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WJA 2019

Patricia Scaglia- Scaglia Law Firm

Tricia Scaglia didn’t set out to practice family law. After a two-year clerkship for a federal magistrate judge and another year with a small civil firm in Kansas City, the UMKC law graduate longed to “see all the sexy stuff” ...

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Cara Rose- Franke Schultz & Mullen

Cara Rose knew she wanted to be a lawyer growing up, but she didn’t necessarily think it would be in Springfield. “I always thought growing up that I’d move away and never get married, never have children, have some glamorous ...

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Abby Risner- Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale

Fuel begins its life in an oil field, flows through a pipeline to a refinery and arrives at the pump where drivers wait to put it in their tanks. Somewhere along the way, a legal issue is bound to arise. ...

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Jennifer Oswald Brown- Oswald Roam & Rew

For Jennifer Oswald Brown, practicing family law means working behind the scenes to make people’s lives better. “The only really bad divorces are the ones you hear about,” she said. Brown’s practice ranges from the standard matters of dividing marital ...

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Sonni Fort Nolan- Husch Blackwell

Sonni Fort Nolan advanced her career by starting a new one. In 2003, after four years at what was then Husch & Eppenberger, Nolan decided she needed a change if she was ever going to build a client base. “I ...

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Katherine E. Myers- Edelman, Liesen & Myers

One of the most consequential Missouri Supreme Court rulings of 2019 was one of the first cases Katherine E. Myers took on when she and her law-school classmates launched their small firm in 2012. In February, the court ruled that ...

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Jennifer S. Kingston- Dowd Bennett

For Jennifer S. Kingston, the practice of law is like figuring out the answer to a puzzle. The Rolla native, who now lives in St. Louis, said a client comes in with a question, and it’s up to her to ...

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Nicole Fisher- Fisher Law

Success at family law, Nicole Fisher says, sometimes means being picky about the cases you take. People with problematic domestic situations sometimes come to her with unfixable problems, the kind that have less to do with legal issues than human ...

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Denise K. Drake- Polsinelli

The titles are many for Denise K. Drake: shareholder, practice chair, author, leader and mentor. The one she most embraces is lawyer-mom. In a 27-year legal career, the chair of Polsinelli’s employment litigation practice group has racked up scores of ...

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Michelle L. Corrigan Erikson- Stinson Leonard Street

For some attorneys, taking work home is a practical matter, if not an act of survival. Michelle Corrigan Erikson, a St. Louis products-liability defense specialist and mother of two, has a more vested interest in the work she brings home. ...

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Amy Collignon Gunn- The Simon Law Firm

Ask her about any big cases she’s had lately, and Amy Collignon Gunn will give only one answer. “All of my cases are big to my clients,” she said. That ethos underlies all of the work by Gunn, a recipient ...

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