I am a Springfield native. Bachelor and Master's degrees from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Studied in Italy, Greece, and Germany.
Law degree from the Universdity of Florida, where I graduated 7th in my class and was awarded membership in the Order of the Coif, a distinction reserved for the top 5% of the past five years of law graduates. During law school I published three legal articles and served as Editor-in-Chief of the Florida Law Review.
After law school, I clerked for the Hon. Thomas Gibbs Gee on the US Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit in Houston, TX, before returning to Florida to practice with Foley & Lardner.
Founded Aton Law Firm in Springfield in 1990. Practice areas include personal injury, estate planning and corporate law.
Languages Spoken: German, Italian
Licensed since 1988
Cash, Check, Credit Card
|MO||Good Standing, Active||1989||01/08/2013|
|FL||Member in Good Standing||1988||08/17/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Outstanding Law Graduate||Univ. of FL Law School||1988|
|Order of the Coif||National Order of the Coif||1988|
|Owner||Aton Law Firm||1990 - Present|
|Attorney||Foley & Lardner, LLP||1989 - 1990|
|Law Clerk to Hon Thomas Gee||US Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit||1988 - 1989|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association||Chairman, Trial Practice Committee||2012 - 2013|
|Greene County Estate Planning Council||Past Pres. & Member||1992 - Present|
|Missouri Bar||Member||1989 - Present|
|Florida Law Review||Editor in Chief||1988 - 1988|
|Florida Bar||Member||1988 - Present|
|Missouri Bar||Personal Injury Outline||2010|
|Planning & Preparation of Wills & Trusts||Estate Planning 3rd Ed.||2009|
|Florida Law Review||History of the FL Law Review||1988|
|Flordia Law Review||State Constitutions Realigning Federalism||1987|
|University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law||Law||Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor||1988|
|University of Missouri, Columbiak||Classical Languages||MA - Masters||1978|
|University of Missouri, Columbia||Classical Languaes||BA||1975|
|Annual Update||Personal Injury Law Update||2013|
|Personal Injury Seminar for Attorneys||Personal Injury Law||2012|
|Personal Injury Seminar for Attorneys||Personal Injury Law||2011|
|Personal Injury Seminar for Attorneys||Personal Injury Law||2010|