At its Annual Convention yesterday at the Lake of the Ozarks, the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys (MATA) elected Langdon & Emison attorney Brett Emison to the organization's executive committee. This committee helps steer MATA policy, its member services and core initatives.
Since originally being founded in 1951 as the Missouri Association of Claimants Attorneys, MATA has been responsible for many noteworthy accomplishments. This has included a contributory negligence doctrine, the mandating of intelligible jury instructions, elimination of remittitur, and more. The group proudly stands behind one of its core values of "keeping a constant vigil on attempts to erode the rights of all Missourians."
A partner at Langdon & Emison, Brett's practice focuses almost exclusively on catastrophic injury and death cases, as well as class action and other complex tort cases. Brett and his colleagues have tried cases against some of the largest corporations in the world, including all major auto manufacturers, railroad companies and trucking companies, as well as major pharmaceutical and medical device companies.
Next month, Brett will be installed as a member of the AAJ's Client Service and Marketing Committee at the AAJ Annual Meeting in New York. Brett also is involved in the Attorneys Information Exchange Group (AIEG) and the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association (KCMBA), while currently serving as president of the Lafayette County Bar Association. During law school at the University of Missouri - Columbia, Brett served as Associate Editor-in-Chief of the Missouri Law Review and received Order of the Coif honors. Following graduation, Brett worked as judicial law clerk for the Honorable William Ray Price, Jr. of the Supreme Court of Missouri.