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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.

Tracy Spradlin (’12)

Tracy Spradlin (’12) launched The Spradlin Kennedy Law Firm September 1, 2018. Spradlin primarily practices in the areas of Criminal Defense and Personal Injury. She also focuses on helping clear her clients’ records through Expungements. Prior to opening The Spradlin Kennedy Law Firm, Spradlin worked at The Gordon Law Firm, LLC, and practiced criminal defense.

John Cruciani (’94)

John Cruciani (’94) The American College of Bankruptcy (ACB) has selected Husch Blackwell partner as a Fellow in its 30th class, which will be inducted into the ACB in March 2019.
Based in Kansas City, Cruciani leads Husch Blackwell’s Insolvency & Commercial Bankruptcy team, counseling debtors, creditors, trustees and buyers of distressed assets. He becomes the fourth Husch Blackwell partner to be inducted into the ACB, joining Gary Barnes (class of 2008), retired partner Benjamin Mann (class of 2014) and former partner Christopher Redmond (class of 2002). According to the ACB’s website, only 22 ACB Fellows hail from the state of Missouri.

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.

David Nicoll Clayton (’02)

David Nicoll Clayton (’02) passed away on Dec. 8, 2018. David was the Marion County Prosecuting Attorney.  David was  trial attorney, specializing in criminal law and trying approximately 25 jury trial to verdict. He loved advocating in the courtroom and protecting the citizens of his hometown communities.

Ryan Horsman (’07)

Ryan Horsman (’07) was appointed as Circuit Judge of the 43rd Judicial Circuit, Division I.

Daniel Heady (’14)

Daniel Heady (’14) joined the Iowa Farm Bureau as their National Affairs Lobbyist.