Siro Smith Dickson PC traces its founding to 1975 when the Blumer & Nally law partnership was established by experienced trial lawyers, Thaine Blumer and Jude Nally. The founding partners focused their practice exclusively on personal injury trial work, representing injured individuals and their families in cases involving motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, dangerous products, drugs, and medical devices, and dangerous premises.
Rik Siro joined the firm in 1985, with trial experience in medical malpractice and personal injury cases and the firm later became Blumer Nally & Siro. Mr. Siro continued the firm’s tradition of representing plaintiffs in personal injury actions, and developed the firm’s practice in Plaintiffs’ Employment Law, representing workers and managers in discrimination and wrongful termination cases against their employers. Mr. Siro also developed the firm’s practice of consulting with management employees on severance agreements, and he also works as a Mediator in employment and personal injury disputes.
Athena Dickson joined the firm in 2003 and practices in the areas of Personal Injury, Employment Law, and Social Security Disability. Ms. Dickson has developed a highly successful employment and personal injury trial practice. She recently obtained one of the Top 5 Plaintiffs’ Verdicts in the State of Missouri in 2020 in a whistle-blower retaliation case.
Eric Smith joined the firm in 2008, practicing principally in the area of Employment Law. Mr. Smith has over twenty-five years of experience handling employment lawsuits in courts across the United States including cases involving sex, age, race, and disability discrimination, whistleblowing, harassment, and retaliation claims, employee benefits and wage and hour class actions, and trade-secret, non-competition, and executive contract disputes.
In 2010, Mr. Smith and Ms. Dickson became partners in the firm and we changed our name to Siro Smith Dickson PC.