JOSEPH P. RICE, III
1970 | Central Methodist College; B.A.;
1973 | University of Missouri, Columbia; J.D.
Admitted to Missouri Bar, 1973;
Admitted to practice before U.S. Supreme Court;
U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri;
U.S. Tax Court;
Admitted Pro Hac Vice: Illinois, Indiana and Arkansas.
1990 – Lecturer – "Federal Tort Claims Act", The Missouri Bar CLE;
1991 – Lecturer – "Workers' Compensation", The Missouri Bar CLE;
2001 – Moderator – Workers’ Compensation in Missouri;
2002 – Speaker - Workers’ Compensation Law in Missouri (overview; accident, injury and benefits);
2012 – Moderator/Lecturer – "Missouri Worker's Compensation Law", The Missouri Bar CLE;
2016 – Lecturer – Workers’ Compensation Ethics at Sunrise;
2017 – Lecturer - Workers’ Compensation Ethics at Sunrise;
2017 – Lecturer - Annual Law Update – Ethics;
2018 – Lecturer - Annual Workers’ Compensation Institute – Ethics;
2018 – Moderator – Annual Workers’ Compensation Institute;
2019 – Moderator – Annual Workers’ Compensation Institute.
Cape Girardeau County and Scott County Bar Associations;
The Missouri Bar;
Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys;
Board of Governors of Missouri Bar, 2008- 2017;
Past Treasurer, Secretary, Vice President and President of Cape Girardeau County Bar Association;
Founding member of the Chaffee Public Schools Foundation;
Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group;
2019 Association of Missouri Moderators.
Areas of Emphasis
Mediator – Federal and State Courts;
Civil Trial Practice.
City Attorney for City of Delta – 33 years, ending 1997;
Coach and Manager of Chaffee Babe Ruth baseball, Teams finishing Second, Third, Fourth, Third in State Tournament
Manager 1999 Chaffee American Legion Juniors, Missouri State Champions – 3rd in Regional Competitions.
Coach 2001 Chaffee American Legion Seniors, Missouri State Champions – Regional participation (3 and 2 record in Regionals)
Paired with Kevin Phillips to broadcast Southeast Missouri State Women’s OVC Basketball, Chaffee Baseball, Sikeston Baseball, Jackson Basketball, Jackson Football, Scott City Football and Sikeston Football.
Chairman Cape Bar B Que Festival Committee of Cape Chamber of Commerce. Member of Committee for 10 years.
President of the Board of Scott County Community Workshop – Sikeston. Member for 19 years.