Adjunct Faculty F-H
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Michael Fagan served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney (AUSA) for the Eastern District of Missouri for twenty-five years, until February 2008, and now consults on domestic and transnational criminal law and procedure, anti-money laundering, counterterrorism, intelligence, and emergency planning issues. Selected as Coordinator of the Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council in 2001, Mike governed regional counterterror efforts in that role for over six years, and continues today as a Special Advisor to the Missouri Office of Homeland Security, as well as a member of the St. Louis Regional Response System Advisory Board. The Department of Justice conferred on Mike the National Exceptional Service Award and the EOUSA Director's Award. In addition to decades of gaining convictions in highly-sensitive and complex cases, Mike was the architect of proceedings resulting in approximately $150 million in forfeiture and tax judgments in favor of the United States. During his twenty-five year tenure as an AUSA, Mike served as a Special Attorney to the United States Attorney General from 1995 to 1997. He also served for three years as the Regional Coordinator for the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force. Mike taught at the National Advocacy College, as well as lectured at international, law school, corporate, law enforcement, and college training sessions. Prior to joining the Department of Justice in 1983, he spent a year as a litigator at Bryan, Cave, McPheeters, and McRoberts (now Bryan Cave LLC), in St. Louis. Mike began his law career as an Assistant Circuit Attorney for the City of St. Louis, after graduating from Washington University School of Law in 1977. He played college football at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, from which he graduated with honors in 1974.
Kelley Farrell is Of Counsel at Berry & Maxson LLC. Click here for her profile.
Charles Fendell is associated with Thompson Coburn L.L.P. Click here for Profile
Richard E. Finneran
Richard E. Finneran is a graduate of Washington University School of Law and an Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri, where his practice focuses on prosecuting white collar crimes and asset forfeiture. At the law school, Professor Finneran is an instructor in appellate advocacy and head coach of the National Moot Court Team. In 2012, Professor Finneran coached his students to Wash U's first ever National Championship in the ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition, the largest and most competitive moot court competition in the country. In 2013, Professor Finneran was honored as the inaugural recipient of the Student Bar Association's Adjunct Professor of the Year Award. In 2014, Professor Finneran received Missouri Lawyers Weekly's Legal Champion Award for his role in prosecuting the largest criminal fraud in the history of the Eastern District of Missouri.
The Honorable Audrey G. Fleissig
The Honorable Audrey Fleissig is a United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Missouri. Before her appointment to the bench, Prof. Fleissig was the first woman to hold the post of United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri. As the United States Attorney, she formed a regional Computer Crimes Task Force and served a leadership role in numerous community-based programs focused on reducing violent crime and addressing the issues of hate crimes and neighborhood revitalization. Engaged in the practice of law for more than 20 years, Prof. Fleissig graduated magna cum laude in 1976 from Carleton College and in 1980 she earned her J.D. from Washington University School of Law, where she served as a member of the Washington University Law Quarterly and was elected to the Order of the Coif. As a third-year student she also clerked for Judge Edward Filippine, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. From 1991 to 1999 Prof. Fleissig served as Assistant United States Attorney, where she prosecuted criminal white-collar cases. She was the head of the bankruptcy fraud coordination group and a member of the National Bankruptcy Fraud Working Group. Before joining the office of the United States Attorney, Prof. Fleissig practiced for 11 years with the St. Louis firm of Peper, Martin, Jensen, Maichel and Hetlage. As a partner in litigation at the firm, she concentrated in business, commercial and bankruptcy litigation, school law, and class actions, primarily in the federal courts. In 2001 she was the recipient of the Law School’s Distinguished Young Alumni Award. Prior to becoming a judge, she was a speaker at numerous programs on trial practice, appellate practice, and bankruptcy fraud, and as a judge has been a speaker at regional and national judicial programs. Prof. Fleissig has been a member of the Board of Governors of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, president of the Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater St. Louis, and a member appointed by the Missouri Supreme Court and the Missouri Bar to the Gender and Justice Implementation Committee. An adjunct professor at Washington University School of Law since 1991, Fleissig has taught Pretrial Practice & Procedure, Trial Advocacy, and now Evidence. Click Here for Profile
Alan E. Freed is a practicing attorney and mediator, and partner in the law firm of Paule, Camazine & Blumenthal, P.C., in Clayton, Missouri. His practice is heavily concentrated in the litigation and mediation of divorce and child custody cases and appellate practice. He has 17 years of mediation experience in domestic relations, juvenile, landlord/ tenant and neighborhood disputes. He is certified as a Neutral by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri and under Missouri Supreme Court Rule 17. He is a practitioner member of the Academy of Family Mediators and member and past chair of BAMSL Dispute Resolution Committee. Professor Freed received his J.D. in 1983 from Washington University.
Marshall Friedman is associated with the C. Marshall Friedman firm. Click Here for Profile
Michael Fries is the Vice-President of Legal Affairs for Isle of Capri Casinos where he is responsible for compliance, due diligence and regulatory functions for 14 casinos in multiple jurisdictions. He has also served as General Counsel for the Illinois Gaming Board and as an adjunct at Loyola University Chicago School of Law. He graduated from Kent State University with a B.S. in Criminal Justice and received his J.D. from the John Marshall Law School.
