Grider Joins White House Counsel’s Office

Posted on April 17th, 2019

Mark Grider. ’98, joined the White House In March as special assistant to the president and senior associate counsel. Grider left Husch Blackwell, where he had been a partner since 2016.Grider’s practice focused on white-collar matters, government investigations and regulator…

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Gurley Appointed District Judge in 11th Judicial District Court in New Mexico

Posted on April 17th, 2019

Curtis R. Gurley, ’89, was appointed by New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham as a district judge in the 11th Judicial District Court. Gurley has practiced law since 1989. He has his own law firm and has…

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Kellogg Elected as Presiding Judge for the 5th Judicial Circuit in Missouri

Posted on April 17th, 2019

Dan Kellogg, ’88, was elected presiding judge by his peers for the 5th Judicial Circuit in Missouri – covering Andrew and Buchanan counties. Judge Kellogg has been on the bench since 1995 and was recently re-elected to…

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Shoemaker Joins Barchet Law

Posted on April 17th, 2019

Barchet Law in Columbia, Mo., is pleased to announce that Evan Shoemaker, ’17,  has joined the practice as an associate attorney. He will practice in the area of estate planning, elder law and probate litigation. Shoemaker is…

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Goddard Appointed to Top Advancement Position at University of Central Missouri

Posted on March 14th, 2019

Courtney E. Goddard, ’00, became the University of Central Missouri’s vice president for advancement and external engagement and the executive director of the UCM Foundation effective March 1, 2019. Goddard joined UCM in July 2018 as associate…

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Downing Admitted to American College of Trial Lawyers

Posted on March 14th, 2019

Don Downing, ’82, was named a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. Downing is currently vice president of the St. Louis plaintiff law firm Gray, Ritter & Graham, P.C. He practices in the areas of…

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Shay Joins KPMG as M & A Tax Senior Associate

Posted on March 14th, 2019

M. Desiree Shay, ’16, started a new position as senior associate with KPMG’s Mergers & Acquisitions Tax practice in the firm’s Chicago office. Shay previously worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers as a tax associate.

Preston Named Shareholder at Carnahan, Evans, Cantwell & Brown, P.C.

Posted on March 14th, 2019

Jay Preston, ’11, was named a shareholder at Carnahan, Evans, Cantwell & Brown, P.C. Preston is a member of the firm’s Litigation/Dispute Resolution, Transactional, and Marijuana/Hemp practice groups. As a graduate of the University of Missouri’s joint…

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Nathan Jones Law Moves Offices

Posted on March 14th, 2019

Nathan Jones Law recently moved offices from its location on North Stadium Boulevard to Forum Boulevard, in the Colonies. The firm is comprised of attorneys Nathan Jones, ’11, and Ernie Ueligger, ’11. Jones focuses his practice on…

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Brooks Named Associate at Newman, Comley & Ruth P.C.

Posted on March 14th, 2019

John T. Brooks, ’18, was named an associate at Newman, Comley & Ruth P.C. His primary area of practice is general civil litigation. Brooks previously worked at the firm as a law clerk during law school. In…

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