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2022 Up & Coming Awards: Eleanore Inez Palozola, 32

Associate, Paule, Camazine & Blumenthal, St. Louis

Eleanore PalozolaPractice Area: Family Law

Law School: Saint Louis University

Eleanor Palozola is a self-described people person. Opportunities to interact with others led her to seek an active profession and not one that would keep her behind a desk. She might have become a teacher, but she followed her mother into law.

“My mom was one of a few women in the legal profession when she entered the field,” Palozola writes. “She showed me that the profession was well within my reach.”

For Palozola, who practices family law, her focus is both a profession and a passion. In addition to her practice, she serves on the board of directors of Caring for Kids, an organization that helps children reunite with their families after separation from abuse and neglect.

Among her favorite moments as an attorney was the day she joined the team at Paule, Camazine & Blumenthal. “It’s something I am proud of,” she writes.

What advice do you have for young lawyers? 

Find a mentor in the area you want to practice and ask lots of questions.

What is something that would surprise people about you? 

I hate conflict but I really enjoy being a divorce lawyer.

What is the best career advice you have received?

If you are ethical and do good work, clients will follow.

What is your favorite thing to do away from work? 

Weekend getaways to new places.

What is your biggest accomplishment this year?

Celebrating my one-year wedding anniversary.

Anything else you want people to know about you?

I go by “Nonie” with friends and family. “Eleanore” is for when I am in trouble.

Up & Coming Awards 2022