renee McCarthy
Karen Renee McCarthy
Member
District 9
The Bar Plan Mutual Insurance Co.
St. Louis, MO
(314) 288-1017
James David McConnell
James David McConnell
Member
District 2
Shelbina, MO
(573) 588-2115
Mira Mdivani
Mira Mdivani
Member
District 12
Mdivani Corporate Immigration Law Firm
Kansas City, MO
(913) 317-6200
Christa Barber Moss
Christa Barber Moss
Member
SOUTHERN DISTRICT
United States Attorney's Office
Springfield, MO
(417) 831-4406
Erica Lynn Mynarich
Erica Lynn Mynarich
Member
District 10
Cantin Mynarich LLC
Springfield, MO
(417) 831-6363
Kate Elizabeth Noland
Kate Elizabeth Noland
Member
District 8
Noland Law Firm
Liberty, MO
(816) 781-5055
Jason Arthur Paulsmeyer
Jason Arthur Paulsmeyer
Member
District 4
LAGERS
Jefferson City, MO
(573) 632-6352
Megan Elizabeth Phillips
Megan Elizabeth Phillips
Member
District 11
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
St. Louis, MO
(314) 244-7424
Thomas John Porto
Thomas John Porto
Member
District 12
The Popham Law Firm
Kansas City, MO
816-512-2617
John Edmund Price
John Edmund Price
Member
District 10
Carnahan, Evans, Cantwell & Brown, P.C.
Springfield, MO
(417) 447-4400
Jason Keith Rew
Jason Keith Rew
Member
District 8
Oswald Rew LLC
Blue Springs, MO
(816) 229-8121
Scott Andrew Robbins
Scott Andrew Robbins
Member
District 7
Kennedy, Kennedy, Robbins & Yarbro, LC
Poplar Bluff, MO
(573) 686-2459
Patricia Marie Scaglia
Patricia Marie Scaglia
Member
District 8
Scaglia Law Firm, LLC
Independence, MO
(816) 221-7224
Hon. Jason Mark Sengheiser
Hon. Jason Mark Sengheiser
Member
District 11
Circuit Court of the City of St. Louis
St. Louis, MO
(314) 622-4822
Sander Clay Sowers
Sander Clay Sowers
Member
District 15
Lear Werts LLP
Columbia, MO
(573) 875-1991
John Marvin Spencer
John Marvin Spencer
Member
District 1
Tieman, Spencer & Hicks, LLC
Saint Joseph, MO
(816) 279-3000
Joan Marie Swartz
Joan Marie Swartz
Member
District 9
Joan M. Swartz, LLC
Maplewood, MO
(314) 471-2032
Hon. W. Douglas Thomson
Hon. W. Douglas Thomson
Member
District 12
KANSAS CITY, MO
(816) 889-3675
Carl Matthew Ward
Carl Matthew Ward
Member
District 13
The Law Office of Carl M. Ward
Washington, MO
(636) 390-0070
Alexandra Elizabeth Wilson
Alexandra Elizabeth Wilson
Member
WESTERN DISTRICT
Missouri Attorney General's Office
Kansas City, MO
816-889-5035
Casey Franklin Wong
Casey Franklin Wong
Member
EASTERN DISTRICT
Sandberg Phoenix & Von Gontard
Saint Louis, MO
(314) 446-4318
Eric Joseph Wulff
Eric Joseph Wulff
Member
District 14
Burke, Wulff, Flach, Luber & Briscoe, LLP
St. Charles, MO
(636) 947-1122
Maria Gabrielle Zschoche
Maria Gabrielle Zschoche
Member
District 11
Thompson Coburn, LLP
St. Louis, MO
(314) 552-6273