Eric K. Banks First Black Mizzou Law Graduate to Serve as St. Louis City Counselor Timelines: History of University of Missouri School of Law

Eric Banks (’80) became St. Louis City Counselor from 1997 to January 1999. He then became the first African American graduate named partner in a major law firm (Thompson Coburn LLC). Banks formed his own law firm, Banks Law, LLC., where he currently works.