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Missouri Lawyers Media to honor 50 with Up & Coming Awards

Missouri Lawyers Media will honor 50 attorneys from around the state with its 2019 Up & Coming Awards, which recognize early-career lawyers who demonstrate professional excellence while making a positive impact on their profession and communities.

The annual Up & Coming awards celebrate outstanding legal professionals who are 40 or younger or who are within their first 10 years of practice. Honorees have demonstrated professional accomplishment, skill and leadership beyond their years as well as extraordinary commitment to their communities through volunteer service and leadership.

The 2019 honorees will be recognized at an awards luncheon on Oct. 11 at the Ameristar Casino Resort Spa in St. Charles.

They include:

  • Alex P. Aguilera, Leggett & Platt
  • Joshua Bade, CoxHealth
  • Keith J. Bae, Shook, Hardy & Bacon
  • Kathryn C. Bascom, Armstrong Teasdale
  • Tricia Campbell, Langdon & Emison
  • Corey M. Casey, Polsinelli
  • Sara Hofeditz Christensen, The Hastings Law Firm
  • John D. Cooney, Brown & James
  • Rebecca R. Corson, Stanton | Barton
  • Jessica E. Courtway, Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale
  • Jack A. Downing, Gray, Ritter & Graham
  • Nathan “Nate” Dunville, Neale & Newman
  • Carly Duvall, Spencer Fane
  • Patrick J. Eckelkamp, Husch Blackwell
  • Joseph Esry, Parman & Easterday
  • Rebecca Frigy Romine, Polsinelli
  • Kelle C. Burmeister Gilmore, Burmeister Gilmore
  • Gerald Gray, Gray Law
  • Dennis Harms, Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard
  • Tom Hershewe, Dollar, Burns & Becker
  • Brandon Jackson, Brown & Crouppen
  • Samantha B. Jones, Paule, Camazine & Blumenthal
  • Taylor Kerns, Simmons Hanly Conroy
  • Sarah J. Klebolt, Carmody MacDonald
  • Christopher L. Kurtz, Rouse Frets White Goss Gentile Rhodes
  • Nathan D. Leming, Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice
  • Jason Lewis, Missouri Attorney General’s Office
  • Lucinda Luetkemeyer, Graves Garrett
  • James H. Maggard, Seigfreid Bingham
  • David L. McCain Jr., Missouri Attorney General’s Office
  • Abby E. McClellan, Stueve Siegel Hanson
  • Matt McCoy, Presley & Presley
  • Jeff D. Mitchell, Missouri State University
  • Kaitlyn A. Parker, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
  • Joel Samuels, Harness Dickey
  • Allison M. Scime, Lashly & Baer
  • Tyler J. Scott, Husch Blackwell
  • Megan R. Stumph-Turner, Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice
  • Judd M. Treeman, Stinson
  • Jennifer Visintine, Thompson Coburn
  • Brian Winebright, Cantor Injury Law
  • Daniel Zdrodowski, Hais, Hais & Goldberger

In addition to those in the Up & Coming category, some lawyers are recognized in special categories, including:

Pro Bono

Recognizing extraordinary pro bono projects led by early-career professionals.

Sarah E. Lintecum and Lauren M. Wacker, Lathrop Gage


Recognizing experienced legal professionals who have played an important role in the development of those starting out in the profession.

  • Athena M. Dickson, Siro Smith Dickson
  • Aubrey Gann-Redmon, AGR Legal Services
  • Kelly McCambridge, McCambridge Law
  • Kate Nolen, Lathrop Gage
  • Beth Phillips, Chief Judge, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri
  • Phyllis Norman, Norman & Graves

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