2022-23 Missouri Bar leaders elected
Lauren Tucker McCubbin, of Kansas City, excited to lead as new president
Lauren Tucker McCubbin, with Polsinelli in Kansas City, was elected as 2022-23 Missouri Bar president during the Sept. 14 Board of Governors meeting.
Tucker McCubbin will be sworn in as president on Sept. 15 at the Annual Meeting of The Missouri Bar, held at the University Plaza Hotel and Convention Center in Springfield. Her Oath of Office will be delivered by Hon. Patricia Breckenridge, of the Supreme Court of Missouri.
Tucker McCubbin succeeds John Grimm, a Cape Girardeau lawyer, as president of the 30,000-member organization. Grimm transitioned into the role of immediate past president of The Missouri Bar.
“One of the things I love most about serving in leadership of The Missouri Bar is that together, we serve all our members.” Tucker McCubbin said. “We value each other’s unique contributions as we work toward our unified goal of helping Missouri lawyers even better serve their clients and communities, while also improving the profession, the law, and the administration of justice on behalf of all Missourians.”
Tucker McCubbin is vice chair of the commercial litigation practice group at Polsinelli, where she represents businesses in complex commercial litigation and class actions, among other areas. A Liberty native, she graduated from Washington University School of Law and was admitted to The Missouri Bar in 2003. Tucker McCubbin has served on the Board of Governors since 2014.
Megan Phillips was elected as the new president-elect of The Missouri Bar. Phillips is a career law clerk with more than 15 years of public service in state appellate and federal trial courts. She is also an adjunct instructor at Saint Louis University School of Law. She graduated from the University of Missouri School of Law and was admitted to The Missouri Bar in 1997. She served on the Board of Governors from 2008-2010 and again since 2017. She is also past co-chair of the Joint Commission on Women in the Profession.
Shelly Dreyer became vice president of The Missouri Bar. An accomplished trial lawyer and partner at Stricklen & Dreyer P.C. in Joplin, Dreyer handles litigation involving personal injury, automobile accidents, workers' compensation, medical malpractice, and more. She also served as Dardenne Prairie's first judge. A Springfield native, Dreyer graduated from the University of Missouri School of Law and was admitted to The Missouri Bar in 1997.
The Missouri Bar is a statewide organization that is dedicated to improving the legal profession, the law, and the administration of justice for all Missourians. Created in 1944 by order of the Supreme Court of Missouri, it serves all 30,000 of Missouri’s practicing lawyers. To achieve its mission, The Missouri Bar provides a wide range of services and resources to its members, as well as the media, educators, and citizens of Missouri. To learn more about The Missouri Bar, visit MoBar.org and MissouriLawyersHelp.org.