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Mark Emison

Missouri Trial Attorneys Issue Call for Legislative Outreach

The Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys (MATA) has developed a way for trial attorneys from the state to be connected with legislators, to be more involved in matters pertaining to access to the civil justice system for the state’s citizenry. […]

Langdon & Emison

What’s at Stake with the Vanishing Jury Trial

Over the last couple decades, much has been published in law journals and law reviews about the national decline in trials.  As reported recently in the New York Times, the Southern District of New York held only 50 criminal jury […]

David Brose

Like the Cavs, Our Clients Fight for Historic Comebacks

Despite the dejection of losing a pivotal, must-win Game 4 at home – leaving them staring at a 3-1 deficit no team in NBA history had ever overcome – somehow the Cleveland Cavaliers found a way to bounce back. Not once, not twice, but winning three games in a row to eventually crown themselves NBA champions. Resiliency in the context of my everyday job carries similar meaning.

Brett Emison

The Underdog

  We have a national law practice.  I try cases around the country, but I call Kansas City home.  I’ve been a Kansas City Royals fan since I can remember.  I remember Sunday afternoon games at (then) Royals Stadium in […]

Brett Emison

Deposition Gone Wrong: What Is A Photo Copy Machine?

  If you’ve been a practicing trial lawyer for more than 10 minutes, you’ve likely sat through a deposition from hell.  They don’t happen all that often, but they happen.  They can happen for a variety of reasons.  But one […]

Brett Emison

The Best Time To Talk With Your Child About Abduction Danger? Now

  Many of us in the Midwest – Missouri, in particular – are shocked and saddened and outraged at the abduction and murder of 10-year-old Hailey Owens.   I’m sickened and outraged… and, like many parents I’ve talked with, worried […]

Brett Emison

Capital One: In Your Wallet… and At Your House… or Work

  Capital One is drawing ire and fire from a recent contract update sent to cardholders.  The revised contract permits Capital One to harass customers by virtually any means and at any time Capital One pleases. From the LA Times: […]

Brett Emison

Congressman Ike Skelton, Dies at 81

Image Source: Facebook It’s with a heavy heart that I learned that former Congressman Ike Skelton passed away this evening.  It was just two weeks ago that Ike was at a bookstore across the street from our office signing copies […]

Brett Emison

Breach of Confidence: J.K. Rowling’s Lawyers Outed Her Identity

J.K. Rowling, author of the popular Harry Potter series of books and then movies, made worldwide headlines again recently when it was revealed that she had authored another novel under a pseudonym.  Who was the leaker?  Her lawyers. “A tiny number […]

Brett Emison

Just A Few Pounds Raise Health Risks

Did you overindulge at the 4th of July bar-b-que?  New research says those extra pounds may be worse for your health than you might imagine. The study, published in PLOS Medicine, showed that just a single-unit increase in Body Mass Index […]