Recent events, such as the Black Lives Matter and the Parkland Shooting protests, seem to indicate that there has been a cultural reawakening throughout the United States to exert our First Amendment rights and participate in various forms of public discourse. On March 14, 2018, students and teachers across the country are expected to walk… Read More »


Missouri is one of many states that has implemented a graduated driver’s licensing (GDL) program, which outlines a process of steps teens need to complete and rules that must be followed receive full driving privileges.  On its face, this program might make getting a license seem intimidating or a hassle, but it is designed to… Read More »


I’m Gonzalo Fernandez, and I’m a partner at the law firm Devereaux, Stokes, Fernandez, & Leonard. We’ve been helping the victims of negligence and their families since the mid-1970s. One of the questions I get asked a lot is, “When lawyers talk about a wrongful death case, what does that mean?” It sounds confusing, and… Read More »


The City of St. Louis, St. Louis County and the Regional Sports Authority have filed a 52-page petition against the NFL, the 32 NFL teams and their individual owners, asking for damages based on the Ram’s leaving St. Louis for their new home in Los Angeles. The lawsuit has five separate counts: breach of contract,… Read More »


As Trump enters his second month in office it has become very apparent that he intends on fulfilling the promises he made during his campaign to “crack down” on illegal immigration. His recent executive orders barring immigrants from six predominantly Muslim countries has been front page news for the past month. What has been somewhat… Read More »

Wrongful Death and Documentary Films

I recently learned of an interesting and very tragic story involving a wrongful death lawsuit. The wrongful death incident happened in 2012 but has new heightened awareness thanks to a husband and wife filmmaking duo who created a documentary called Audrie and Daisy – a 2016 Sundance Film Festival Pick. The film sheds light on… Read More »

Personal Injury – The Spookiest Part Of Halloween

The scariest part of Halloween for most people might be having their house covered in eggs or their car toilet-papered. For personal injury lawyers, however, All Hallows’ Eve presents its own unique legal challenges. To start, Halloween presents legal cases that simply do not exist at any other time of the year. For example, in… Read More »

Questions To Ask When Hiring An Attorney

A friend recently asked me, “what are the top three things I should be thinking about when hiring an attorney?” He is not a lawyer, and I know he was looking for help navigating through a complicated and cluttered space and hoping for a simple answer or formula. The truth is that while there is… Read More »