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Up & Coming 2019

Daniel Zdrodowski
Oct 25, 2019

Daniel Zdrodowski, 31

Location: Clayton Practice Areas: Family law Law School: Saint Louis University At one point, Daniel Zdrodowski seriously thought of becoming an apprentice silversmith. “I eventually decided, though, that becoming a lawyer would be a better use of my skills and a better contribution to society,” he said. It’s a good thing he did. Since earning […]

Brian Winebright
Oct 25, 2019

Brian Winebright, 31

Location: St. Louis Practice Area: Personal injury Law School: University of Missouri Since earning his law degree in 2013, Brian Winebright, a partner at Cantor Injury Law in St. Louis, has taken several cases to verdict and been lead counsel in several cases that have resolved for millions of dollars. He’s already begun passing on […]

Jennifer Visintine
Oct 25, 2019

Jennifer Visintine, 40

Location: St. Louis Practice Area(s): Intellectual property, media law Law School: University of Missouri Whether she is negotiating a multimillion-dollar software license agreement or managing a trademark portfolio for a major telecommunications company, Jennifer Visintine applies one important rule. “Treat every client like your best client,” she said. “Your level of service to your client[...]

Judd M. Treeman
Oct 25, 2019

Judd M. Treeman, 37

Location: Kansas City Practice Area(s): Real estate development, public finance Law School: Emory University Judd Treeman says that if he hadn’t been a lawyer, he might have just as easily been a philosophy professor, a theoretical physicist or a fishing guide. Instead, he’s negotiated more than $3 billion in complex business deals nationwide. Operating in […]

Megan R. Stumph-Turner
Oct 25, 2019

Megan R. Stumph-Turner, 36

Location: Kansas City Practice Area(s): Civil defense litigation, with emphasis in financial services and commercial disputes Law School: University of Missouri Megan Stumph-Turner advises young lawyers to never lose what is unique about their experiences, their background and their personality. These days, her own unique achievements speak for themselves. In her civil litigation practice focused [...]

Tyler Jacob Scott
Oct 25, 2019

Tyler Jacob Scott, 34

Location: Kansas City Practice Area(s): Commercial litigation, insurance coverage Law School: University of Missouri-Kansas City Tyler Scott still recalls fondly the first time he won a motion for summary judgement. “I’ll always remember that feeling,” he said of the judge’s dismissal of the plaintiff’s claims. “I felt like I could say, ‘That was me. I […]

Allison Scime
Oct 25, 2019

Allison M. Scime, 28

Location: St. Louis Practice Area(s): Municipal government, public education Law School: Saint Louis University Allison Scime once wanted to be a marine biologist — until she discovered she was afraid of fish. Fortunately, she had no fear of the courtroom. She has built an impressive practice at Lashly & Baer representing public and governmental entities, […]

Joel R. Samuels
Oct 25, 2019

Joel R. Samuels, 36

Location: St. Louis Practice Area(s): Intellectual property, IP litigation, brand management, licensing, copyright and trademark prosecution Law School: Penn State Law / Penn State Dickinson Law From the time he became involved with student government in middle school, Joel Samuels has found it rewarding to advocate on behalf of others. Today, he does that every […]

Kaitlyn Adams Parker
Oct 24, 2019

Kaitlyn Adams Parker, 30

Location: St. Louis Practice Areas: Litigation, commercial disputes Law School: Saint Louis University Kaitlyn Adams Parker was inspired to pursue a career in the law by one of her sisters, who has Down syndrome. “I took pride in advocating for her needs,” said Parker, who noted that her sibling taught her the power of perseverance […]

Jeff D. Mitchell
Oct 24, 2019

Jeff D. Mitchell, 38

Location: Springfield Practice Area(s): Public higher education, contract, personal Injury Law School: University of Missouri-Kansas City Jeff Mitchell says he knows that the hardest words in life are “I don’t know.” That’s why he believes in the power of humility. According to his nominator, the Colorado native is indispensable at Missouri State University, where he […]

Matt McCoy
Oct 24, 2019

Matthew “Matt” McCoy, 29

Location: Kansas City Practice Areas: Personal injury, wrongful death, insurance coverage, extra-contractual litigation Law School: University of Missouri-Kansas City In the past year, Matt McCoy has taken part in two high-profile jury trials that resulted in wins for his clients. He assisted a client in securing an $11 million bad-faith verdict in Clay County last […]

Abby E. McClellan
Oct 24, 2019

Abby E. McClellan, 33

Location: Kansas City Practice area: Mass torts (plaintiffs) Law School: University of Missouri-Kansas City An elementary education class set Abby McClellan on the path to becoming a lawyer. Learning about special education law and reading about cases that had a large impact on education hit close to home for her. “My younger brother has multiple […]

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