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ICON Awards 2021: Publisher’s letter, honorees

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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.

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ICON Awards 2021: Karl Zobrist, Dentons US

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Karl Zobrist has a quick answer for why he wanted to become a lawyer. “I didn’t want to become a lawyer,” he laughed. In fact, he wanted to learn Japanese and work for the State Department. Instead, he joined the ...

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ICON Awards 2021: Paul N. Venker, Baker Sterchi Cowden and Rice

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Paul Venker acknowledges that it was a “counterintuitive move” to go to law school – particularly for someone who’d studied ancient history and classical architecture and art during his time at Mizzou. “I have to admit, it seemed an odd ...

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ICON Awards 2021: James W. Tippin, James W. Tippin & Associates

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Ask James Tippin to name the highlights of a nearly 50-year legal career, and he doesn’t hesitate: family comes first. For more than three decades, Tippin has worked alongside daughter Dana Tippin Cutler and son-in-law Keith Cutler. Both joined the ...

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ICON Awards 2021: Reuben Shelton, Monsanto

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Reuben Shelton jokes that he got into his profession because he wanted to have an impact on the world and the best way to do it was to either be an attorney or a religious figure. “If you look at ...

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ICON Awards 2021: John Schultz, Franke Schultz & Mullen

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When a long-time adversary was sued for malpractice, the courtroom rival did not hesitate to hire noted Kansas City defense lawyer John Schultz. It turned out to be a good call. As he has done so often, the president and ...

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ICON Awards 2021: Glenn A. Norton, Blitz, Bardgett & Deutsch LLC

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A lifelong St. Louis Cardinals fan and longtime season ticket holder, Glenn Norton turns to a baseball analogy to describe working in arbitration and mediation and as a special master following nearly 20 years as a judge — first in ...

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ICON Awards 2021: Sandra Moore, Advantage Capital

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When Sandra Moore started work at Legal Services fresh out of Washington University Law School, she began in the elderly unit but quickly moved to dealing with labor and employment matters. “I enjoyed winning for people who didn’t win a ...

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ICON Awards 2021: Margaret Muserlian Mooney, Lashly & Baer

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Margaret Muserlian Mooney originally wanted to be a psychologist because she wanted to help solve problems. But after her experiences with an internship in the field, she decided to switch careers and an excellent score on the LSAT pointed her ...

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