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Max W. Foust (’54)

Max W. Foust (’54) passed away on March 7, 2018. He attended night school at Kansas City School of Law. Upon being admitted to the Missouri Bar in 1955, he formed his own law firm where he practiced as an active litigator, trial lawyer and mentor for over 50 years. He served as president of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association and president of The University of Missouri-Kansas City Law Foundation. He was named and listed in the national publication, “Best Lawyers in America,” a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and a member of the American and Missouri Bar Associations. He co-founded, served on the Board of Directors and was a longtime member of the Red Bridge Mercantile Bank.

Kea Bird-Riley (’07)

Kea Bird-Riley (’07) appointed as a Family Court Commissioner for the 16th Judicial Circuit of Missouri.

Cory L. Atkins (’07)

Cory L. Atkins (’07) appointed as Associate Circuit Judge for the 16th Judicial Circuit of Missouri.

Erin (Hansen) Kobler (’03)

Erin (Hansen) Kobler (’03) recently joined Cerner Corporation in the role of Senior Corporate Counsel. Previously, Erin worked for more than seven years at Hallmark Cards, Inc.

Commissioner Martina Peterson (’94)

Commissioner Martina Peterson (’94) was appointed judge to the Kansas City Municipal Court.

Hon. Charles Lee Stitt (’68)

The Honorable Charles Lee Stitt (’68) passed away on February 12, 2018. He was a retired associate circuit judge of the Jackson County Circuit Court. Three years after law school, he was elected to the Jackson County Bench, where he served for 30 years. Before law school, he served in the United States Marine Corps and attained the rank of Captain.

August V. “Gus” Spallo (’60)

August V. “Gus” Spallo (’60) passed away on February 5, 2018. He was a retired attorney who served as the Chief, District Counsel of the United States Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District.

Ryan Manies (’06)

Ryan Manies (’06) joined McGownGordon Construction as Vice President and General Counsel.

Emerita Dean Ellen Suni

Dean Emerita Ellen Suni was awarded the Influential Lawyers Award by the Missouri Lawyers Weekly Awards.

Michael C. Radar (’99)

Michael C. Radar (’99) was awarded the Influential Lawyers Award by the Missouri Lawyers Weekly Awards.