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WJA 2018

May 8, 2018

WJA 2018 Event Photos

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May 4, 2018

Cutler Honored as 2018 Woman of the Year

Attorneys from across the state gathered May 3 to honor the contributions of women in the legal profession at Missouri Lawyers Media’s 20th Annual Women’s Justice Awards.

May 3, 2018

WJA 2018

  2018 Event Details: Thursday, May 3 6 pm to 9 pm Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis For ticket information call Johnny Aguirre at 314.558.3257 or [email protected] he Women’s Justice Awards special issue and event celebrates and recognizes women in all facets of the law, including general practitioners, litigators, in-house attorneys, law students, public servants, […]

May 2, 2018

Leaders of Tomorrow: Lischen Peso Gibson

erving others is not just something Lischen Gibson does — it’s ingrained in who she is. “It’s really important to me to work on behalf of other people,” said Gibson, a UMKC law student whose work already has affected lives around the world. Gibson was born in Liberia and came to America at age 7 […]

May 2, 2018

Litigation Practitioner: Phyllis Norman-Komoroski

f you want Phyllis Norman-Komoroski to represent you, just mention cats. Norman, co-owner of the small Kansas City firm Norman & Graves, once got a call from a woman whose brand-new puppy had been killed by a neighbor’s dog. Norman initially was reluctant to take the case. “I’m like, ‘I don’t do cases of dog-on-dog. […]

May 2, 2018

Leaders of Tomorrow: Brandi Pikes

randi Pikes knows the importance of paying it forward. The St. Louis native and third-year law student at Washington University remembers a teacher taking a special interest in her when she was struggling to read as a young child. With the extra help, Pikes improved and began reading above grade level. Today, Pikes, who aspires […]

May 2, 2018

Leaders of Tomorrow: Abigail Williams

ne mark of a good leader is the ability to elevate others. Beyond being known as one of the best researchers, writers and analytical thinkers in her class, Abigail Williams, a third-year law student at the University of Missouri, has earned a reputation for going above and beyond to support other students. “Abigail is one […]

May 2, 2018

Leaders of Tomorrow: Maureen Hanlon

aureen Hanlon often can be spotted walking from her school to the St. Louis City Justice Center on her way to teach a mini-law-school course. When she’s not helping others gain a better understanding of the legal system, the third-year Saint Louis University School of Law student is busy maintaining her spot at No. 1 […]

May 2, 2018

Pro Bono: Tara A. Nealey

ara Nealey followed an unlikely path to become a shareholder at one of Missouri’s largest law firms. Nealey graduated from Brown University in 1984 with a degree in biomedical ethics. After earning her Ph.D. in physiology and winning the Bartlett Prize in neuroscience at the University of Rochester, Nealey said she anticipated she would forge […]

May 2, 2018

Pro Bono: Amy Rebecca Johnson

my Rebecca Johnson works in a punishing area of law. As a partner at Paule, Camazine & Blumenthal in St. Louis, she practices family law, encountering people during particularly difficult circumstances to navigate: divorces, contentious child-custody agreements, orders of protection. “We are dealing with people at their worst times,” she said. Yet despite the challenges […]

May 2, 2018

Public Service: Karen C. Nelson Warren

hen low-income people are entangled in the criminal justice system, they’re entitled to help from a public defender. The civil-justice system doesn’t come with that guarantee, but Karen Warren and Legal Services of Eastern Missouri are there to help. “Our clients don’t have a voice for the most part, and they find it hard to […]

May 2, 2018

Public Service: Monique D. Abby

rowing up in a blue-collar family in North County, Monique D. Abby knew from childhood that one of only two career paths awaited her as an adult. “My mom and dad always said, ‘Lawyer or doctor,’” said Abby. “I would ask, ‘What if I want to be an astrologer?’ ‘No, lawyer or doctor.’” Law won […]

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