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Danna McKitrick Continues to Support the Mission of the Missouri Physicians Health Program


MO Physician's Health

(l-r) David Bohm, attorney, with Robert Bondurant and Mary Fahey with Missouri Physicians Health Program

Danna McKitrick, P.C. continues to support the mission of the Missouri Physicians Health Program (“MoPHP”) with a contribution to fund services provided by MoPHP to medical residents who could not otherwise afford to participate.

MoPHP is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization which provides assistance and monitoring services to physicians and medical residents who are impaired as a result of alcohol or substance abuse, or who suffer from psychological problems, so that they may overcome their impairment and safely practice medicine.

Danna McKitrick Attorneys Jeff Schmitt & Misty Watson Named to 2016 Missouri Rising Stars


Jeffrey R. Schmitt

Jeffrey R. Schmitt
Attorney at Law

Jeffrey R. Schmitt and Misty A. Watson, attorneys with the Danna McKitrick, P.C. law firm, have been selected to the 2016 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers & Rising Stars list. Up to 2.5 percent of attorneys in Missouri 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less are selected annually by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.

This is the sixth consecutive year that Schmitt has been named to the Rising Star list (2011-2016). He practices in the areas of banking and finance, real estate, litigation, pensions, and retirement plans. He was previously recognized by The Missouri Bar Young Lawyers’ Section as a “Young Lawyer You Should Know.”

Misty A. Watson

Misty A. Watson
Attorney at Law

Watson is receiving the honor for the third consecutive year (2014-2016). Her practice focus is estate-related: planning, administration, and probate. She creates trusts, wills, financial and health care powers of attorney, guardianships, and conservatorships.

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David Crane Recognized in 2017 “Best Lawyers in America©”


The law firm of Danna McKitrick P.C. is pleased to announce that David D. Crane has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2017. Crane is recognized in field of Insurance Law. He was also selected to the 2014, 2015, and 2016 lists.

David D. Crane Attorney at Law

David D. Crane
Attorney at Law

Crane has represented numerous fidelity and surety companies, owners, contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers in claims, mechanic’s liens, trials and appeals. He concentrates his practice in areas of construction, insurance, and real estate. Continue reading »

Jim Baalmann Honored as Missouri Lawyers Media 2016 “Unsung Hero”


Congratulations to Jim Baalmann, Director of Administration at Danna McKitrick, on being honored by Missouri Lawyers Media (MLM) as a 2016 “Unsung Hero” for his work in Firm Administration at the firm.

James G. Baalmann, Jr. Director of Administration

James G. Baalmann, Jr.
Director of Administration

MLM recognized 21 Unsung Hero honorees in the July 18 edition of Missouri Lawyers Weekly in these categories: accounting, legal education, firm administration, IT, legal marketing, legal secretary, and paralegal.

According to MLM, Unsung Heroes are “those employees who attorneys rely on day-in and day-out to consistently support their efforts.”

Click here to learn more about Jim and the other Unsung Hero honorees.

James Heffner Again Named One of Best M&A Advisors


James M. Heffner Attorney at LawJames M. Heffner has been named one of the 2016 Best Mergers & Acquisitions Providers by the St. Louis Small Business Monthly (SBM).

James is among 23 professional services providers nominated by readers of the St. Louis SBM for being the best advisors for business owners in St. Louis.

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Jeff Schmitt and Misty Watson Named to 2015 Missouri Rising Stars


Jeffrey R. SchmittDanna McKitrick, P.C. attorneys Jeffrey R. Schmitt and Misty A. Watson have been selected to the 2015 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers & Rising Stars list. Each year up to 2.5 percent of attorneys in Missouri 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.

Schmitt has been named to the Rising Star list for the fifth consecutive year (2011-2015). He practices in the areas of banking and finance, real estate, litigation, pensions and retirement plans. He was previously recognized by The Missouri Bar Young Lawyers’ Section as a “Young Lawyer You Should Know.” Continue reading »

David Crane Recognized in “Best Lawyers in America©” for 2016


The law firm of Danna McKitrick P.C. is pleased to announce that David D. Crane has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2016. Crane is recognized in field of Insurance Law. He was also selected to the 2014 and 2015 lists.

David D. Crane Attorney at Law

David D. Crane
Attorney at Law

Crane has represented numerous fidelity and surety companies, owners, contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers in claims, mechanic’s liens, trials and appeals. He concentrates his practice in areas of construction, insurance, and real estate. Continue reading »

James Heffner Named One of Best M&A Advisors


James M. Heffner Attorney at LawJames M. Heffner has been named one of the 2015 Best Mergers & Acquisitions Providers by the St. Louis Small Business Monthly (SBM).

James was among 22 professional services providers nominated by readers of the St. Louis SBM for being the best advisors for business owners in St. Louis.

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Mike McKitrick Named as “St. Louisan to Know”


Michael J. McKitrick Attorney at LawMichael J. McKitrick has been named one of the 2014 “100 St. Louisans to Know to Succeed in Business” by the St. Louis Small Business Monthly (SBM).

According to Ron Ameln, President of St. Louis SBM, the honorees are “the kind of people that will get you some of the needed perspective that is crucial to success.”

Past Danna McKitrick honorees include Marcia S. Orgill (2013) and Joseph R. Soraghan (2011).

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Misty A. Watson Honored at 2013 International Women’s Day Celebration


Misty A. Watson Attorney at Law

Misty A. Watson
Attorney at Law

St. Louis, Mo. – April 16, 2013 – Danna McKitrick, P.C. Attorney Misty A. Watson has been recognized by the Washington University Women’s Law Caucus as an International Women’s Day 2013 Honoree. The Women’s Law Caucus celebrated its 40th anniversary and the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day by recognizing Watson and eight others for their volunteer work in the legal community and their contributions to the advancements of women in law.

Watson was honored for her work as a volunteer lawyer at Legal Services of Eastern Missouri (LSEM).  Watson is the co-founder of the Guardianship and Older Adult Life Planning Project (GOAL Planning Project), a new project offered by LSEM in conjunction with Washington University School of Law. The GOAL Planning Project provides legal assistance for those seeking guardianship over another individual and assists individuals age 60 and above with preparing life planning documents, such as wills, living wills, or durable powers of attorney, and medical care directives. Individuals must qualify financially for assistance through LSEM.

Past honorees include: Hon. Ruth Bader Ginsburg, U.S. Supreme Court; Jean Carnahan, former U.S. Senator; Robin Carnahan, former Missouri Secretary of State; and Hon. Catherine Perry, Chief Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri. Continue reading »