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General Defense


Taylor, Stafford, Clithero & Harris LLP

3315 East Ridgeview, Suite 1000, Springfield, Missouri 65804

Established: 1974

Practice Areas

  • Insurance Defense
  • Automobile
  • Commercial Law
  • General Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Trucking Law
  • Fire
  • Casualty
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Arbitration
  • Bodily Injury
  • Construction Law
  • Mediation
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Medical Negligence
  • Contractual Liability
  • Business Owners

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Client Information

Insurance Clients

Non-Insurance Clients

  • A.I. Transport
  • Catholic Charities of Southwest Missouri
  • Cox South Hospital
  • Hartford Livestock
  • New Prime, Inc.
  • Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau
  • Werner Enterprises, Inc.

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Personnel Information

Partners


Monte P. Clithero

Springfield, MO

Admitted
  • Missouri, 1978
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 1992
Memberships:
  • American and Springfield Metropolitan Bar Associations
  • The Missouri Bar
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers
Education:
  • Culver-Stockton College, B.A., 1975
  • University of Missouri-Columbia, J.D., 1978

Born: 1953


Warren E. Harris

Springfield, MO

Admitted
  • Missouri, 1992
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
Additional Biographical Details:

Member Thirty-First Circuit Judicial Evaluation Committee (2010 to present)

Memberships:
  • The Missouri Bar
  • Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • Central Missouri State University, B.S.B.A. (summa cum laude), 1989
  • University of Missouri-Columbia, J.D., 1992

Born: 1966

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Associates


Nathan Taylor

Springfield, MO

Admitted
  • Missouri, 2010
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
Memberships:
  • The Missouri Bar
  • Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers
Education:
  • Missouri State University, B.S., 2004
  • The University of Tulsa College of Law, J.D., 2010
Law Review:
The University of Tulsa College of Law, Energy Law Journal

Jeff H. Bess

Springfield, MO

Admitted
  • Missouri, 2018
  • Washington
Memberships:
  • The Missouri Bar
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers
Education:
  • Missouri State University, B.S., Communications, 2014
  • University of Washington School of Law, J.D., 2017

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