The Rising Stars selection process is similar to that of the Super Laywers® but those eligible to be a Rising Stars must be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for ten years or less and they do not go through the peer evaluation by practice area. From the pool of candidates no more than 2.5 percent are named to the Rising Stars list.
Congratulations to Rodney H. Nichols on being named a 2008 Rising Star by Law and Politics.
Rodney H. Nichols is a shareholder in the Transactional and Litigation/Dispute Resolution Practice Group of Carnahan, Evans, Cantwell & Brown, P.C. He concentrates his practice in the areas of banking; creditor’s rights; commercial, real estate and probate litigation as well as general corporate and business matters.
Rodney is a member of the Bank Counsel Section and Advisory Board of the Missouri Banker’s Association, the Civil Practice and Procedure Committee of the Missouri Bar, the Federal Practice Committee for the Western District of Missouri, and previously served as Chairman of the Commercial Law and Insolvency Committee of the Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association. Mr. Nichols is also on the Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association’s Federal Bench & Bar Committee, and has formerly served as Chair of the SMBA’s Programs Committee.
He received his bachelor’s degree from Missouri State University in 1992 and his law degree in 1996 from the University of Tulsa College of Law. Mr. Nichols is a graduate of Leadership Springfield, Class XVI.
Rodney also devotes a significant amount of time to the community as a member of the Board of Directors for the Developmental Center of the Ozarks and Ozark Greenways. In October 2004, Mr. Nichols was appointed by the Greene County Commissioners to serve as a Member of the Greene County Library Board of Trustees. In 2003, Mr. Nichols was recognized by the Springfield Business Journal with their “40 Under 40” award, for his outstanding contribution to the community and his profession. In January 2007, Mr. Nichols was appointed as a Member of the City of Springfield’s Jordan Valley Park Tax Abatement and Tax Increment Financing Commission.
Cliff Brown Named Best Lawyer
Carnahan, Evans, Cantwell & Brown, P.C. salute Cliff Brown on being recognized as one of the most distinguished and respected Trust and Estate attorneys in the 2008 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. This year marks the 14th consecutive year that Cliff has been acknowledged in Best Lawyers. When it comes to estate planning, trusts, probate and related tax matters, trust Cliff and the team at Carnahan, Evans, Cantwell & Brown, P.C.