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Missouri Lawyers Awards

Joan Swartz
Dec 2, 2022

Joan Swartz named Lawyer of the Year

Missouri Lawyers Media’s Lawyer of the Year award is meant to honor attorneys who achieved significant results at trial, won precedential rulings on appeal or championed an important cause. In 2022, Joan Swartz did all three.

Feb 6, 2011

Missouri Lawyer Awards 2011

The Missouri Lawyers Awards were handed out Jan. 28 at the Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark. Forty-four attorneys and law firms were honored for their contributions to the legal community in 2010.

Jan 17, 2011

Law firm leader – Mike Ward

Defending insurance firms may not be as lucrative as other litigation practices, but the St. Louis-based law firm Brown & James has managed to pump up its business and headcount even during national economic gloom.

Jan 17, 2011

Influential appellate advocate – Jerome Dobson

When Missouri employment law cases started to shift from federal to state courts in the early 2000s, Jerome Dobson and his firm saw an opportunity to help shape caselaw in a largely untested arena.

Jan 17, 2011

Influential Appellate advocates – The Simon Law Firm

A passion for their clients and the legal minds to back it up drive the lawyers at The Simon Law Firm. That combination translated into a victory for consumers when the Missouri Supreme Court decided in Brewer v. Missouri Title Loans that some arbitration clauses are just too unfair to enforce.

Jan 17, 2011

Legal Champion – Don Downing

The rolling cotton fields of southeast Missouri led Don Downing to rice. And rice led Downing to a string of impressive plaintiff victories against one of the largest biotech companies in the world, Bayer CropScience.

Jan 17, 2011

Legal Champion – Bob Langdon

When he began practicing law, Bob Langdon didn’t read novels in his spare time. He read trial transcripts.

Jan 17, 2011

Influential lawyer – Dean Dankelson

For many years, in the public debate over Missouri’s public defender caseload issues, one side remained strangely quiet: the prosecutors who stood opposite the defenders in each and every case.

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