St. Louis Area
David Olive has joined HeplerBroom LLC in the Edwardsville office as an associate attorney. Mr. Olive focuses his practice on complex business litigation matters including toxic torts, product liability, and premises liability. He is licensed to practice law in Missouri. This year he obtained his LLM in Taxation from Washington University School of Law. His Juris Doctorate was completed at the University of Missouri School of Law in 2013. In addition, he received his Bachelor of Science degree, cum laude, from the University of Missouri.
The Bar Plan recently added Deanna J. Brady as Claims Counsel. Ms. Brady was previously an attorney at Pitzer Snodgrass, P.C., where she was a civil defense attorney focusing on insurance defense, professional liability and construction law. As Claims Counsel, Brady is responsible for both investigating and resolving professional liability claims against insured attorneys. She is a graduate of Saint Louis University School of Law. In addition to a law degree from SLU, she has a Master of Science (Research) in Psychology, and Undergraduate degrees in Political Science and Psychology. Alicia Park was recently added to the Underwriting Department in a newly created position, Underwriting Service Representative. She is the primary contact ensuring quality customer service for every applicant. Ms. Park is a 2013 graduate of Saint Louis University with a degree in Business Administration.
W. Dudley McCarter, a principal of Behr, McCarter & Potter, P.C., has been named President of the Mizzou Alumni Association. In 1975, Mr. McCarter obtained his J.D. from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, where he was a member of The Missouri Law Review. He received the Distinguished Service Award from the University’s Alumni Association in 2009 and the Citation of Merit from the University’s School of Law in 1994. Mr. McCarter served as President of The Missouri Bar during 1993-94 and received the Purcell Professionalism Award from The Missouri Bar in 2001. He has been selected as one of the Best Lawyer’s in Missouri every year since 2006. Mr. McCarter and his wife Beth, a Clayton attorney, have 3 daughters, Kat, Libby and Emily.
Judge Gary W. Lynch of the Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District, has been selected to serve on the National Center for State Court’s (NCSC) Board of Directors for a three-year-term. Judge Lynch is immediate past president of the Council of Chief Judges of the State Courts of Appeal. He was appointed to the Missouri Court of Appeals in 2006. Previously, Judge Lynch served a three-year-term as associate circuit judge of Polk County in the 30th Judicial Circuit. Judge Lynch is actively involved in the Supreme Court of Missouri’s efforts to promote civics education and to reengineer its court automation. He received his bachelor’s degree in mathematics and elementary education from Southwest Baptist University, and received his juris doctorate from the University of Missouri-Columbia. The National Center for State Courts, headquartered in Williamsburg, Va., is a nonprofit court organization dedicated to improving the administration of justice by providing leadership and service to the state courts. Founded in 1971 by the Conference of Chief Justices and Chief Justice of the United States Warren E. Burger, NCSC provides education, training, technology, management, and research services to the nation’s state courts. The National Center for State Courts, headquartered in Williamsburg, Va., is a nonprofit court organization dedicated to improving the administration of justice by providing leadership and service to the state courts. Founded in 1971 by the Conference of Chief Justices and Chief Justice of the United States Warren E. Burger, NCSC provides education, training, technology, management, and research services to the nation’s state courts.