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It’s been 35 years since the law firm, Mathis, Marifian & Richter, Ltd. (MM&R), first opened its doors for business as a regional law firm dedicated to providing businesses and individuals with a better choice for legal representation.  Since then, the firm has emerged as one of the most respected and trusted law firms in the Southern Illinois and St. Louis Metropolitan areas, evolving its practice areas to meet the needs of clients while adding additional resources and office locations to expand their reach.  MM&R now has offices in Belleville, Edwardsville and Nashville, Illinois, as well as St. Louis and Perryville, MO.

“It has been such a pleasure to participate in the growth and development of the firm’s client base, office locations, practice areas and attorneys over the past 35 years. We have built many wonderful relationships in the community over the years and hope our contributions have been felt among clients, coworkers and community alike,” said Pat Mathis, one of the founding shareholders of MM&R.

Now with 21 shareholders and associates and 4 attorneys, including one of the founding shareholders George Marifian, serving as “Of Counsel” for the firm, MM&R provides 19 practice areas ranging from business law, tax planning & representation and banking law to personal injury, civil litigation, employment law and workers’ compensation, among others.

“We have worked really hard to diversify our practice areas to meet the needs of the businesses and individuals we have represented over the years,” said Kevin Richter, one of the founding shareholders of MM&R. “Our clients benefit from a broad level of experience, knowledge and skill, while working with a team that has deep roots in the local community and a commitment to personalized solutions and services. I’m very proud of what we have accomplished in 35 years and all who contributed to our growth.”

In addition to its business growth, MM&R has built a community service approach into its every day practice. With a dedication to supporting the arts, MM&R was one of the creators and sponsors of the High School Sculpture in the City program in Belleville, which was created as an initiative of Art on the Square to promote the display of public art and the involvement of artists at a high school level. The firm is a sponsor of the Edwardsville Art Fair and is an Edwardsville Art Center Exhibition Sponsor. It also supports the arts through its annual holiday card art contest where it awards a cash prize for art submissions and promotes the artist on the back of the hundreds of holiday cards sent to the firm’s clients and contacts. There is also an art gallery inside the MM&R office space, in Belleville and Edwardsville where local artists are encouraged to display their work.

Outside of the arts, MM&R also offers a legal scholarship program and created its own foundation in 2009 to help support a variety of other organizations throughout the region.

“We do what we can to support the local community and the organizations that matter the most to our employees and their families,” added Mathis. “It has been a wonderful 35 years of growing alongside the thriving businesses and communities in the Metro-east. To our clients, friends and colleagues . . . thank you. ”

For more information about Mathis, Marifian & Richter, Ltd., please call (618) 234-9800 or visit