Kennedy, Kennedy, Robbins & Yarbro, LC

Kennedy, Kennedy, Robbins & Yarbro, LC

Kennedy, Kennedy, Robbins & Yarbro, LC is a client-based, service-driven law firm, representing those who have been injured due to an auto or truck accident, medical negligence or work-related accident.

Firm Overview

Main Office
Main Office
1165 Cherry Street
PO Box 696
Poplar Bluff  MO  63901
Phone
  • (573) 686-2459
Fax
  • (573) 686-7822
Websites

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?
Yes, for personaly injury, medical malpractice, workers compensation and social security disability cases

Office Information

Office Hours
Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Emergency After Hours
Yes
Personal Injury
Kennedy, Kennedy, Robbins & Yarbro, LC is a client-based, service-driven law firm, representing those who have been injured due to an auto or truck accident, medical negligence or work-related accident.
Kennedy, Kennedy, Robbins & Yarbro, LC is a client-based, service-driven law firm, committed to providing the very highest quality of legal advice and advocacy. With more than 70 years of combined experience, the firms attorneys represent those who have been injured due to an auto or truck accident, medical negligence or work-related accident (workers compensation). In addition to its personal injury focus, the firm's lawyers also provide counsel in the areas of child custody, criminal defense, divorce, estate planning, probate, real estate, social security disability, tax law and representation of local cities, electrical cooperatives and water/sewer districts.
Our practice areas are diverse, but our commitment to our clients is not. We place our client's legal needs first and recognize that our success must be earned every day, through:
HARD WORK. We serve our clients by employing the skills, wisdom and efficiency that come with long experience and practice to every matter entrusted to us.
RESPONSIVENESS. We make our decisions based upon what will best serve our clients. Putting clients first, and responding to their needs allows us to achieve our clients' objectives economically and efficiently.
PROFESSIONALISM. We temper aggressive representation of your matter with courtesy and fairness. We treat all the participants in litigation with respect, which earns the respect of the courts before which we practice, and allows for more favorable outcomes.
LONG-TERM RELATIONSHIPS. We seek to develop a stable relationship with each client, based upon mutual respect and our concerted efforts to achieve the clients' objectives.
Serving all of Missouri, Arkansas and Illinois, including Poplar Bluff, Corning, Dexter, Doniphan, Ellington, Eminence, Farmington, Fredericktown, Jonesboro, Kennett, Paragould, Piedmont, Piggott, Pocahontas, Van Buren and Walnut Ridge.











Scott Robbins

Scott A. Robbins graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia, School of Law in 1996, achieving honors, including the CALI award of excellence in the field of local government. He began his practice in Poplar Bluff in 1996. Scott has tried numerous civil and administrative bench trials and has successfully argued multiple appeals. Scott
Education
  • University of Missouri-Columbia
    Juris Doctor , 1996

Mark Kennedy

Mark A. Kennedy graduated from the University of Missouri - Columbia, School of Law in 1978. He began his practice in Poplar Bluff in 1979, and has tried multiple criminal and civil jury trials. Personal injury, wrongful death, products liability and criminal defense trial work law are his primary areas of concentration.

Bar Admissions:
Missouri, 1979
Arkansas, 2005
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, 1979
United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri, 1979
United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit


Education:
University of Missouri - Columbia, School of Law, 1978
Juris Doctor

University of Missouri - Columbia, 1972
B.A., Sociology


Present and Past Associations and Memberships
The Missouri Bar (Member)
The Butler County Bar (Member)
American Association for Justice (Member)
Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys (Member)


Representative cases and/or published decisions
Denton v. Soonattrukal, 149 S.W.3d 517 (Mo.App. S.D. 2004)
Ketcherside v. McLane, 118 S.W.3d 631 (Mo.App. S.D. 2003)
Weaver v. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co, 545 F.Supp. 74 (D.C.Mo. 1982)

Doug Kennedy

Douglas R. Kennedy graduated from the Memphis State University, School of Law in 1984,
ranking 16th in his class. He began his practice in Poplar Bluff in 1984, and has tried a
multitude of cases, both jury and non jury. His trial experience has involved numerous
areas of the law. He has practiced in state and federal courts, as well as handling
administrative hearings and appeals. He has extensive appellate experience and is
licensed in both Missouri and Arkansas.

