MoveMakers & NewsMakers for Nov. 1, 2022
See who is making news and moving where in the weekly Missouri Bar update "MoveMakers & NewsMakers."
Judge Michael Carter was appointed to serve on the Missouri Press-Bar Commission. He serves as municipal judge of Wentzville and is founder and president of Carter Law Offices, LLC in St. Charles and St. Louis, where he focuses on real estate, criminal, and corporate law. Judge Carter was appointed as a representative of the Missouri Municipal Judges Association.
The Association of Corporate Counsel St. Louis Chapter (ACC STL) celebrated National Pro Bono in October; members donated hundreds of hours of free legal counsel and guidance, and volunteered for community service projects.
“Each October, we are reminded of the impact that we can make as attorneys in our community. ACC STL members consistently step up and show up to provide much needed free legal counsel to underserved communities, families, and individuals. By giving back to the St. Louis legal community, we gain much more personally than we professionally give to the clients we serve by preserving access to legal services. This is the foundation of our legal framework,” said Patricia Duft, chair for 2022 ACC STL Pro Bono and senior legal director for Medtronic, Inc.
During the past several years, ACC STL members have worked with many not-for-profits. Some of the partner organizations members have worked with or supported include:
- Legal Services of Eastern Missouri where ACC STL members have addressed a wide variety of legal matters for clients including small business, real estate, and housing issues;
- Veteran’s Estate Clinic with the Missouri Attorney General’s Office and Missouri Veterans Commission where veterans and their spouses receive free legal counsel on simple wills, living wills, and power of attorney valued at $35,000 or less;
- Missouri Voter Protection Coalition where members provided support to help citizens understand their voting rights;
- Loaves and Fishes, a local St. Louis area food bank;
- Operation Food Search, in their distribution and packing center; and
- St. Louis Northside Community School in our annual backpack/school supply drive.
Brogan Caffarelli Cullen has joined Berkowitz, Cook, Gondring, Driskell and Drobeck LLC, as an associate concentrating on family law. Prior to joining the firm, Cullen was a judicial intern with Judge Sherrill Rosen, 16th Judicial Circuit Court in Kansas City.
Cullen received her Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law in 2022. She is a 2019 graduate of the University of Arkansas with a degree in political science.
Berkowitz, Cook, Gondring, Driskell and Drobeck LLC announces its office relocation to 2600 Grand Boulevard, Suite 490, Kansas City, MO 64108 effective Nov. 1, 2022. The firm has an emphasis in family law.
The Missouri Bar Board of Governors appointed Philip M. Fuhrman and reappointed Stephanie M. Stenger to the Legal Services of Southern Missouri Board of Directors.
Fuhrman is first assistant prosecuting attorney of the major crimes unit for the Greene County Prosecuting Attorney's Office. A graduate of the University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law, he was admitted to The Missouri Bar in 2009.
Stenger is the president and CEO of Springfield Land LP, focusing on the development of residential communities in Springfield and Greene County. A graduate of the University of Southern California, she was admitted to The Missouri Bar in 1993. Stenger was first appointed to the LSSM Board of Directors in 2018.
Judge Chuck Replogle and Judge Brenda Stacey were appointed to serve on the Missouri Press-Bar Commission.
Judge Replogle of Marshfield is an associate circuit judge for Webster County and was appointed to represent the Missouri Association of Probate and Associate Circuit Judges.
Judge Stacey of Hillsboro is a circuit judge for the 23rd Judicial Circuit and was appointed to represent the Judicial Conference of Missouri.
Judge Christine H. Hutson of Lebanon was reappointed to serve on the Legal Services of Southern Missouri Board of Directors.
Hutson is the owner of The Hutson Law Firm, LLC. She also served as associate circuit judge for Laclede County. A graduate of Washburn University School of Law, Hutson was admitted to The Missouri Bar in 1992.
Hutson was first appointed to the LSSM Board of Directors in 2015.