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Rooney appointed as new commissioner of Division 41

Katie Rooney, ’04, was appointed as the new Family Court Commissioner of Division 41 at a meeting of the Court en Banc in February 2021. Rooney is presently with the law firm of Lathrop GPM. She handles the pro bono work for the firm and primarily represents parents in the Jackson County Family Court’s Treatment Program. In her five years…

Brooks joins Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice

John T. Brooks, ’18, recently joined the St. Louis office of Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice as an associate. His practice focuses on the defense of personal injury, premises and product liability matters. Brooks previously represented governmental…

Jackson promoted to chief diversity and inclusion officer at Thompson Coburn

Norma Jackson, ’11, has been promoted to Thompson Coburn’s chief diversity & inclusion officer. In this role, Norma will lead Thompson Coburn’s continuing efforts to promote and support a diverse team and create an inclusive work environment in each of the firm’s offices. Norma will also continue to oversee the development and execution of programs to enhance the professional development…

Goodman appointed to the Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District

Governor Mike Parson appointed Judge Jack A.L. Goodman, ’98, to the Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District. Judge Goodman succeeds Judge Daniel E. Scott, who retired on December 31, 2020. A Monett resident, he was sworn in on January 29, 2021, and is commuting to the appellate court offices in Springfield. Judge Goodman had served as the Presiding Judge of…

Limbaugh appointed Cole County associate circuit judge

Gov. Mike Parson has appointed Christopher Limbaugh, ’10, as associate circuit judge for the 19th Judicial Circuit in Cole County, Missouri. Limbaugh fills the vacancy created by the November 2020 election of Cotton Walker, ’91, to Cole County circuit judge. Limbaugh started his career in private practice in his hometown of Cape Girardeau, according to a news release from the…

Cole appointed as circuit judge for the 39th Judicial Circuit

Gov. Mike Parson has appointed David Cole, ’92, as Circuit Judge for the 39th Judicial Circuit in January 2021. He fills the circuit judge vacancy created by the appointment of the Honorable Jack  A.L. Goodman to the Southern District Court of Appeals. Cole, of Cassville, is currently a partner at Ellis, Cupps & Cole Law…

Douglas named university counsel at Missouri Western State University

Kelli Douglas, ’99, has been named university counsel at Missouri Western State University. Douglas began serving in this role Jan. 19, 2021. Previously, Douglas served as a supervisory attorney for the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights. Douglas had been with the Office for Civil Rights since 2007, serving first as an attorney and then as a supervisory…

Johnson elected partner at Stinson LLP in Kansas City

McGregor K. (Greg) Johnson, ’08, was elected partner in the Kansas City office of Stinson LLP, effective January 1, 2021. His experience is in contracts and compliance matters for payment systems and financial technology programs. Johnson also represents clients on transactions involving financing, acquisitions and general corporate…

Nathan Jones Law now Jones and Ueligger Law

Nathan Jones Law recently changed its name to Jones and Ueligger, https://jandulaw.com/. The new brand better reflects the existing working relationship between Nathan Jones, ’11 and Ernie Euligger,…

Nathan Jones Law now Jones & Ueligger Law

Nathan Jones Law recently changed its name to Jones and Ueligger, https://jandulaw.com/. Ernie Ueligger, ’11, has been a partner in the firm for more than two and a half years. The new brand reflects the existing working relationship between Ueligger and Nathan Jones,…