In addition to serving clients, the lawyers of Curtis, Heinz, Garrett & O’Keefe are actively involved civic and community affairs. We are your neighbors. We care about the communities we live in.
Curtis, Heinz, Garrett & O’Keefe has been named to the 2019 U.S. News and Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” list, with national and metro (regional) rankings. Rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process of a combination of client feedback, survey information and Best Lawyers peer review; eligibility is based on firms having at least one attorney who has received high enough peer review to be listed in the current edition of Best Lawyers.
CHGO has five attorneys listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2019 edition: Leland Curtis, Carl Lumley, Kevin O’Keefe, Helmut Starr and Patricia Susi. Leland Curtis and Carl Lumley were selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2019 in the fields of Communication Law and Energy Law; Kevin O’Keefe and Helmut Starr in the field of Municipal Law. Helmut Starr also was included in the fields of Land Use & Zoning Law, Litigation – Land Use & Zoning Law, Litigation – Municipal Law, and Real Estate Law. Patricia Susi was included in The Best Lawyers in America 2019 in the field of Family Law. Additionally, Carl Lumley, Kevin O'Keefe and Helmut Starr were named The Best Lawyers® 2019 “Lawyer of the Year” in St. Louis for Energy Law, Municipal Law and Litigation-Land Use & Zoning, respectively.
Darold Crotzer and Cindy Ormsby have joined CHGO as principals where they will focus primarily on education, employment and local government law. Crotzer joins CHGO with more than 50 years of experience, practicing primarily in the areas of government law and large not-for-profit organizations. Ormsby brings 16 years of experience to the firm, practicing in the areas of education law, local government, employment and appellate law.
“We’re thrilled to bring Darold and Cindy on board here at CHGO,” says Carl Lumley, firm president, principal and attorney. “In addition to their local government background, their collective experience in education law adds depth to the firm, strengthening our resources and opportunities in the community.”
Both Crotzer and Ormsby look forward to bringing new resources to their existing clientele as well as generating new clients for CHGO, while delivering the results CHGO is known for achieving.