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Breckenridge honored as Woman of the Year

From left, Judge Mary Russell, Chief Justice Patricia Breckenridge, and Judge Laura Denvir Stith. Photo by Scott Lauck

Missouri Lawyers Media honored 51 women for their contributions to the legal field at the 19th annual Women’s Justice Awards on Thursday at the Four Seasons Hotel in St. Louis. Missouri Supreme Court Chief Justice Patricia Breckenridge received the Woman ...

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Sarah Carthen Watson

One thing Sarah Carthen Watson was sure of was that she wasn’t going to follow her mother’s footsteps into law. She was certain of it until her junior year of college, until it became clear to her that the law ...

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Kaitlyn Adams Parker

Around SLU Law, Kaitlyn Adams Parker is known for exemplifying the school’s motto: “Men and women for others.” This came to light recently when she led the school’s most successful Public Interest Law Group Auction in the event’s history. The ...

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Nicole J. Gudmens

Nicole Gudmens is still in law school, but she is already making an impact in the legal community of Kansas City. In addition to balancing a full course schedule, she has maintained law clerk positions for the U.S. Attorney’s Office, ...

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Maikieta A. Brantley

Maikieta Brantley has enough academic accomplishments under her belt that she could cruise through her final year of law school. Instead, the granddaughter of a pioneering Marine remains hard at work. Her work in the law school’s Veterans Clinic required ...

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Stacey K. Wullschleger

Stacey Wullschleger was certain of one thing when she started law school. She was not going to be a divorce attorney. But while clerking at a family law firm, she discovered that was exactly what she wanted to do. She ...

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Ashley Twibell

Some people know what career they’ll have for a long time, and others take some time to figure that out. Ashley Twibell earned a political science degree and had a career at a marketing firm before deciding to go to ...

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Erica B. Slater

Erica Slater started her career in insurance litigation defense, but switching teams has been beneficial to both her and her clients. After joining The Simon Law Firm in 2014, she has become an advocate for the plaintiffs she represents in ...

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Lori B. Rook

As a young attorney, Lori Rook might not seem a likely candidate to start a firm related to elder law, but Rook saw both the need and opportunity. She’s been known to take detours on her way to Saturday soccer ...

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Sarah E. Mullen

Sarah Mullen has a thriving law practice focused on two areas — employment and immigration. Much of her practice involves defending employers against discrimination claims and helping her clients to proactively address workplace liability by drafting policies, understand employment law ...

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Ami Harshad Patel Miller

Ami Harshad Patel Miller has long been interested in helping children. She entered college with plans to become a pediatrician, but after struggling with organic chemistry, decided to pursue other options. Eventually, she settled on law, and today, she puts ...

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