August 12, 2009
Jefferson City, Mo. - Attorney General Chris Koster today announced Matthew L. Dameron of Kansas City as his new Chief of Staff. Dameron replaces Robert Kenney, who was appointed by Governor Nixon to the Public Service Commission.
Dameron has been an attorney with the Kansas City firm Stueve Siegel Hanson LLP since 2006. While at Stueve Siegel Hanson, Dameron represented investors and consumers in litigation across the country, prosecuting cases involving violations of the securities laws, consumer protection laws, and wage and hour laws.
Previously he worked as an attorney at Husch Blackwell Sanders, focusing on labor and employment litigation, and as a law clerk for The Honorable Nanette K. Laughrey, United States District Judge for the Western District of Missouri.
"Matt Dameron is one of the brightest, most capable young attorneys in the state," Koster said. "I am thrilled that he is willing to utilize his exceptional legal skills and leadership abilities to benefit the people of Missouri."
Koster said as Chief of Staff Dameron will oversee the daily operations of the Attorney General's Office, including staffing, budget decisions and managing strategic issues. He will also serve as a key member of the Attorney General's legal team.
Koster said Dameron is active in the legal community in the state, including serving as Chair of the Federal Practice Subcommittee of The Missouri Bar, and on the Boards of Directors for the Young Lawyers Sections of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association and the Lawyers Association of Kansas City. Dameron is also on the Board of Directors of the Missouri Institute for Justice Political Action Committee, and he is Co-Founder and Co-Chair of the Western District of Missouri Federal Law Clerk Society.
Dameron also serves on the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors for The American Legion Boys State of Missouri, Inc., and on the Board of Directors for the Kansas City Chapter of the Mizzou Alumni Association. Dameron is also on the Board of Directors for the Committee for County Progress.
Dameron completed the joint undergraduate/law program from the University of Missouri-Columbia, graduating from law school in 2002. During law school he served as Editor in Chief of the Journal of Dispute Resolution.
A native of Moniteau County, Dameron grew up in Sedalia, Missouri.