Roger P. Krumm Family Law Award

The Family Law Section and The Missouri Bar present an annual award to honor a family law lawyer who has demonstrated an exceptional degree of competence, skill, integrity, commitment, and dedication toward the improvement and advancement of the practice of family law and the children and families involved in family law matters. The "Roger P. Krumm Family Law Award" is given in honor of Roger Krumm, a family law attorney who possessed all of the characteristics, skills and integrity of those who receive this award.

You may use the following forms to make a nomination:

Nomination criteria should include:

  • Demonstrated excellence in negotiation and trial practice
  • Participation and leadership in local and statewide family law related efforts
  • Demonstrated commitment to those involved and affected by family law matters

2013 Award Winner - Ann Bauer, St. Louis

Ms. Ann Bauer concentrates her law practice in the area of family law, including mediation, collaborative law and serving as Guardian ad Litem in domestic cases. She has a master’s degree in Child Development from the Erikson Institute of Loyola University in Chicago and her law degree from Washington University. She is a past chair of the Missouri Bar Family Law Section and has served on the annual conference planning committee. Active in the St. Louis Collaborative Family Law Association (founding member) and the Missouri chapter of AFCC (founding member), she has been included in the Missouri-Kansas Super Lawyers list of family lawyers seven times and in February 2010 was admitted into the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), a national organization that promotes the highest degree of professionalism and ethics in the practice of family law. In October 2012, Ann received the Missouri Bar Pro-Bono Publico Award. She currently serves as a volunteer for family cases for Legal Services of Eastern Missouri and as a volunteer attorney for St. Louis County’s domestic violence dockets, assisting parties in developing parenting plans. In 2011 she was honored for her service by Woman’s Place, the St. Louis area’s only drop-in resource for women who have experienced domestic violence and sexual assault. She has served on the Woman’s Place advisory board since 2000.

Past Recipients of Award

  • 2012 — Patricia "Trish" Scaglia, Independence
  • 2011 — Gary L. Stamper, Columbia
  • 2010 — John S. Pratt, Jr., Springfield
  • 2009 — Larry V. Swall, Liberty
  • 2008 — Cary J. Mogerman, St. Louis
  • 2007 — Allan F. Stewart, Clayton
  • 2006 — Carla Holste, Jefferson City
  • 2005 — Karen A. Plax, Kansas City
  • 2004 — Michael J. Albano, Independence
  • 2003 — Lori J. Levine, Jefferson City