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MoveMakers & NewsMakers for Oct. 25, 2022


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

St. Louis | Jefferson CityJoplin

St. Louis

Danna McKitrick PC announces that Drake B. Meyer has joined the firm as an associate. Meyer advises clients on corporate and business transactions including entrepreneurial, real estate, and corporate formation and governance matters. He also represents individuals and businesses in litigation related to contracts, real estate, and other civil matters. 

Meyer earned his Juris Doctor degree from University of Missouri School of Law in 2022. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2017 with a B.S. in agribusiness management. He previously worked with an international agribusiness research and development company in project management.  

Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale PC announces that Lauren Sullivan has joined the firm as an associate in its business services practice group. 

Sullivan assists clients on business transactions such as mergers and acquisitions, commercial contracts, due diligence investigations, and entity formation and dissolution. 

Before joining Greensfelder, Sullivan interned at the Missouri Attorney General’s Office and the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri. She also worked as a law clerk and a Saint Louis University School of Law faculty fellow, where she researched various issues including employee stock options and valuations. 

Sullivan earned her Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from Saint Louis University School of Law and her B.S., magna cum laude, in finance from Louisiana State University. During law school, she was an editor and staff member of the Saint Louis University Law Journal.

Tucker Ellis LLP announces that Celia Carroll has joined the firm’s health and life sciences practice. 

Carroll manages and coordinates defense strategies for claims involving medical and pharmaceutical liability, toxic tort, and product liability. She is actively involved in every aspect of client defense, from pre-trial strategy and investigation through discovery, substantive motion practice, alternative dispute resolution, trial, and post-trial work. 

Carroll also has significant experience as a commercial litigator. In representing clients in cannabis litigation and regulatory matters, she manages pre-trial strategy, substantive motion practice, discovery, and trial preparation. 

“We’re delighted to welcome Celia to our team,” said Sherry Knutson, co-chair of the health and life sciences department. “She brings with her an abundance of knowledge and experience that will be a tremendous asset to our growing practice in St. Louis.” 

“Celia is a valuable addition to our group as well as to our entire firm,” added Tariq Naeem, co-chair of the department. “She has both the drive and know-how to obtain favorable results for our clients.” 

Carroll received her Juris Doctor from the Saint Louis University School of Law. She received her bachelor’s degree from Trinity University. 

Jefferson City

The Missouri Bar Board of Governors recently reappointed Kristy Lambert to the Joint Commission on Women in the Profession. The Supreme Court of Missouri, in conjunction with The Missouri Bar, created the commission to identify barriers women face and create resources to combat bias in the judicial system and legal profession.

Lambert has held numerous roles with the Missouri Commission on Human Rights since 1992 and currently serves as that organization’s legal counsel in Jefferson City. 

Lambert received her Juris Doctor from the University of Kansas School of Law. 


All 3,700+ students enrolled in the Joplin School District’s eleven elementary schools will receive a custom-designed sweatshirt beginning Oct. 27 compliments of Johnson, Vorhees & Martucci. All sweatshirts and beanies have a custom Eagle logo to show school spirit and pride among all students as winter weather approaches. 

“We get as excited as the students when these sweatshirts are handed out each year,” said Roger Johnson, partner with the firm. “You can see the personal and school pride on full display when an entire class is wearing the same sweatshirt for their school. This is our way of saying thank you to the Joplin community that has given us so much. We hope this inspires these students to one day do the same.” 

More than 42,150 custom-designed sweatshirts and beanies have been provided to Joplin area students since the firm started the annual program in response to the devastating EF5 tornado that struck the Joplin area eleven years ago. The program is part of their overall effort known as The CURA Project to give back and build a kinder, more fair community for all. 


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