Presentations & Publications

Williams Venker & Sanders Publications

Our attorneys have written many articles and papers on practice group matters, ethics, commercial issues and a host of other topics. Below is an index of these publications, categorized by author.

Michael B Hunter


  • “FELA Claims Investigation – Damages”, American Short Line & Regional Railroad Liability Conference (June 2015)
  • “Return to Work Issues: Legal and Practical Issues From a Litigation Perspective”, American Short Line & Regional Railroad Annual Convention  (May 2011)
  • “Opening Statements”, Litigation seminar to benefit Legal Services of Eastern Missouri (June 2010)
  • “Issues Related to Additional insured and Contractual Liability in Missouri and Illinois,” seminar for insurance client (November 2009)
  • “Current Trends in Grade Crossing Litigation,” Railroad Claims and Liability Seminar (July 2008)

Lisa A. Larkin


  • “New Medicare Reporting Requirements for Liability Claims (Including Liability Insurance Carriers and Self-Insureds) Involving Medicare Beneficiaries,” Association of Corporate Counsel’s St. Louis Chapter Newsletter (Summer 2009)
  • “Environmental Law and Toxic Torts, MO,” Damages, MoBar 2d ed., (2001)

John P. Lord


  • “Railroad Litigator’s Notebook, Fourth Edition (contributing editor) National Association of Railroad
  • “Defense of Railroad Grade Crossing Cases,” American Short Line & Regional Railroad Association’s Legal Tracks (2007)
  • “Federal Railroad Preemption: Past, Present and Future.” American Short Line & Regional Railroad Association’s Legal Tracks (October 2008) with John F. Mahon, Jr.

Mahon, John F.


  • “Legal Issues for Health Care Providers,” Student Nurse Association, St. Louis Community College-Forest Park campus (September 2015, September 2014)
  • “Legal Issues for Health Care Providers,” Fundamentals of Nursing, St. Louis Community College-Meramec Campus (November 2014)
  • Speaker, “Legal Issues for Health Care Providers,” Practical Nursing/Respiratory Therapy Programs, St. Louis College of Health Careers (November 2014, May 2014, October 2013)
  • “Legal Issues for Nurses,” Trends Nursing Program, Jefferson College School of Health Professionals (April 2012)
  • “Construction Fraud,” Associated General Contractors of St. Louis Fraud Detection and Prevention Seminar (July 2010)
  • “Asbestos Take-Home Cases: Liability Depends on State Law,” American Bar Association Journal, Mass Torts (Winter 2010) with Paul E. Petruska
  • “To Facebook or Not To Facebook: Recent Web 2.0 Developments That You Should Know About,” The Lawyers Association of St. Louis’ The Bench & Bar (September 2009)
  • “They Took What? Information Employers Need to Know About Computer Tampering Laws,” CLE Presentation for client (June 2009) with Seth J. Hawkins

Paul N. Venker


  • “Recovery of Medical Expenses Under Section 490.715.5 RSMo: Worth a Closer Look,” Journal of the Missouri Bar, 32 Mo. Bar Journal 67 (January/February 2011)
  • “Ethical Traps to Avoid During Investigations Internal to a Corporation,” 2010 St. Louis Corporate Counsel Institute (May 2010)
  • “How to Respond to a Notice to Depose the CEO/CFO,” 2009 St. Louis Corporate Counsel Institute (May 2009)
  • “Avoiding Mishaps in Opening Statements and Closing Arguments,” Trial Practice Seminar to Benefit Legal Services of Eastern Missouri (June 2007)
  • “Medical Malpractice Prosecuting and Defending Medical Negligence Cases—Selection, Preparation & Cross−Examination of Experts,” Missouri Bar Lecture (July 2006)
  • “Elmore v. Owens-Illinois, Inc.: The Inartful State of State of the Art Evidence,” 53 UMKC Law Review 578 (1985)
  • “Sovereign Immunity in Missouri, A Different Perspective on § 34.260, RSMo 42” Mo. Bar Journal 81 (1986)
  • “Missouri Homicides: Lesser Included Offenses and Instructing Down,” 48 Mo. Law Review 935 (1983)