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Richard S. Brownlee III

 

Richard S. Brownlee III has a specialized corporate and business practice in the Missouri state capital for over 40 years.

 

Legislative Branch Services - Four decades of clients include State Farm Insurance Companies, American Insurance Association (AIA), National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI), Assurant Solutions, Google Inc., and various industry groups.

Executive Branch Services - He has represent major corporate clients on matters dealing with state purchasing and contractual matters including relationships with Office of Administration, Public Safety, Department of Natural Resources, Department of Labor and Conservation.

Insurance - He has served as legislative counsel for State Farm Insurance Companies beginning in the mid-seventies. In addition, he provides corporate legal services to many of the major property, casualty, life and health insurance industry, including Allstate, AIG, Church Mutual, Esurance, Liberty Mutual, Farmers (and subsidiaries), Assurant, Ace/Chubb, The Hartford, GuideOne, etc. He also has served for many years as Missouri counsel to AIA and NCCI. This includes matters dealing with market conduct and financial exams, reorganizations and acquisition, complaints, agency and legislative issues.

UtilityHe represents the Missouri School Boards' Association in gas utility matters. He has also represented major industrial users in various electric and gas rate cases, intrastate pipelines on environmental and permitting matters, and wind energy groups on key renewable energy issues. He has served as counsel to Empire District Electric Company, a major provider of electric, gas and water service in the state.  In addition, he served for many years as counsel to the Missouri Cable Telecommunications Association.

Environmental - Serving the business community for environmental needs, he provides legal and legislative services to the following leading Missouri industries:

  • Solid Waste Industry – served as Missouri counsel to IESI/Progressive Waste Solutions, one of the largest solid waste companies in the nation.  He has successfully handled major landfill and transfer station permitting, air and water issues, enforcement action and the legislative work for many years.
  • Industrial Lime – major permitting issues for Chemical Lime.
  • Water and Sewage – permitting at Department of Natural Resources and PSC regulation.
  • Land Use – represented the town of Arrow Rock, Missouri in a successful rejection of a proposed CAFO project.

He has provided corporate legal and legislative services to the following Trade Associations in the state capital:

  • Associated General Contractors of Missouri (AGC)
  • Solid Waste Industry
  • Missouri Limestone Producers Association (MLPA)
  • Associated Industries of Missouri
  • Missouri Cable Telecommunications Association
  • Missouri School Board Association
  • Missouri State Medical Association
  • Environmental Federation of Missouri (EFM)

Memberships and Affiliations

  • The Missouri Bar
  • Missouri Bar Foundation
    • Treasurer, 1985-2015
  • Cole County Bar Association, Past President
  • Board of Trustees, Missouri Supreme Court Historical Society
  • Board of Directors, Missouri Governor's Mansion (MMPI, Inc.), 1976-2015

Distinctions

  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America®, Insurance Law
  • Law Clerk to Chief Justice James A. Finch, Jr., Supreme Court of Missouri, 1972-1973
  • Missouri Insurance Advisory Panel
  • Assistant Attorney General of Missouri, 1973-1974
  • 2009 and 2013 Nixon Missouri Inaugural Celebration Committee Member  

 

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Richard S. Brownlee, III
Attorney and Public Policy
Phone: (573) 616-1911 • Fax: (573) 616-1913