Welcome to the Missouri Attorney General's Military Legal Assistance Team

The MLAT is a statewide program bringing together private attorneys to provide pro bono legal representation to our military communities.


The Missouri Attorney General’s Military Legal Assistance Team (MLAT) provides pro bono legal assistance and representation to active duty, reserve and National Guard service members in Missouri for qualifying legal matters. The MLAT is Missouri's first attorney general-led program offering our military communities access to pro bono civil legal services.

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The MLAT is overseen by an advisory board. Members include:

  • Attorney General Joshua D. Hawley
  • Dr. Bucky Buckner, Colonel (ret.), U.S. Army
  • Morry S. Cole, President, Missouri Bar; Partner, Gray, Ritter & Graham, P.C.
  • John D. Comerford,former U.S. Navy officer; former Chairman, Missouri Veterans Commission; Partner, Dowd Bennett, L.L.P.
  • David M. Lowe, Colonel (ret.), former State Judge Advocate of the Missouri Army National Guard; Principal, David M. Lowe Law Firm
  • Jason R. Scheiderer, Partner, Dentons
  • John (Jay) W. Simpson, Partner, Shook Hardy & Bacon, L.L.P.
  • Erwin O. (Erv) Switzer, Partner, Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C.
  • In addition to the permanent members, the board will work closely with liaison attorneys from Fort Leonard Wood, Whiteman Air Force Base, and the Missouri National Guard Ike Skelton Training Site.

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