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Sara Rittman (’81)

Sara Rittman (’81) has returned to the Missouri Attorney General’s Office after 26 years working in the attorney discipline system and private practice.

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

David White (’84)

David White (’84) was chosen to receive the 2019 Excellence Award of the National Conference of Bar Foundation for his work and leadership of the KC Metro Bar Foundation’s Military Matters project. The award recognizes philanthropic work and leadership on behalf of bar foundations. Military Matters provides pro bono legal services to veterans and those on active duty in the KC metro area.r foundations. Military Matters provides pro bono legal services to veterans and those on active duty in the KC metro area.

The Honorable Lajuana Counts (’88)

The Honorable Lajuana Counts (’88) was presented the President’s Award at the KCMBA’s 134th Annual Meeting on Friday, Dec. 14, 2018. She served as KCMBA’s 2018 vice-president.

The Honorable W. Douglas Thomson (’89)

The Honorable W. Douglas Thomson (’89) received the President’s Award on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, at the Opening Luncheon & Chief Justice’s Address at the Missouri Bar Annual Meeting in St. Louis, MO.

The Honorable Lajuana Counts’ (’88)

The Honorable Lajuana Counts’ (’88) investiture ceremony as United States Magistrate for the Western District of Missouri was held on Friday, Oct. 19. She was also presented the Clymer Award at the Jackson County Bar Association’s Annual Scholarship Banquet on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018.

Steven Popejoy (’88)

Steven Popejoy (’88) has been appointed chair of the School of Business Administration in the Harmon College of Business and Professional Studies at the University of Central Missouri. He recently had an article entitled “Right to Work in Missouri – The People Have Spoken” accepted for publication in the UMKC Law Review, co-authored with alumna Deni Oas (’89), also of UCM.

Robert D. Litz (’81)

Robert D. Litz (’81), the President of United States Arbitration and Mediation (USA&M), has been nominated to become a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation (ABF), a global honorary society of lawyers, judges, law faculty and legal scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in the legal profession and service to society. 

Jill M. Katz (’89)

Jill M. Katz (’89) is a new member of the KCMBF Board Directors

Lajuna M. Counts (’88)

Lajuna M. Counts (’88) is the new Vice President of the KCMBA/KCMBF.