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January 9, 2024
Hawkins Parnell & Young has been honored with UPS's 2023 Legal Diversity Award. This accolade reflects the firm's continuous and substantial progress in fostering a diverse workplace and its commitment to UPS's corporate objectives. The firm's efforts have culminated in an impressive achievement, with approximately 50% of legal services and management of UPS matters handled by ethnically diver…
January 8, 2024
Huie, Fernambucq & Stewart, LLP is pleased to announce that Elizabeth Davis McCoy and Woods Parker were recently named Huie partners. “It’s an honor to welcome Elizabeth and Woods as Huie’s newest partners,” said Huie Managing Partner John Herndon. “We are very proud of their past contributions to Huie and look forward to their expanded roles.” Read more about the firm’s new partners below: …
January 4, 2024
Steven Schwartz, Mike Ward and Brian Sableman were successful in securing a reversal from the Court of Appeals for the Eastern District of Missouri. The court reversed a St. Louis County trial judge that refused to enforce an arbitration agreement between a waitress and her employer. The waitress sued her employer for sexual harassment in St. Louis County Circuit Court. The bar/restaurant filed a …
January 4, 2024
Johnson & Bell is pleased to announce that Associate Attorneys, Catherine Breitweiser-Hurst, Ava L. Caffarini, Margaret A. Connery, Scott A. Mueller and Daniel M. Yukich, have been promoted to Shareholder at the firm. “We are proud to welcome these five promising attorneys to the rank of Shareholder,” said Robert M. Burke, president of Johnson & Bell, Ltd.  “They are talented, hard-workin…
January 4, 2024
The Eighteenth Judicial District Court in Sedgwick County, Kansas, has granted Baker Sterchi motion for summary judgment on behalf of their road construction company client in a matter involving a motorcycle accident. In this incident, the plaintiff collided with a steel bollard near a baseball stadium, resulting in injuries. The plaintiff alleged that the negligent design of the bollard was respo…
January 3, 2024
The law firm of Phillips Murrah proudly announces that attorneys Kayla M. Kuri, Mark E. Hornbeek, and Amy D. White have been elected by the Firm’s Shareholders as new Directors. Their appointments were made effective January 1, 2024, bringing the total number of Directors in the Firm to 42. Kayla M. Kuri is a corporate attorney who represents clients in a wide range of commercial and business mat…
January 3, 2024
Haight is celebrating new partner promotions in 2024. Congratulations to Gary LaHendro, Melvin Marcia and Philip McDermott! Gary LaHendro became a member of the California State Bar in December 1993. He is a member of the Risk Management & Insurance Law Practice Group. He focuses his practice on insurance coverage and bad faith litigation. Gary’s clients include carriers within the United Stat…
January 3, 2024
Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice is pleased to announce the election of Nick Ruble to Member, effective January 1, 2024. Ruble, a civil litigation defense attorney based in the Kansas City office, has a wealth of experience in employment, labor, business and personal injury law. He serves as Vice Chair of the Baker Sterchi Employment & Labor Practice Group and a member of both the Recruiting &…
January 3, 2024
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) has admitted 15 lawyers to the firm's partnership, effective Jan. 1, 2024. The firm’s new partners reflect the exceptional and diverse legal expertise within the firm, and strengthen BLG’s ability to offer top-tier counsel to clients across the country and around the world. "We are extremely pleased to promote these skilled members of our firm to partnership, as th…
January 3, 2024
Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Susan M. Hannigan, and Attorney, Kristen N. Kennedy, secured a defense verdict in favor of their hospital client in a trial held in Will County.  Plaintiff sought $17.5 million in damages. In this case, a 33-year-old disabled woman with a seizure disorder, presented to the defendant hospital on May 16, 2014 for assessment and treatment following seizures. While adm…