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Kenneth Lee Dement

Kenneth Lee Dement, American lawyer. Bar: Missouri 61. Member of Scott County Bar Association, Missouri Bar Association, American Judicature Society, American Trial Lawyers Association, Missouri Association Trial Attorneys, National Board Trial Advocacy.

Background

  • Dement, Kenneth Lee was born on February 13, 1933 in Poplar Bluff, Missouri, United States. Son of Charles Kenneth and Ada (Hudson) Dement.

  • Education

    • Southeast Missouri State University (Bachelor of Science, 1955). Washington University (Juris Doctor, 1961).

    Career

    • Worked at Dement, Vandivort and Dement (Sikeston, Missouri) specializing in General Civil and Criminal Trial Practice. Personal Injury, Workers Compensation, Products Liability, Insurance, Real Estate, Admiralty, Corporation, Banking, Business, Administration, Cable T.V., Probate and Estate Planning Law. Admitted to the bar, 1961, Missouri.

      1962, United States. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri. 1975, United States. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit and United States. Supreme Court.

      Phi Delta Phi.

      Author: "Intentional Injury as an Accident Within Insurance Policies," 4 Washington University Law Quarterly 360, 1960. "Products Liability: Construction Contractors and Architects," Journal of the Missouri Bar, March, 1966. "Problems of Proof in Auto Accident Cases," Missouri Continuing Legal Education, 1977.

      "Products Liability-Corporate Duty to Warn." Chapter Segment Closing Argument, Stein Closing Argument, 1979. President, Handicapped at Missouri Delta Medical Center, Sikeston, Missouri Organization, 1990—. Member: Board of Editors, Washington University Law Quarterly, 1960-1961.

      President, Student Bar Association, 1860-1961. Lecturer, Missouri Bar Continuing Legal Education, 1970, 1977 and 1984. City Attorney, City of Sikeston, Missouri, 1971-1973.

      Member, 1979— and President, 1979-1981, Board of Regents, Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Commissioner, South East Missouri Regional Port Authority, 1983-1984. Member: Scott County (President, 1963) and American Bar Associations.

      The Missouri Bar; Missouri Association of Trial Lawyers (Member, Board of Governors, 1982—). The Association of Trial Lawyers of America. American Judicature Society.

      Diplomate: National Board of Trial Advocacy. The American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys. Fellow, International Society of Barristers.

      Military: With United States Marine Corps, 1957-1959. Kenneth L. Dement, Sr., began practice in 1961 as a sole practitioner with emphasis on plaintiff's personal injury law. William Clayton Vandivort who also practiced as a sole practitioner, primarily in corporate and business law, joined Mr.

      Dement in 1989 to form Dement and Vandivort. The firm grew to three in 1990 with the addition of Mr. Dement's son Kenneth L. Dement, Junior, who concentrates in tort defense litigation.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Membership

    Member: Board of Editors, Washington University Law Quarterly, 1960-1961. President, Student Bar Association, 1860-1961. Lecturer, Missouri Bar Continuing Legal Education, 1970, 1977 and 1984.

    City Attorney, City of Sikeston, Missouri, 1971-1973. Member, 1979— and President, 1979-1981, Board of Regents, Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Commissioner, South East Missouri Regional Port Authority, 1983-1984.

    Member: Scott County (President, 1963) and American Bar Associations. The Missouri Bar; Missouri Association of Trial Lawyers (Member, Board of Governors, 1982—). The Association of Trial Lawyers of America.

    American Judicature Society. Diplomate: National Board of Trial Advocacy. The American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys.

    Fellow, International Society of Barristers. Military: With United States Marine Corps, 1957-1959. Fellow, International Society of Barristers.

    Military: With United States Marine Corps, 1957-1959.

    Connections

    • Married Terisa K. Dement.
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    Born February 13, 1933
    Died February 15, 2013
    (aged 80)