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Steven Alan Ramsey, 28


steven-ramseyPractice area: Civil litigation
Law school: University of Notre Dame

While at the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services’ Office of Governmental Policy and Legislation, Steven Alan Ramsey represented DHSS to everyone from United States senators to local public health agencies.
Today, this former law clerk for state Supreme Court Judge Paul C. Wilson has taken the skills that served him so well during the Jay Nixon administration and brought them to a new post in Jefferson City, the Attorney General’s Office.
A one-time dean’s award winner for legal writing at his alma mater Notre Dame, Ramsey also has a degree in political science and applied philosophy from Iowa’s Simpson College where he studied abroad in both Costa Rica and Ghana. Ramsey is active with various groups including the Missouri Bar Leadership Academy, Capitol City CASA and Civics for Inmates, a program he helped organize to teach at a correctional center. This year, he was a White House Fellowship Regional Finalist and a participant in the National Conference for Community and Justice’s leadership program Anytown KC.

What inspired you to get involved in the legal profession?
When I was in high school, I wanted to follow my father and become an electrical engineer. I then attended Missouri Boys State where I got to “play” being an attorney. I immediately became infatuated with the ability to advocate for others and their needs and have not looked back since. Since then, my father has had no shortage of “attorney jokes.”

What is the best career advice you have received?
Never give up on yourself and your ability. Never forget where you come from (South Kansas City), who has invested in you and mentored you, and never forget your God.