Nicholas S. Beydler (’13)

Nicholas S. Beydler (’13)  received the David J. Dixon Appellate Advocacy Award from the 2017 Missouri Bar Foundation and Public Service Awards.

Danielle Atchison (’14)

Danielle Atchison (’14) received the YLS Pro Bono Award from the 2017 Missouri Bar Foundation and Public Service Awards.

Tiffannie Kennedy (‘12)

Tiffannie Kennedy (‘12) has joined as an associate at Levinson and Stefani, a Chicago based law firm. She will be focusing on litigation and trial work.

Tara Moreland (’16)

Tara Moreland (’16) has joined the Jackson County Circuit court as Law Clerk for The Honorable Joel P. Fahnestock. Tara assists in the preparation of Division 9’s civil docket, as well as the preparation of the Division’s jury trials. Prior to joining Judge Fahnestock’s chambers, Moreland briefly practiced in civil litigation at a Kansas City firm.

Brian Mack (’12)

Brian Mack (’12) has been named a partner at Lathrop and Gage. Brian is a registered patent attorney who counsels clients in all aspects of intellectual property. He specializes in aerospace and mechanical arts, including combustion, gas turbine components, power plant applications and transportation equipment. He is a named inventor on 17 gas turbine-related patents, and prior to practicing law, he worked as a mechanical design engineer in the aerospace and power generation industries. 


Abby E. McClelland (’13)

Abby E. McClelland (’13) was appointed by Judge Kurt Engelhardt of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana to serve on the Plaintiff’s Steering Committee (PSC) of the Taxotere (Docetaxel) Products Liability Litigation. McClelland was chosen along with 13 others for a leadership role to oversee the complex management of the plaintiff’s litigation which includes breast cancer survivors from across the country.

Sara Hofeditz Christensen (’14)

Sara Hofeditz Christensen (’14) has joined the Hastings Law Firm. She was formerly with the Jackson County Public Defender’s Office where she handled state-level felonies, juvenile delinquencies, and probation violations.

Tara Moreland (’16)

Tara Moreland (’16) was recently hired as an Associate Attorney at The Law Offices of Anderson & Associates, where she practices civil litigation, specializing in landlord/tenant law and creditors’ rights.

Ronald Nguyen (’11)

Ronald Nguyen (’11) has opened The Law Office of Ronald Nguyen, LLC in Kansas City, Missouri. Ron practiced more than 5 years at Legal Aid of Western Missouri. He was the Supervising Immigration Attorney and handled/supervised all Legal Aid immigration cases for the Western District of Missouri and Eastern District of Kansas. Ron’s firm will handle immigration, criminal, and personal injury cases.

Larry V. Parman (’74)

Larry V. Parman (’74), president and CEO of Parman & Easterday, LLP, has been appointed to Paycom Software, Inc.’s Board of Directors as a Class I director.