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2021 Unsung Legal Heroes: Candice Suter

Firm Administration: Operations Manger, Mutrux Firm Personal Injury Lawyers

candice-suterThere’s a reason that Candice Suter’s colleagues are only half-joking when they call her the “Keeper of the MF (Mutrux Firm) Realm.”

“You could call her an office manager or operations director, but she deserves about 20 more job titles behind her name given everything she handles here,” her nominator wrote. “Candice is the glue that hold this firm together.”

The Mutrux Firm has offices in St. Louis and Columbia, so Suter’s role goes beyond the normal 9-5 workday. Whether it is answering the phone, assisting lawyers or case managers, finding solutions to problems, helping potential new clients with the intake process, meeting clients to notarize discovery answers, paying invoices or hiring new employees, Suter puts on whatever hat is required.

“I have always been a calm, patient person, and this helps put clients and employees at ease. I constantly find solutions and help where I am needed,” she said.

What led you to choose a career in the legal field?

I always had a deep sense of morals and justice that led me to a career path in the legal field. My entire life, all I wanted to do was help people with whatever they were going through. I really feel like I am serving my purpose here.

What is the best part of your job?

The best part of my job is working for a firm that genuinely cares about their clients and employees. I like knowing that I am part of the process of helping injured clients feel better.

What is the best career advice you’ve ever received?

Always do your best at any given moment, whatever that looks like, and surround yourself with people that are smarter than you.

What is something that would surprise people about you?

I was adopted at the age of 5 by my father. He loved me unconditionally, shaped my future and had a huge influence on my work ethic.

Unsung Legal Heroes 2021