Armstrong Teasdale Elects Three to New Firm Committee Roles

June 7, 2016 Firm News

Armstrong Teasdale’s equity partners have elected Karrie J. Clinkinbeard to serve a three year term on the firm’s 10-person Executive Committee. Mark L. Stoneman has also been elected to serve on the Executive Committee for one year to complete the remainder of newly elected managing partner John S. Beulick’s term. 

In addition, Charles W. Steese was elected to the firm’s Compensation Committee for a three year term. 

Clinkinbeard is an experienced litigator in the firm’s Kansas City office, with substantial trial experience across the Midwest. Her practice is focused on fire, explosion and electrocution litigation, product liability, contract disputes, personal injury and life, health and disability matters. She was co-lead counsel in a furnace explosion case that generated the largest 2014 defense verdict in Missouri. Clinkinbeard earned her J.D. from the University of Kansas School of Law and her B.A., summa cum laude, from Washburn University. 

As a member of the Corporate Services practice group, Stoneman facilitates the structuring, financing and completion of acquisitions, mergers, divestitures, joint ventures and partnerships for national and international clients, and privately held businesses—often in the industrial, pharmaceutical or biotechnology industries. His background in accounting and finance helps him to ensure that the agreements related to these transactions are consistent with his client’s goals and expectations. Stoneman earned his M.Acc. from the University of Missouri – St. Louis. He received his J.D. from the University of Missouri School of Law, and his B.S., cum laude, from the University of Missouri. 

Steese, managing attorney of the firm’s Denver office, has successfully tried more than 40 complex commercial, telecommunications, and intellectual property disputes in courts and before regulatory bodies across the United States. These cases often involve parallel litigation and regulatory or other proceedings. Steese also manages cases relating to higher education and internal investigations. He received his J.D. from Washington University School of Law and a B.A. in Aerospace Engineering with honors from Georgia Tech.