Joe is a member of Husch Blackwell’s Healthcare, Life Sciences & Education team, and he focuses his practice on education law matters. His prior experiences as general counsel for Northwest Missouri State University and the Missouri Department of Higher Education have given him a broad foundation for counseling clients on educational matters.
Joe’s experience includes:
Retiring as a colonel in 1995, Joe spent 26 years in the U.S. Army. His assignments included serving as assistant to the assistant secretary of defense for legislative affairs, executive assistant to the judge advocate general of the Army and chief of the Army’s environmental law division. He was also a National War College fellow to the Department of Justice and the staff judge advocate to U.S. Army South in Panama. During his time in Panama, Joe supervised more than 20 lawyers and support staff and managed the provision of the full array of legal services, including criminal, contract, personnel, international and administrative law.
Joe also held positions as an assistant to the general counsel of the Army and as an Army judge advocate with the 1st Armored Division in West Germany, where he practiced administrative law and prosecution.
Upon his retirement from the Army, Joe received an appointment from President Bill Clinton as deputy administrator of the Panama Canal, where he served for five years until the canal’s transfer to Panama at the end of 1999.