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The Edward “Ed” Campbell Annual Missouri Solo/Small Firm Essay Contest

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The Missouri Bar Association’s annual Solo & Small Firm Conference is known as the event in Missouri for lawyers to share ideas, strategies, and build relationships with other lawyers across the state. Since its inception, the Solo & Small Firm Conference has had renowned speakers from across the country provide entertaining, insightful, and educational lectures. Additionally, the conference is more than just an opportunity to learn, it is an opportunity to build bonds and relationships with colleagues.

Thomas Law Offices is proud to recognize the work of fellow Solo & Small firm members across the State who wish to attend this conference with its annual Edward “Ed” Campbell Annual Missouri Solo & Small Firm Essay Contest. Each year participants are asked to complete an essay about a particular topic affecting the legal profession. One winner will be selected and have his/her registration paid for at the Solo & Small Firm Conference.*

This contest is limited to currently practicing attorneys in good standing with the Missouri bar who are in a law practice with three or less practicing attorneys.

The essay contest is named after Edward “Ed” Campbell, who has ran a successful solo/small firm in Kirksville, Missouri for nearly four decades. Mr. Campbell is a veteran, having served his country in the Vietnam War. After returning home from Vietnam, Mr. Campbell attended the University of Missouri Law School. Following graduation, Ed made his home in Kirksville with his wife, Karla, and their three sons. Ed is known among his colleagues as a hardworking, tough, and fair advocate.

To apply for this year’s scholarship, participants are asked to submit an essay on the following topic:

How has the COVID-19 change your practice OR How has the COVID-19 changed the practice of law?

Participant essays should be 750 words or less.

Please submit your essay in .doc or .pdf format to Thomas Law Offices, via email at mike.campbell@thomaslawoffices.com. Please use the subject heading “Essay Contest”.

All submissions must be received by April 23, 2021.

*Winners agree to have their essay displayed on Thomas Law Offices’ website. Each winner will also receive a complimentary honorary “badge” that the winner may also display on his/her own website which demonstrates the recipient’s achievement in winning this contest. The contest winner receives a paid registration fee only and access to CLE materials electronically. The prize does not include costs associated with hotel expenses and/or other travel fees.

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Tad Thomas has dedicated his practice to representing plaintiffs in various types of civil litigation, including personal injury, business litigation, class actions, and multi-district litigation.

After graduating with his law degree in 2000 from Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University, Mr. Thomas immediately opened his own private practice and began representing injury victims.

In 2011, Thomas Law Offices was established in Louisville, Kentucky. Over the past decade, Mr. Thomas has expanded his firm and now has offices in three additional locations: Cincinnati, Ohio, Columbia, Missouri, and Chicago, Illinois. He is also a frequent lecturer on topics like trial skills and ethics and technology.

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