This annual Missouri Lawyers Media celebration honors career achievement by recognizing lawyers for their exceptional and lengthy contributions to the profession and community — those who personify the ideals of what it means to be an attorney.
Bill Beck’s career has resembled a series of building blocks, culminating in a body of work that will impact people for decades to come.
“I grew up in Hannibal and caddied for attorneys at the local golf course,” says Paul Wickens.
“I remember having long discussions about law as a career with a retired judge in my hometown,” says Charles Wetzler.
“Getting to know people outside of the courtroom is beneficial when you’re together in the courtroom,” says Lynn Ann Vogel.
Sarah Brown discovered her love for the law when she began working directly with victims of sexual abuse and harassment at work, church, and school.
As an 18-year-old freshman at the University of Wisconsin, Ron Fisher struggled to find his way.
“As a judge, Roy Richter worked daily to improve our judicial system with his common-sense demeanor,” says Richter’s nominator for this award.
In his final year of the architectural program at the University of Kansas, Bill Quatman took a business law course.
Perry Brandt is a self-described “people person,” who enjoys calling friends, colleagues and clients, just to check in.
Peers describe Bob Monroe as the “number-one guy in Kansas City,” and Chambers USA states that “there is nobody better on banking in this region, from Chicago to Dallas.”
- 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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- 8th Circuit tosses suit claiming false sale prices
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