Award Winners

PRESIDENT'S AWARDS 

(Awards given by the president of The Missouri Bar to recognize meritorious service to The Missouri Bar)

Keith A. Birkes
Executive Director, The Missouri Bar
Jefferson City

Tina M. Crow Halcomb
Tina M. Crow Halcomb, L.L.C.
Jefferson City

Professor Sandra Johnson
Saint Louis University School of Law
St. Louis

Raymond E. Williams
Williams Law Offices, LLC
West Plains

T. Jack Challis
Polsinelli Shughart PC
St. Louis

Barbara E. Birkicht
St. Louis City Counselor's Office
St. Louis


THEODORE MCMILLIAN JUDICIAL EXCELLENCE AWARD

(Award to recognize jurists who, by virtue of their integrity, leadership and diligence in the pursuit of the efficient administration of justice, inspire other members of the judiciary to similar noble purpose)

Hon. J. Edward Sweeney
Monett


SPURGEON SMITHSON AWARDS

(Missouri Bar Foundation awards acknowledging significant contributions to the administration of justice)

Former Dean and Professor Larry Dessem
University of Missouri - Columbia School of Law
Columbia

Arthur H. Stoup
Arthur H. Stoup & Associates, P.C.
Kansas City

Hon. William Ray Price, Jr.
Armstrong Teasdale and former Missouri Supreme Court Judge
Jefferson City  


W. OLIVER RASCH AWARD  

(Award for the best Journal of The Missouri Bar article of the year)

Brian J. Christensen
Spencer Fane Britt & Browne LLP
Kansas City

David M. Kight
Spencer Fane Britt & Browne LLP
Kansas City  


DAVID J. DIXON APPELLATE ADVOCACY AWARDS  

(Missouri Bar Foundation appellate advocacy awards)

Brianne N. Niemann
Boyd & Kenter, P.C.
Kansas City

Matthew M. Ward
Missouri State Public Defender's Office
Columbia

Roxanna Allen Mason
Missouri State Public Defender's Office
St. Louis  


LON O. HOCKER TRIAL LAWYER AWARDS 

(Missouri Bar Foundation trial practice awards)

Carie Marie Allen
Missouri State Public Defender's Office
Kansas City

Catherine Reade
Haden, Cowherd & Bullock
Springfield

Jamie Lynn Boock
Rossiter & Boock, LLC
St. Louis


PURCELL PROFESSIONALISM AWARD

(Missouri Bar Foundation award to acknowledge outstanding professionalism by a Missouri lawyer, who has consistently demonstrated an exceptional degree of competency, integrity and civility in both their professional and civic activities)

R. Denise Henning
The Henning Law Firm, P.C.
Kansas City  


PRO BONO PUBLICO AWARDS 

(Missouri Bar awards acknowledging outstanding pro bono activities)

Ann E. Bauer
Bauer Soule Garnholz Albin
St. Louis

Steven J. Streen
Kansas City

Crista Hogan
Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association
Springfield

Gerard "Jay" Harms, Jr.
Harms Law Office, LLC
Osage Beach


ROGER P. KRUMM FAMILY LAW PRACTITIONER AWARD  

(Award given by the Family Law Section of The Missouri Bar, to honor the memory of Roger P. Krumm and to recognize one lawyer for exceptional competence, skill, integrity, commitment, and dedication toward the improvement and advancement of the practice of family law)

Patricia "Tricia" M. Scaglia
Scaglia Law Firm, LLC
Independence


DEFENDER OF DISTINCTION AWARD

(Missouri Public Defender Commission award to the public defender who exemplifies the ideal of public defense)

Kevin Locke
Office of Missouri State Public Defender 
Kirksville


MISSOURI ASSOCIATION OF PROSECUTING ATTORNEYS PROSECUTOR OF THE YEAR AWARD


Dan Knight

Boone County Prosecuting Attorney's Office
Columbia


EXCELLENCE IN LEGAL JOURNALISM AWARDS

(Presented by the Board of Governors of The Missouri Bar to recognize outstanding work in covering the legal world by the print and broadcast media in the state)

St. Louis Beacon
St. Louis

Bob Watson
Jefferson City News Tribune
Jefferson City

St. Louis American
St. Louis


MICHAEL R. ROSER EXCELLENCE IN BANKRUPTCY AWARD

(Presented by The Missouri Bar's Commercial Law Committee, to honor the memory of Michael R. Roser, to an individual who manifests the highest standard of excellence in bankruptcy practice, who has contributed distinctively to the development and appreciation of bankruptcy law, and/or who has made an outstanding contribution in the field of bankruptcy administration or practice)

John C. Reed
Pletz & Reed, P.C.
Jefferson City


LIBERTY BELL AWARD

(YLS award acknowledging a non-lawyer or non-legal organization engaged in public service activities that enhance the legal community or are dedicated to the advancement of justice.)

Let's Start
St. Louis


TOM COCHRAN AWARD

(YLS award acknowledging outstanding community service activities by a lawyer.)

Senator Eric Schmitt
Lathrop & Gage, LLP
Clayton


YLS PRO BONO AWARDS

(YLS award acknowledging those who have excelled in one or more of the following ways: demonstrated dedication to the development and delivery of legal services to the poor through a pro bono program; contributed significant work toward developing innovative approaches to delivery of volunteer legal services; participated in an activity which resulted in satisfying previously unmet needs or in extending services to underserved segments of the population; successfully litigated pro bono cases that favorably affected the provision of other services to the poor; and successfully achieved legislation that contributed substantially to legal services to the poor.)

Mandel & Mandel, LLP
St. Louis

Sean Murphy
Thompson Coburn LLP
St. Louis

Carlota "Coty" Hopinks-Baul
Husch Blackwell
St. Louis


LEGISLATIVE AWARDS 

(Missouri Bar awards to legislators making significant contributions to the administration of justice.)

Rep. Susan Carlson
District 64

Rep. Ryan Silvey
District 38

Rep. Mike Colona
District 67

Rep. Rory Ellinger
District 72

Rep. Chris Kelly
District 24

Rep. Scott Sifton
District 96

Rep. Karla May
District 57

Rep. Nick Marshall
District 30


Rep. Kevin McManus
District 46


Rep. Jay Barnes
District 114

 
Rep. Todd Richardson 
District 154


Rep. Mike Kelley
District 126