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Davenport Tomko & Butler LLC newly formed

Posted on Monday, January 27, 2014 at 10:15 am

The recent appointment of Patrick S. Flynn to serve as Associate Circuit Judge by Gov. Jay Nixon has led to the formation of a new law firm in Troy, Davenport Tomko & Butler LLC.

Cindy Davenport stated that, “the Missouri Rules of Professional Conduct and the Code of Judicial Conduct do not allow an



Associate Circuit Judge to maintain a private practice. As such, I, Kim Tomko and Justin Butler are carrying forward the practice formerly known as Flynn & Davenport LLC under the new name of Davenport Tomko & Butler LLC.” Davenport continued, “We are excited to continue to provide personal, professional legal services to our existing clients as well as other businesses and individuals needing legal representation in Lincoln County and surrounding areas.” The attorneys in the office have been practicing together for almost 10 years and have a combined 40 years of experience handling a wide range of legal matters. Davenport concluded, “While we are sad to see Pat leave the firm, we plan to maintain and build upon the relationships and reputation our firm has had over the years. We wish Judge Flynn the best in his new endeavor.”

Davenport graduated from the University of Missouri School of Law in 1995. She served as a clerk with the Missouri Court of Appeals before entering into private practice with a large firm in St. Louis. She returned to her hometown in 1999 to practice with Ed Grewach, then forming her partnership with Pat Flynn in 2004. Cindy represents several municipalities including Hawk Point, Troy, and Moscow Mills. The rest of her practice is currently focused on real estate law and civil litigation. However, she plans to take over Pat’s practice in



the areas of criminal defense and estate planning.

Tomko graduated from St. Louis University School of Law in 2005. Her practice is focused on family law issues, i.e., dissolution, modification, paternity, guardianship, juvenile and domestic mediation. Prior to joining Flynn & Davenport, in 2006, she volunteered as a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) for the St. Louis City Juvenile Court. She is certified mediator for domestic relations and other civil matters. She has also received her certification to serve as a guardian ad litem in domestic relations, probate, juvenile and other civil matters. She will be taking over Pat’s practice in the area of probate, including will and trust contests.

Butler graduated from the University of Missouri School of Law in 2003. Prior to joining Flynn & Davenport in 2006, he worked at a general practice law firm in St. Louis County. He represents the City of Bellflower, the Silex School District and a wide variety of private entities. The rest of his practice is focused on collection/commercial litigation, personal injury matters and disability claims. He will also be assisting Cindy with the criminal defense work.

The firm will continue as a general practice firm, representing clients in Lincoln, Pike, Montgomery, Warren, and St. Charles counties. The lawyers are pleased to offer assistance in most areas of the law, including their most recent addition – social



security disability.

Davenport Tomko & Butler LLC is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the same location as the predecessor firm, 104 Professional Parkway, Troy, Mo., 63379, 636-528-1354. They have three legal assistants to help with matters when the attorneys are in court or client meetings.