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2015 Women’s Justice Awards

Letter from the Publisher

NOTE from the publisher: 2015 Women’s Justice Awards Missouri Lawyers Weekly, for the 17th year, celebrates the success of women in the legal profession with our Women’s Justice Awards. It is with great privilege that we pay tribute to these ...

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The Litigation Practitioner Award: Lucy T. Unger

Lucy T. Unger recently stepped down after six years as the managing partner of St. Louis-based Williams Venker & Sanders. As a trial lawyer, she handles commercial litigation, products liability, healthcare and medical malpractice cases. She also served on The ...

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The Public Official Award: Edith Messina

Edith Messina, appointed in 1984 as the first female circuit judge on the Jackson County Circuit Court, retired from the bench in late 2014. But she wasn’t quite done with public service; earlier this year, she began working part-time as ...

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The Public Official Award: Sue Chrisman

Sue Chrisman was appointed family court commissioner in the Springfield-based circuit court in 2007. Amid emotional and stressful family litigation, she brings humor and compassion to help the parties achieve a fair outcome. What are some of your proudest career ...

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The Public Official Award: Anne-Marie Clarke

Anne-Marie Clarke, currently family court commissioner of the St. Louis Circuit Court, has been a trailblazer throughout her career. Among many other roles, she was the first black woman to serve on the St. Louis Board of Police Commissioners. What ...

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