Feds agree to pay $5.1 million to settle suit with owners along Shelby Farms Greenline.
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"Three top rainmakers break off from Baker Sterchi"


"Three of Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice's top revenue-makers have left and formed their own firm in

Kansas City, according to court documents.  A document filed Tuesday in relation to a rails-to-trails case

stated that Thomas S. Stewart and Elizabeth McCulley, who represent the plaintiffs in the case, "are no

longer associated with Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice" and have formed a new law firm, Stewart Wald &

McCulley.  Steven Wald, another former Baker Sterchi attorney based in St. Louis, is listed as the

registered agent on the Missouri Secretary of State's website.  The three attorneys have worked on rails-

to-trails cases for the firm, including one that settled for $33 million in 2013 and included a nearly $11

million contingency fee, and another case that settled for $141 million.  "The firm will continue to have

its own trails practice group going forward," Kreamer said.  "We wish them well, I think they probably

wish us well as well."

-Catherine Martin, April 15, 2015 (Missouri Lawyers Weekly)