Our Results

April 13, 2017:

Oral Argument before the Missouri Supreme Court: Last week, Senior Partner, Steve Walsh, argued his Appeal before the Missouri Supreme Court on behalf of client, Michael Conner. Michael is a quadriplegic from Mt. View, Missouri who was severely injured in December of 2007 after being electrocuted, thrown off an above ground platform severing his spinal cord. The case is filed in Wright County Circuit Court. It is a co-employee lawsuit and, since Michael's injury, the law has been unsettled and uncertain. The Circuit Judge granted the Defendant's Co-Employees Motion for Summary Judgment. Walsh & Walsh appealed to the Southern District Court out of Springfield, Missouri which affirmed the Trial Court's decision wherein we successfully filed a Motion to Transfer the case to the Missouri Supreme Court.
There are six other co-employee cases from around the State that were argued. The Court is expected to hand down its decision in the next 60 days. Missouri Supreme Court Case No: SC95995.

April 3, 2017:

Medical Malpractice Confidential Settlement:  Client was the widow of a 34 year old man who entered a Southern Central Missouri Emergency Room with classic signs of heart attack. The EKG tests ran on him confirmed this as well as a blood test. After being in the ER for four hours the doctor diagnosed him as having pleurisy and sent him home with medication to treat the same. Six hours later he died in his bed at home. The case was mediated in Springfield, Missouri and resolved to all the clients satisfaction. The decedent's minor child and the decedent's mother were also part of the lawsuit. All parties agreed to an apportionment of the funds.

December 1, 2016:

"Not Guilty"--Murder/Arson:  Kyle Walsh served as co-counsel with Adam Woody of The Law Offices of Adam Woody, from Springfield, Missouri in a week long jury trial which began on November 28, 2016. The Defendant was charged with 1st Degree Murder and 2nd Degree Arson. The jury was presented the facts from the lead attorney of the Attorney General's Office wherein they alleged the Defendant was seen at a house that had just caught fire and it was later determined that the female homeowner had been shot 6 times prior to the fire starting. Though the State presented circumstantial evidence and an eyewitness testified, the jury found the Defendant not guilty on both charges after deliberating for approximately 3 hours.

November 18, 2015:

Confidential Settlement Against Butler County:  On May 1, 2014, a 31 year old male and local resident was found in his isolation cell dead as a result of hanging/strangulation. The Firm filed suit against Butler County on behalf of the decendent's mother and father. After extensive discovery and numerous depositions the case was successfully resolved in mediation. The specific terms of the settlement are confidential. The decedent's parents were extremely pleased with not only the monetary settlement but also in the non-economic terms of the settlement directed towards safety of future inmates in the Butler County Jail.

November 4, 2015:

"Not Guilty"--Possession With Intent to Distribute:  A Poplar Bluff, 5 man, 7 woman jury took only 20 minutes in deliberation to find our client not guilty of Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute. The case was tried in our local courthouse and featured Chief Trial Lawyer for the Prosecutor's Office, Paul Oesterreicher, Steve and Kyle Walsh, defending with the case presided over by the Honorable Michael Pritchett.
The State placed into evidence two (2) bags of marijuana, a scale, aluminum foil containing hash oil and numerous photographs. The firm's client and his two witnesses testified that he did and does not sell pot. Deputy Randle Huddleston of the Butler County Sheriff's Department testified that he was given permission to enter into the client's home on Alice Street and saw—in plain view—the marijuana, scale and hash oil residue; further, that the Defendant had admitted that he sold marijuana and, in fact, had sold a ¼ pound just before the deputy's arrival. Under intense cross examination by Steve Walsh, Deputy Huddleston admitted that he did not take a camcorder, a voice recorder or even pen and paper into the home to take notes of the interview. Deputy Huddleston based his report done 7 hours after the arrest at 3:00 a.m. on his memory. The theme of the defense was found in the "Safety Rule" which was repeatedly read to the jury:
           "A law enforcement officer must always record his interviews with citizens to protect us all and preserve the accuracy and truthfulness of the facts."
The firm's client was charged with a Class B Felony which carries a minimum of five (5) years and a maximum of fifteen (15) years in prison; the client had been offered—in plea bargaining—a Suspended Imposition of Sentence (SIS) and supervised probation to a reduced a Class C Felony. The client rejected the offer and thus, the jury trial.
After the jury acquittal verdict Steve Walsh, speaking for the firm, stated, "It took a lot of guts for our client to turn down the offer of probation and to choose to go to trial. Obviously, he had faith in our firm. It helped that our client had a clean record, college degree and presented himself well before the jury as did his girlfriend and his former roommate. It confirms my long held belief that jury's usually do the right thing."

October 6, 2015:

$70,000.00 Settlement--No Property Damage to Plaintiff's Vehicle:  The Firm, representing a female passenger from Advance, Missouri successfully mediated a personal injury suit. The client was a passenger in a parked car at a convenience store in Advance when the Defendant--who was intoxicated—hit the rear end of the car in which the client was sitting. The unusual feature of this case was that there was no visible damage on the bumper of the client's car, no property damage/repairs.
The Firm brought in a focus group of six (6) local citizens to review the case and to give their opinions on the strengths and weaknesses of each side. The intoxication issue was huge for the focus group and drove up the damages. A 15 minute edited version of the focus group was shown to the defense at the mediation.
This case was featured in a national trial lawyers newsletter because of the lack of property damage and the amount of the settlement.

