The law office of Rogers Ehrhardt is pleased to welcome Josh Devine back to the firm as a Principal. Josh rejoins Rogers Ehrhardt after serving most of 2018 as the Associate Circuit Judge for Division 11 in Boone County, where he presided over hundreds of civil and criminal cases. Prior to joining the bench, Josh handled civil cases at every stage of the litigations process for Rogers Ehrhardt, and was selected to the Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyers Magazine Rising Stars list from 2014 to 2017. He was recently named to the 2019 Class of 20 Under 40 by Columbia Business Times.
Irene Karns, a pro bono attorney for Mid-Missouri Legal Services and a member of the BCBA, recently was selected by the Legal Services Corporation of Washington, D.C. to receive a LSC Pro Bono Award. Irene was honored at a Pro Bono Awards Reception on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at Stinson Leonard Street LLP in St. Louis. Irene Karns is a retired public defender who has volunteered in MMLS’s Uncontested Divorce Clinic (UDC) for seven years. She has assisted more than 80 clients at the MMLS Columbia office since the Clinic’s inception. The UDC was created by Columbia attorney Brian Taylor, and Irene Karns has been instrumental in expanding and staffing the Clinic. The UDC is one of the most successful family law clinics in the country, with 90% of participating litigants successfully obtaining their decrees. A photo of the award presentation can be seen by clicking here pictured in photo from left to right: John Levi, Esq., Chicago, Illinois, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Legal Services Corporation, Irene Karns, Esq., Columbia, MO, Victor Maddock of Louisville, Ky, Member of the Board of Directors of the Legal Services Corporation, Jim Sandman of Washington, D.C., Executive Director of the Legal Services Corporation.