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MoveMakers & NewsMakers for Sept. 20, 2022


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

St. Louis | Kansas City

St. Louis

Brad A. Wachler has joined Lewis Rice as a member of the firm’s education practice group, with a particular focus on higher education and sports advisory and consulting. He works with intercollegiate athletic departments to ensure their mission, vision, and policies and procedures align with the institution and that they meet the needs of today’s student-athletes, fans, alumni, donors, and other key constituents. 

Wachler also designs and conducts full-scale investigations into matters that involve Title IX compliance, personnel matters, culture assessments, sexual harassment, discrimination, hazing and bullying, and NCAA compliance issues.  Most recently, he served as Vice President of Intercollegiate Athletics at Lindenwood University in St. Charles. 

Wachler earned his bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from the University of Michigan, his master’s degree in athletic administration from Indiana University, and his law degree from Wayne State University. 

Kansas City

Nikki Cannezzaro and Michelle Marvel launched Cannezzaro Marvel LLC, a litigation boutique that provides representation for personal injury and wrongful death; trucking and motor vehicle accidents; dangerous property, medical and drug injuries; defective products; and mediation. The two bring a well-rounded set of experience to the new venture, as both women are seasoned trial lawyers who have approached litigation from multiple perspectives. 

Cannezzaro, a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, spent more than 20 years defending complex personal injury matters, often working for or with insurance companies. Prior to entering private practice, she was a law clerk at the Missouri Court 
of Appeals. 

Marvel was most recently a partner at Bartimus Frickleton Robertson Rader, where she represented plaintiffs in some of the region’s high-profile personal injury matters.  She began her career defending medical malpractice, commercial and construction 


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