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Up & Coming 2017

Michael K. Daming, 39

Practice areas: Business, banking and real estate Law school: University of Missouri Michael Daming says the best advice he can give young lawyers is to not be afraid to fail – so long as you try to avoid doing it ...

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Lori Rook, 36

Practice areas: Elder law, estate planning and litigation Law school: Oklahoma City University Lori Rook is proud that she sometimes sweats the small stuff. “No stone should ever be left unturned,” she says. “I have won many cases because of ...

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Jacqueline F. Redmond, 40

Practice areas: Civil litigation defense/product liability and toxic tort defense Law school: Saint Louis University Jacqueline Redmond stresses that she doesn’t do pro bono work for awards or accolades but rather because it is a passion of hers. “It heartens ...

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Shannon Haney, 40

Practice areas: Litigation, environmental Law school: Washington University When it comes to environmental law, Shannon Haney always has her clients’ best interests at heart but, as the attorneys she’s mentored can attest, her clients aren’t the only ones for whom ...

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Joel P. Fahnestock, 48

Law school: University of Missouri-Kansas City Every good mentor inspires, but Judge Joel Fahnestock has a special place in the hearts of those whose lives she has touched. Whether it is helping an applicant overcome a fear of interviewing, giving ...

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Theresa L.F. Levings, 64

Practice area: Litigation Law school: University of Missouri-Kansas City Theresa Levings says she’s grateful to still be considered “Up and Coming” in her 60s. But a lot of others are grateful to have met Levings when they were coming up. ...

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Michael W. Noble, 51

Law school: Saint Louis University For his 50th birthday Judge Michael Noble hiked the Grand Canyon rim-to-rim in a single day. Likewise, in his professional role, he has worked diligently to help attorneys surmount the chasms and challenges in their ...

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JoEllen Engelbart, 28

Practice area: Criminal law Law school: University of Missouri-Kansas City As her nominator points out, it is easy to get exhausted just by reading JoEllen Engelbart’s resume. Named to fellowships at both the Kansas City and St. Louis campuses of ...

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Jacki Langum, 37

Practice area: Public interest Law school: University of Missouri Whether she is pushing for legislative answers that assist marginalized communities or providing representation to financially disadvantaged clients, Jacki Langum’s career has been defined by helping to speak for those without ...

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William P. Lynch, 30

Practice area: Criminal law Law school: University of Missouri William Lynch says that anytime he talks with a victim of crime, it is a humbling moment. “Having the opportunity to stand up for those that cannot speak for themselves,” he ...

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Steven Alan Ramsey, 28

Practice area: Civil litigation Law school: University of Notre Dame While at the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services’ Office of Governmental Policy and Legislation, Steven Alan Ramsey represented DHSS to everyone from United States senators to local public ...

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