Anatomy of a Shooting Rampage and the Aftermath

April 23, 2018International Municipal Lawyer's Association's Mid-Year Seminar

Lewis Rice member and Kirkwood, Missouri City Attorney John M. Hessel recounts his survival of the tragic shooting at Kirkwood City Hall on February 7, 2008 and comments on his experiences in its aftermath. He discusses violence in the workplace and security measures and procedures that have been implemented in the public and private sector.

John represents business clients in commercial transactions and commercial litigation. A particular focus of John's practice is Municipal Law. He is the long-standing city attorney for Kirkwood and Florissant, Missouri. John advises these cities and other municipalities, fire districts, state and local bonding authorities, and other governmental bodies in a number of complex matters including labor law, Sunshine Law, contractual issues, environmental issues, pension issues, zoning, and traditional litigation cases.