Caden Owens

Caden grauated from the Saint Louis University School of Law in 2023 and joined Rynearson, Suess, Schnurbush & Champion, where his practice is dedicated to civil litigation, the defense of personal injury and tort claims. 

Stephen Mudge

Stephen C. Mudge has been practicing trial law for 46 years. Mr. Mudge was born and raised in Madison County and comes from a long line of attorneys who have practiced law for more than 100 years. Mr. Mudge has extensive trial practice and has tried a wide variety of jury and non-jury cases. He has tried all types of personal injury cases including wrongful death, brain injury, and other catastrophic injuries, resulting in no liability or low damage verdict.

Mimi Doherty

Mimi E. Doherty is a partner in the firm and runs the firm’s Kansas City office. She spent the first thirty- seven years of her practice at Deacy & Deacy LLP in Kansas City before joining Rynearson, Suess, Schnurbusch & Champion LLC in January 2023. She has spent her career defending individuals and private and governmental entities in all types of civil litigation throughout Missouri and Kansas. She also has extensive experience representing insurance companies in first party litigation and excess/bad faith claims and in providing coverage opinions to insurance clients.

Debbie Champion

Debbie Champion is a founding partner in the firm Rynearson, Suess, Schnurbusch and Champion, one of the 25 largest law firms in Missouri.

Jeff Suess

Jeff Suess is a founding partner and managing partner of the firm. He is a Martindale-Hubbell AV rated attorney with 30 years of courtroom and alternative dispute resolution experience.

Sam Rynearson

Sam Rynearson is a founding partner of the firm. He has over 47 years of trial experience in the area of civil litigation, primarily in the representation of the insurance industry. Mr. Rynearson handles litigation in the state and federal courts of Missouri. He holds an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell. He has been recognized as a Missouri Super Lawyer for many years.