Springfield, Mo. — Thomas D. Peebles, Jr. and Joseph D. Sheppard, III were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2017 and the Firm received a Tier 1 ranking in the 2017 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” list. Mr. Peebles was also named the Best Lawyers’ 2017 Springfield, MO Trusts and Estates “Lawyer of the Year”. Only a single lawyer in each practice in each community is honored as “Lawyer of the Year”
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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 18 attorneys