Friday the 13th -- a bad day for lawyers

Today has been a tough day for local lawyers, as signified by three stories from the Business Journal:

1.     Once among the handful of largest firms in town, Gallop Johnson is (likely) now winding down -- story at (Missouri Lawyers Weekly has more of the story at and , but for members only)

2.      Lawyer Martin Sigillito was convicted on 20 counts relating to a $66M Ponzi Scheme, story at


3.     Lawyer Edward Griesedieck pled guilty to misappropriation for making a political contribution, then charging the contribution to a client who knowingly paid it -- story at

All in all, a pretty bad week for Missouri's lawyers.