Missouri Lawyers Weekly on Friday hosted its annual Up & Coming Awards, which recognize lawyers who are 40 years or younger or within the first 10 years of practice.
The 56 winners were chosen from more than 125 nominees.
The selection committee looks at “the nominees’ recent accomplishments, pace of career advancement, noteworthy cases and volunteer service, among other factors,” managing editor Scott Lauck explained at the ceremony.
Up & Coming has grown over the years to include additional categories, such as law firm leadership and pro bono and public service categories, publisher Liz Irwin said at the event.
Winners in the law firm leader category were Susan Bassford-Wilson of Constangy, Brooks,
Smith & Prophete Amy Brozenic of Lathrop & Gage, Julie Gabel of Lathrop & Gage, Mandy J. Kamykowski of Kamykowski, Gavin & Smith and Cassie Lewandowski of Husch Blackwell.
In the public service category, the winners were Mary Pat Carl of the St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office, Judge Michael E. Gardner of the 32nd Judicial Circuit, Rachna Goel of the Jane Doe Advocacy Center, Kristen Paulsmeyer of the Office of Administration, Callie Pippin Raitinger of the Jackson County Circuit Court, Judge Janette Rodecap of the Jackson County Circuit Court and Holly Yoakum of Legal Services of Eastern Missouri’s Lasting Solutions Program.
Mark T. Keaney Jr., formerly of Bryan Cave, won the pro bono award.
Winners in the overall Up & Coming class were:
Jessica Agnelly of Wendt Goss
Miriam E. Bailey of Polsinelli
Stephanie S. Bell of Blitz, Bardgett & Deutsch
Chad Blomberg of Lathrop & Gage
Anthony S. Bruning Jr. of Leritz, Plunkert & Bruning
Kevin M. Carnie Jr. of The Simon Law Firm
Robert A. Clarke of the Law Offices of Robert Alton Clarke
Caleb Colbert of Brown Willbrand
Drey Cooley of Capes, Sokol, Goodman & Sarachan
Michael J. Dalton of Onder, Shelton, O’Leary & Peterson
Krystle M. Dunn of Armstrong Teasdale
Chris Finney of the Finney Law Office
Nicole Fisher of Fisher Law
Anthony R. Friedman of The Simon Law Firm
Justin Gelfand of Capes, Sokol, Goodman & Sarachan
Heather J. Hardinger of McCambridge Law
James Howard of Rogers, Ehrhardt, Weber & Howard
Tiffannie Kennedy of the Kennedy Law Firm
Abraham D. Kuhl of the Law Office of Young, Jakobe & Kuhl
Meghan Largent of Arent Fox
Niki Long of Franke Schultz & Mullen
Michelle Marriott of Erise IP
Sarah Millin of Lathrop & Gage
S.J. Moore of Shank & Hamilton
Kate E. Noland of the Clay County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office
Terrence J. O’Toole Jr. of Williams Venker & Sanders
David J. Page of Resolute Law Office
Jo Anna Pollock of Simmons Hanly Conroy
Scott Smalley of Stinson Leonard Street
Monica Smith of City Prosecutor’s Office
Jon Strongman of Shook, Hardy & Bacon
Kory D. Stubblefield of Lowther Johnson Attorneys at Law
Claire Terrebonne of Jackson County CASA
Amanda Tummons of Husch Blackwell
John L. Wilbers of Wilbers Law Firm
Christopher Wintrode of SSM Health
Patrick T. Wittenbrink of Carmody MacDonald
and Kyle G. Wyatt of Wyatt Law & Associates.
Five mentors were also honored: John B. Boyd of Boyd Kenter Thomas & Parrish; Martin L. Daesch of Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard; Denise Henning of The Henning Law Firm; Booker T. Shaw of Thompson Coburn; and Erwin “Erv” Switzer of Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale.
Full profiles of the honorees appear in Monday’s edition of Missouri Lawyers Weekly.
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