This summer, Allison Murdock stepped into a law firm position where few women have been.
She became deputy managing partner of one of the largest firms in Missouri, Stinson Morrison Hecker. She’s been with the firm since she graduated law school in 1988.
The firm made $145.8 million last year in gross revenue, according to Missouri Lawyers Weekly’s MOney 20 rankings of the state’s largest law firms. Of the firms listed in the MOney 20 rankings, only a few other women are in positions of similar rank. And according to statistics cited by the firm, she’s among a minority of women in managing partner positions in law firms across the country.
After 22 years at the Kansas City-based law firm, Murdock said Stinson Morrison Hecker is a “a good place” to stay.
She started the new job after Mark Hinderks moved up as managing partner of the firm. Before becoming deputy managing partner, Murdock chaired one of the firm’s business litigation divisions.
Murdock said her new role is very different as she’s working on more administrative matters such as fee arrangements and business development.