Professor English is the W. F. Fratcher and Earl L. Jenkins Professor of Law at the University of Missouri. He 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 an Adjunct Professor with the College of Law teaching Estate Planning in the JDinteractive Program.
Professor English is best known for his work with the Uniform Law Commission, for which 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, and was the Chair of the drafting committee for the Uniform Guardianship, Conservatorship and Other Protective Arrangements Act. Professor English is a former Chair of the American Bar Association’s Section of Real Property Trust and Estate Law, a former Chair of the ABA Commission on Law and Aging, a former member of the ABA House of Delegates, and a former Chair of the Probate and Trust Committee of the Missouri Bar. In addition, he is an Academic Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, a Uniform Law Commissioner for the State of Missouri, and a Life Member of the American Law Institute.
Professor English is co-author of the three-volume treatise, Tax, Estate and Financial Planning for the Elderly, published by Lexis, successor author of volumes 4A, 4B, and volumes 5 through 5D of Missouri Probate Practice, published by West Publishing, co-author of the book Wills, Trusts, and Estates, and Principles of Wills, Trusts and Estate, published by West Academic, and co-author of the Fiduciary Accounting and Trust Administration Guide, published by ALI-ABA. At the University of Missouri, he teaches Estates and Trusts, Elder Law, and first-year Property.