The Honorable Jack Garvey
Jack Garvey has served as an Associate Circuit Court Judge for St. Louis City since 1998. He also has taught for the past 2 years as an Adjunct Professor in this school's Trial Practice program. Judge Garvey's prior practice experience includes a 3-year stint as an Assistant Circuit Attorney in the City and nearly 10 years in private practice. He also served for 4 years as a Member of St. Louis Board of Aldermen. Judge Garvey received his B.A. from St. Louis University in1983 and his J.D. from Rutgers University Law School-Camden in 1986. He will co-teach Advanced Practical Criminal Procedure with Judge Mike Burton.
Michael Geigerman is the Managing Director of United States Arbitration and Mediation Midwest, Inc. Click here for Profile
Peter A. Gianino
Pete graduated from Vanderbilt University and then attended St. Louis University School of Law. He currently is a principal with Paule, Camazine & Blumenthal, P.C. His primary areas of practice consist of immigration litigation and civil litigation. He has been named a 2009 and 2010 “Missouri and Kansas Rising Star” by Super Lawyers Magazine, in recognition of his professional achievements. He represents clients from numerous countries throughout the world and is developing a reputation trying cases in the most challenging areas of the law. Pete has litigation experience at the trial court level, in front of state, federal, and immigration courts. He has argued successfully in front of the Missouri Court of Appeals and has represented clients successfully before the Board of Immigration Appeals, as well as the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. Pete remains active in the community and is the Chairperson of the Board of the Mid-County YMCA.
David Going is associated with Armstrong Teasdale. Click here for Profile
Gary Growe is a 1977 graduate of the George Washington University National Law Center. He has devoted his entire professional career to civil litigation and civil trial work. He has handled a wide variety of civil cases, including commercial litigation (including breach of contract cases, franchise litigation, securities litigation, anti-trust litigation and security transaction litigation), personal injury litigation (covering product liability, medical negligence, automobile litigation and premises liability litigation), as well as probate and trust litigation and consumer litigation. Professor Growe has lectured on issues related to trial practice as part of continuing legal education programs sponsored by the Missouri Bar, St. Louis County Bar Association, St. Louis Metropolitan Bar Association, Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys and University of Missouri of Kansas City.
He was honored by the St. Louis County Bar Association as the recipient of its Outstanding Young Lawyer Award. He has served as lead counsel in well over 150 jury and bench trials in the State and Federal Court systems in Missouri. He has handled appeals before the Missouri Court of Appeals, Missouri Supreme Court, United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit and the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
Professor Growe founded The Growe Law Firm in May of 2008 after having served as a chairperson of the litigation section of the St. Louis law firm of Blumenfeld, Kaplan & Sandweiss.
Amy Collignon Gunn
Amy Collignon Gunn is a member of the law firm Simon Passanante PC, where she concentrates her practice on Plaintiff personal injury litigation, including product liability, medical malpractice and pharmaceutical products. Amy earned her undergraduate degree in Political Science from Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky in 1993. She then attended Saint Louis University School of Law and graduated cum laude in 1996. Amy began her legal career in 1996 as an associate at the law firm Burroughs, Hepler, Broom, MacDonald, Hebrank & True (now Hepler Broom), where she concentrated largely on insurance defense litigation. In 2001, she became the youngest and first full time female partner in the firm’s history. Since joining Simon Passanante, Amy has tried numerous cases in Illinois and Missouri and is a frequent lecturer for continuing legal education seminars ranging from bad faith litigation to tips on cross examination. Amy was the recipient of the John C. Shepherd Professionalism Award in 2006, the Lon O. Hocker trial attorney award in 2007 and 40 Under 40 from the St. Louis Business Journal in 2008. Amy is a Kentucky Colonel and a fellow of the American Bar Foundation. She has received an AV peer review rating for ethical standards and legal ability from Martindale Hubbell and is a member of numerous local, state and national bar associations including the Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater St. Louis, where she serves as a member at large on the board.
Professor Gunn has extensive experience in public interest litigation and clinical practice. He is also the founder and director of the American Indian Law Summer Program at Washington University Law, which allows law students to spend the summer in Indian country, assisting Indian tribes in legal matters affecting their sovereignty, self-determination, and civil rights. Gunn has written articles on Indian law and on the intersection of poverty and law and economics. He was a staff attorney for the Volunteer Lawyers Project of the Boston Bar Association, where he represented low-income individuals and families in housing, public benefits, and disability discrimination cases. Before that, Gunn was a Skadden Fellow at the Indian Law Resource Center in Washington, D.C., where he represented American Indian tribes in actions to protect their land, resources, rights, and cultural heritage. As part of his Skadden Fellowship, Gunn lived and worked for a year on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation in South Dakota, where, among other things, he represented the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and its members in two major federal lawsuits. Gunn received his bachelor’s degree in political science and philosophy in 1992 from Stanford University and his law degree in 1995 from Yale Law School, where he received numerous awards, including the President’s Award for Outstanding Leadership in the Service of the New Haven Community, the C. LaRue Munson Prize for Excellence in Work on Cases in the Clinical Program, and the Connecticut Title Attorneys’ Guaranty Fund Prize for the Best Paper in the Field of Property.
