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Sandberg Phoenix Welcomes 12 Attorneys from Herzog Crebs

Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard this month took a significant step forward in offering clients an increased depth of service and experience as 12 highly-regarded attorneys from the prestigious St. Louis firm Herzog Crebs join Sandberg Phoenix. The attorneys joining the firm are:


  • A Fuller Glaser
  • Ann Hatch
  • Tracy Phipps
  • Jacqueline Redmond
  • Don Ward


  • Ann Stephens
  • James Keller
  • James Maschhoff
  • Gary Smith
  • Michael Vitale


  • Caleb Hawkins
  • Michael Lecinski

Glaser, Stephens and Keller formally joined Sandberg Phoenix on April 1st, while the remaining nine will officially become part of Sandberg Phoenix on May 1st. Herzog Crebs is well-known for their work in business and corporate law, litigation, toxic torts and asbestos claims defense, insurance defense litigation, litigation and dispute resolution, and tax and estate planning. “As a group, we felt that Sandberg Phoenix fully embraced our longstanding commitment to client service and exceptionally high standards of legal work,” said Ann Hatch, former Herzog Crebs Managing Partner. “We put a great deal of consideration into this decision, and we made it with our clients’ interests first and foremost in our minds. We also recognized that it was in the interests of our clients to join forces with a firm that offered a full spectrum of legal services. Sandberg Phoenix proved to be exactly that firm.”

The move benefits clients of Sandberg Phoenix as well, noted firm Chairman and CEO Bhavik Patel. “We’ve known many of these attorneys for years, and have come to respect their abilities greatly,” Patel said. “Having the opportunity to bring them aboard means our clients will now have access to an even greater depth of experience. We firmly believe when it comes to serving our clients, we can never offer too many experienced, talented attorneys.”

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