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Up & Coming 2017

Lindsey Phoenix, 33

Practice area: Criminal defense Law school: Saint Louis University Lindsey Phoenix remembers well her best moment as an attorney. She was defending a client whom she believed was innocent of a child molestation charge. The jury found him not guilty. ...

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Nathan Oleen, 37

Practice areas: Intellectual property and technology Law school: University of Missouri With a degree in biological and agricultural engineering and related internships at a Fortune 100 company, Nathan Oleen could have gone on to a prestigious career in technology. Instead, ...

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Brian J. Nolan, 39

Practice areas: Real estate, finance and corporate Law school: Saint Louis University Brian Nolan believes that if something is worth doing, it is worth doing well. “Whether I am negotiating the terms of a complex transaction or a simple contract, ...

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Jehan Kamil Moore, 38

Practice areas: Business litigation, employment Law school: University of Kansas From the time she was a child, Jehan Kamil Moore was fascinated with legal thrillers and obsessed over televised jury trials. In fact, she never really considered any other profession. ...

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Christina Miller, 39

Practice areas: Reproductive rights/fertility law Law school: University of Missouri-Kansas City Christina Miller proudly says that she works at “the only law firm in Kansas and Missouri exclusively focused on serving clients having babies outside the bedroom.” Furthermore, she founded ...

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Greg Meyer, 37

Practice areas: Intellectual property Law school: Saint Louis University Representing household names from MasterCard to Monsanto, Greg Meyer is no stranger to big name clients, but he says his favorite moments still come when he shows an inventor his patent ...

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John McLeod, 35

Practice areas: Civil litigation – transportation, product liability, premises liability Law school: Saint Louis University John McLeod believes in enjoying his work. “Forty years is a long time to be doing something you don’t love,” he says. Clients and colleagues ...

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Megan McCurdy, 39

Practice areas: Business litigation Law school: University of Missouri-Kansas City Megan McCurdy’s favorite moment as an attorney came from one of her first appearances before a judge when she sat alone facing three seasoned lawyers at the other table. “I ...

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Michelle Marvel, 35

Practice areas: Plaintiff’s civil litigation Law school: University of Missouri-Kansas City Whether she is volunteering to help children with schoolwork at Operation Breakthrough or mentoring students at Cristo Rey high school to assist low-income families with college admissions, service to ...

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Betsy Lynch, 37

Practice areas: Business, bankruptcy and estate planning Law school: University of Missouri-Kansas City Betsy Lynch says that she wanted to be a lawyer since childhood, a fact that every teacher, coach and family member knew from the beginning because of ...

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Meghan Litecky, 37

Practice areas: Civil litigation, plaintiff’s personal injury, medical malpractice and employment discrimination, employment defense and transportation law Law school: University of Missouri-Kansas City As a Jackson County Neighborhood Prosecutor of the Year, Meghan Litecky is no stranger to accolades. Even ...

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