geftink@comcast.netGERARD D. EFTINK

ADMITTED TO PRACTICE

  • Missouri – 1980
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri – 1982
  • Court of Appeals for the Western District of Missouri – 1983
  • 6th Circuit Court of Appeals – 1987
  • 7th Circuit Court of Appeals – 1983
  • 8th Circuit Court of Appeals – 1983
  • 9th Circuit Court of Appeals – 1983

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Litigation
  • Appeals
  • Mediation
  • Automobile Accidents
  • Traffic Court
  • Real Estate
  • Drunk Driving Law
  • Business Organizations
  • Family Law
  • Wills and Trusts
  • Agricultural Law
  • Municipal Law

EDUCATION

  • Juris Doctor, University of Missouri – 1980
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Southeast Missouri State University, cum laude – 1976

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • The Missouri Bar
  • Cass County Bar Association – President ex officio

PERSONAL
Gerard Eftink is a partner of Van Hooser & Eftink, P.C. Gerard was born and raised on his family’s farm in southeast Missouri. During his 30 year career, Gerard has handled legal hearings in thirteen different states. Gerard has a wide and diverse range of legal experience, including presenting oral arguments in the Supreme Courts of Missouri and Kansas and four different federal appellate courts. He has handled jury trials, bench trials and agency hearings. In addition, Gerard has appeared before legislative bodies, assisted in briefs filed in appellate courts, and appeared in municipal court. In his practice, he handles litigation as well as advising clients, preparing documents on various matters concerning real estate, contracts, estate planning, domestic relations, and small business matters. Gerard is also a trained mediator. Gerard is the president¬†ex officio of the Cass County Bar Association. He has been married to his wife, Martie, since 1980, and together they have two children.

PUBLICATIONS

  • Implied Warranties in Livestock Sales: Care History and Recent Developments, 4 Agricultural Law Journal 207 (1982)
  • Will the Control Share Acquisition Statute Survive?, 43 Journal of the Missouri Bar 309 (1987) Newspaper or newsletter articles

REPRESENTATIVE CASES

  • Schlaikjer v. Kaplan, 293 P.3d 155 (Kan. 2013)
  • Obermiller Construction Services, Inc. v. Public Water Supply Dist. No. 5 of Cass County, 319 S.W.3d 545 (Mo. App. W.D. 2010)
  • StopAquila.org v. City of Peculiar, 208 S.W.3d 895 (Mo. 2006)
  • StopAquila.org v. Aquila, Inc., 180 S.W.3d 24 (Mo. App. W.D. 2005)
  • State ex rel. Cass County v. Public Service Com’n, 259 S.W.3d 544 (Mo. App. W.D. 2008)
  • Lombardo v. Lombardo, 35 S.W.3d 386 (Mo. App. W.D. 2000)
  • State ex rel. Riggs v. Clark, 14 S.W.3d 719 (Mo. App. W.D. 2000)
  • Green Acres Enterprises, Inc. v. Freeman, 876 S.W.2d 636 (Mo. App. W.D. 1994)
  • Moore v. Madigan, 990 F.2d 375 (8th Cir. 1993)
  • Ferguson v. U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, 911 F.2d 1273 (8th Cir. 1990)
  • Parchman v. U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, 852 F.2d 858 (6th Cir. 1988)
  • Superintendent of Ins. of State of N.Y. v. Livestock Market Ins. Agency, Inc., 709 S.W.2d 897 (Mo. App. W.D. 1986)
  • Blue v. Rose, 786 F.2d 349 (8th Cir. 1986)