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Darwin Emil Johnson (LLM ’78)

Darwin Emil Johnson (LLM ’78) passed away on August 21, 2018. He practiced law for 50 years in Kansas and Missouri. Darwin also was in the U.S. Army and Reserves for 30 years when he retired as a colonel in the Judge Advocate General Corp.

Lauren Dollar (’17)

Lauren Dollar (’17) has joined the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office. She formerly clerked for Hon. Stephen R. Bough at the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri.

Kehl Friesen (’13)

Kehl Friesen (’13) recently joined the firm Kuhlman & Lucas, LLC. His practice focuses on Product Liability and Personal Injury litigation.

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.

Ronald Wiesenthal (’72)

Ronald Wiesenthal (’72), of the St. Louis Mediation and Arbitration Center, was named Missouri’s Best Independent Mediator in a poll of lawyers conducted by Missouri Lawyers Weekly.

Pamela Rouchaudhury Bhend (’01)

Pamela Rouchaudhury Bhend (’01) was recognized for her Outstanding Leadership as the Managing Attorney of Legal Aid’s Joplin Office. She was recognized at the Legal Aid of Western Missouri’s 20th Annual Justice for All Luncheon.

Jim Polsinelli  (’67)

Polsinelli, led by Jim Polsinelli  (’67),was recognized for the Adopt-A-Neighborhood Program at the Legal Aid of Western Missouri’s 20th Annual Justice for All Luncheon.

Joseph Kronawitter (’99)

Joseph Kronawitter (’99) was awarded the Robert C. Welch Volunteer Attorney Project Award at the Legal Aid of Western Missouri’s 20th Annual Justice for All Luncheon.

Stacey Wullschleger (’07)

Stacey Wullschleger (’07) was awarded the Robert C. Welch Volunteer Attorney Project Award at the Legal Aid of Western Missouri’s 20th Annual Justice for All Luncheon.

Richard H. Heilborn (’49)

Richard H. Heilborn (’49) passed away on June 18, 2018. Dick was commissioned in the United States Army Air Force in 1944 and served in the Western Pacific. After WWII, Dick returned to school and earned a law degree at the University of Kansas City School of Law. After obtaining his law degree, he became a personal injury defense trial attorney for Farmers Insurance and the founding partner in the Heilbron and Powell Law Firm.