Bar Admissions:
Missouri, 1984
Arkansas, 2005
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, 1984
United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri, 1985
United States Supreme Court, 1993

Education:
Memphis State University, School of Law, 1984
Juris Doctor
University of Missouri - Columbia, 1976
B.S., Public Administration

Present and Past Associations and Memberships
The Missouri Bar (Member)
The Butler County Bar (Member)
American Association for Justice (Member)
Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys

Representative cases and/or published decisions:
Pyle v. Layton, 189 S.W.3d 679 (Mo.App. S.D. 2006)
Wendel v. Wendel, 72 S.W.3d 626 (Mo.App. S.D. 2002)
State ex rel Mo. Department of Natural Resources v. Turkey Creek, Inc.,
944 S.W.2d 286 (Mo.App. S.D. 1997)
Ezell v. Columbia Insurance Company, 942 S.W.2d 913 (Mo.App. S.D. 1996)
Murphy et al v. Riverside Trucking. Received $2 million dollar jury verdict after
six day trial for wrongful death of a 19 year old. Plaintiffs were a young child of
the decedent and the decedent

Chris Yarbro

Christopher L. Yarbro graduated from the University of Missouri - Columbia, School of Law in 2004, achieving honors including the dean

Samantha Pennington

Samantha D. Pennington earned her Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from the Chicago John Marshall Law School in 2009, graduating in the top third of her class. She continued her legal education at John Marshall and, in 2010, earned a Legum Magistra (LL.M) in Tax Law, with an emphasis in estate planning. Prior to law school, Samantha spent three years working as a paralegal in employment discrimination and products liability.

While in law school, Samantha earned several awards and recognitions including; being hand selected as an LL.M student to serve as teaching assistant to Professor Barry Kozak where she taught JD candidates; earning a CALI Award for excellence in Partnership Taxation; and winning second place overall, second best brief and second best oralist in the Mugel National Moot Court Competition in Buffalo, New York. While earning her J.D., Samantha clerked at the Chicago based firm, Kamerlink, Stark, McCormick and Powers, where she developed extensive experience in divorce and custody cases.

While earning her LL.M, Samantha served as a legal extern with the Illinois Department of Revenue where she assisted the Illinois Associate General Counsel with individual and estate income tax matters. In 2009, Samantha joined the prestigious in-house tax counsel team at the Chicago based Fortune 500 national energy company, Integrys Energy Corporation. While with Integrys, Samantha focused on areas of business law and honed specialized skills in strategy and planning as well as audit protection in federal and multi-state corporate, partnership and limited liability company taxation.

These experiences left Samantha with a broad range of legal knowledge from family law and real estate to business and tax law. She brought this experience home to Southeast Missouri when she joined Kennedy, Kennedy, Robbins & Yarbro as an associate in 2011.





Bar Admissions:
Missouri, 2012
Illinois, 2009

Education:
The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois
2010, Legum Magistra, (LL.M Tax);
2009, Juris Doctorate


University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, Missouri, 2002
B.A. (Psychology)

Present and Past Associations and Memberships
The Missouri Bar (Member)
The Illinois Bar Association (Member)
The Chicago Bar Association (Member)
The Butler County Bar (Member)
The Poplar Bluff Chamber of Commerce
The Ripley County Chamber of Commerce

Jennifer Williams

Jennifer R. Williams graduated from the University of Arkansas-Little Rock, Bowen School of Law in 2011, achieving honors. Prior to beginning her legal education, Jennifer served four years as a deputy court clerk for the Hon. William J. Clarkson, associate circuit judge, Butler County, Missouri. As a probate court clerk, Jennifer gained valuable insight into the processing of probate claims and served as a Probate Faculty Member for the Missouri Court Clerk College in 2007 and 2008. In this capacity, Jennifer instructed probate court clerks from around the state.

While in law school, Jennifer worked as a paralegal for the Wren Law Firm in Little Rock, Arkansas, focusing on Workers' compensation claims. She began her practice in Poplar Bluff immediately upon graduation.



Bar Admissions:
Missouri, 2012
Arkansas, 2012

Education:
University of Arkansas-Little Rock, Bowen School of Law, 2011
Juris Doctor


Pensacola Christian College, Pensacola, Florida, 2002
B.S., Speech Communications

Present and Past Associations and Memberships
Westwood Baptist Church


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