November 2014:

Mediation settlement: Senior Partner, Steve Walsh, successfully mediated a vehicular collision case for husband and wife clients who received a total of $312,500.00. The clients were involved in a car accident in 2013 in which both were injured when their car collided with a government owned vehicle. Liability was strongly contested by the parties. The firm hired an accident reconstructionist to support their theory that the government vehicle was responsible for the rural accident and for the clients' injuries.

July 2014: 

ATF Agent awarded $250,000.00 over MSHP Trooper's arrest:  Plaintiff is a Special Agent with ATF and was stopped at night on I-55 while he was headed home from work.  MSHP Trooper D.W. Crank pulled the Plaintiff over for erratic driving and said he "reeked of alcohol".  In the patrol car Crank insisted on Plaintiff (whom he knew and had worked with before) reciting the alphabet "B to O".  Plaintiff asked for the Portable Breath Test (PBT) and was denied.  Plaintiff was arrested and taken to the New Madrid County Jail where he registered 0.00% on the Breathalyzer machine.  Word of his arrest spread like wildfire throughout the law enforcement communities in Southeast Missouri.  Charges were never filed and no tickets were issued.  Plaintiff filed suit and MSHP has refused to work with Plaintiff since the date of the arrest on March 6, 2012.  ATF has told Plaintiff "for safety reasons" he must be relocated out of Missouri.  

April 2014:

High School Coach Found Not Guilty of Statutory Rape: A high school coach in a nearby community was charged with statutory rape of a female high school sophomore. He lost his job at the high school as a result of the allegation and criminal charge. The case went to trial in April. The coach testified in his own defense and the jury--after deliberating only 8 minutes--found him not guilty.

March 2014:

Pedestrian Struck by US Postal Truck: The client was going to her mailbox to pick up the mail when a US Postal truck backed into her knocking her down to the pavement. The firm filed a Federal Tort Claim. The client suffered moderate injuries and was treated. The case settled before trial for $150,000.00.

February 2014:

False Imprisonment/Racial Discrimination: The client was a customer at the Wal-Mart in Kennett, Missouri when an Assistant Supervisor claimed he was stalking/harassing her. Criminal charges were filed and he was found not guilty of stalking. The client claimed that the Assistant Supervisor was the one doing the stalking and had personal problems that affected her work at Wal-Mart. He was arrested for violating the "trespassing ban" of the store. During discovery no "trespassing ban" could be found. The case was mediated in February of 2014 and later settled for $60,000.00. The Assistant Supervisor is no longer with Wal-Mart.

January 2014:

Truck Driver Receives $950,000.00 Settlement:  The client was operating his tractor trailer rig along US 60 in Shannon County when he was "t-boned " by a pick-up truck owned by a family propane business.  The client was 51 years old and owner/operator of his rig; as a result of the accident he had two surgeries and is no longer able to work.  Suit was filed and the settlement of $950,000.00 was achieved shortly before the trial.

Sexual Harassment/Employment Discrimination:  The client was hired on in 2012 as part of a construction crew to build the new hospital in Poplar Bluff.  Almost immediately there began a series of improper texts and comments from her supervisors; insulting and demeaning graffiti was put on the portable restroom walls; suit was filed in Federal Court; the case was mediated in January of 2014 with the client receiving an award of $75,000.00.  

Other Results:

Civil Rights (on appeal):  In 2012 Senior Partner, Steve Walsh, was part of a team representing the minor children of a parolee who had been shot by a parole officer in Cape Girardeau.  The parole officer claimed self defense; independent witnesses indicated he was trying to flee from the parole officer.  The parole officer shot the parolee in the back (who was unarmed) and he died a few minutes later.  After a two day trial the federal jury in Cape Girardeau returned a verdict for $1 Million Dollars.  This case is now on appeal in the Federal Appellate Court.  

Slip and Fall at Fast Food Restaurant:  In 2010 Senior Partner, Steve Walsh, filed suit against a local fast food restaurant where the client slipped and fell and injured herself.  Liability was denied initially but through investigation the employee admitted to violating the protocol and leaving the floor wet and dangerous.  The case was settled for $500,000.00.  

False Confession to Murder:  In 2010 a young African American man was at the scene of a murder with other persons and charged with 1st Degree Murder.  He was taken into custody, interrogated over a lengthy period of time to which he finally confessed to the murder.  The defense team, which included Steve Walsh, convinced the jury that it was a false confession.  He was found not guilty by the Butler County jury.  

DWI:  Kyle Walsh was the lead attorney on a recent case involving a rural stop of an Arkansas resident driving in Missouri.  The officer testified that defendant's admission to drinking, failure of field sobriety tests and an alcohol breath sample of .186%--more than twice the presumptive limit.  The jury returned with a not guilty verdict after deliberating for only 15 minutes.  

DWI:  In Kyle Walsh's latest felony DWI trial, the defendant made admissions of drinking and stated he drank too much and should not be be driving.  The Trooper testified that the defendant failed all field sobriety tests and refused to blow into the breathalyzer.  The jury returned with a not guilty verdict.  

***Past results afford no guarantee of future results.  Every case is different and must be judged on its own merits.***


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