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Castor Armesto and Johnny Wang

St. Louis attorneys Castor Armesto and Johnny Wang chat at the reception for the 2013 Up and Coming Missouri Lawyers at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel Friday. Forty eight attorneys from around the state were chosen for the honor, including Armesto and Wang. KAREN ELSHOUT/photo

Shook, Hardy & Bacon attorneys

Shook, Hardy & Bacon attorneys and 2013 Up and Coming honorees, Scott kaiser, Holly Pauling Smith, Mentor Madeleine McDonough, and Ann Peper Havelka enjoy a good laugh out on the balcony of the Chase Park Plaza Hotel Friday. Forty eight attorneys from around the state were chosen for the honor. KAREN ELSHOUT/photo

Benjamin Thompson

Honoree Benjamin Thompson and his wife Jessica check out the list of honorees as they settle in at the luncheon for the 2013 Up and Coming Awards at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel Friday. KAREN ELSHOUT/PHOTO

Nathan Leming and Zach Bickel

Honorees Nathan Leming, on left, and Zach Bickel check the seating chart as they head into the luncheon of the 2013 Up and Coming Awards at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel Friday. KAREN ELSHOUT/PHOTO

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The Mentors of the Year for 2013 are l-r Mark Leadlove, Madeleine McDonough, and Joel Poole. The luncheon for the 2013 Up and Coming Lawyers event Friday was held at the Chase Park Plaza. KAREN ELSHOUT

Bhavik Patel and Aaron French

Bhavik Patel and Aaron French of Sandberg, Phoenix and Von Gontard check their phones together at the reception before the luncheon for the 2013 Up and Coming Lawyers Friday at the Chase Park Plaza. They are both honorees. KAREN ELSHOUT

Mary Patt McInnis and Aaron Haber

Mary Patt McInnis of St. Louis University reaches out to give Aaron Haber a hug for his being honored as one of the 2013 Up and Coming Lawyers Friday at the luncheon in their honor. Haber is a SLU law school alum. Fellow honoree and SLU alum Melanie Renken is at right. KAREN ELSHOUT

Matt Kitzi

Up and Coming Honoree Matt Kitzi, partner at Armstrong Teasdale, center, enjoys a chat with St. Louis University Dean Michael Wolff at the reception prior to the luncheon Friday at the Chase Park Plaza. Missouri Lawyers Media publisher and host Richard Gard is at left. KAREN ELSHOUT/photo

Matt Kitzi and Robin Carnahan

Up and Coming Honoree Matt Kitzi, partner at Armstrong Teasdale, has a chat with e-Missouri Secretary of State, Robin Carnahan, at the luncheon Friday at the Chase Park Plaza. KAREN ELSHOUT/photo

St. Louis attorneys Castor Armesto and Johnny Wang chat at the reception for the 2013 Up and Coming Missouri Lawyers at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel Friday.  Forty eight attorneys from around the state were chosen for the honor, including Armesto and Wang.  KAREN ELSHOUT/photoShook, Hardy  & Bacon attorneys and 2013 Up and Coming honorees, Scott kaiser, Holly Pauling Smith, Mentor Madeleine McDonough, and Ann Peper Havelka enjoy a good laugh out on the balcony of the Chase Park Plaza Hotel Friday.  Forty eight attorneys from around the state were chosen for the honor.  KAREN ELSHOUT/photoHonoree Benjamin Thompson and his wife Jessica check out the list of honorees as they settle in at the luncheon for the 2013 Up and Coming Awards at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel Friday.  KAREN ELSHOUT/PHOTOHonorees Nathan Leming, on left, and Zach Bickel check the seating chart as they head into the luncheon of the 2013 Up and Coming Awards at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel Friday.  KAREN ELSHOUT/PHOTOThe Mentors of the Year for 2013 are l-r Mark Leadlove, Madeleine McDonough, and Joel Poole.   The luncheon for the 2013 Up and Coming Lawyers event Friday was held at the Chase Park Plaza.   KAREN ELSHOUTBhavik Patel and Aaron French of Sandberg, Phoenix and Von Gontard check their phones together at the reception before the luncheon for the 2013 Up and Coming Lawyers Friday at the Chase Park Plaza.  They are both honorees.  KAREN ELSHOUTMary Patt McInnis of St. Louis University reaches out to give Aaron Haber a hug for his being honored as one of the 2013 Up and Coming Lawyers Friday at the luncheon in their honor.  Haber is a SLU law school alum.  Fellow honoree and SLU alum Melanie Renken is at right. KAREN ELSHOUTUp and Coming Honoree Matt Kitzi, partner at Armstrong Teasdale, center, enjoys  a chat with St. Louis University Dean Michael Wolff at the reception prior to the luncheon Friday at the Chase Park Plaza.  Missouri Lawyers Media publisher and host Richard Gard is at left.  KAREN ELSHOUT/photoUp and Coming Honoree Matt Kitzi, partner at Armstrong Teasdale, has a chat with e-Missouri Secretary of State, Robin Carnahan,  at the luncheon Friday at the Chase Park Plaza.  KAREN ELSHOUT/photo

