Patricia Riehl for Judge

Judges play an essential role in our community and government. They are asked to interpret agreements, interpret the law, determine conflicting interests in property, discern whose testimony is the most credible, determine whether a person charged with a crime should...

Should a Decedent’s Will be Filed in Probate?

Often, following the death of a parent or spouse, surviving family members find the Decedent’s Will, Trust and other Estate Planning documents.  Occasionally they conclude that due to various circumstances there appears to be no assets, there appears to be no dispute...

Piecing the puzzle together – Why I practice law

Why I like to practice law. As a child I enjoyed working on puzzles.  Every Christmas my parents would get a new puzzle that we would complete as a family.  As I got older the puzzles became more challenging and I became aware that it became more important to work...

Nathan B. Stewart for Judge

Judges play an essential role in our community and government. They are asked to interpret agreements, interpret the law, determine conflicting interests in property, discern whose testimony is the most credible, determine whether a person charged with a crime should...

Your day in court

As a criminal defense attorney the majority of my day is spent in court arguing on behalf of my clients.  It is easy for an attorney to forget that for the Defendant, it is an uncomfortable and nerve-racking experience.  Furthermore, unless it is a trial, each...

Was I Wrongfully Terminated? A Primer on Employment Law in Missouri

The loss of a job can be a devastating and life changing event. It can take a toll on your mental and physical health, as well as your financial pocket book leading to many dire consequences. Under certain circumstances, the termination of your employment could also...

A Calling

Whenever I am asked why I decided to go to law school, either by a high school student at a career day, a new acquaintance, or even my own children, the answer is always the same:  Clarence Darrow.  After spending an entire year as a freshman at Eureka High School...

Buy Local – That Includes Your Attorney Too

My grandpa loved to garden. During the summer months one of my fondest childhood memories is sitting at his kitchen table slicing a freshly picked tomato from his homegrown garden. Compared to the store bought tomato that was shipped from miles and miles away and...