Amy Leech Clendennen Elected to Shareholder at Tueth, Keeney, Cooper, Mohan & Jackstadt, P.C.

TUETH KEENEY COOPER MOHAN & JACKSTADT, P.C. is pleased to announce that attorney Amy Leech Clendennen will become a shareholder in the firm, effective January 1, 2014. Ms. Clendennen practices primarily in the areas of education, special education, litigation, and labor and employment law, and she has achieved numerous successes for firm clients during her
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Firm Announcements, 2013, Amy Clendennen

Ian Cooper and Mollie Hennessee Win Motion for Class Certification for UMKC

Ian Cooper and Mollie Hennessee defeated the plaintiff’s motion for class certification in a reverse discrimination claim brought under the Missouri Human Rights Act.  On October 24, 2013, the Circuit Court of Jackson County, Missouri, ruled in favor of the University of Missouri – Kansas City in Taylor v. Curators, et al., and denied plaintiff’s
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Firm Victories, Higher Education Law, 2013, Ian P. Cooper

Michelle Basi and Kate Nash speak at the Missouri Council of School Attorneys Annual Meeting

Firm attorneys Michelle Basi and Kate Nash recently spoke to the Council of School Attorneys, which meets during the Missouri School Board Association’s Annual Conference.  Michelle and Kate discussed how recent Missouri Court cases are affecting public school districts facing claims of discrimination by students brought under the Missouri Human Rights Act.  Michelle Hammond Basi
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Legal Presentations, Missouri Education Law, 2013, Kate L. Nash, Michelle H. Basi

Ian Cooper and Kate Nash Win Trustee Election Case for SIU

Ian Cooper and Kate Nash obtained the dismissal of a suit brought by a candidate for the Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University.  On October 4, 2013, the Circuit Court of Jackson County, Illinois dismissed the plaintiff’s claims in Sharkey v. Board of Trustees, et al.  Ian and Kate attacked the jurisdiction of the
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Firm Victories, Illinois Education Law, Higher Education Law, 2013, Ian P. Cooper, Kate L. Nash

Melanie Gurley Keeney and Kate Nash present at MSBA Annual Conference

Firm attorneys Melanie Gurley Keeney and Kate Nash recently presented at the Missouri School Boards Association’s Annual Conference.  Melanie and Kate spoke on two different topics – the first, MSIP 5 and Unaccredited School Districts, addressed changes in the law impacting unaccredited and surrounding school districts.  Melanie and Kate also spoke about the First Amendment
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Legal Presentations, Missouri Education Law, 2013, Kate L. Nash, Melanie Gurley Keeney

Celynda Brasher and Michelle Basi Present at MO-CASE

Firm attorneys Celynda Brasher and Michelle Basi presented at the 36th Annual MO-CASE Special Education Administrators’ Conference on September 22 and 24, 2013.  Celynda and Michelle presented at both the general law session and during a breakout session on the issue of related services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Celynda L. Brasher is
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Legal Presentations, Missouri Education Law, 2013, Celynda L. Brasher, Michelle H. Basi

Melanie Gurley Keeney Was Member of the AILA Faculty Presenting a 90-Minute Live Web Seminar

Melanie Gurley Keeney was member of the AILA faculty presenting a 90-minute live web seminar on September 19, 2013.  The seminar entitled, “PERM and the Offsite Worker,” explored the latest trends in DOL and BALCA’s interpretation of the PERM rules as they apply to offsite work arrangements, including telecommuting, third-party placement, offsite workers and traveling
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Legal Presentations, Immigration Law, 2013, Melanie Gurley Keeney

Kameron W. Murphy Joins Tueth, Keeney, Cooper, Mohan & Jackstadt, P.C., as an Associate

Tueth Keeney is pleased to announce that Kameron W. Murphy has joined the Firm as an associate. Kameron earned his J.D. at the University of Missouri in 2006, where he was a member of the Missouri Law Review and also obtained his M.B.A.  Kameron also received his undergraduate degrees in Spanish and Magazine Journalism from Mizzou. Kameron previously
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Firm Announcements, 2013

Tueth Keeney Attorney Peter G. Yelkovac Recognized by St. Louis County NAACP as an “Inspiring St. Louisan”

Firm Shareholder Pete Yelkovac has been selected by the St. Louis County chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) as an “Inspiring St. Louisan.”  Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization.  Since 1909, the NAACP has maintained a legendary legacy for fighting legal
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Firm Announcements, 2013

Ian Cooper speaks at the National Association of College and University Attorneys Meeting

Ian Cooper was a featured speaker at NACUA’s annual Higher Education Discrimination Law workshop in Nashville, Tennessee on March 22, 2013.  Ian spoke on “Managing High Profile Discrimination Litigation.”  Approximately 250 in-house counsel from colleges and universities across the United States attended this year’s NACUA workshop. Ian Cooper is a founding Shareholder of Tueth, Keeney,
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Legal Presentations, Higher Education Law, 2013, Ian P. Cooper