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Ruth J. Brackney (‘97)

Ruth J. Brackney (‘97) is currently a partner and attorney at Lathrop GPM. She practices entrepreneurial services, family-owned business, trusts, estates, and legacy planning, trust and estate litigation. She is currently a board member with Big Brothers and Big Sisters. She was selected to the 32nd Class of the Civic Council of Greater Kansas City’s Kansas City Tomorrow Program, she was identified as the community leader.

Cecilia Abbott (‘89)

Cecilia Abbott (‘89) After 30 years of service, Cecilia Abbott is retiring April 30, 2020. She was hired as City Attorney of Kansas City in 1990, since then she has been promoted five times during her career. She served as Deputy City Attorney in 2017.

Congratulations to our alumni and student who are receiving a Women’s Justice Awards for 220 from Missouri Lawyers Media

  • Jessica Agnelly (‘05) Litigation Practitioner Awards
  • Jill Presley (‘97) Litigation Practitioner Awards
  • Cecilia Abbott (‘89) Public Service Award
  • Danielle Atchison (‘14) Pro Bono Award
  • Fluffy Kilburn (3L) Leaders of Tomorrow Award

Darrell Smith (‘18)

Darrell Smith (‘18) was crowned King and Michelle Marvel (‘07) was crowned Queen at the Operation Breakthrough’s Mardi Gras luncheon.

Jennifer Cascio (‘12)

Jennifer Cascio (‘12) joined Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. She focuses her legal practice on catastrophic personal injury, medical negligence, product liability and mass torts. Cascio was selected for the Rising Star 2020 award.

Michelle Marvel (‘07)

Michelle Marvel (‘07) was crowned Queen at the Operation Breakthrough’s Mardi Gras luncheon.

Ruth J. Brackney (‘97)

Ruth J. Brackney (‘97) is currently a partner and attorney at Lathrop GPM. She practices entrepreneurial services, family-owned business, trusts, estates, and legacy planning, trust and estate litigation. She is currently a board member with Big Brothers and Big Sisters. She was selected to the 32nd Class of the Civic Council of Greater Kansas City’s Kansas City Tomorrow Program, she was identified as the community leader.

Cecilia Abbott (‘89)

Cecilia Abbott (‘89) After 30 years of service, Cecilia Abbott is retiring April 30, 2020. She was hired as City Attorney of Kansas City in 1990, since then she has been promoted five times during her career. She served as Deputy City Attorney in 2017.

Justin Whitney (’15)

Justin Whitney (’15) has joined Lathrop GPM as an Associate. Whitney is well-versed in assisting clients with basic and complex estate planning documents, implementing sophisticated planning techniques. He focuses on estate planning, probate and trust administration, trust and estate litigation, tax planning and the drafting of trusts, wills and corporate documents.

Gizie D. Hirsh (’06)

Gizie D. Hirsh (’06) has been promoted to partnership at Lathrop GPM, Hirsh leads the firm’s business immigration practice. She focuses her practice on representing businesses and individuals before United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, the Department of Labor, the Department of State and U.S. Customs and Border Protection.