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ICON Awards 2021: Timothy Monsees, Monsees & Mayer

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Tim Monsees wears his affinity for the underdog on his sleeve — which these days, means his online public profile. Whether representing victims of sexual abuse or pursuing landmark class-action litigation against one of America’s oldest gun manufacturers, the Kansas ...

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ICON Awards 2021: Martin M. Meyers, The Meyers Law Firm

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One night in 1981, Martin M. Meyers was ironing his shirt before going out with friends. “Somebody called and I knocked the iron down and it fell on the shag carpet,” recalled Meyers. “It melted all the fibers with my ...

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ICON Awards 2021: Patrick K. McMonigle, Dysart Taylor Cotter McMonigle and Brumitt

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Legacies are important to Patrick McMonigle. “You know you aren’t going to last forever,” said the Washington, Missouri native. “You are just trying to do something to make things better than they were when you started.” He’s clearly accomplished that ...

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ICON Awards 2021: Judge David C. Mason, 22nd Circuit Court

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With 30 years on the bench in the city of St. Louis, Circuit Judge David Mason is a familiar figure to a generation of lawyers, bailiffs, plaintiffs, defendants and other denizens of the Civil Courts Building and Carnahan Courthouse. Seven ...

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ICON Awards 2021: James C. Martin, Dowd Bennett

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As a federal prosecutor of more than two decades, Jim Martin directed investigative operations in the probe of the 1993 Branch Davidian raid in Waco, Texas under former Sen. John Danforth, and later served as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern ...

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ICON Awards 2021: Art Margulis, Margulis Gelfand

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Eagle Scout. Army veteran. FBI agent. Criminal defense attorney for 60-plus years and counting. From afar, Art Margulis’ career trajectory suggests a carefully plotted path, if not a master plan, perhaps the culmination of a childhood dream borne of visions ...

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ICON Awards 2021: Theresa L.F. Levings, Badger & Levings

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When a young Theresa L.F. Levings would tell her neighbors what she planned to do for a living, they’d react as you might expect. “I’d say, ‘oh, I want to be a lawyer,” said the now 68-year-old Levings who grew ...

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ICON Awards 2021: Robert Langdon, Langdon & Emison

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From tire defects that caused rollovers in Ford Explorers to exploding water heaters and fatal carbon monoxide leaks, Kansas City personal injury attorney Bob Langdon has spent most of his 40-plus-year legal career, as his firm’s website notes, “holding large ...

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ICON Awards 2021: Marie Gockel, Bratcher Gockel Law

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Marie Gockel loves the law for a simple reason. “I always wanted to fight for the common person and try to help people stand up to bullies,” said the 64-year-old St. Louis native. “I wanted to make sure that people ...

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ICON Awards 2021: Jennifer Gille Bacon, Polsinelli

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With one World Series win in two appearances and stars like Frank White and George Brett leading the way, the 1980s-era Kansas City Royals remain icons for generations of fans. Jennifer Gille Bacon credits her fondness for ‘80s Major League ...

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ICON Awards 2021: Hon. Fernando Gaitan Jr., Senior Judge, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri

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Growing up in segregated Kansas City, Kansas, a young Fernando Gaitan Jr. found inspiration and encouragement among the trailblazing Black lawyers whose offices he cleaned during high school. The first in his family to attend college, Gaitan graduated from Pittsburg ...

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