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Anthony Meyer awarded for outstanding legal writing in Journal

TW_2022 Rasch Award_Anthony MeyersAnthony Meyer received this year’s W. Oliver Rasch Award for his in-depth article, “Standing in Missouri’s Federal and State Courts” in the May/June 2021 Journal of The Missouri Bar.

The Missouri Bar Foundation gives the award to authors who write standout articles in the Journal. Each year, the Journal’s Editorial Board recommends an author to the Board of Trustees of the Foundation, and the foundation selects the award winner. Created in 1986, the W. Oliver Rasch Award is named after the former chair of the editorial board and includes a $500 cash stipend. 

Meyer is a lawyer at Lear Werts LLP in Columbia, where he focuses on consumer protection, mass tort, class action, and employment matters. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Law and was admitted to The Missouri Bar in 2018. He is part of the bar’s Leadership Academy 2021-22 class.

Meyer’s article, “Standing in Missouri’s Federal and State Courts,” compares and analyzes standing doctrine in the two court systems. It makes a normative point that Missouri’s courts haven’t adopted Article III’s more stringent standing requirements, and what that means for the court system and litigants.

Meyer said he is honored to receive this year’s award and contribute to the academic conversation surrounding standing doctrine. He noted all Missouri Bar members should consider submitting articles for publication in the Journal.

“The Journal is a high-quality trade publication and should be a place for bar members both to describe the law of Missouri and to build consensus around burgeoning legal topics,” he said.

Click here to learn how Missouri lawyers can submit articles to the Journal (and receive continuing legal education credit for their publications).

Along with helping lawyers even better serve their clients, Meyer said he is privileged to represent Missouri residents daily.

“No one is better off having to file a lawsuit, but the other lawyers at my firm and I work tirelessly to help those who have suffered damages be put back in a position to be made whole,” he said.

Click here to learn more about annual awards from The Missouri Bar Foundation, The Missouri Bar, and Young Lawyers’ Section. You can also read articles about other 2022 award winners here.