Upcoming EventsDOUGLAS HARPOOL
CLE Calendar
MACDL is an accredited provider of CLE in Missouri. 
In addition, MACDL  may apply for Kansas CLE credit. 
Hours for each state will be identified at Seminar.
 
Bernard Edelman DWI Law & Science Seminar- Live CLE
When: July 19-21, 2018
Where: Lodge of Four Seasons
315 Four Seasons Drive, Lake Ozark, MO 65049
Hotel: room block expires June 19th
or until block is full (whichever occurs first)
Agenda/Registration: Click Here
 
MACDL Fall CLE- Live CLE
When: October 19, 2018
Where: Stoney Creek
18011 Bass Pro Drive, Independence, MO 64055
Hotel: room block expires Sept. 10th 
or until block is full (whichever occurs first)
Agenda/Registration: pending

 

Hon. DOUGLAS HARPOOL

Judge Harpool attended Missouri State University, graduating with a B.S. in Communications, cum laude, and attended the University of Missouri-Columbia, graduating with his J.D., in 1980.  In law school, he was named to the Order of the Barristers, was a member of the Missouri Law Review, and was a recipient of both the Thomas Deacy Prize for Excellence in Trial Advocacy and the Roscoe Anderson Award for Excellence in Appellate Advocacy. 

Judge Harpool returned to his home town of Springfield, Missouri to practice law, and from 1980-2002, practiced with the law firm of Daniel, Clampett, Powell & Cunningham, L.L.C.  The citizens of the 134th District elected Judge Harpool to serve them as a member of the Missouri General Assembly from 1983-1992.  He chaired several house committees, including a term as Chairman of the Judiciary Committee.  In 2002, he co-founded and practiced law with Cunningham,  Harpool  & Cordonnier, L.L.C.,  which  later merged  with  the  Kansas  City-based  law  firm  of Lathrop  & Gage, LC in 2004.  In 2006, he joined the firm of Baird, Lightner, Millsap & Harpool, P.C. as a shareholder. 

Judge Harpool was nominated to serve as a U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Missouri by President Obama on August 1, 2013, based upon the recommendation of Senator Claire McCaskill.  The Senate confirmed his nomination, and he received his judicial commission on March 28, 2014.