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A Springfield attorney's law license has been suspended after he pleaded guilty to charges in Greene County Circuit Court.
Aaron Klusmeyer, a member at Lowther Johnson Attorneys at Law LLC, has been "suspended indefinitely with no leave to apply for reinstatement for one year from the date of this order" by the Missouri Supreme Court, according to a notice at Courts.mo.gov.
Klusmeyer pleaded guilty last year to unlawful use of a weapon, a class E felony, and domestic assault in the fourth degree, a class A misdemeanor, according to Greene County Circuit Court documents and the Supreme Court order. A court order in October allowed Klusmeyer to provide reasoning for why he should not be disciplined, and a ruling was issued yesterday.
"It is further advised that, should respondent apply for reinstatement, this court will consider whether respondent has had contact with the victim of the domestic assault offense to which he pleaded guilty and whether respondent has participated in appropriate treatment pertaining to domestic violence," Missouri Supreme Court Chief Justice Paul Wilson wrote in the order.
Greggory Groves, managing member for Lowther Johnson, provided a statement to Springfield Business Journal on behalf of the law firm.
"Lowther Johnson Attorneys at Law LLC and Aaron Klusmeyer are in receipt of the Missouri Supreme Court’s order. Lowther Johnson and Mr. Klusmeyer are in compliance with the court's order and will continue to comply with the court's order," the statement reads. "Lowther Johnson does not discuss internal personnel matters with those outside the firm and will not discuss any internal personnel matters relating to Mr. Klusmeyer."
Klusmeyer joined Lowther Johnson in 2010 and practices in civil litigation, employment, real estate, business, commercial and corporate law cases, along with appeals, according to the law firm's website. He was promoted to firm member from associate in 2016, according to past reporting.
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