Desarae Harrah (’05)

Desarae Harrah (’05) has founded Harrah Law. She practices in real estate, construction, business disputes, creditors rights, arbitrtion and mediation.

Honorable Cory L. Atkins (’07)

Honorable Cory L. Atkins (’07) was appointed as Circuit Judge for the 16th Judical Court in Division 17. He has filled the vacancy of the Honorable Jack R. Grate.

Congratulations to all of our alumni named Best of the Bar for 2019 by Kansas City Business Journal.

Scott Bethune (’88)
Michelle Burge (’03)
Nikki Cannezzaro (’00)
Mara Cohara (’01)
Athena Dickson (’03)
Tim Dollar (’84)
Derek Feagans (’98)
Charlie Harris (’95)
James Hobbs (’81)
Mira Mdivani (’99)
Martin Meyers (’79)
Phyllis Norman (’03)
John O’Connor (’82)
Dawn Parsons (’93)
Kirk Presley (’83)
Charles Renner (’00)
Anne Schiavone (’99)
David Skeens (’88)
Michael White (’65)
James Wyrsch (’72)

Congratulations to all of our alumni and member of our faculty that received awards at the Mo Bar Annual Meeting.

Danielle Atchison (’14) for the Mdivani Corporate Immigration Law Firm, Pro Bono Publico Award
Patrick Berrigan (’84), Defender of Distinction Award
Suzanne Bosell Bradley (’75), Spurgeon Smithson Award
Mason Ellis (’17) for the Mdivani Corporate Immigration Law Firm, Pro Bono Publico Award
Honorable Zel Fischer (’88), Theodore McMillian Judical Excellence Award
Charles W. Gotschall (’79), Purcell Professionalism Award
J.R. Hobbs (’81), Spurgeon Smithson Award
Mira Mdivani (’99) for the Mdivani Corporate Immigration Law Firm, Pro Bono Publico Award
Douglass F. Noland (’80), Presidents Award
Eric S. Playter (’06), Lon O. Hocker Award
John M. Spencer (’98), Pro Bono Publico Award
Dean Emerita Ellen Suni, Presidents Award

Megan McCurdy (’07)

Megan McCurdy (’07) has been selected to receive the Women who Mean Business Award

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 (’65) 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

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.

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.