Joseph C. Blanton, Jr.

Sikeston Law Firm Named as a Best Law Firm for Fifth 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 and Tier 3 for Mass Torts Litigation – Class Action in the St. Louis Market.

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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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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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Firm News

Firm attorneys have continued to represent clients in both transactions and litigation matters during the Covid Virus response while honoring the requests of elected officials.  Throughout the social distancing program, Firm lawyers have remained available to clients with respect to issues relating to the pandemic response and regular legal matters. In March, Diedre Peters closed large asset purchases of two separate businesses in the agricultural services sector for a firm client.  In March, Joseph Blanton completed a transaction in which a...

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