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JVM Helps Create New Fund for Families of First Responders

There’s no higher calling than protecting and serving others. The families of those who answer that call deserve all the support they can get.  To help, the Joplin Regional Community Foundation (JRCF) has created a new charitable fund: “Answering The Call”. The fund assists the children of public safety officers in Jasper and Newton Counties who are killed or injured in the line of duty.  Not only are we proud

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Johnson, Vorhees & Martucci law firm urges memorial runners to stay home this December.

The Johnson, Vorhees & Martucci law firm has been a strong supporter and premier sponsor of the Joplin Memorial Run for many, many years. However, this year JVM wants the community to know that JVM does not support the decision to have this event during the pandemic. This event violates the CDC guidelines for mass gatherings. Specifically, as cases of COVID-19 continue to rise in our area and hospitals are

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America’s Growing Nursing Shortage

Even before COVID-19, the medical industry was suffering from nursing shortages. Now, hospitals and clinics are cutting more staff in response to the current crisis. A reduced nursing staff puts patients at risk. If you’re injured or don’t receive adequate care because of the nursing shortage, who’s at fault? Why is There a Nursing Shortage? There are now more than three million nurses in America. A recent CNN report shows

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National Merit Scholarship Won by Annaliese Vorhees of Joplin High School

At Johnson, Vorhees & Martucci, we believe in the importance of celebrating the achievements of our local community. While we are often applauding for friends and neighbors, it is a great pleasure to be able to announce that one of our very own family members is in the spotlight today. Annaliese Vorhees, daughter of Partner-Attorney Scott Vorhees and graduating senior of Joplin High School, recently won a $2,500 National Merit

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Martucci and Johnson Featured In December Issue of Missouri Lawyers

Attorneys Patrick Martucci and Roger Alan Johnson won a settlement of $1 million for the family of a chef to celebrities and a U.S. president for his death after a post-operative emergency room visit. Read more in the article written by Missouri Lawyers Weekly below.

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Johnson, Vorhees & Martucci Presents 2nd Annual Wine, Women & Shoes Event

Last year, Johnson, Vorhees & Martucci had the honor of being the title sponsor for the first-ever Wine, Women & Shoes event that benefitted The Victim Center. This year, we are proud to be acting as the event’s presenter and key sponsor! Important information about the 2nd Annual Wine, Women & Shoes charitable event: Date: Tuesday, October 1st, 2019 Time: 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM Location: Oasis Convention Center and

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Johnson, Vorhees & Martucci Named Medical Malpractice & Health Care Law Firm of the Year

Johnson, Vorhees & Martucci, is excited to announce that our law firm has been named Medical Malpractice & Health Care Law Firm of the Year. Each year, Lawyer Monthly publishes a list of Legal Awards to celebrate and highlight the achievements of professionals in the legal sector across the globe. Lawyer Monthly conducts several months of research and preparation before voting on the legal experts that have influenced the wider

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Circles Joplin Receives $18,000 in Donations

Local organizers teamed up to raise roughly $18,000 in donations to help Circles Joplin. JOMO Adventures, SNC Squared, and the Joplin Elks Lodge all raised donation funds that will go towards the local non-profit. Circles Joplin is a locally based, non-profit community program. With Circles Joplin, people are able to support one another through friendship and fellowship to help make life better for the whole community. Our attorney, Scott Vorhees,

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Johnson, Vorhees & Martucci Secure $38.5 Million Jury Verdict for Victim of Catastrophic Injury

After a five-day jury trial, a Cherokee County, Kansas jury returned a verdict for Kara Hansen on February 2, 2018, for $38,500,000.00. Roger Johnson and Anna Pace of the law firm Johnson, Vorhees, and Martucci represented Ms. Hansen, a 20-year-old resident from Riverton, Kansas. Ms. Hansen was catastrophically injured on April 9, 2014, when her custom 1966 Ford Mustang was struck in the rear by Corbin Hamilton, formerly from Pittsburg,

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Former Joplin Police Officer Charged with Misconduct

While many members of law enforcement are honest, hardworking people who work to ensure the safety of the community at large, unfortunately, not all police officers adhere to the laws they have sworn to protect. A prime example of this reality comes in the form of a recent officer misconduct scandal in which a now-former member of the Joplin Police Department (JPD) offered to drop a DWI charge against a

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