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Noah Nash (’19)

Noah Nash (’19) joined the law firm of Lathrop Gage. Noah is part of the Insurance and Recovery and Counselling team. He will handling a variety insurance recovery matters, mass tor claims, environmental litigation, campaign finance and class action lawsuits Prior to his legal career, Nash worked as a catastrophe claims adjuster for a large insurance carrier, where he worked to provide aid to victims of natural disasters.

Garrett Pratt (’19) LLM

Garrett Pratt (’19) LLM has joined the law firm of Lathrop Gage. Garrett is part of the Tax and Employment Benefits team. He will be advising clients regarding federal income tax and employee benefits matters and the tax ramifications of various business transactions. He also assists clients with forming and dissolving legal entities, corporate reorganizations and advises on tax issues arising from the operation of partnerships and limited liability companies.

Congratulations to our alumni for being named Missouri Lawyers of the Year for 2020. The awards will be presented Friday, January 24, 2020 in St. Louis, MO.

  • William G. Beck (’78) Influential Appellate Advocate
  • Marie Gockel (’83) Influential Appellate Advocate
  • Kirk Presley (’83) Influential Lawyer

Andrew “Drew” Goodwin (’12)

Andrew “Drew” Goodwin (’12) has joined the law firm of Joseph, Hollander, & Craft LLC. Drew is a litigator who represents individuals and business in the transportation, financial, utility and manufacturing industries. He provides general business counsel to small business clients, particularly in the areas of risk management and insurance coverage

John Anderson Tackes Baty (’92)

John Anderson Tackes Baty (’92) passed away on October 15, 2019. During his career he served as an Administrative Law Judge and Appeals Referee with the State of Missouri

Clarence L. Roeder (’65)

Clarence L. Roeder (’65) passed away on October 30 2019. During law school he joined the JC Nichols Company where his career spanned 30 years. He was a U.S. Army Veteran

Phil Appenzeller (’92)

Phil Appenzeller (’92) was included in the D-CEO Magazines Dallas 500 is a special edition that celebrates the most influential business leaders in Dallas-Fort Worth Texas

Congratulations to our alumni and adjunct faculty member who will be presented awards at the KCMBA Annual Meeting on December 13, 2019

  • James W. Tippin (’73) Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Robert L. Kinsman (’14) YLS President’s Award
  • Perry Brandt, Outstanding CLE Contributor

John R. Shank (’78)

John R. Shank (’78) passed away on October 7, 2019. John initially worked in private practice and served as an assistant public defender in Clay Co. He then practiced law with Michael Gunn and many other esteemed colleagues for 38 years.

John Francis Baty (’13)

John Francis Baty (’13) passed away on October 19, 2019. He practiced at the law firm of Baty Otto Coronado, PC. Alongside his father Lee Baty and his sister Laura Kaufman.