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Up & Coming Honorees: Ben Hurst, 32

Practice Areas: Free speech, elections and campaign finance, government information, internal investigations Law School: University of Virginia Ben Hurst was warned against a legal career. Professors during his undergraduate days told him it was an endless series of deposition transcripts. ...

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Up & Coming Honorees: James Heinen Jr., 37

Practice Area: Intellectual property Law School: University of Maryland Jim Heinen earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and did an internship with paint manufacturer Sherwin Williams, but he decided to head to law school rather than stay in the lab. ...

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Up & Coming Honorees: Shaun D. Hanschen, 39

Practice Area: General civil practice with focus on civil litigation Law School: University of Missouri Shaun Hanschen is the sort of lawyer that other lawyers seek out for help. His achievements have been well documented at every level of his ...

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Up & Coming Honorees: Aaron E. Hankel, 36

Practice Area: Intellectual property litigation Law School: Washington University  Aaron Hankel’s role as an attorney often pushes him into the role of educator in front of a jury. Hankel’s intellectual property litigation on behalf of technology companies often involves such ...

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Up & Coming Honorees: Courtney M. Gregory, 39

Practice Areas: Mesothelioma and asbestos, personal injury Law School: Saint Louis University  Courtney Gregory isn’t just a frequent presence in the courthouse or in her office. She’s also been known to spend so much time at patients’ bedsides that medical ...

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Up & Coming Honorees: Bridgette N. Fu, 35

Practice Areas: Civil defense Law school: Saint Louis University School of Law Bridgette Fu got her start in the law at a young age. Her mother once dropped out of high school but eventually made a career as an attorney. ...

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Up & Coming Honorees: Ben T. Friesen, 30

Practice Areas: Personal injury, business contingency Law School: University of Missouri-Kansas City  Ben Friesen is known for his competitiveness and dogged determination in the courtroom. He loves being in front of a jury, but it’s his ability to connect with ...

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MLM honors Up & Coming legal talents

  A crowd of attorneys, family members and well-wishers gathered in St. Louis to recognize promising newcomers to Missouri’s legal field. Missouri Lawyers Media recognized 47 honorees at its annual Up & Coming Awards luncheon on Oct. 12. The awards ...

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V&S UPDATE: Judge orders new trial in case of former UPS employee

A St. Louis circuit judge has ordered a new trial in a lawsuit that previously resulted in a $7.35 million verdict for a former UPS employee. Plaintiff Leopold Mayes had worked as a package handler for the company before being ...

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Hawley, McCaskill spar in candidate forum

Sen. Claire McCaskill cast herself as a moderate Democrat who works well with Republicans. Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley, her Republican challenger, continually reminded the audience at the Missouri Press Association Convention that he’s “not just another Washington liberal.”

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