On Tuesday, Ohlsen finally admitted in federal court in St. Louis that he had planted the device in the Clayton parking garage,
according to the Post-Dispatch
, which notes the defendant’s criminal trial was scheduled to begin Monday. The newspaper reports that Gillis and Eisen were both in the courtroom, with Gillis showing reporters skin grafts he needed on his forehead and right hand as a result of the attack.
Eisen, a former president of the St. Louis County Bar Association who is now a name partner at local firm
Growe Eisen Karlen
, was busy with a client Wednesday and unavailable for comment.
Gillis, whose Missouri Bar status is now listed as inactive, retired from Armstrong Teasdale in 2009.
He joined the firm in 1968
, and was a corporate partner from 1975 to 2006, before sliding into a senior counsel role from 2007 to 2009, during which time he was recuperating from his injuries suffered in the bombing.
Gillis, who now
serves on the board of directors
for suburban St. Louis–based payment processor Cass Information Systems, was not immediately available for comment. A spokeswoman for Armstrong Teasdale declined to comment on Ohlsen’s guilty plea.
Adam Fein, Marc Johnson, and Gilbert Sison of Clayton-based
Rosenblum, Schwartz, Rogers & Glass
are representing Ohlsen in his criminal case, which is being prosecuted by assistant U.S. attorney
. Ohlsen faces 20 years in prison if a federal judge approves his plea deal at a sentencing hearing in December.