Missouri Lawyers Media will honor 31 distinguished members of the legal community from around the state with its 2022 ICON Awards.
These awards, launched in 2018, are given to attorneys age 60 and older in recognition of their exemplary careers and longstanding commitment to the Missouri legal community. Whether active or retired, honorees must hold or have held a senior position with significant decision-making authority for their firm or organization.
The list of 2022 honorees includes founding partners, firm leaders, current and retired judges and former public officials. Missouri Lawyers Media will celebrate their accomplishments at the fifth annual ICON Awards luncheon, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 29 at the Missouri Athletic Club in St. Louis. Click here for tickets or more information.
Honorees also will be profiled in print and online in a special section of Missouri Lawyers Weekly.
The 2022 honorees are:
David Appleby, Appleby Healy Attorneys at Law
Lee Baty, Baty Otto Coronado Scheer
Duane Benton, 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals
Christopher (Kit) Bond, Former Republican U.S. Senator
Ruth Binger, Danna McKitrick
Lynne Jaben Bratcher, Bratcher Gockel Law
Bert Braud, The Popham Law Firm
Lee B. Brumitt, Dysart Taylor Cotter McMonigle & Brumitt
Michael David, Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice
John Franke, Franke Schultz & Mullen
Michael Geigerman, US Arbitration & Mediation; St. Louis Mediation Project
Julianne Hand, Kramer, Hand, Buchholz & Partney
Bill Hart, Husch Blackwell (retired)
John Hessel, Lewis Rice
Stephen L. Hill Jr., Dentons US
George Kapke, Kapke Willerth
Bruce Keplinger, Norris Keplinger Hicks & Welder
Michael Manners, Langdon & Emison
Claire McCaskill, Former Democratic U.S. Senator
Basil North, Basil North & Associates
Craig O’Dear, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
Robert Rosenthal, Brown & James
John Ruth, Newman, Comley & Ruth
R. Pete Smith, McDowell Rice Smith & Buchanan
Ed Sterling, Gilmore Bell
Erwin Switzer, Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale
Stephen Taylor, Burns, Taylor, Heckemeyer, Green & Edwards
Sarah Terrace, BJC HealthCare
Laurence Tucker, Armstrong Teasdale
Charles Valier, Lashly & Baer
Michael White, Rouse Frets White Goss Gentile Rhodes
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