Kevin Checkett established his general practice of law in Carthage in 1977, after a one-year appointment as research attorney to the Missouri Court of Appeals.
Since that beginning, Mr. Checkett
has narrowed his
practice to general civil trials with emphasis in commercial and bankruptcy litigation as well as estate and business planning.
lectures in both areas have been presented frequently in southwest Missouri.
He has served as trustee in thousands of bankruptcies under Chapters 7, 11, and 12, and has been published in professional journals in the areas of creditors' rights, workouts and bankruptcy.
litigation experience includes personal injury, all perspectives within bankruptcy, lender liability and other areas of business and commerce, and estates and trusts.
is *AV rated by the Martindale-Hubbell Service.
The Kansas City Magazine and 417 Magazine of Springfield recently named Kevin Checkett as top Missouri lawyer.
This distinction is voted upon by other attorneys and awarded to those in the top 5% of their profession.
Mr. Checkett was one of five organizers of federally chartered Hometown Bank and remains on its board of directors. he was also one of the founders of Southwest Missouri Community Foundation and serves as one of its directors.
belongs to the Missouri Bar
and is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri and the United States Supreme Court
He is also a member of the panel of trustees for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Missouri, the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees and the legal counsel section for the Missouri Bankers Association.
is the only board certified in business bankruptcy by the American Board of Certification
in Southwest Missouri.
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