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Watch the riveting, virtual realtor commission lawsuit debate on HousingWire, featuring our very own Anthony Lamacchia, as he goes head to head with Michael Ketchmark, the lead plaintiff’s attorney in the landmark Sitzer/Burnett commission lawsuit. This high-stakes discussion, moderated by HousingWire’s Editor-in-Chief Sarah Wheeler, will take place on January 26th. It’s a must-see event where Anthony Lamacchia, a passionate advocate for Realtors, will confront the recent challenges and misconceptions faced by the real estate industry. Don’t miss this opportunity to see Anthony Lamacchia and Michael Ketchmark debate the current issues that are reshaping the world of real estate.

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American Tort Reform Association- concerned about attorney contingency fees including statement that “generally, contingency fees are one-third of the total recovery. They also state that “The contingent fee system invites abuse because it encourages lawyers with a financial interest in the outcome of a case to try meritless claims or ask for unreasonably high awards.”

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Missouri Independent: Investigative article regarding plaintiff attorney Michael Ketchmark’s political contributions, including reports of Attorney Ketchmark and his law firm contributing over $1 million to elected officials between 2011 and 2021.

Statement of United States Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) on the nomination of Stephen Bough to be District Judge for the United States District Court of the Western District of Missouri- Dec 15, 2014.

Judge Roseann Ketchmark, United States Court, Western District of Missouri- sister-in-law of Attorney Ketchmark’s.

Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys. Shelly Dreyer, former plaintiff, serves on the Board of Governors with plaintiff attorney Brandon Boulware and Matthew Dameron.

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