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Missouri Lawyers Media to honor 51 with Up & Coming Awards

Missouri Lawyers Media will honor 51 attorneys from around the state with its 2020 Up & Coming Awards, which will 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 2021 honorees will be recognized during a lunch event Wednesday, Sept. 29 at Hyatt Regency St. Louis At the Arch. Click here to buy tickets and to get more information.

The honorees:

Wale Akinmoladun, Spencer Fane

Amanda Blackwood, Montee Law Firm

Thad Blenke, Thompson Coburn

Portia Britt, Maryville University

Paul Brusati, Armstrong Teasdale

Wade Carr, Dentons US

Allyson Cunningham, Lathrop GPM

Lillian Davis, Polsinelli

Jillian Dent, Stueve Siegel Hanson

Jason Finkes, Finkes Legal

Jared Frick, Law Office of Young, Kuhl & Frick

Kehl Friesen, Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice

Brandon Gutshall, Shook, Hardy & Bacon

Patrick Hunt, Baty Otto Coronado

Ryan Hyde, Behr McCarter Potter

Jamaal Jordan, Stinson

Anne Kerns, Mickes O’Toole

Tanner Kirksey, Stanton | Barton

Jeffrey Klaus, Lashly & Baer

Alex Ledbetter, Finney Injury Law

Elizabeth Lillis, Growe Eisen Karlen Eilerts

Matthew Martin, BHaar & Woods

Matthew Mueller, Graves Garrett

Ian Murphy, Margulis Gelfand

Bethany Parsons, Turner, Reid, Duncan, Loomer & Patton

Diedre Peters, Blanton, Nickell, Collins, Douglas and Hanschen

Jamiel Peterson, The Law Offices of Jamiel J. Peterson

Duvel (DJ) Pierre, Spencer Fane

Andrew Robb, Robb & Robb

Brittany Robb, Robb & Robb

Nick Savio, Franke Schultz & Mullen

Tyler Schaeffer, Carmody MacDonald

Christopher Seibold, Brown & James

Shaun Stallworth, Holman Schiavone

Courtney Steelman, Husch Blackwell

Courtney Stout, Williams Dirks Dameron

Samantha J. Wenger, Dentons US

Greg Whiston, Seigfreid Bingham

Chris Wray, Shook, Hardy & Bacon

Lindsay Wuller Aggarwal, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Sophie Zavaglia, SWMW Law

Law Firm Leaders

Hissan Anis, Avant Law Group

Sarah E. Lynn Baltzell, Shook, Hardy & Bacon

Jennifer Therrien, Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale

Elizabeth Wente, Spencer Fane

Public Service

Kelsey Blackwell, Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office

John D. Hatcher, Newton County Prosecutor’s Officee

Lesley Smith, Federal Public Defender, Western District of Missouri

Judith Westmoreland, Jackson County CASA

Mentor

Roger McCrummen, McCrummen Immigration Law Group

Pro Bono

Ali Ragsdale Olszeski, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

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