The Springfield Bar Association selected John Holstein for the Distinguished Attorney Award 2014. Holstein is a former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Missouri who now focuses on appellate and commercial litigation matters for clients.
The purpose of this award is to recognize members of the bar who exemplify the highest legal and ethical standards to which all in the legal profession should strive.
This award is annually presented in the form of a plaque at the SMBA Law Day Luncheon. The minimum qualifications for the award are as follows:
• That the attorney be a member in good standing of the SMBA, the Missouri Bar, and any other state or federal courts in which the attorney is licensed.
• That the attorney exhibit high standards in the practice of law for 20 years or more.
• That the attorney be actively involved in service to both the legal and non-legal community.
• That the attorney exhibit exemplary ethical standards in the practice of law.
Congratulations to our friend and partner for this prestigious honor.