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I have practiced law since 1986 in Missouri. My discipline concerned someone taking something from a file in 1999, but was not found out about until 2004. When I found out this information, I clearly was wrong in believing it to be covered by a court order from California, thinking the information was told to me in attorney-client privilege.


Prior to 2006 I had the highest rating an attorneyt can have, AV+. My discipline in Colorado was based upon recipriocity, and is unrelated to anything done wrong in Colorado.


The majority of my practice is based on referrals form other lawyers who know my skills and understand I mad a mistake in the past , which had nothing to do with my capabilities as an attorney,


If given the chance, you will find me to be very straight-forward and understand how to evaulate, prepare, and try medical malpractice cases, and litigation in general.


Practice areas


  1. Medical Malpractice: 70%
    28 years, 150 cases
  2. Litigation: 30%
    28 years, 50 cases



Contingent (33-40%)

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Contact info

Connon & Tolin

208 N Central Ave.
Suite B
St Louis, MO, 63025


MOOn probation by Court order198608/11/2015

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Reinstated from Disbarment
    issued in MO, 2012


    After being disbarred, a former attorney may apply for reinstatement. He or she must comply with all readmission requirements from the Missouri Office of Chief Disciplinary Counsel.

  2. Reciprocal - Disbarment
    issued in CO, 2006


    This means a lawyer can no longer practice in another state. The state bar of Texas agrees that the lawyer's wrongful acts were serious, and has also taken away his or her license to practice in Colorado.

    Josh’s comment: “The Colorado discipline was based in Missouri. I have been reinstated in Missouri for over a year, and see no reason to get reinstated in CO since I am not planning on retiring there. I am in good standing in Missouri.”

  3. Disbarment
    issued in MO, 2006


    Disbarment is the most serious penalty for a lawyer. If this attorney is currently practicing law, you should contact the Missouri Office of Chief Disciplinary Counsel to understand the reasons for disbarment.

  4. Suspension
    issued in CO, 2002


    Suspension means an attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Who's Who in American LawWho's Who In American Law1996
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Risk manager consultantLegal-Medicine Consultant LLC2012 - 2012
AttorneyTolin Law Firm2000 - 2006
AttorneyTolin & Zevan, PC1996 - 2000
AttorneyMcAvoy, Bahn & Tolin1992 - 1996
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Association for JusticeN/A1986 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Norman v Methodist hospital etal.Confidential settlement
Shavonne Davis v DePaul etalConfidential settlement
Guidicy v NME, etalConfidential settlement
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Publication nameTitleDate
Shoulder Dystocia and Birth InjuryChapter 151992
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Washburn University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1985
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Medical MalpracticeMedical Malpractice2005
Medical Malpractice SeminarTrying the Malpractice case2004