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Under Analysis // March 2014

Change is More Than Coins and Bills // Under Analysis by Spencer Farris, March 2014

Change is more than coins and bills…
Last week I was the recipient of some windfall time. The case that I had been preparing for trial for several years settled, and I had a couple of empty days on my calendar. I was faced with a choice; catch up on some things around the office or enjoy the windfall and skip out.

When whatever guardian angel that watches over trial lawyers opens a hole in…

Spencer Farris Elected to American Board of Trial Advocates

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St. Louis personal injury attorney welcomed into prestigious bar organization
Spencer E. Farris, managing partner of The S.E. Farris Law Firm, was welcomed into the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) last week. The association constitutes a “who’s who” of trial lawyers across the U.S., inviting only the most qualified and highly regarded trial attorneys into its ranks.

“This is…

What is Time to a Pig?

From the nationally syndicated column “Under Analysis”
Turkey day is almost here, which means it is a Holiday week in the Levison Towers.  As a result, more lawyers than usual are showing up late for work, if they show up at all. The associates know that the partners are not watching them, and the partners are preoccupied. Those that are here mill around like zombies in casual clothes, wrapping…

The Science of Windfalls

From the nationally syndicated column “Under Analysis”
Stuart Tomas stopped by the Levison Towers this week while he was in the area promoting his book “Getting To No, The Art Of Passive Aggression.” At least he said he was in the area promoting his book. I think he was just here trying to scam some World Series tickets.

I am typically happy to see Tomas and today was no exception. I had…

“Transitioning from Middle Age Lawyer to Grumpy Old Man” from the nationally syndicated column Under Analysis

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The weather is in flux here at the Levison Towers. Skip Harvey, the maintenance man, has been here long enough to be unflummoxed by the whole ordeal. Although temperatures have dropped about 20° in the Midwest seemingly overnight, the heating and cooling system at the Towers are not nearly as responsive. Those of us who know better wear jackets over short sleeve shirts. Newcomers call Skip to…

Shoplifting Accusation Leads to Wrongful Arrest, Imprisonment Law Suit for National Electronics Retailer

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The S.E. Farris Law Firm is representing a St. Louis man who claims he was falsely accused of shoplifting by retail store staff
St. Louis, MO (June 28, 2013) – A St. Louis man is suing a local outlet of a national electronics retailer for false arrest and false imprisonment after events that occurred on December 24, 2012.

According to court documents filed in the Circuit Court of St.

Settling your personal injury case without an attorney? Watch out for the traps!

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Thinking of settling your personal injury case without an attorney? You may want to think again after you watch this video.

Find the Best Injury Lawyer in Missouri

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Finding an attorney is important, and it can be difficult. Here are some tips.

Fatal Consequences of Texting Teen Drivers

Driver will spend time behind bars as a result of fatal accident

In early June, a teenager was convicted of causing a fatal accident while texting under Massachusetts criminal law.

Aaron Deveau, who was just 17-years-old when the accident occurred, sent 193 text messages on the day of the accident that killed a 55-year-old man. Some of those text messages were sent a minute before t…

Our Court system, and Your rights are in the Balance this Election Day!

Election Day is right around the corner. One measure on the ballot is Amendment 3, which will force appellate court judges to run for election rather than be appointed.  The Missouri Plan for judicial selection is a model around the nation, and for good reason. Judicial panels are selected by bipartisan committees and then a judge is chosen from the panel and  appointed by the governor. T…

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