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Up & Coming Honorees: Elizabeth S. Lenivy, 27

Attorney, The Simon Law Firm, St. Louis

elizabeth-lenivyPractice Areas: Medical malpractice, products liability, personal injury

Law School: Saint Louis University

Elizabeth Lenivy had a fascination with the law imparted to her at an early age. Her father worked in law enforcement, and he had a deep interest in the legal system. He passed that along to his daughter, now an attorney with The Simon Law Firm.

Lenivy already has earned a favorable reputation for her advocacy skills, and for taking the time to listen to, counsel and guide her clients. This year, she first-chaired a jury trial for the first time, winning a favorable verdict for her client.

She also volunteers with Legal Services of Eastern Missouri to serve victims of domestic violence.

What has been your favorite moment as an attorney?

This isn’t a singular moment, but my favorite moments as an attorney are when I get to see the relief and happiness on my clients’ faces when I am able to help obtain successful outcomes for them.

What advice do you have for young lawyers?

Find a great mentor. Law school gives you the foundation for being a lawyer, but it can’t prepare you for what the practice of law actually is. Having someone you can rely on for advice and guidance is an invaluable asset in having a successful career.

What is the best career advice you have received?

Don’t be afraid of failure, but if you do fail, make sure you learned something from it.

If you hadn’t become a lawyer, what profession would you have chosen?

If I wasn’t a lawyer I would have probably been a journalist.

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