Partners

The firm partners at Kortenhof McGlynn & Burns LLC have over 150 years of combined legal experience. All five have received an AV® PreeminentSM Peer Review Rating ™ from Martindale-Hubbell®.

Joseph B. McGlynn, Jr.

Joseph B. McGlynn, Jr.
Joseph B. McGlynn, Jr.

Joseph McGlynn was born in East St. Louis, Illinois on December 23, 1933. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame in 1955, and his law degree from St. Louis University in 1958. That year, he was admitted to practice in Missouri and in 1966 he was admitted in Illinois.

Mr. McGlynn is a member of the bar associations in East St. Louis, St. Louis, St. Clair County, Illinois and Missouri. He is also admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States. He is a member of the Lawyers Association of St. Louis, the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, the Missouri Association of Trial Lawyers and the Missouri Association of Defense Lawyers.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1958–1960, and has been Honorary Consul General for the Republic of Ireland since 1978. Joe McGlynn was elected as one of the top 100 Irish American Lawyers in 2009–2010.

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Denis C. Burns

Denis C. Burns
Denis C. Burns

Born in St, Louis, Missouri, October 10, 1944. Received B.S.B.A. degree from
Marquette University in 1966, and J.D. degree from St. Louis University in 1969. Served as one of the student editors of the Foreign Reserve Bulletin at St. Louis University. Admitted into the Missouri Bar in 1969 and United States District Court for the Eastern Division in 1974. Member of the Circuit Public Defender's Bureau, City of St. Louis, from 1971 through 1972. Presented with the Lon O. Hocker Trial Memorial Award by the Missouri Bar Association in 1977 and the Award of Honor by the Lawyers Association of St. Louis 2008. Member of International Association of Defense Counsel, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, and American Board of Trial Advocates, of which he served as president of Missouri Southern Illinois Chapter in 2001. Has spoken on various legal topics as lecturer at Washington University school of Engineering, St. Louis University School of Law, and at various Continuing Legal Education programs presented by Missouri Bar and University of Missouri at Kansas City Law School.

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William J. Glaser

William J. Glaser
William J. Glaser

William Glaser was born in St. Louis, Missouri on December 23, 1950. He received his education at St. Louis University, earning his B.S. cum laude in 1973 and his J.D. in 1976. He was admitted to practice in Missouri in 1977.

Mr. Glaser is a member of the Missouri Bar and is on the Committee of Workers' Compensation at the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis.

William Glaser is the author of Chapter 12 of the Missouri Employee Law Handbook.

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Benjamin A. Shelledy

Benjamin A. ShelledyBen Shelledy has worked in the field of workers compensation his entire career. He has tried dozens of cases both in Missouri and Illinois and obtained many successful decisions. Ben handles cases throughout the state of Missouri and southern Illinois. Ben has been recognized as a "Rising Star" by Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyer Magazine for 2009 and 2010.

Ben has been married to his wife Julie since 1997 and they have two children, Zach (7) and Isabella (4), who keep them busy. Ben enjoys helping to coach Zach in his many sports endeavors and will hopefully be able to retire early once Zach signs his first big sports contract. In what little spare time he has, Ben enjoys bowling, golf, cooking and being active in his church.

Education

  • St. Louis University School of Law, 2001
  • University of Arizona, 1998

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Paul F. Devine

Paul F. Devine

Paul F. Devine was born in St. Louis, Missouri on December 16, 1960. Paul earned his B.A. (1981) and J.D. (1993) degrees, cum laude, from St. Louis University.

Paul's practice is focused primarily in the areas of defense litigation, real estate litigation, real estate professional regulation, and business and commercial litigation. He has represented national and local real estate brokers in both Missouri and Illinois, and has successfully argued before the Supreme Court of the State of Missouri. He is a licensed real estate broker by the state of Missouri and is a member of The Missouri Bar, the Illinois State Bar Association.

Paul is a father to four wonderful children, step-father to another, and grandfather to six. In spare time, when there is some, Paul still participates in local theater, most recently with St. Louis Shakespeare and the Magic Smoking Monkey Theater. Paul is also a Commissioned Lay Pastor in the Presbyterian Church (PCUSA), although not currently serving in a ministry role at this time.

Paul also serves on the Board of Directors of CHADS Coalition for Mental Health, a not for profit organization whose mission is to save young lives by advancing the awareness and prevention of depression and suicide.

Education

  • St. Louis University School of Law, 1993
  • St. Louis University , 1981

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