Principals

All three principal attorneys at Kortenhof McGlynn & Burns LLC have an AV® PreeminentSM Peer Review Rating ™ from Martindale-Hubbell®. We have over 70 years of combined experience as successful lawyers in the defense of civil litigation.

Maureen A. McGlynn

Maureen A. McGlynn
Maureen A. McGlynn AV Rated

"Typically someone hates you when you beat them badly in the courtroom, but her opponents still love her. It just doesn't happen in our profession. It's great for her clients."

So said one of Mo McGlynn's clients when asked to comment after Mo received a 2010 Women's Justice Award for Trial Practitioner.

Following advice imparted by her father many years ago, Mo strives to be the most prepared attorney in every situation. She combines this studied preparation with a strong sense of humor and genuine concern for the welfare of others to achieve excellent results. She has successfully tried dozens of cases in the areas of products liability, premises liability, and toxic tort, and routinely gets rave reviews from judges, clients, and even opposing counsel.

Mo currently serves on the Board of Directors for the St. Patrick Center, a social service agency dedicated to ending homelessness; she coaches 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade girls in an after-school running program; and she is also well-known in the St. Louis community as one of those responsible for staging the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade.

In addition to her professional and civic responsibilities, Mo devotes countless hours and lots of love to her three children, Connor (19), Aidan (17), and Maeve (9).

Education

  • St. Louis University, J.D. magna cum laude, 1992 (valedictorian)
  • St. Louis University, B.A. magna cum laude,1986

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Cheryl Callis

Cheryl Callis
Cheryl Callis AV Rated

Cheryl was awarded the Lon Hocker Trial Lawyer for showing noteworthy professional competence as a trial lawyer by the Missouri Bar Foundation in 1996.

Missouri Lawyers Weekly also acknowledged Cheryl's professional achievements by selecting her as one of five "Up and Coming Lawyers" in Missouri in 2000, noting: "Callis is not only respected by jurors, but also by plaintiffs and defense attorneys for both her legal capabilities and civility." In more recent years Cheryl has been named as a "Super Lawyer" of Missouri, an honor only given to five percent of all lawyers statewide.

Cheryl has tried close to 100 cases in Missouri and Illinois and has received many defense verdicts. These trials included automobile, premises liability, products liability, medical malpractice, trucking liability, breach of contract, real estate and employers' liability cases.

Cheryl and her husband Charlie are the proud parents of Robbie (13) and Jessica (10), both of whom like to come “help” at the office during school holidays. Cheryl is a member to the Leadership team for her Church.

Education

  • Illinois Wesleyan University, 1982
  • Washington University School of Law, 1985

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Kenneth M. Lander

Kenneth M. Lander
Kenneth M. Lander AV Rated

Ken has performed in several community theatre musical productions over the past 30 years, including playing the lead in four of the musical productions. His love of performing on the stage dovetailed with his desire to become a trial lawyer. He began practicing law in April 1984 with the insurance defense litigation firm of Kortenhof & Ely. In addition to his love of performing, he has an uncanny memory for dates and events that has served him well in both preparing his cases for and during trial. Ken has previously served on the Executive Committee for the Lawyers' Association of St. Louis from 1989-92 and also appeared in their annual Gridiron Show for several years.

He has been AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell since May 1997,
and has appeared and argued before the Missouri Court of Appeals and the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis. He has practiced insurance defense litigation for over 26 years and has tried over 60 trials to conclusion. He has obtained defense verdicts in serious medical negligence cases and has tried numerous automobile accident cases to conclusion, and has also tried cases involving premises liability, civil rights/excessive force, insurance contract and property damage cases, many of which resulted in defense verdicts or defense favorable outcomes.

Education

  • Washington University Law School, J.D., 1982
  • Indiana University, B.S. with distinction in Business/Marketing, 1979

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