 

 

 

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Honorees | Digital Edition

On Sept. 9, Missouri Lawyers Weekly published its annual Up & Coming Lawyers special section. An Up & Coming Lawyer is 40 years old or younger as of September 2012 or has practiced law for 10 or fewer years. This high achiever epitomizes excellence in the legal community and is identified as a leader in the community-at-large.

 

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2013 Winners

Mentors

  • Mark Leadlove, a partner at Bryan Cave
  • Madeleine McDonough, a partner at Shook, Hardy & Bacon
  • Joel Poole, chief counsel of the litigation division in the Missouri Attorney General’s Office

 

 

Up & Coming Nonprofit Leader

  • Kate Nolen Proffitt, director of Legal Services for Jackson County

Up & Coming Law Firm Leader

  • Bhavik Patel, Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard

 

Up & Coming lawyers 

  • Hope K. Abramov, Thompson Coburn, St. Louis
  • Castor J. Armesto, Stinson Morrison Hecker, Clayton
  • Tina N. Babel, Carmody MacDonald, Clayton
  • Christopher O. Bauman, Blitz, Bardgett & Deutsch, St. Louis
  • Carrie Bechtold, Bryan Cave, St. Louis
  • Brian J. Beck, Rosenblum Goldenhersh, Clayton
  • J. Zachary Bickel, The Robertson Law Group, Kansas City
  • Jessica Blome, Missouri Attorney General’s Office, Jefferson City
  • Anthony W. Bonuchi, Polsinelli, Kansas City
  • Matthew A. Braunel, Thompson Coburn, St. Louis
  • Kirsten A. Byrd, Husch Blackwell, Kansas City
  • Matthew C. Casey, Casey & Devoti, St. Louis
  • Nicole Cortés, The Migrant and Immigrant Community Action Project, St. Louis
  • Aimee D.G. Davenport, Lathrop & Gage, Jefferson City
  • Patrick Foppe, Lashly & Baer, St. Louis
  • Aaron French, Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard, St. Louis
  • Josef S. Glynias, Husch Blackwell, Clayton
  • Shannon Grisham, Pratt & Jensen, Springfield
  • Justin D. Guerra, Holloran, White, Schwartz & Gaertner, St. Louis
  • Aaron Haber, Muchnick & Haber, St. Louis
  • Ann Peper Havelka, Shook, Hardy & Bacon, Kansas City
  • Megan S. Heinsz, Dowd Bennett, Clayton
  • Trevor A. Jenkins, Bryan Cave, Kansas City
  • Scott D. Kaiser, Shook, Hardy & Bacon, Kansas City
  • Amanda Pennington Ketchum, Dysart Taylor Cotter McMonigle & Montemore, Kansas City
  • Matthew Kitzi, Armstrong Teasdale, Jefferson City
  • Corey L. Kraushaar, Brown & James, St. Louis
  • Joel N. Lander, Bryan Cave, St. Louis
  • Nathan D. Leming, Williams Venker & Sanders, St. Louis
  • Amelia M. Lewis, Thompson Coburn, St. Louis
  • Whitney Deacon Lloyd, Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice, Kansas City
  • Jeffrey A. Masson, Thompson Coburn, St. Louis
  • Jessica Mayo, The Migrant and Immigrant Community Action Project, St. Louis
  • Joshua M. McCaig, Polsinelli, Kansas City
  • Leanne M. Rakers, Harness Dickey & Pierce, Clayton
  • Melanie A. Renken, Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, St. Louis
  • Cephus Richard III, Johnson, Vorhees & Martucci, Joplin
  • Katrina Richards, The Hershewe Law Firm, Joplin
  • Shontaia J. Riley, Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, St. Louis
  • Abby L. Risner, Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, St. Louis
  • Christopher E. Roberts, Butsch Roberts & Associates, Clayton
  • Douglas A. Robinson, Harness Dickey & Pierce, Clayton
  • Andrew J. Scavotto, Stinson Morrison Hecker, Clayton
  • Elizabeth J. Schlesinger, Lewis, Rice & Fingersh, St. Louis
  • Christopher J. Schmidt, Bryan Cave, St. Louis
  • Holly Pauling Smith, Shook, Hardy & Bacon, Kansas City
  • Benjamin C. Thompson, Bryan Cave, Kansas City
  • Johnny S. Wang, Polsinelli, St. Louis
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