Attorneys

Judy Moore

judyJudy C. Moore grew up in rural Southwest Missouri, and returned to the area after goingto school and working in metropolitan areas in Dallas and Austin, Texas and Albuquerque, NewMexico. She is licensed to practice law in New Mexico, admitted 1990, and Missouri, admitted 1997. She is currently also admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri.

When living in New Mexico she was admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court in New Mexico, Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals and U.S. Tax Court as well as state court.

AREAS OF PRACTICE:

Judy has jury and non-jury trial experience in state and federal court and administrative agencies. Her trial practice consists primarily of personal injury cases involving automobile accidents, tractor-trailer accidents, and products liability (defective product). She also handles employment disputes, insurance coverage matters and probate. She handles minor traffic citations and infractions. In addition, she has a general practice where she provides services to small business clients, prepares contracts, and advises individual clients on estate planning and related matters.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:

Judy is a member of the Missouri Bar Association, New Mexico Bar Association, Jasper County Bar Association (President: 2012-2013), Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers and Defense Research Institute

EDUCATION:

Judy graduated from the University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas in 1990. She was a staff member of the University of Texas International Law Journal and co-authored a bibliography, The General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, which appeared in the Spring 1990 issue of that publication.

Judy graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia in December 1982, cum laude and as an honors scholar, with a B.S. in Agriculture and obtained a teaching certificate for secondary education in vocational agriculture. She taught vocational agriculture from 1983-1985 in her hometown of Mt. Vernon, Missouri.

LEGAL EXPERIENCE:

Judy has been a partner at Flanigan, Lasley & Moore, LLP since May 1998

Following law school, Judy joined the law firm of Keleher & McLeod, P.A. in Albuquerque, New Mexico as an associate in the litigation department. Her trial practice at Keleher & McLeod consisted of representing individuals and companies in commercial matters, contract disputes, employment matters, both for employees and employers, products liability claims, automobile accidents, tractor-trailer accidents, bad faith insurance claims, insurance coverage disputes, property damage claims, aviation and nursing home negligence and medical malpractice.

PERSONAL:

Judy is married and has three children and four grandchildren. She is active in Soroptimist International of Carthage, Barton County 4H, Carthage Chamber of Commerce and Barton County Chamber of Commerce.


William J. Lasley

billWilliam Joseph (“Bill”) Lasley was born in Kansas City, Missouri on June 18, 1946. He graduated from the University of Missouri, Columbia Campus in 1968 and from the University of Missouri, Kansas City School of Law in 1971, paying for most of his legal education as a piano bar player in downtown Kansas City. While in law school, he was a member of the University of Missouri, Kansas City Law Review.Mr. Lasley practiced trial law in Kansas City, Missouri for five years with the firm of James and McCanse before moving to Carthage, Missouri with his wife and two small sons in 1977. Since then Mr. Lasley has continued to practice primarily personal injury defense law. He also has a general practice, representing plaintiffs in personal injury, workers’ compensation and business litigation as well as engaging in probate, real estate and business practice.  Mr. Lasley has tried over 100 jury cases to a verdict as lead or co-counsel.He is an active member of the Missouri Bar Association and the Jasper County Bar Association, serving as President of the latter in 1995. He served six years as a member of the Missouri Bar Board of Governors. There he helped revise the lawyer advertising and solicitation rules for Missouri lawyers.  Unfortunately, he was unable to persuade the Bar to place more stringent restrictions on advertising.In 1999 Mr. Lasley was inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers. Membership in this organization is extended by invitation only to fewer than 1% of lawyers in the United States and Canada. Membership in the college is based upon reputation for the highest ethics, professionalism, collegiality, exceptional court room trial skills and at least 15 years of active trial practice.Over the years, Mr. Lasley has authored and published several articles, including:

“The Collection of Medical Information and Its Use at Trial” published in 1990 by the Missouri Bar Association; Chapter 25 Missouri Bar Continuing Legal Education book on Civil Actions entitled “Actions For Accounting” and a pamphlet for the Jasper County Bar Association entitled  “Scope of Discovery Under Missouri Law”.

Bill Lasley also performs mediation in civil cases.  The firm’s newer and enlarged offices offer a number of rooms which afford privacy for such negotiations.

He and his wife Marilee have been married for 45 years and have two sons: Peter Lasley, who is a partner in this firm and Jeffery Lasley, of Green Bay, Wisconsin, who manages and rehabilitates production plants for J.C. Transcontinental Corp. of Montreal, Canada.  At this writing the Lasleys have five beautiful and accomplished grandchildren.

Jeremy Workman

jeremyJeremy Workman is both a licensed minister and an attorney. He graduated from Crowder College with an Associate of Arts degree in Business Administration and from Missouri Southern with a Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education.In 2004, he obtained his Juris Doctorate, with honors, from the University of Tulsa.  While at the University of Tulsa, he served as a Notes and Comments Editor/Special Events Coordinator on the Energy Law Journal.  During law school, Jeremy clerked at a labor and employment firm in Tulsa, and served as a teaching assistant for his legal writing professor.He joined the firm of Flanigan, Lasley & Moore in April 2006 as an associate, and became a partner on January 1, 2011.Jeremy is a member of the Missouri Bar Association and Jasper County Bar Association.  He is currently licensed to appear in courts in Missouri and the United States District Court, Western District of Missouri.Jeremy practices primarily injury defense law, but also represents plaintiffs in personal injury, both employees and employers in worker’s compensation matters, and also handles real estate, probate, and traffic matters.  His passion is representing churches in various matters, from litigation to drafting bylaws.  He has tried numerous jury and non-jury trials to a verdict as both lead and associate counsel.

In 2015, Jeremy attended the Alliance Defending Freedom Academy and became a volunteer attorney for the Alliance Defending Freedom, an organization that advocates for your right to freely live out your faith.

Peter J. Lasley

petePete Lasley joined Flanigan, Lasley & Moore, LLP, as an associate in 1998 after graduating from the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Law. While in law school, Pete was a member of the UMKC Law Review. He also received his Bachelor of Arts degree in history, cum laude, from Southwest Missouri State University in 1995. In 2004, Pete became a partner in the firm. Pete practices primarily in the area of civil litigation, having successfully tried numerous jury and bench trials. He also represents clients in matters concerning real estate, business transactions and litigation, contracts, misdemeanor criminal and traffic violations, including driving while intoxicated charges. Pete is a member of the Missouri Bar and Jasper County Bar Association, serving as president of the latter in 2006-2007. Pete is licensed to appear in courts in Missouri and the United States District Court, Western District of Missouri.

Pete is a native of Carthage, Missouri and a 1991 graduate of Carthage High School. He and his wife have two children. Pete enjoys camping with his family, reading military history and following the University of Missouri football and basketball teams. Pete serves or has served on the board of directors for the Carthage R-9 Foundation, the Carthage Public Library Development Foundation and the Carthage YMCA. He also is the committee chairman for Troop 9 Boy Scouts of America in Carthage.