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MoveMakers & NewsMakers for Mar. 24, 2021


See who is making news and moving where in the weekly Missouri Bar update "MoveMakers & NewsMakers."

St. Louis | Kansas City

St. Louis

Judge Michael T. Jamison has joined the Mediator and Senior Arbitrator Panels of United States Arbitration & Mediation (USA&M), the leading provider of mediation and arbitration services.

Kansas City

Gov. Mike Parson has appointed Todd P. Graves of Edgerton to the University of Missouri Board of Curators. He will fill the sixth congressional slot currently held by Curator Phillip H. Snowden.

Graves is a founding partner of Graves Garrett LLC, a title he has held since February 2006. Previously, he served as the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri from 2001 to 2006. He was also elected twice as prosecuting attorney for Platte County in 1994 and 1998.

He is the founding president of the Kansas City Missouri Police Foundation and chairman of the Stanley M. Herzog Foundation.

Graves holds a bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics from the University of Missouri-Columbia, a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Virginia, and a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.

Seyferth Blumenthal & Harris LLC (SBH) is pleased to announce Candice Johnson has joined the firm as an associate.

Johnson focuses her practice on labor and employment counseling and defense litigation, with significant experience in discrimination issues. Having previously handled plaintiff’s work, she brings a unique perspective and a deep understanding of the approach and tactics of opposing counsel in litigation.

In addition, Johnson is a 2018 graduate of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association’s Leadership Academy.

“We look forward to Candice’s contributions as we maintain a focus on handling our clients’ most complex labor and employment matters,” said Kimberly Jones, SBH managing partner. “Our firm continues to identify attorneys who share our vision for highly responsive and efficient representation. This is a wonderful opportunity to expand our bench for the benefit of our clients.”

After completing her undergraduate studies at Oral Roberts University, Johnson spent three years as a teacher before returning to Kansas City and earning her J.D. from the UMKC School of Law in 2016, graduating with honors.

While in law school, Johnson served as the lead literary editor of UMKC Law Review and won awards for legal writing and employment discrimination. She focused on civil rights and education through volunteer work at the Missouri Commission on Human Rights and interning at the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.

Johnson is involved with the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Black Female Attorneys Network and Association for Women Lawyers of Greater Kansas City.


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