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Jon Otto (’10)

Jon Otto (’10) has joined Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP in their Kansas City, MO office. His practice will focus on public finance, corporate transactions and general business transactional matters. Previously, Mr. Otto worked at Polsinelli PC in the firm’s financial services and real estate practice group focusing on public finance, tax credit and real estate finance transactions.

The 25th Annual Mardi Gras Luncheon

The 25th Annual Mardi Gras Luncheon was presided over by the LEAP King and Queen were Matthew Sparks (’10) and Abby McClelland (’13) on March 5th, 2019. They were both selected for their connection to the Study Buddy Program at Operation Break Through.

2019 KCMBA Bench Bar and Boardroom Awardees

Congratulations to our alumni who recieved awards at the KCMBA Bench-Bar and Boardroom and Bar Conference.

David W. Frantze (’81) Baron of the Boardroom
Michael T. White (‘6) Distinguished Counselor
Marilyn B. Keller (’91) Distinguished Counselor
Patricia Scaglia (’01) Hon. Kelly J. Moorhouse Dedication to Children
Chrissy L. Del Percio (’13) Young Lawyer of the Year Award

Linda Adeniji (’16)

Linda Adeniji (’16) has joined Seyferth Blumenthal & Harris LLC. She concentrates her practice in general employment law litigation and counseling, as well as insurance coverage consulting, litigation, and disputes.

Crystal Howard (J.D ’08 LLM ’09)

Crystal Howard (J.D ’08 LLM ’09) has joined Husch Blackwell as a partner in its Tax practice group and its Financial Services Capital Markets industry team.

Brittany Perry (’17)

Brittany Perry (’17) has joined Evans & Dixon as an associate in the firm’s Workers’ Compensation practice. Following law school, Ms. Perry worked for 2 years as a civil litigation attorney handling premise liability, automobile insurance defense, real estate, and defective construction cases.

Desarae Harrah (’05)

Desarae Harrah (’05) is pleased to announce the opening of Harrah Law, LLC. She represents individuals and businesses in dispute resolution and litigation in both state and federal court. Her practice focuses on business, real estate, banking, commercial and construction litigation. She has extensive experience in loan workouts and creditors’ rights litigation

Pamela J. Welch (’03)

Pamela J. Welch (’03) has joined Welch & Webb, LLC in Platte City, MO after more than 15 years at Franke Schultz & Mullen, P.C., where she was a partner and trial attorney. Pamela will focus on personal injury and general civil litigation.

2019 Women’s Justice Awards

Congratulations to our alumni and student who are receiving a Women’s Justice Awards for 2019 from Missouri Lawyers Media

  • Jennifer Oswald Brown (’01) Litigation Practitioner Award
  • Nicole Fisher (’06) Litigation Practitioner Award
  • Shanna Jacoby (’16) General Practitioner Award
  • Kathleen Killen 3L Leaders of Tomorrow Award
  • Vickie Mauck (’95) Litigation Practitioner Award
  • Katherine Myers (’12) Litigation Practitioner Award
  • Patricia Scaglia (’01) Litigation Practitioner Award
  • Kathy Krantz Sadoun (’79) General Practitioner Award

Michelle Marvel (’07)

Michelle Marvel (’07) was presented the President’s Award at KCMBA’s 134th Annual Meeting on Friday, December 14, 2018.