Nathan B. Stewart for Judge

Judges play an essential role in our community and government. They are asked to interpret agreements, interpret the law, determine conflicting interests in property, discern whose testimony is the most credible, determine whether a person charged with a crime should...

Your day in court

As a criminal defense attorney the majority of my day is spent in court arguing on behalf of my clients.  It is easy for an attorney to forget that for the Defendant, it is an uncomfortable and nerve-racking experience.  Furthermore, unless it is a trial, each...

Was I Wrongfully Terminated? A Primer on Employment Law in Missouri

The loss of a job can be a devastating and life changing event. It can take a toll on your mental and physical health, as well as your financial pocket book leading to many dire consequences. Under certain circumstances, the termination of your employment could also...

A Calling

Whenever I am asked why I decided to go to law school, either by a high school student at a career day, a new acquaintance, or even my own children, the answer is always the same:  Clarence Darrow.  After spending an entire year as a freshman at Eureka High School...

Buy Local – That Includes Your Attorney Too

My grandpa loved to garden. During the summer months one of my fondest childhood memories is sitting at his kitchen table slicing a freshly picked tomato from his homegrown garden. Compared to the store bought tomato that was shipped from miles and miles away and...

Reasons to stop putting off estate planning

Few people really want to do estate planning.  Many people occasionally give it a little thought but ultimately put it off until a later date.  While some do finally get to it, many do not.  If you do not do estate planning, how is your estate managed and distributed?...

Child Abuse Allegations and the CANRB

There are few allegations that can be made against an individual that have as significant and devastating effect on an individual as an allegation of child abuse.  The allegation alone can pave the way for job loss, family drama and severe social backlash.  It is the...

Subdivision restrictions, trustees and lot owners

There are numerous private subdivisions in Jefferson County and the State of Missouri.  The developer of a private subdivision often creates and files an Indenture subjecting the lots within the subdivision to various easements, assessments and restrictions.  In many,...