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Brian K. Asberry joined the firm in 1990 following graduation from law school and became a partner in 1996. He obtained his undergraduate degree from The School of the Ozarks and his law degree from the University of Missouri. In law school, he was a member of the Journal of Dispute Resolution and Phi Alpha Delta.
Mr. Asberry’s practice is divided between commercial litigation and general corporate work, emphasizing commercial litigation in state, federal and bankruptcy courts; creditors’ rights; condemnation law; mediation and arbitration; and general business and corporate work. He serves as outside general counsel for several financial institutions, commercial real estate companies and manufacturing concerns.
Mr. Asberry has served as an adjunct professor at Webster University, Drury University and the American Institute of Banking. In addition, Mr. Asberry is frequently invited to present lectures and seminars on a wide range of topics for the legal community and area businesses.
Mr. Asberry has been appointed to the United States Bankruptcy Court for Western District of Missouri Attorney Advisory Group for a three year term beginning July 1, 2021. That group is composed of the bankruptcy court judges, representatives of the United States Trustee’s office, and practicing attorneys to provide input to the court regarding local rules, forms and practice issues.
Professional Associations and Memberships
American Bankruptcy Institute, 2004 – present
The Missouri Bar Association, 1990 – present
Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association, 1990 – present
Honors and Awards
Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2003
Springfield Business Journal’s 40 Under 40, 2001
Strathmore’s Who’s Who, lifetime member since 1999
United States Junior Chamber Clayton Frost Memorial Award, 1999 International Senator #58334, 1998 Outstanding Young Man of America, 1998 Clayton Frost Memorial Award, 1998
Missouri Jaycees, William Gerhardt Memorial Award, 1997
Springfield Jaycees, Jaycee of the Year, 1996
In re Hutton Valley Farms, 251 B.R. 522 (U.S. Bankr. Ct. 2000)
State ex rel. Rantz, et al. v. Sweeney, 901 S.W. 2d 289 (MO App 1995)
Big Brother/Big Sisters of the Ozarks, Board of Directors, Former member
Greater Springfield Apartment & Housing Association Advisory Board
Home At Last Pet Adoption Center, Board of Directors, Former member
Mt. Zion Lodge #327, A.F. & A.M.
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Missouri, Board of Directors, Former member
Missouri Jaycees and Springfield Jaycees, 1992 - 2005 Past President
National Legal Counsel for the United States Junior Chamber
Ronald McDonald Children’s Charities of the Ozarks, 2007 - present Past Chairman of the Board
Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce, Volunteer Lawyers Project
Classes and Seminars
Legal Aspects of Human Resources Management, Webster University, 2000 – 2002
Advanced Research & Writing & Intro to Law, Drury University, 1996 – 1997
Chapter 7, Fraudulent Transfers, Receivers and Lis Pendens, in Creditors’ Remedies (6th ed. 2009), published by The Missouri Bar
When Your Law Firm wants a Divorce: Mediating the Dissolution of Law Firms, J. Disp. Resol., 387, 1990