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Mark Blanton

Blanton, Nickell, Collins, Douglas and Hanschen, LLC proudly welcomes Mark D. Blanton

MARK D. BLANTON is magna cum laude graduate of the University of Alabama with degrees in journalism and economics and a minor in Spanish. He is also a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School where he was an executive editor of the Michigan Technology Law Review. Blanton also served in the International Transaction Clinic at Michigan Law School. From 2019 to 2021 he was an Assistant Attorney General in the Missouri Attorney General’s Office and recently concluded a law clerkship with the...

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Blanton, Nickell, Collins, Douglas and Hanschen, LLC welcomes Hannah Byassee as a summer law clerk for the firm.

Ms. Byassee is a 2019 honors graduate of East Prairie High School. In 2021, she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science from Arkansas State University. Ms. Byassee is a rising 2L from Southern Illinois University School of Law in Carbondale where she is a member of the Women's Law Forum, Student Bar Association, Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity and on the board of the RSO Speed Mock Trial Team. Her plans are to graduate law school in...

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Recent Agricultural Representation (Farm Credit Systems)

Attorneys Joseph C. Blanton, Jr, and Patrick R. Douglas have continued to represent an Arkansas agricultural credit association in a large and unprecedented transaction involving the sale of its loan portfolio and distribution of the association’s equity to the farmer members of the ...

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Recent Defenses Verdicts for Medical Malpractice

Firm attorneys notched defense wins in the two largest personal injury cases ever tried in Southeast Missouri. In August 2021, attorneys Joseph C. Blanton, Jr, Thomas W. Collins, III, and Shaun D. Hanschen obtained a defense verdict in a high-profile case in Scott County, Missouri involving pediatric heart...

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Best Law Firms 2022

Sikeston Law Firm Named as a Best Law Firm for Fourth Year

SIKESTON — Blanton, Nickell, Collins, Douglas and Hanschen, LLC in Sikeston, Mo., has been named a Tier 1 law firm for Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants and Commercial Litigation in the St. Louis Market by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms.” The firm was also named a Tier 2 law firm for Products Liability Litigation – Defendants in the St. Louis Market.

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Joseph C. Blanton, Jr.

Joseph C. Blanton, Jr. Speaks at Annual Conference

Joseph C. Blanton, Jr., member, Blanton, Nickell, Collins, Douglas, and Hanschen, LLC, recently spoke to the Federal Judges and the Federal Practice Committee for the Eastern District of Missouri at the Annual Conference of the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, CO. His presentation was entitled “The Continuing (and Increasing) Relevance of The Erie Doctrine and Recent Developments in Missouri Law to the Missouri Federal Courts". Blanton is a member...

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Missouri Lawyers Media’s profile of Diedre Peters

Please take time to read Missouri Lawyers Media's profile of Diedre Peters from the Up & Coming Award honors September 29 at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis. Congratulations to Ms. Peters. Diedre Peters, 40 – Missouri Lawyers Media (molawyersmedia.com) Pictured here with Peters are some of her Blanton, Nickell, Collins, Douglas and Hanschen, LLC partners and associate (l to r) : Trey Watkins, Bryan Nickell, Peters and Tom Collins, during the awards ceremony.

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Peters Named Up & Coming Lawyer by Missouri Lawyers Media

Diedre A. Peters, partner, Blanton, Nickell, Collins, Douglas and Hanschen, LLC, was honored as one of the 2021 Up & Coming Missouri Lawyers by Missouri Lawyers Media September 29 during a reception at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis. Missouri Lawyers Media annually honors rising stars of the Missouri legal community and next-generation leaders. “Diedre is already one of the outstanding legal thinkers and writers among Missouri lawyers. Judges and other attorneys have recognized that her skills are exceptional. We are...

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Best Law Firms 2021

Sikeston Law Firm Garners Third U.S. News Best Lawyers Listing

SIKESTON -- Blanton, Nickell, Collins, Douglas and Hanschen, LLC in Sikeston, Mo., has been named a Tier 1 law firm for Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants and Commercial Litigation in the St. Louis Metropolitan by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms in 2021,” and the firm was also named a Tier 2 law firm for Products Liability Litigation – Defendants in the St. Louis Metropolitan. This is the 11th consecutive year U.S. News & World...

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