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John R. Lightner

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John R. Lightner

jlightner@blmlawyers.com
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Upon graduating from law school, Mr. Lightner served as law clerk to the Honorable Russell G. Clark, Chief Judge, United States District Court, Western District of Missouri. In 1984, after completing his clerkship with Judge Clark, Mr. Lightner joined Ron Baird in private practice in Springfield, Missouri. From 1992 to 1999, Mr. Lightner served as a member of the Missouri Supreme Court Advisory Committee, which has responsibility for advisory opinions and overseeing the disciplinary process for the Missouri Bar.

    Mr. Lightner has been granted the distinction of an AV™ Preeminent rating by the Martindale Hubbell Association® Peer Review. The rating, 5.0 out of 5, is a reflection of his experience as an attorney, as well as high professional and ethical standards.


    Awards

    • Best Lawyers in America® 2010-present
    • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers® 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2015

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