Jason Paulsmeyer recently joined the Missouri Local Government Employees Retirement System as Chief Counsel. Prior to joining LAGERS, Jason served as the Staff Attorney at The Public School and Education Employee Retirement Systems of Missouri from 2010 to 2017 and, prior to joining PSRS/PEERS, he was an associate with Andereck, Evans, Widger, Johnson and Lewis, L.L.C. in their Jefferson City office. He is a 2003 graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law and a 1999 graduate of Lambuth University.
Jason currently serves as a District 4 (Cole County) representative on The Missouri Bar Board of Governors. He previously served as Chair of the Young Lawyers Section Council of the Missouri Bar and as President of the Cole County Bar Association, and is a member National Association of Public Pension Attorneys, serving as a member of the Benefits Section Steering Committee. In addition to leadership roles in bar organizations, he frequently volunteers for bar-related community service activities including serving as a judge in the We the People civics education program, teaching in a pilot program sponsored by the Missouri Bar offering civics classes to offenders at the Algoa Correctional Center, and speaking at CLEs, among other activities.
Outside the legal community, Jason served as President of the Jefferson City First United Methodist Church Foundation, coaches numerous area youth sports teams and volunteers at Blair Oaks Elementary School. Jason and his wife, Kristen, an attorney with the Missouri Office of Administration, reside in Wardsville with their children, Regan and Harrison.