Springfield, Mo. — Clifford S. Brown, Thomas D. Peebles, Jr. and Joseph D. Sheppard, III were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2014 and the Firm was named to the 2014 “Best Law Firms” list.
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Mr. Brown practices in the areas of Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Litigation. Mr. Peebles focuses his practice in the areas of estate and wealth transfer planning and estate and trust administration. Mr. Sheppard focuses his litigation and transactional practice in the areas of business, corporate, employment real estate, intellectual property and securities.
CECB is a locally owned law firm formed in 1979. The firm currently has 19 attorneys.