JOSEPH P. RICE, III


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Joseph P. Rice, III, Attorney

Education

  • 1970 | Central Methodist College; B.A.;

  • 1973 | University of Missouri, Columbia; J.D.

Bar Admissions

  • 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.

Accomplishments

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Courtney Bemo, Secretary

  • 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.

Member

  • 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;

  • Worker's Compensation;

  • Civil Trial Practice.

Miscellaneous

  • 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.