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Up & Coming 2017

Frank C. Koranda Jr., 39

Practice areas: Corporate and transactional, mergers and acquisitions Law school: University of Missouri Described by colleagues as an industry front-runner and a natural leader, Frank Koranda Jr., has successfully represented over $6 billion in completed mergers and acquisitions. “He is ...

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Jackie M. Kinder, 39

Practice areas: Insurance law, premises liability and construction law Law school: Saint Louis University Jackie Kinder says the best career advice she ever received noted the importance of putting in the time necessary to learn the profession. It is guidance ...

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Danielle R. Kincaid, 33

Practice areas: Elder law, probate and estate planning Law school: Creighton University Danielle Kincaid said she never had an “aha” moment where she realized she wanted to be an attorney, but her high school debate experiences led her to understand ...

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Melesa Nicole Johnson, 27

Practice area: Civil defense litigation Law school: University of Missouri The law has been a part of Melesa Johnson’s life ever since she indexed boxes of documents for her godfather’s firm as a child. During law school, Johnson served as ...

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Blake D. Hill, 36

Practice areas: General civil litigation, civil rights, title and real estate, consumer, landlord-tenant law, commercial and business, municipal Law school: University of Mississippi Blake Hill says the best advice he can offer young lawyers is to let no one despise ...

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Shelby Hewerdine, 25

Practice areas: Commercial litigation, public interest criminal Law school: Saint Louis University As part of a legal partnership between Bryan Cave and Concordance Academy, Shelby Hewerdine is happy to assist clients in resolving their legal issues. Hewerdine spends half her ...

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Amanda Hettinger, 38

Practice areas: Business litigation/class action defense Law school: University of Illinois When a Fortune 500 company faces a class action, a taxation issue or a consumer fraud complaint, Amanda Hettinger is the person to call. “She understands that more than ...

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Amy Harris, 32

Practice areas: Litigation and subpoena response Law school: University of Missouri Becoming an in-house lawyer wasn’t part of Amy Harris’s original career plan but today she feels it is one of the best decisions she ever made. Harris was a ...

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Kyle Harmon, 33

Practice areas: Real estate, banking, bankruptcy, commercial law, landlord-tenant law, general litigation Law school: University of Illinois It’s been a few years since Kyle Harmon got his economics degree from Missouri State University but he still has a connection to ...

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Chantal Fink, 29

Practice area: Commercial litigation Law school: University of Missouri Chantal Fink originally wanted to be an English professor. She also speaks French and Italian. But it is her fluency in the language of the law that impresses those who know ...

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Whittney Dunn, 32

Practice areas: Legal ethics, professionalism and malpractice avoidance Law school: University of Missouri By their nature, lawyers make a living giving advice and mitigating risk, but who do attorneys call when they need advice on potential hazards in their own ...

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