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Missouri Lawyers Media honors 25 ICONS

Attorneys from across the state gathered June 1 to honor 25 legal luminaries at Missouri Lawyers Media’s inaugural ICON Awards ceremony. About 290 people attended the luncheon event at the Missouri Athletic Club in downtown St. Louis. Having sifted through ...

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Michael A. Wolff- Dean Emeritus, Saint Louis University School of Law; former Missouri Supreme Court Judge

While attending the University of Minnesota Law School, Michael A. Wolff worked from 1967 until he graduated in 1970 as a reporter and copy editor at the former Minneapolis Star newspaper. He loved the work, he said, but “in the ...

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Dorothy L. White-Coleman- White Coleman & Associates

One of Dorothy White-Coleman’s proudest accomplishments is graduating from law school, especially because most of her closest friends advised her not to go. “They were immediately concerned about me when I was accepted into law school and said, ‘Why would ...

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Charles Weiss- Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Charlie Weiss, one of the state’s elite litigators, very nearly didn’t attend law school. By 1965, he had other options. News reporting was one. He had just earned a journalism degree at the University of Missouri and spent summers writing ...

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John S. Sandberg- Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard

John Sandberg is a lawyer who sails part-time. Sometimes, he jokes, he’d rather be a sailor who practices law part-time. As an amateur seaman, Sandberg has logged serious nautical miles. He has hand-steered boats across the Atlantic Ocean twice and ...

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James A. Polsinelli- Polsinelli

James A. Polsinelli is “Mr. Polsinelli” in every sense of the nickname. Naturally, he prefers to be called Jim. As the tiny firm he founded 46 years ago grew into one of the largest law firms in both Missouri and ...

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Rebecca T. Magruder- Rebecca T. Magruder MSW JD

For Rebecca Magruder, earning a law degree wasn’t so much about practicing law as it was a means to a different end: that of a mediator who helped others resolve disputes. In 1993, Magruder graduated from Washington University with a ...

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Stephen N. Limbaugh Sr.- Armstrong Teasdale; former U.S. District Judge, Eastern District of Missouri

A message that retired U.S. District Judge Stephen N. Limbaugh Sr. would like to impart to all attorneys, young and old, is that obligations come with the practice of law. “I think in addition to providing legal services for hire, ...

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