David W. Harlan
David Harland is a partner at Armstrong Teasdale. Click here for his profile
John Hein is an attorney at Sauerwein Simon P.C. Click here for his profile.
Ken Heineman is a lead trial lawyer with Husch Blackwell Sanders who regularly handles products liability, intellectual property, toxic tort and business litigation cases across the country for major corporations. He was one of the lead attorneys in the successful defense of Kemner vs. Monsanto, the longest civil jury trial in American history. Ken has defended numerous companies in alleged chemical exposure claims in workplace or products cases involving dioxin, PCBs, asbestos, medical monitoring, and benzene. Ken served as Assistant U.S. Attorney, Eastern District of Missouri from 1969 to 1972 and served as a Special Agent in the Federal Bureau of Investigation from 1966 to 1968. He received his J.D. from Washington University School of Law and his B.S. from the University of Illinois.
Bob has been a partner in the St Louis firm of Schwartz Herman and Davidson since 1984. He has been active in litigating Constitutional rights for the past 30 years. Among the recent well-known and oft-cited cases Bob has been involved with are: Johnson v. Phillips, 664 F.3d 232 (8th Cir. 2011)(qualified immunity limited); B.W.A. v. Farmington R-7 Sch. Dist., 554 F.3d 734 (8th Cir. 2009) (ban on students' wearing of clothing depicting Confederate flag did not violate free speech); Robb v. Hungerbeeler 370 F.3d 735 (Regulation defining eligible adopter in adopt-a-highway program was unconstitutional.); Lewis v. Wilson , 253 F.3d 1077 (First Amendment precluded state from denying application for “ARYAN-1” vanity license plate.) During the past 10 years, Bob has been active as a moderator and lecturer for Missouri Bar Continuing Legal Education seminars in Constitutional Law and Civil Rights litigation. Bob has also led courses in civil rights and constitutional law for the Washington University’s University College, Webster University, and St Charles Junior College. Bob received his undergraduate degree at Washington University (B.A. 1975); masters at University of Kansas (M.A. Biochemistry 1978), and his legal education at St Louis University School of Law (J.D. 1982 cum laude).
Edward "Ted" Heisel
is Executive Director of the Ozark Regional Land Trust. ORLT is a land trust that serves the Ozark region, with existing projects in three states that protect more than 21,000 acres of land. Heisel’s previous experience includes serving as clinic attorney at the Washington University Interdisciplinary Environmental Clinic in St. Louis and as Executive Director of the Missouri Coalition for the Environment. Heisel graduated from Harvard Law School in 1997, and received a bachelors degree in biology from Kansas State University in 1993.
Christopher Hinckley is General/Legal Counsel for the Missouri Gaming Commission. Prior to that, he was a trial attorney with the Office of the Circuit Attorney in St. Louis, Missouri. He has had numerous speaking engagements on gaming and gambling and served as a adjunct lecturer at the University of Missouri St. Louis. Before attending law school at St. Louis University, he was a teacher and service in the U.S. Navy. He received a B.A. in History and a M.A. in Education and History from Union College.
Chris Hoell is employed as an Assistant Attorney General in the Litigation Division of the Missouri Attorney General's Office focusing on civil rights and employment law cases. Prior to his current job, he worked for eight years as a state prosecutor, most recently in the Madison County, Illinois State's Attorney's Office. During his career as a prosecutor, he tried over thirty jury trials to verdict, including multiple First Degree murder cases. His cases focused on Violent Crimes and Crimes Against Children, with a specialization in child sexual abuse and homicides with child victims. He received his undergraduate degree from St. Louis University and is a 2002 Washington University School of Law graduate. He is also a coach with the Washington University trial team.
Justice Randy J. Holland
Justice Holland is a justice on the Delaware Supreme Court. Click here for his profile.
Steven E. Holtshouser
Steven E. Holtshouser is an Asst. U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of Missouri. During his career as a prosecutor he has handled almost every type of federal crime and has extensive jury trial and appellate experience in public corruption, complex narcotics, bank robbery, violent crime, fraud, tax and capital prosecutions. He supervises a portion of the General Crimes Section of the U.S. Attorney’s Office and serves on the Attorney General’s Capital Crimes Review Committee in Washington, D.C. and has instructed at the National Advocacy Center on Capital Crimes and Basic Trial Advocacy. Prior to joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Prof. Holtshouser clerked for 2 years for U.S. District Chief Judge John F. Nangle. Prof. Holtshouser is a 1983 graduate of Washington University School of Law, where he wrote for the Law Quarterly and graduated Order of the Coif. He received his B.A. magna cum laude from St. Louis University. He has taught Legal Research and Writing and Advanced Trial Advocacy as an Adjunct Professor at Washington University School of Law and has also coached the St. Louis University High School Mock Trial Team.
John Huff is the Director of the Missouri Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions and Professional Regulation. Click here for his profile.