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Gottuso named partner at Stinson LLP St. Louis office

Stinson LLP recently announced the election of Kyle Gottuso, ’12, to partner. Gottuso works with clients on intellectual property and patent litigation matters, including Uniform Domain-Name dispute resolution proceedings, settlement negotiations, mediations and Inter Partes Review. He has represented clients before U.S. district courts across the country, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.…

Gregory promoted to counsel at Tucker Ellis in Chicago

Tucker Ellis LLP promoted Brandon Gregory, ’11, to counsel. Gregory defends complex civil litigation in product liability, toxic tort, general liability and casualty, professional liability, transportation, and commercial matters. He is also experienced in defending construction, personal injury, employment, and criminal matters. Gregory serves as national coordinating counsel and local counsel for toxic tort claims against diversified product manufacturers and…

Haden elected partner at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Beth Haden, ’09, was among 17 new partners elected at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner. This is BCLP’s second class of new partners since the merger of Bryan Cave and Berwin Leighton Paisner in 2018. Consistent with the firm’s core values and commitment to diversity, this class is diverse in terms of geography and ethnicity. In addition, almost 60 percent of…

Brandt appointed associate circuit judge for 20th Circuit in Missouri

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson appointed Sonya Brandt, ’99, as associate circuit judge for the 20th Judicial Circuit on January 6, 2020. She will fill the vacancy left when former Associate Circuit Judge Bob Schollmeyer left for a position in the state of Georgia in October. Brandt is currently an attorney with Brandt Law Office LLC in Linn, Mo. The 20th Judicial Circuit…

Crumpton named shareholder in Gilmore & Bell Kansas City office

Gilmore & Bell, P.C., a leading public finance law firm, is pleased to announce that Haden R. Crumpton has been named a shareholder in the Kansas City office. His practice areas include education, transportation, public power, economic development, infrastructure/municipal facilities and other nonprofit facilities. Gilmore Bell is one of the leading public finance law firms in the United States. The…

Creach named director of the St. Louis office of Gilmore & Bell, P.C.

Gilmore & Bell, P.C., a leading public finance law firm, is pleased to announce that Erick S. Creach, ’05, has been named director in the St. Louis office. His practice areas include education, utilities, healthcare, transportation, economic development, infrastructure/municipal facilities and other nonprofit facilities. He completed an LLM in Taxation in 2013 from New York University School of Law. He…

Peebles Named to the 2020 Class of 40 under 40 in Springfield

Carnahan, Evans, Cantwell & Brown, P.C. (“CECB”) is pleased to announce that Andrew T. Peebles, ’15, was recently named to the Springfield Business Journal’s 2020 class of 40 Under 40. Since 1999, an independent panel of judges has chosen 40 rising professionals as the 40 Under 40. The award honors individuals based on their professional and community accomplishments. Peebles is…

Cunningham promoted to partner at Lathrop Gage

Ally Cunningham, ’12, was one of three women recently promoted to partner at Lathrop Gage. Cunningham focuses her practice on representing clients in administrative negotiations with federal and state agencies, advising clients regarding their regulatory requirements and assisting with litigation of environmental claims. In addition to traditional legal counseling, she brings experience in the strategy and creation of public relations…

Wheelwright joins Lathrop Gage in St. Louis

Brooke Wheelwright recently joined the Business Litigation team of Lathrop Gage in St. Louis. She worked in 2019 and in 2016 as a summer associate with Lathrop Gage, and for two years prior as a judicial clerk to the Hon. Paul C. Wilson of the Supreme Court of Missouri. Wheelwright graduated Order of the Coif and served as associate editor…

Pratt joins Lathrop Gage in Kansas City

Garrett Pratt, ’17, recently joined the Tax and Employee Benefits team at Lathrop Gage. Pratt advises clients regarding federal income tax and employee benefits matters and the tax ramifications of various business transactions. He also assists clients with forming and dissolving legal entities, corporate reorganizations and advises on tax issues arising from the operation of partnerships and limited liability companies.…