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Mickes Goldman O’Toole Attorneys Prevail in Class Action Lawsuit

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Natalie Hoernschemeyer and Christi Flaherty recently defeated a class action lawsuit against Moberly Area Community College.  The College was among several Missouri colleges sued by their students, inter alia, the Missouri Returning Heroes Act (a statute that caps the tuition for veterans returning from combat at $50.00 per credit hour).  The students alleged that the […]

MGO Named Best Law Firm for 2011 and 2012

Monday, January 2nd, 2012

For the second year in a row U.S. News and Best Lawyers have named Mickes Goldman O’Toole, LLC as one of the “Best Law Firms” in the country, and the only one in St. Louis, in the area of Education Law. The only other firm so recognized in Missouri other than ours is a 500-attorney […]

Eighth Circuit Affirms Decision in District’s Favor

Monday, August 1st, 2011

The Mickes Goldman O’Toole law firm is proud to announce the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals recent decision in the D.J.M., et al v. Hannibal Public School District #60, et al. The case concerned a student’s claim that his long term discipline for making death threats against specific students was protected by the First Amendment’s […]

Mickes and Helfrich Successfully Defend Southwest Missouri School District in Missouri Court of Appeals

Monday, May 9th, 2011

Tom Mickes and Betsey Helfrich successfully represented the Carthage R-IX School District in an appeal of a teacher termination proceeding before the Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District. After a hearing before the District’s Board of Education, the Board terminated the Director its Parents as Teachers Program for immoral conduct. The evidence at the hearing […]

Hoernschemeyer and Helfrich Defeat $76 Million Dollar Lawsuit

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

After a hearing before the School District’s Board of Education, the Board of a Mid-Missouri School District terminated three tenured teachers for immoral conduct. The teachers appealed the matter to circuit court and concurrently filed suit in the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri asserting various tort and constitutionally based claims […]

2011 School Law Seminars Set

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

Registration for the 2011 School Law Seminars is now open. The sessions will be held: Columbia, MO – Holiday Inn Executive Center – July 31, 2011 St. Louis, MO – Maryville University – Auditorium – August 4, 2011 Cape Girardeau, MO – Southeast Missouri State University – Glenn Auditorium – August 5, 2011 Springfield, MO […]

Tom Mickes Named to 2011 Best Lawyers List

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

Once again, Tom Mickes, managing and founding partner of Mickes Goldman O’Toole, LLC has been selected by vote of peers in the legal community to the Best Lawyers in America list for 2011. Tom is recognized for his work in the Education Law field in which he has practiced as an attorney for more than […]

Thomas Mickes Receives Community Service Award

Saturday, January 8th, 2011

The 25th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. State Celebration Commission of Missouri has awarded Thomas Mickes the Distinguished Community Service Award for 2011. The award was given for Tom’s work with Harris-Stowe State University. guaranteed personal loan

MGO Opens Illinois Office

Saturday, January 1st, 2011

Mickes Goldman O’Toole has opened a new office in Columbia, IL. The new office will be to better serve our growing Illinois clients. 107 North Main Street Suite 2E Columbia, IL 62236 Tel: 618.281.2700 Fax: 618.281.2701

Christi Flaherty Joins Mickes Goldman O’Toole

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

We are pleased to announce Christi Flaherty has joined the Mickes Goldman O’Toole, LLC Education Group. Christi represents Missouri and Illinois school districts and private sector employers in employment discrimination cases, labor negotiations and personnel actions, as well as student discipline and special education matters. 24/7 fast cash loans View Christi’s Bio