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Court receives grant to assist others with domestic violence cases

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Violence Against Women has awarded $150,000 in grant funding to the St. Louis County Circuit Court to mentor other courts across the country seeking to improve their handling of domestic violence cases.

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Court rejects woman’s bid for mistrial in suit over mesh devices

Missouri Supreme Court building

A split Missouri Supreme Court has denied an Oklahoma woman’s bid for a new trial against two pelvic-mesh manufacturers after holding that a PowerPoint slide shown to the jury divulging settlement information was not grounds for a mistrial.

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McCloskeys plead not guilty to charges

Mark and Patricia McCloskey

An attorney couple indicted following an armed confrontation with protesters in June outside their home in the Central West End neighborhood of St. Louis pleaded not guilty to charges at an Oct. 14 hearing.

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Rachel A. Orr, 38

The best job advice Rachel Orr said she ever received was to obtain an LL.M. degree following law school.

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Wendi Alper-Pressman

Beyond advocating for her clients, Wendi Alper-Pressman has created a legacy of advocating for other women attorneys at Lathrop GPM.

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Lisa A. Larkin

Lisa Larkin has developed a reputation in her firm for mentoring young attorneys.

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Andrew Alexander, 38

To say Andrew Alexander’s path to law was nontraditional is an understatement. Before law school, he first imagined himself being a physician or an engineer.

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Alexander T. Brown, 37

Alexander Brown’s favorite moment as an attorney was securing an important victory for the families of three men who were wrongfully convicted of rape and murder in Mississippi.

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Dione C. Greene, 39

If he hadn’t become an attorney, Dione C. Greene said he might have become a teacher or a pastor.

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