Alumni News

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Dryer Joins Burr & Forman’s Nashville Office

Posted on July 1st, 2019

Kirk Dryer, ’12, joined the Nashville, Tenn., office of Burr & Forman as counsel. Dryer joins the Lending Practice Group where his practice encompasses a wide range of commercial real estate transactions for local, regional, national and international…

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Brett Emison Installed as President of Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys

Posted on July 1st, 2019

Brett Emison, ’02, partner at Langdon & Emison, was named president of the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys (MATA) at the organization’s annual convention. MATA is Missouri’s only association dedicated to protecting the 7th Amendment constitutional right…

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Peebles graduates from the Heart of America Fellows Institute of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel

Posted on May 30th, 2019

Andy Peebles, ’15, who practices with the law firm of Carnahan, Evans, Cantwell & Brown, P.C. in Springfield, has graduated from Class I of the Heart of America Fellows Institute of the American College of Trust and…

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Norris Joins Polsinelli P.C. in Kansas City

Posted on May 23rd, 2019

Jessica Norris, ’02, joined Polsinelli PC as a shareholder in the Corporate and Transactional practice. Norris has a full range of experience in mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, strategic alliances and commercial lending transactions and commercial lending transactions, including…

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McCarther receives Thomas J. Conway Award from KCMBA

Posted on May 22nd, 2019

Jeffrey McCarther, ’09, received the Thomas J. Conway Award from the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association (KCMBA) at its annual Bench and Bar Conference in May 2019. Named for the late Thomas J. Conway, this award was…

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Freeman joins Spencer Fane in Cape Girardeau

Posted on May 22nd, 2019

Ross Freeman, ’16, has joined the Cape Girardeau law office of Spencer Fane LLP as an associate attorney. His practice focuses on general commercial litigation and business law. Before entering private practice, he served as a law…

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Hodges Joins Husch Blackwell’s Jefferson City Office

Posted on May 15th, 2019

Tamar E. Hodges, ’17, recently joined Husch Blackwell’s healthcare practice as an associate in the firm’s Jefferson City office. Hodges earned her J.D. from Mizzou Law and her B.S. in nursing from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.…

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Al-Shathir Elected a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel

Posted on May 15th, 2019

Laura E. Krebs Al-Shathir, ’03, shareholder of St. Louis-based Capes Sokol, has been elected a fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel. Membership in ACTC, a prestigious professional association established in 1981, is reserved for an…

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Adams Accepted into Heart of America Fellows Institute of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel

Posted on May 15th, 2019

Lisa M. Adams, ’99, shareholder of St. Louis-based Capes Sokol, has been accepted into the inaugural class of the Heart of America Fellows Institute of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC). The institute was…

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Miller Joins Leadership Team at Mid-Missouri Bank

Posted on May 15th, 2019

Michael L. Miller, ’04, was recently named chief operating officer and general counsel of Mid-Missouri Bank, which has its headquarters in Springfield, Mo., and has 13 locations in 10 cities in Missouri.