|Dalton and Mowrer||
J. Michael Mowrer
born Fort Sill, Oklahoma, May 25, 1945; admitted to bar, 1977, MO, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of MO, 1977.
Education: University of Missouri at Columbia (B.S., 1967; J.D., 1976) Phi Delta Phi. Member, Board of Student Editors, Missouri Law Review, 1976. Municipal Judge, City of Kennett, 1978 – present. Municipal Judge, City of Hornersville, 1985 -1999. City Counselor, City of Campbell, 1997 - present. City Attorney, City of Malden, 2011 - present. Member: Missouri Municipal and Associate Circuit Judges’ Association; Dunklin County and American Bar Associations; The Missouri Bar. [Capt. U.S. Army, 1967-1974].
PRACTICE AREAS: Tort Litigation; Family Law; Condemnation; Workers Compensation; Limited Partnerships; Commercial Real Estate Acquisitions; Telecommunications Law;
John Hall Dalton Jr.
born Kennett, Missouri, April 19, 1962; admitted to bar, 1987, MO. Education: University of Missouri at Columbia (A.B., cum laude, 1984, Phi Beta Kappa; J.D., 1987, National Moot Court.) City Attorney: City of Senath, Missouri, 1989 – present. City of Cardwell, Missouri, 1989-1994. Municipal Judge, City of Clarkton, 1999-2000; Faculty Member, Sterling College, 1993-1997. Member: Dunklin County Bar Association; The Missouri Bar; Kennett Chamber of Commerce (President, 2006).
PRACTICE AREAS: Commercial; Municipal; Probate; Real Estate;
Estate Planning; Electric Cooperatives; Foreclosures; Adoptions.
The Firm's History
Governor JOHN M. DALTON established the firm in 1937 as a sole practitioner.
Dalton served as the Kennett city attorney, a position he held from 1944 to 1953. He was the attorney to the Missouri Rural Electrification Cooperative Act. Dalton entered politics in 1952, becoming the 34th Attorney General of Missouri, an office he held eight years.
He next secured the Democratic gubernatorial nomination, and was elected the 45th Governor of Missouri on November 8, 1960. During his tenure, the Ozark national riverway was created; seat belt legislation was enacted; a four-campus system for the University of Missouri was founded; funding was secured for a new state highway patrol headquarters; stricter driving laws were enforced; and school desegregation issues were dealt with. After completing his term, Dalton left office on January 11, 1965 and retired from political life. He died July 7, 1972.
John Hall Dalton, John Montgomery's son, joined the firm in 1952. J. Michael Mowrer was added to the roster in 1977, and John Hall Dalton Jr. in 1987.