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Up & Coming 2018

Law Firm Leader: L. Taylor Hall, 36

Practice Areas: Corporate-mergers & acquisitions, securities and general corporate Law School: Indiana University – Robert H. McKinney School of Law Taylor Hall joined Greensfelder in 2010 and quickly established himself as a key member of the firm’s business services practice ...

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Law Firm Leader: Joseph Burch, 32

Practice Areas: Electronic discovery, complex litigation Law School: University of Missouri Joseph Burch was a psychology major in college, and he says that if he hadn’t become a lawyer, he’d have been a child psychiatrist. Instead, Burch deals with the ...

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Up & Coming Honorees: Alyse Zadalis, 33

Practice Areas: Pharmaceutical and medical-device products liability, FDA regulatory counseling Law School: University of Kansas As part of her training for the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps in Vicksburg, Mississippi, Alyse Zadalis learned that the Americans with Disabilities Act accessibility ...

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Up & Coming Honorees: Casey F. Wong, 34

Practice Areas: Products, business litigation Law School: Saint Louis University If Casey Wong had not gone into the practice of law, he might have been a philosopher. Wong graduated from the University of Notre Dame Program of Liberal Studies, which ...

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Up & Coming Honorees: Barrett J. Vahle, 40

Practice Areas: Class actions, business litigation Law School: University of Missouri There wasn’t a big “AHA!” moment for Barrett J. Vahle when it came to his decision to practice law. He wasn’t inspired by Atticus, nor did he have a ...

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Up & Coming Honorees: John P. Torbitzky, 34

Practice Areas: Business and commercial litigation, employment law, insurance coverage Law School: Saint Louis University John Torbitzky is not afraid of work. He’s an Eagle Scout. He graduated with honors from both University of Missouri and Saint Louis University School ...

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Up & Coming Honorees: Amanda Sisney, 33

Practice Area: Employment Law School: University of Kansas Growing up on a hog farm in rural Kansas, Amanda Sisney read books about lawyers. Those books spurred her to become an attorney. Sisney attended Kansas State University, where she majored in ...

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Up & Coming Honorees: Catherine D. Singer, 32

Practice Area: Commercial litigation Law School: Duke University For many people, jury duty is an inconvenience to be avoided. For Catherine Singer, serving on a jury in college inspired her to become an attorney. She had considered a legal career ...

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Up & Coming Honorees: Jessica Rooks, 34

Practice Areas: Elder law, estate planning and juvenile law Law School: University of Missouri Since childhood, Jessica Rooks knew she wanted to become an attorney. In the practice she’s established, her focus on caring for others and the law go ...

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Up & Coming Honorees: Scott B. Pierson, 35

Practice Areas: Criminal defense, expungements Law School: University of Missouri-Kansas City Scott Pierson says the thrill he experienced from solving problems piqued his interest in a legal career. “Before that I either wanted to be the starting defensive end for ...

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Up & Coming Honorees: William E. Peterson, 32

Practice Areas: Workers’ compensation, personal injury, civil litigation, Social Security disability Law School: University of Missouri How does Will Peterson do it all? At the southwest-Missouri practice where he works, according to a colleague, he maintains a caseload of about ...

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