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Bartolacci named to 2021 Best Lawyers in St. Louis list

Mike Bartolacci, ’88, has been named a 2021 “Lawyer of the Year” in Litigation – Trusts and Estates Law by The Best Lawyers in America. He is a partner at Thompson Coburn LLP in St. Louis, leading the Estates and Trusts Division. He has extensive experience handling probate and trust litigation for both fiduciaries and…

Jordan elected director of NBA Region VIII

Region VIII of the National Bar Association (NBA) has elected Dentons partner Karen Jordan, ’00, as director. This position also serves on the NBA Board of Governors. Jordan, a member of Dentons’ Corporate practice based in the St. Louis office, advises clients on debt and equity financing, mergers and acquisitions, investments, high-value procurements and other key corporate matters. She also…

Fridkin honored among Best Lawyers in Southwest Florida

Jeffrey D. Fridkin, ’80, is included in the 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the metropolitan area of Fort Myers, Fla., in the areas of Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Construction, Litigation – Real Estate, and Litigation – Trusts and Estates. Fridkin also was recognized as the 2021 “Lawyer of the Year” for Litigation-Real Estate. Only a single…

Norma Jackson, ’11, selected as an honoree by The Missouri Lawyers Media 2020 Diversity & Inclusion Awards

The Missouri Lawyers Media 2020 Diversity & Inclusion Awards selection committee has chosen Norma Jackson, ’11, Thompson Coburn, among its 21 honorees. The Diversity & Inclusion Awards recognize attorneys, firms and organizations for significantly advancing diversity, inclusion and the dignity of all people in Missouri’s legal profession and in communities in which exceptional legal work impacts justice for…

Al W. Johnson, ’81, selected as an honoree by The Missouri Lawyers Media 2020 Diversity & Inclusion Awards

The Missouri Lawyers Media 2020 Diversity & Inclusion Awards selection committee has chosen Al W. Johnson, ’81, New Covenant Legal Services, among its 21 honorees. The Diversity & Inclusion Awards recognize attorneys, firms and organizations for significantly advancing diversity, inclusion and the dignity of all people in Missouri’s legal profession and in communities in which exceptional legal work impacts justice…

J.Y. Miller, ’96, selected as an honoree by The Missouri Lawyers Media 2020 Diversity & Inclusion Awards

The Missouri Lawyers Media 2020 Diversity & Inclusion Awards selection committee has chosen J.Y. Miller, ’96, Husch Blackwell, among its 21 honorees. The Diversity & Inclusion Awards recognize attorneys, firms and organizations for significantly advancing diversity, inclusion and the dignity of all people in Missouri’s legal profession and in communities in which exceptional legal work impacts justice for…

Kimberly J. Norwood, ’85, selected as an honoree by The Missouri Lawyers Media 2020 Diversity & Inclusion Awards

The Missouri Lawyers Media 2020 Diversity & Inclusion Awards selection committee has chosen Kimberly J. Norwood, ’85, Washington University School of Law, among its 21 honorees. The Diversity & Inclusion Awards recognize attorneys, firms and organizations for significantly advancing diversity, inclusion and the dignity of all people in Missouri’s legal profession and in communities in which exceptional legal work impacts…

Shy returns to Pentagon after service in Afghanistan

Shannon Shy, ’88, recently returned to the Pentagon after two years of service in Kabul, Afghanistan as the Senior Advisor to the Chief Legal Officer, Afghanistan Ministry of Defense and one year as the Director of the Rule of Law – Defense section, Combined Security Transition Command – Afghanistan.  At the Pentagon, Shannon is the Senior Counsel (Land Use) in…