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Jehan Kamil Moore, 38

Of counsel, Lathrop Gage, Kansas City

Practice areas: Business litigation, employment

Law school: University of Kansas

From the time she was a child, Jehan Kamil Moore was fascinated with legal thrillers and obsessed over televised jury trials.

In fact, she never really considered any other profession. “Back then, I didn’t know any attorneys in real life,” she writes, “but I knew that knowledge of the law was a powerful tool that could be used to help people.”

Her breadth of experience includes everything from lender liability to loan enforcement as well as employment matters, defense of class actions and consumer protection claims.

This year, Moore was also named as a fellow by the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, a program dedicated to helping high-potential attorneys find paths to leadership in their organizations. Moore has served as a University of Kansas law mentor and as a member of its Law Diversity Advisory Council.

Her volunteer work in the Kansas City area includes sitting on the board of the Supporting Kids Foundation, a nonprofit that helps families dealing with childhood cancer. She’s also assisted on the planning committee for Spofford House’s annual fundraising gala.

What is your biggest accomplishment this year?

Pushing myself to step outside of my comfort zone both personally and professionally.

What has been your favorite moment as an attorney?

My favorite memory as an attorney so far is obtaining a complete defense verdict after an intense two-week jury trial. That case also turned out to be one of Missouri Lawyers Weekly’s Top Defense Wins of the year.