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MLA Awards Luncheon

Jim Holloran, left, and Stanley Welch, right, congratulate Robert Blitz, center, during the Missouri Lawyer Awards Luncheon Jan. 29. Blitz was named Lawyer of the Year. Photo by Karen Elshout

Attorney Robert Blitz accepts the 2016 Missouri Lawyer of the Year Award from Missouri Lawyers Media Publisher Liz Irwin Jan.29. The luncheon honoree attorneys around the state for their work in the legal profession. Photo by Karen Elshout

Kayla Campbell, left, and Jacob Sappington look over the Missouri Lawyer Awards program prior to the awards luncheon Jan. 29. Photo by Karen Elshout

Attorneys and judges gathered at the Missouri Lawyer Awards luncheon held Jan. 29. The awards honor those who contribute to the legal community, and recognizes top cases from 2015. Photo by Karen Elshout

Attorney Pamela Meanes, left and Judge Ronnie White pictured at the Missouri Lawyer Awards luncheon held Jan. 29. Meanes was one of the attorneys honored. Photo by Karen Elshout

Ava Bartosiak, 10, entertains herself doing spins on the carpet. Ava’s mother, Teresa Bartosiak was honored at the Missouri Lawyer Awards held Jan. 29.    Photo by Karen Elshout

The 2016 Missouri Lawyer Award honorees. Photo by Karen Elshout

Judge Gary Gaertner, right, enjoys a good laugh with Senator Eric Schmitt at the luncheon at the Hilton. Schmitt was honored at the 2016 Missouri Lawyer Awards held Jan. 29. Photo by Karen Elshout

The 2016 MLA luncheon drew a large crowd. The awards honor those who contribute to the legal community, and recognizes top cases from 2015. Photo by Karen Elshout

The 2016 MLA luncheon drew a large crowd. The awards honor those who contribute to the legal community, and recognizes top cases from 2015. Photo by Karen Elshout

Lawyer of the Year Robert Blitz, center and retired judge Glenn Norton, right, shake hands following the MLA luncheon held Jan. 29. Colleen Dolan stands on left. Photo by Karen Elshout

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