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Up & Coming 2018

Up & Coming Honorees: Julie E. Parisi, 32

Practice Area: Commercial litigation Law School: University of Kansas One of Julie Parisi’s sub-specialties is “space law.” After joining Seigfreid Bingham in 2016, she helped to represent a client who had purchased a bag used by Apollo 11 to collect ...

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Up & Coming Honorees: Jarica Oeltjen, 31

Practice Areas: Litigation, estate planning Law School: University of Arkansas-Fayetteville Jarica Oeltjen’s favorite moment in her career so far came on the day she won summary judgment in state court on behalf of a rural water district. Her desire to ...

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Up & Coming Honorees: Ryan J. McCarty, 38

Practice Area: Commercial litigation Law School: Saint Louis University As a young man, Ryan McCarty intended to be a doctor, just like his father, who was a physician. But his father then became a full-time consultant in the medico-legal sphere. ...

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Up & Coming Honorees: Tanya M. Maerz, 33

Practice Areas: Litigation, health care, medical malpractice, commercial and business disputes Law School: University of Missouri In her seven years at Husch Blackwell, Tanya Maerz has wasted no time in distinguishing herself as a health care industry litigator. She is ...

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Up & Coming Honorees: Sarah J. Luem, 37

Practice Area: Business and real estate transactions Law School: Saint Louis University Sarah Luem was a 33-year-old associate at Capes Sokol when, one day, in the middle of an intense mediation session for a client, she learned she had cancer. ...

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Up & Coming Honorees: Patricia Llanos, 37

Practice Area: Personal injury Law School: City University of New York After earning a master’s degree in public health from Saint Louis University in 2006, Patricia Llanos noticed that health policies affected people every bit as much as — if ...

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Up & Coming Honorees: Elizabeth S. Lenivy, 27

Practice Areas: Medical malpractice, products liability, personal injury Law School: Saint Louis University Elizabeth Lenivy had a fascination with the law imparted to her at an early age. Her father worked in law enforcement, and he had a deep interest ...

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Up & Coming Honorees: Michael Kuhn, 39

Practice Area: Commercial litigation Law School: University of Nebraska Michael J. Kuhn has a special gift for legal research and writing — skills he sharpened while clerking for five different federal judges after his graduation from law school in 2006. ...

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Up & Coming Honorees: Sarah Smith Kuehnel, 34

Practice Area: Employment law Law School: Washington University As a military spouse, Sarah Smith Kuehnel works reduced hours for Ogletree Deakins, but you wouldn’t know it from her robust track record. She graduated in 2009 from Washington University School of ...

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Up & Coming Honorees: Elisabeth Koral, 36

Practice Areas: Patents; PTAB proceedings; international Law School: Northern Kentucky University, Chase College of Law As a patent attorney for Harness Dickey, Elisabeth Koral relies not only on her legal expertise, but her background in engineering. Koral earned her undergraduate ...

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Up & Coming Honorees: Jozef Kopchick, 34

Practice Areas: Business litigation, professional-liability defense, appellate litigation, criminal defense, family law Law School: Harvard Jozef Kopchick has been in St. Louis only since 2014, but already he is making a mark on the city and beyond. After graduating from ...

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