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Francis E. (Bud) Pennington, III Co-Managing Member

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Bud Pennington is engaged in general civil practice, representing businesses, individuals, professional practices, entrepreneurs and not-for-profit entities, providing legal services in the areas of business law, planning, formation, transactions and litigation, employment law and litigation, securities litigation, ERISA litigation, real estate law, transactions and litigation, product liability, estate planning, appellate advocacy, and alternative dispute resolution (mediation and arbitration).

Other Professional and Employment Experience

American Arbitration Association
Arbitrator, Member, National Panel of Neutrals
Spencer Fane LLP (and predecessor firm), St. Louis, Missouri
Managing Partner, St. Louis Office
Honorable James R. Reinhard, Missouri Court of Appeals, St. Louis, Missouri
Honorable Stuart Symington, United States Senate, Washington, D.C.
United States District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
Certified Neutral


Saint Louis University School of Law, J.D.
Notes Editor, Saint Louis University Law Journal
Editor, The Symposium
Recipient, Samuel I. Sievers (third-year writing) Award
University of California at Los Angeles, B.A., History, with Honors
University Honors Program
Phi Alpha Theta (International History Honor Society)
Open Yale University (audited, non-credited coursework)
The Civil War and Reconstruction Era, 1845-1877 (Department of History)
Game Theory (Department of Economics)

Bar and Professional Memberships

The Missouri Bar 1977
Illinois Bar 1978
Illinois State Bar Association
United States Supreme Court
United States Courts of Appeals for the Sixth, Seventh, Eighth and Tenth Circuits
United States District Courts for the Eastern District of Missouri, Northern District of Illinois,
Southern District of Illinois, Central District of California

Community and Non-Profit Organizational Activities

Downtown Kirkwood Special Business District
Commissioner, Vice President
Voices for Children (St. Louis City Court Appointed Special Advocates)
Vice President of Board of Directors, Director
Center for International Understanding
Vice President of Board of Directors, Director
City of Kirkwood Industrial Development Authority
President, Director
Missouri Youth Leadership Foundation
President of Board of Directors, Director
St Peter Catholic Church Pastoral Council
President (two, multi-year terms), Councilperson