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$6.5 million class settlement approved

March 6, 2020

A Missouri state court has approved a $6.5 million class action settlement that compensates over 1,100 Missouri landowners for the unauthorized use of their property for commercial telecommunications. Landowners who will benefit from this settlement include farmers, ranchers, homeowners, and small businesses located in a 14-county area in central Missouri. CVDL’s Heidi Doerhoff Vollet and   …read more

Kari Schulte to serve as Cole County Bar President in 2020

December 20, 2019

CVDL partner Kari A. Schulte has been elected as President of the Cole County Bar Association.  Kari will serve in this position for 2020.  The Cole County Bar is a local bar of attorneys practicing in Cole County, Missouri.  It organizes continuing legal education courses, charitable events and provides a method of communication for the   …read more

Dale Doerhoff honored with 2019 ICON Award.

May 3, 2019

CVDL congratulates Dale Doerhoff for being honored with an ICON Award for notable and sustained success and leadership both within and beyond the field of law. The ICON Awards, launched in 2018 by Missouri Lawyers Media, are presented to distinguished men and women attorneys age 60 and older in recognition of their exemplary careers and   …read more

CVDL’s Heidi Doerhoff Vollet recognized for top 2018 settlement

January 28, 2019

On January 25, 2019, Missouri Lawyers Weekly honored CVDL’s Heidi Doerhoff Vollet and co-counsel Fred O’Neill for the third largest settlement in Missouri in 2018. In November 2018, a federal judge in Jefferson City gave final approval to a $25 million settlement in Biffle v. Sho-Me Power Electric Cooperative, et al., a suit in which   …read more

Kristen Johnson selected for Missouri Bar Leadership Academy

August 7, 2018

On August 6, 2018, Kristen Johnson was selected as one of 13 Missouri attorneys for the Missouri Bar’s 2018-2019 Leadership Academy. The Leadership Academy was founded in 2001.  The program’s mission is to recruit, train and retain recently admitted Missouri lawyers for leadership positions within The Missouri Bar. The academy is offered to Missouri lawyers   …read more

Kari Schulte elected officer of Cole County Bar Association.

December 20, 2017

In early December, 2017, CVDL partner Kari A. Schulte was elected as an officer of the Cole County Bar Association.  Kari will serve as the association’s Secretary/Treasurer for 2018.  The Cole County Bar is a local bar of attorneys practicing in Cole County, Missouri.  It organizes continuing legal education courses, charitable events and provides a   …read more

CVDL attorneys teach litigation course for the MO Bar.

December 20, 2017

CVDL attorneys Tim Van Ronzelen and Kari Schulte recently taught “Representing Nursing Home Residents and their Families” at the request of the Missouri Bar.  The continuing legal education course was available to attorneys of the Missouri Bar and was well-attended.  Tim and Kari have represented a number of nursing home residents and their families in   …read more

Kristen Shively Johnson joins CVDL.

September 1, 2017

CVDL proudly welcomes Kristen Shively Johnson to the firm. Kristen graduated with honors from the University of Missouri School of Law in 2015.  She then served a 2 year clerkship at the Missouri Supreme Court for the Honorable Mary R. Russell.  To learn more about Kristen, please visit her biography page.

CVDL defends University’s employment termination process.

June 23, 2017

CVDL’s Dale Doerhoff and Shelly Kintzel successfully defended a lawsuit alleging that a university’s termination process did not comply with Missouri law and due process requirements. CVDL obtained judgment in its client’s favor and affirmance on appeal. To learn more about our litigation expertise, please click here.