Our Leadership

The officers of The Missouri Bar consist of the President, the President-Elect, the Vice-President and the Immediate Past President. They, along with one representative from each of the three Missouri Court of Appeals districts, make up the organization's Executive Committee. All members of the Executive Committee are members of the Board of Governors of The Missouri Bar, the policy-making body elected by the members of the state bar.
MemberBiography
Thomas Vincent Bender
Thomas Vincent Bender
President
Horn Aylward & Bandy, LLC
Kansas City, MO
(816) 421-0700
Tom Bender, an attorney with Horn Aylward & Bandy LLC in Kansas City, is the 2019-20 president of The Missouri Bar. Bender graduated from the University of Missouri School of Law. He has served on the Board of Governors since 2011. He is a past president of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association and Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Foundation. His practice focuses on civil litigation and alternative dispute resolution.
John Ritter Gunn
John Ritter Gunn
President-Elect
The Gunn Law Firm, P.C.
St. Louis, MO
(314) 965-1200
The 2019-20 president-elect of The Missouri Bar is John Gunn, with the Gunn Law Firm PC in St. Louis. He earned his law degree from Saint Louis University School of Law and has served on the Board of Governors since 2012. His practice focuses on estate planning, probate administration and litigation, trust administration and litigation, commercial litigation and real estate.
John William Grimm
John William Grimm
Vice President
The Limbaugh Firm
Cape Girardeau, MO
(573) 335-3316
The new vice president of The Missouri Bar is John Grimm with the Limbaugh Law Firm in Cape Girardeau. He earned his law degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law and has served on the Board of Governors since 2010. He has an active trial practice in the areas of personal injury and wrongful death, insurance coverage and defense, business, real estate and employment litigation. Grimm is also an experienced mediator and former circuit judge.
Member
Thomas Vincent Bender
Thomas Vincent Bender
President
Horn Aylward & Bandy, LLC
Kansas City, MO
(816) 421-0700
John Ritter Gunn
John Ritter Gunn
President-Elect
The Gunn Law Firm, P.C.
St. Louis, MO
(314) 965-1200
John William Grimm
John William Grimm
Vice President
The Limbaugh Firm
Cape Girardeau, MO
(573) 335-3316
Raymond Earl Williams
Raymond Earl Williams
Immediate Past President
Williams Law Offices, L.L.C.
West Plains, MO
(417) 256-4529
Mischa Buford Epps
Mischa Buford Epps
Executive Director / Secretary
The Missouri Bar
Jefferson City, MO
(573) 635-4128
Amanda Pennington Ketchum
Amanda Pennington Ketchum
Member
Dysart Taylor Cotter McMonigle & Montemore, PC
Kansas City, MO
(816) 714-3066
Megan Elizabeth Phillips
Megan Elizabeth Phillips
Member
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
St. Louis, MO
(314) 244-7424
Scott Andrew Robbins
Scott Andrew Robbins
Member
Kennedy, Kennedy, Robbins & Yarbro, LC
Poplar Bluff, MO
(573) 686-2459

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