MRSB News

McDowell Rice Welcomes its Newest Associate Attorneys

McDowell Rice Smith & Buchanan, PC is pleased to announce the recent addition of Michaela N. Marine, Shoshana H. Margolies, and Jacob S. Margolies as associates of the firm. Michaela Marine practices in the area of family law. She graduated from Washburn University School of Law with a J.D. in May 2015 and the University of Tulsa with a B.A. in ...

McDowell Rice Obtains Favorable Ruling as National Arbitration Panel Once Again Backs Iowa in Tobacco Payment Dispute

Kristie Orme of McDowell Rice served as co-counsel for the State of Iowa in a national arbitration in which a three-member panel comprised of former Article III judges unanimously ruled on September 1, 2021 that the State of Iowa "diligently enforced" state laws against tobacco companies that did not sign the $206 billion, 25-year Master Settlement...

Rebecca Martin Named to 2021 POWER List in Missouri Tax Law

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

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 Saper Galamba and Tiffany A. McFarland to its 2020 POWER 30 List in Family Law Attorneys. The full Missouri Lawyers Media POWER 30 list, which profiles 30 of the state’s most powerful attorneys in family law, was published in December 2020 and is avail...

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...