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Up & Coming 2017

Julia Drafahl, 31

Practice area: Employment law Law school: University of Michigan When Julia Drafahl came to Washington University it wasn’t to study law. She was getting a master’s in art history and was attracted to St. Louis in part by its beautiful ...

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Adam C. Doerr, 31

Practice areas: Labor and employment Law school: Saint Louis University Adam Doerr’s abilities became obvious early. While still earning his law degree at Saint Louis University, he was honored with the Robert G. Dowd Appellate Advocacy and Academic Excellence awards, ...

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Matthew Knaup Crane, 33

Practice area: Commercial litigation Law school: Saint Louis University Matthew Crane has built a track record of success in his work across a range of industries dealing with everything from federal false claims actions to Missouri Uniform Trade Secrets matters. ...

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Joshua B. Christensen, 35

Practice areas: Appellate and trial advocacy (primarily tort and business litigation) Law school: University of Alabama Joshua Christensen has been fascinated by the legal world ever since elementary school when a field trip exploring the court system ignited his passion ...

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Emily E. Cantwell, 32

Practice areas: Business litigation and employment Law school: Saint Louis University As an avid runner who has completed six half-marathons, Emily Cantwell has represented herself well on the track. But it is representing businesses as a litigator where she has ...

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Sarah Burns, 38

Practice areas: Complex litigation, mass torts Law school: University of Tulsa As a key member of the litigation team, Sarah Burns has helped secure nearly $16 billion in global settlements for car owners as a result of the Volkswagen emissions ...

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Jeremy M. Brenner, 36

Areas of practice: Labor and employment law Law school: University of Missouri When Jeremy Brenner was working as a human resources consultant, he began to realize he had a true passion for helping companies with their employment difficulties. It wasn’t ...

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Ashley H. Atwell-Soler, 38

Practice areas: Employment law and personal injury with a Spanish-language niche Law school: University of Missouri-Kansas City Ashley H. Atwell-Soler enjoyed her job as a Spanish language legal interpreter, but there was one problem. “I found myself wanting to be ...

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Jordan T. Ault, 35

Practice Areas: Technology, manufacturing and transportation Law school: University of Illinois Jordan Ault always brings his best to the courtroom. In defending one medical malpractice case, Ault located an opinion from a different case which contradicted an opposing expert who ...

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Casey Crawford, 29

Practice Areas: Business, insurance, construction/design, criminal law Law school: University of Missouri-Kansas City Faith helps define Casey Crawford who says that, had he not been a lawyer, he would have chosen a career in the priesthood. In fact, his religion ...

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Tiffany A. McFarland, 37

Practice areas: Family law Law school: University of Missouri-Kansas City Tiffany McFarland is a recognized leader in family law. She regularly leads CLEs in various aspects of the topic and teaches its practice as an adjunct at her alma mater. ...

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