ISLN: 907116804


  • 1987, Missouri and U.S. District Court, Western District of MO

Law school

  • University of Missouri, J.D.

Memberships and associations

  • Cole County Bar Association
  • The Missouri Bar (Chair, Business Law Committee, 1994-1996)
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Southern Methodist University Hunt Scholars Program Review Board

Areas of Practice:

  • Business Organization Formation and Governance
  • Health Care/Physician Group Practice and Compliance
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Estates and Trusts

About Hal

Hal is a native of Jefferson City. He received his bachelor of business administration degree from Southern Methodist University in 1984 and his legal degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1987.

Hal is managing shareholder of Gibbs, Pool, and Turner PC. Hal personally concentrates his practice in the areas of Business Organization formation and governance, Health Care/Physician Group Practice and Compliance, Real Estate Transactions, and Estates and Trusts. This concentration developed through the representation of a substantial number of businesses and business owners, taking them from the formation stage, through operations, to business succession for the owners and their families.

Hal participates as a member of the Missouri Bar Association and is a former chairman of the Missouri Bar Business Law Committee. He has frequently been a speaker for the Missouri Bar on the topic of business organizations.

In 1987, on behalf of Missouri State Medical Association, Hal authored the Physician’s Guide to Missouri law. In 1992 Hal received the Missouri Bar Association’s Tom Cochran Award for outstanding community service and professionalism. He is also a member of the American Health Lawyers Association.

Hunt Scholars Program

Hal has been chosen by the Office of the Vice President of Southern Methodist University (SMU) to serve on the Nancy Ann and Ray L. Hunt Leadership Scholars Program Review Board. The Hunt Scholarship is one of the most prestigious scholarship programs in the country. Members of the review board are hand-selected as actively engaged leaders from the SMU community. The role of the board is to aid the University search for students who appear to be most likely to come to campus and be the next generation of leaders.

For more information about the Hunt Scholars Program, please click here.