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Tamar Hodges recognized for pro bono work by the Missouri Bar

Tamar E. Hodges was one of five attorneys who received this year’s Pro Bono Publico Awards for their commitment to helping Missouri residents by providing free or reduced-fee services. Through the awards, The Missouri Bar highlights lawyers and law firms for outstanding pro bono activities. Hodges is associate general counsel and data privacy officer with Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals. She graduated from the…

Figenshau, ’21, Joins St. Louis Plaintiff Law Firm Gray Ritter Graham

The St. Louis plaintiff law firm Gray Ritter Graham announced that Michael S. Figenshau, ’21, has joined the firm as an associate. His practice will focus on wrongful death, catastrophic injury, and commercial litigation. Mr. Figenshau graduated with honors (Order of the Coif) from the University of Missouri School of Law, where he served on the editorial board of Missouri…

Clark Cole, ’80, awarded 2021 Ben Ely, Jr. Defense Lawyer of the Year

Clark Cole, a partner with the Armstrong Teasdale law firm in St. Louis, has been awarded the 2021 Ben Ely, Jr. Defense Lawyer of the Year Award by the Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers.  Clark is a former President of MODL and is a 1980 graduate of the University of Missouri School of Law.  He presently serves as a Trustee…

David Vogel, ’96, launches new mediation firm Eischens + Vogel Mediation Solutions

David Vogel, ’96, is joining Joe Eischens to launch a new mediation firm, Eischens + Voegel Mediation Solutions. Eischens + Vogel Mediation Solutions will mediate a number of dispute types, among them: Employment Labor law Wage and hour Class and collective action Discrimination Harassment Retaliation Restrictive covenants Breach of contract Personal injury To learn more, visit:…

Two Mizzou Law Alumna Honored by the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis

Lace Cline, ’15, and Tamar Hodges, ’17, were honored in September by the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis with Young Lawyers Division (YLD) Awards of Merit. The YLD program is an opportunity for local young lawyer organizations affiliated with the ABA Young Lawyers Division to submit their best projects for evaluation and recognition by a jury of their peers.…

Don Downing named among the Best Lawyers of 2022

Mizzou Law alumnus and Gray Ritter Graham attorney Don Downing (’82) was named a was named the Best Lawyers 2022 Litigation – Banking and Finance St. Louis “Lawyer of the Year.” Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as a Best Lawyers’ “Lawyer of the Year.” Lawyers so honored are selected based on…