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ICON Awards 2022: Ruth Binger, Danna McKitrick, P.C.

ICON Awards

As a 37-year veteran of the venerable Clayton firm, Ruth Binger leads Danna McKitrick’s transactional law group, overseeing mergers and acquisitions, tax, employment, cybersecurity, banking, intellectual property, real estate law and more.

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ICON Awards 2022: Duane Benton, 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

ICON Awards

In his nearly 18 years on the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Judge Duane Benton has authored almost 800 opinions. Throw in the preceding 13 years on the Missouri Supreme Court, and the cumulative total approaches nearly 1,000 opinions.

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WJA 2022: Gillian Ruddy Wilcox

Women's Justice Awards 2022

Calling the last few years ‘busy’ for Gillian Ruddy Wilcox and her fellow defenders of civil liberties at the ACLU of Missouri doesn’t come close to capturing the pace of recent events amid which, as is usually the case, the ACLU found itself out front.

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WJA 2022: Hope Whitehead

Women's Justice Awards 2022

The global pandemic’s start weeks after her appointment as 21st Judicial Circuit Court administrator erased any chance that Hope Whitehead would ease into her new job.

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WJA 2022: Shirley Padmore Mensah

Women's Justice Awards 2022

A military coup in the country she called home until age 10 sent Shirley Padmore Mensah from Liberia, where her grandfather had been an ambassador, to Wilmington, Delaware, where the family resettled as political refugees.

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WJA 2022: Andrea Bough

Women's Justice Awards 2022

A municipal law practice of 20-plus years paved the way for Andrea Bough to take the leap and run for elected office, winning a City Council seat in Kansas City in 2019.

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