Professor English joined the MU law faculty in 1999, following a career as an estate planning partner with the Chicago law firm of D’Ancona & Pflaum and teaching at the Universities of South Dakota and Santa Clara.
Professor English is best known for his work with the Uniform Law Commission, for whom he was the Reporter for the Uniform Trust Code, the Uniform Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act, and the Uniform Health-Care Decisions Act. He is currently the Vice-Chair of the American Bar Association’s Section of Real Property Trust and Estate Law and was formerly Chair of the ABA’s Commission on Law and Aging. From 2004 until 2012, he served as a member of the Advisory Council to the Special Trustee for American Indians of the US Department of the Interior.
Professor English is co-author of the three-volume treatise, Tax, Estate and Financial Planning for the Elderly, successor author of volumes 4A, 4B, and Volumes 5 through 5D of Missouri Practice, and co-author of the books Fiduciary Accounting and Trust Administration Guide; Wills, Trusts and Estates; and Principles of Wills, Trusts, and Estates. He teaches Estates and Trusts, Estate Planning and Taxation, Elder Law, and Fiduciary Administration.