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Taylor, Stafford, Clithero & Harris LLP
3315 East Ridgeview, Suite 1000
Springfield, Missouri 65804Locate in Google Maps
Telephone: 417-887-2020
Fax: 417-887-8431
Toll Free: 800-749-0004
www.taylorstafford.com
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Established: 1974

Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Automobile
  • Commercial Law
  • General Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Trucking Law
  • Fire
  • Casualty
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Arbitration
  • Bodily Injury
  • Construction Law
  • Mediation
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Medical Negligence
  • Contractual Liability
  • Business Owners
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Client Information
Insurance Clients
American Farmers & Ranchers Insurance CompanyAmerican National Property and Casualty Company
Anthem Casualty Insurance GroupCameron Mutual Insurance Company
Canal Insurance CompanyCatholic Mutual Group
Central States Health & Life Company of OmahaColumbia Insurance Group
Farm Bureau Town and Country Insurance Company of MissouriGallagher Bassett Services, Inc.
Missouri Employers Mutual Insurance CompanyNational General Insurance Company
Northwestern National Insurance CompanyProgressive Insurance Companies
Shand Morahan & Company, Inc.State Farm Fire and Casualty Company
State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance CompanyTIG Insurance Company
Time Insurance Company n.k.a. Assurant HealthTransport Insurance Company
United Fire GroupWest Bend Mutual Insurance Company
Non-Insurance Clients
A.I. TransportCatholic Charities of Southwest Missouri
Cox South HospitalHartford Livestock
New Prime, Inc.Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau
Werner Enterprises, Inc.
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Personnel Information
Partners
Monte P. Clithero
Springfield, MO
E-Mail:mclithero@taylorstafford.com
Admitted
  • Missouri, 1978
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 1992
Memberships:
  • American and Springfield Metropolitan Bar Associations
  • The Missouri Bar
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers
Education:
  • Culver-Stockton College, B.A., 1975
  • University of Missouri-Columbia, J.D., 1978
Born:1953
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Warren E. Harris
Springfield, MO
E-Mail:wharris@taylorstafford.com
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Admitted
  • Missouri, 1992
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
Additional Biographical Details:
Member Thirty-First Circuit Judicial Evaluation Committee (2010 to present)
Memberships:
  • The Missouri Bar
  • Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • Central Missouri State University, B.S.B.A. (summa cum laude), 1989
  • University of Missouri-Columbia, J.D., 1992
Born:1966
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Lance A. Roskens
Springfield, MO
E-Mail:lroskens@taylorstafford.com
Admitted
  • Missouri, 2007
  • Missouri State Court
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri, 2009
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
Additional Biographical Details:
Missouri Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2013
Memberships:
  • The Missouri Bar
  • Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association
Publications:
The Pro-Arbitration Policy: Is This What the Parties Really Intended?, 2005 Journal of Dispute Resolution 511
Education:
  • South Dakota State University, B.S./B.S. (with highest honors), 2002
  • University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, J.D. (Dean's List), 2006
Law Review:
University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law Law Review
Clerkship:
Law Clerk, Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District
Born:1979
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Associates
Nathan Taylor
Springfield, MO
Admitted
  • Missouri, 2010
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
Memberships:
  • The Missouri Bar
  • Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers
Education:
  • Missouri State University, B.S., 2004
  • The University of Tulsa College of Law, J.D., 2010
Law Review:
The University of Tulsa College of Law, Energy Law Journal
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Kenneth Beck
Springfield, MO
Admitted
  • Missouri, 2015
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri
Memberships:
  • The Missouri Bar
  • Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers
Education:
  • University of Central Missouri, B.S., 2010
  • University of Central Missouri, M.B.A., 2012
  • University of Missouri School of Law, J.D., 2015
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