MoveMakers & NewsMakers for June 1, 2022
See who is making news and moving where in the weekly Missouri Bar update "MoveMakers & NewsMakers."
Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice welcomes Bradley Sliment as an associate in its St. Louis office. His practice focuses on personal injury, premises liability, and product liability defense.
Sliment earned his Juris Doctor from Saint Louis University School of Law and his undergraduate degree from Ball State University in Indiana. He is admitted to practice in Missouri.
The Saint Louis University School of Law has inducted the following alums into the Order of the Fleur de Lis Hall of Fame: Howard Adelman, Judge Nicole Colbert-Botchway, Daniel G. Cronin; Donna Harper, Ambassador James Michel, Judge Sherri Sullivan, and Dorothy White-Coleman.
To be inducted into the SLU LAW Order of the Fleur de Lis Hall of Fame is the highest honor from Saint Louis University School of Law. Through their professional successes and significant contributions to the community, the members of the Order have brought honor to Saint Louis University by demonstrating the University mission and Jesuit spirit. The induction ceremony will be held June 3.
Each year the University of Missouri-Kansas City Alumni Association honors a family with deep ties to the university. The 2022 legacy family is the North/Cheadle family, and two members of that family are graduates of UMKC School of Law.
Basil North Jr. was the first in his family to graduate from the university with his Bachelor of Arts in 1961. He went on to attend night classes at the law school while working full time during the day. North graduated with his law degree in 1971, one of 13 of an original class of 65 members.
North then began a career of not only extraordinary legal practice, but consistent mentoring of young Black lawyers. Over his career, he personally hired or mentored over 50 Black attorneys in their legal career, most of whom were fellow graduates from UMKC School of Law. In 2004, he was awarded the Lewis W. Clymer Award by the Jackson County Bar Association in recognition of his remarkable career and impact.
North’s family legacy continues with his daughter Maria North Morgan, whose career has focused on civil rights.
Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice welcomes William Coates, Jr. as of counsel in Kansas City.
Coates’ practice focuses on personal injury and product liability matters in the transportation industry. He has tried more than 125 jury trials to verdict, including suits related to commercial motor carriers and railroads.
Coates currently serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Kansas School of Law, teaching trial advocacy. He previously held leadership positions in the National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel, including serving as a regional vice president on the national executive committee.
Coates earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Kansas School of Law and his undergraduate degree from the University of Kansas. He is admitted to practice in Missouri and Kansas.