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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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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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