The individuals we honor through the 2023 Diversity & Inclusion awards do the right thing. They are part of the bedrock that supports a growing foundation of work throughout Missouri’s legal profession.
J. Nicci Warr’s civic activities include her work as a fellow with the 2022 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity’s Pathfinder program and her involvement with ChIPs — Advancing Women in Tech, Law and Policy.
James L. Truesdell says that the worlds of law, business and academia revolve around people who interact together to make our society work.
Clients count on TaRonda Randall — with her broad background in collegiate athletics and sound legal judgment — to address complex and evolving National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) compliance, legal and regulatory issues.
A former assistant dean of International and Graduate Programs at Stetson University College of Law in Florida, JR Swanegan has solid grounding when it comes to building partnerships with international law schools and recruiting students from around the world while overseeing study abroad programs from Ireland to Cuba.
Born and raised on Kansas City’s east side, Sylvester “Sly” James, Jr. was mayor of Kansas City, Missouri, from 2011 to 2019.
Lauren Schuster feels that diversity and inclusion isn’t a “one-and-done” project.
Vietnam is the ancestral home of Ronald Nguyen.
Dedicating his life to helping people stand up for their rights, Nimrod “Rod” Chapel, Jr. is a trial lawyer who has practiced in both the public and private sectors.
Providing legal services in the U.S., Mexico, South America, Spain and Australia, Richard Hein is principal and managing partner attorney of Hein Law Firm (heinlegal.com), an international commercial immigration law firm in St. Louis.
As a dedicated mentor for students and entrepreneurs, Mark Stallion serves as a board member for Arch Grants, which provides funding to innovative start-up companies, and for Venture Café, which is part of the start-up community ecosystem.
In 2020, working with The Missouri Bar Young Lawyers’ Section, LaceShionna Cline was at the forefront of seeking “A Call to Action” from The Missouri Bar in response to the national outcry regarding systemic racism and discrimination.
- Immigration: Asylum-Withholding of Removal-Appellate Jurisdiction
- Criminal Law: Child Pornography-Bottom-of-Guidelines Sentence-Substantive Reasonableness of Sentence
- Criminal Law: Child Abuse-Sufficiency Of Evidence-Closing Argument
- Civil Rights: Religious Freedom-RLUIPA-Res Judicata
- Civil Practice: Res Judicata-Stop Work Order
- Immigration: Drug Conviction-Removability-Overbreadth of State Offense
- Civil Practice: Asset Forfeiture-Sanctions
- Civil Rights: Due Process-Failure to State Claim
- Probate : Revocable Trust – Amendment – Reformation
- Employer – Employee : Unpaid Commissions – At-Will Status
- Criminal Law : Post-Conviction Relief – Effectiveness Of Counsel – Conflict Of Interest
- Appellate Practice : Jurisdiction – Final Judgment
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