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Jacqueline F. Redmond, 40

Partner, Herzog Crebs, St. Louis

jackie-redmondPractice areas: Civil litigation defense/product liability and toxic tort defense

Law school: Saint Louis University

Jacqueline Redmond stresses that she doesn’t do pro bono work for awards or accolades but rather because it is a passion of hers.

“It heartens me to see young attorneys sign up to be volunteer lawyers for Legal Services of Eastern Missouri,” she writes, “not because they were forced to by their firm but because they wanted to.”

Redmond has had the opportunity to see that as part of the Young Friends of Legal Services of Eastern Missouri Board for the past five years and president of it since 2015. She’s also been a Pro Bono Committee member for the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis and heads the “Pro Bono Challenge” at her firm where her nominator calls her “a worthy advocate for our clients” and “an inspiring example for us.”

What is your biggest accomplishment this year?

Being able to be one of the founding firms of the BAMSL Pro Bono Challenge. I am also proud of organizing and writing a CLE based on the Ethics of Pro Bono Work that benefited the Young Friends of Legal Services of Eastern Missouri.

What inspired you to get involved in the legal profession?

In college, my friend’s mom was an attorney and I thought that was interesting work. After working for a year in a job that I hated, I decided that I really would enjoy the legal profession.

What is something that would surprise people about you?

When I am stressed, I play the trumpet. I love playing and even met my husband that way. I have a picture in my office of me and Doc Severinsen from when I played with him in my community band.