MRSB News

Susan Saper Galamba and Tiffany McFarland Named to 2020 POWER 30 List in Family Law

McDowell Rice Smith & Buchanan is pleased to announce that Missouri Lawyers Media has named Susan Sa...

Pete Smith Honored by Missouri Bar as one of “2020 Senior Counselors”

We congratulate Pete Smith on being honored by The Missouri Bar at its virtual Annual Meeting on Sep...

2020 Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars® Lists

Congratulations to the following McDowell Rice Smith & Buchanan lawyers who have been selected to the 2020 Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars® Lists in their primary practice area. The announcement will appear in the 2020 Super Lawyers® Magazine for Missouri & Kansas, published November 16, 2020: Super Lawyers® List: Jason L....

Chairman Pete Smith Selected to 2020 Ingram’s 250

Congratulations to Pete Smith for being recognized as one of the 2020 Ingram’s 250 most powerful and influential business leaders in Greater Kansas City. Mr. Smith has been included in the Ingram’s 250 since its inception. The firm thanks Mr. Smith for his leadership, insight, and the many contributions he has made to the Greater Kansas City and le...

Summary Judgment (and more) for Client obtained by Louis J. Wade and Ania W. Moncrief

Consumer Plaintiff and her national consumer counsel sued our client alleging violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, and Telephone Consumer Protection Act. After several months, plaintiff voluntarily dismissed her claim under the TCPA. Following written discovery and depositions, we moved to exclude the opi...

Pair of Wins by Lou Wade and Ania Moncrief

Case # 1 - Lou Wade Consumer plaintiff filed suit, asserting a class action against our collection-agency client, in federal court in St. Louis. We obtained a ruling dismissing the case in its entirety. After Plaintiff failed to pay his debt to AT&T, the creditor referred the bill to our client, who sent a letter stating, in part, “I INTEND T...

COVID-19 Health Crisis Update

COVID-19 Update McDowell Rice will continue to serve our clients’ legal needs through the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) challenges. We remain committed to providing the same excellent legal counsel and client service we strive to deliver every day. During the COVID-19 crisis, you may have more legal questions and concerns than ever. McDowel...

MRSB Announces the Addition of Colby L. Rieke - Family Law & Divorce Group

McDowell Rice Smith & Buchanan is pleased to announce the recent addition of Colby L. Rieke, Shareholder to its Family Law & Divorce Group. Mr. Rieke is an experienced domestic relations attorney focusing on family law and divorce with more than 15 years of extensive experience in both Kansas and Missouri. Mr. Rieke has successfully represented ...

2020 Executive Board Members, Officers, and Shareholders Announced at Annual Firm Meeting

KANSAS CITY, Missouri (January 24, 2020) – At its 2020 Annual Meeting, McDowell Rice Smith & Buchanan, PC, announced the re-election of Kristie Remster Orme as President, and the re-election of R. Pete Smith as Chairman of the Board of Directors. Also re-elected to the Board of Directors were Thomas R. Buchanan and Greg T. Spies, and Susan Saper Ga...

President Kristie Remster Orme Named on Ingram’s List of 2019 Top Women Executives in Kansas City

McDowell Rice Smith & Buchanan proudly congratulates its President, Kristie Remster Orme, on being named to Ingram’s List of 2019 Top Women Executives in Kansas City. The 2019 Annual WeKC Women Executives and Legal Rainmakers were honored at a luncheon in November hosted by Ingram’s. Ms. Orme Chairs the Banking & Financial Services practice area...