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Macon MO 63552
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Even Attorneys go to school

written by Annika

Did you realize that even lawyers have to go to school? Yes, Mr. Richard Winkie will be back in the student’s chair learning the latest and greatest about Missouri law, updates in rulings and how to better help you, our clients. Richard and his staff will be attending classes such as: Preparing Your Client for MediationPre-Suit Negotiations in a PI CaseHands-On Practical Skills from Administrative Law: DWI SuspensionsThe Impact of Same-Sex Marriage in Different Areas of the LawAppellate Tips: The View from the PodiumTears & Fears: How to Ensure YOu Recognize & Address the Mental Health Needs of ChildrenHow to Handle a DWI Case from Start to FinishEthical Considerations in the Representation of Children (ETHICS)A Brief Guide to Explaining Adoption in Age Appropriate Ways.

The Winkie Law Firm will be closed Wednesday, June 8 to Friday, June 10 so that the attorney and his staff may attend the Solo and Small Firm Conference.


Phones and internet down 7/19 and 7/20: use email: winkielaw@gmail.com

written by Annika

The phones and internet are down at the office today 7/19 and probably tomorrow morning. I was told that a cable got sniped in all the construction. If you need to get a hold of us. Please email: winkielaw@gmail.com


Tom Brady won’t appeal Deflategate suspension

written by Annika

Tom Brady won’t appeal Deflategate suspension; will the players association seek cert?

Posted Jul 15, 2016 01:59 pm CDT

By Debra Cassens Weiss

Tom Brady Won\’t Appleal

Brady said in a Facebook post that he will “no longer proceed with the legal process,” report the Associated Press, the Washington Post, NFL.com, USA Today and the New York Times.

Brady and the National Football League Players Association lost their bid on Wednesday for en banc review with the New York-based 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

The NFLPA said in a statement that it won’t seek a stay of the four-game suspension “after careful consideration and discussion with Tom Brady.” However, the association said it “will continue to review all of our options and we reserve our rights to petition for cert to the Supreme Court.”

The 2nd Circuit’s refusal to grant en banc review left in place a 2nd Circuit panel decision reinstating Brady’s suspension. The April decision found that a collective bargaining agreement gave the National Football League broad authority to discipline players, and procedural rulings by Commissioner Roger Goodell in the arbitration process did not deprive Brady of fundamental fairness.

Brady has not admitted any wrongdoing. An investigation had concluded he was probably aware that footballs were underinflated during a championship game.


Led Zeppelin Wins ‘Stairway to Heaven’ Jury Trial

written by Annika

“There’s a lawyer who’s sure
That this case has allure,
So, he plans to appeal this decision.

Led Zeppelin Wins \’Stairway to Heaven\’ Jury Trial


“There’s a lawyer who’s sure That this case has allure, So, he plans to appeal this decision.”

written by Annika

Led Zeppelin Wins \"Stairway to Heaven\" Jury Trial


Part Time Legal Assistant

written by Annika

Part-Time Position:
The Winkie Law Firm, LLC has an opening for a part-time legal assistant. Approximately 20 hours per week. Salary will be calculated based on experience.

Must have college hours, excellent communication and phone skills, legible handwriting, knowledge of legal terms and documents, no criminal or felony charges or convictions, dependable transportation and patience.

Please send cover letter, resume and a short essay on why we should hire you to:
The Winkie Law Firm, LLC
PO Box 502
Macon, MO 63552

No messages or phone calls please.


Solo & Small Firm 2016 — Fun, Friends and Knowledge!

written by Annika

Missouri requires lawyers to attend continuing education classes each year so that we stay on top of the ever-changing legal world.  A great way to meet this requirement and network with other attorneys is by attending the Missouri Solo & Small Firm Conference, which just concluded at Tan-Tar-A.  The conference has long been held at Tan-Tar-A, and reached a solid attendance of over 1100 attorneys by 2012, but the site was shifted to Branson for the past three years for a change of scenery.  Attendance declined into the range of 800 attorneys; time will tell if the numbers will bounce back.

Four other Macon County attorneys attended, and I also ran into several of my fellow attorneys from my years in the Kansas City area and several Columbia attorney friends.  It is always great to see one’s colleagues out of “court attire” and in a setting where we can have fun.

From the learning perspective, I gleaned updated info on DWI defense and traffic cases, what can and can’t be done with social media use/monitoring of parties to a case, learned some new discovery questions to use, picked up some helpful info for business agreements, learned how to use technology and visual aids more effectively with case presentation, as well as getting scared about various technology threats.

My family joined me on this trip, so we took advantage of pool amenities in the evenings, visited nearby state parks and spent the evenings and early mornings sitting on a screened porch enjoying the view of the Lake and the monster-sized boats that kept roaring by.  Oh, and we managed to visit the wonderful exhibitors at the conference and came away with enough ink pens to carry me through the next year!

Now comes the hard part….returning to the office and putting this knowledge to use for my clients!