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MoveMakers & NewsMakers June 27, 2019

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June 27, 2019 - See who is making news and moving where in the weekly Missouri Bar update "MoveMakers & NewsMakers."



June 27, 2019 - See who is making news and moving where in the weekly Missouri Bar update "MoveMakers & NewsMakers."

St. Louis Area

Denise L. Childress is pleased to announce that after working with Carl M. Ward for over five years, she has opened her own legal practice, Childress Legal, LLC. She will be handling criminal matters with a focus on DWI, as well as civil driver licensing issues and civil and criminal appeals.


Childress is excited to offer her experience in the practice of DWI law on a consulting and/or co-counsel basis to any lawyer who may want assistance with case preparation and/or trial. She has had the privilege to try many civil DWI cases, during which she has cross-examined many government expert witnesses and law enforcement officers. Childress has taught at the Bernard Edelman DWI Law & Science Seminar for the past five years and has been the assistant co-chair of the seminar for the past two years. 

Childress is also experienced in handling driver licensing matters. She has experience with reinstatements, obtaining limited or restricted driving privileges, and appeals. She also has extensive experience with CDL holders whose jobs depend on holding a valid license, and she is familiar with the unique associated challenges.

Childress has argued before the Court of Appeals for the Eastern District of Missouri and the Court of Appeals for the Southern District of Missouri. She has also written amicus briefs in the Supreme Court of Missouri on behalf of the Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (“MACDL”). She has represented clients regarding various matters in thirty-two different counties throughout Missouri. New contact information for the firm is below:

Childress Legal, LLC

100 Chesterfield Business Parkway, Ste 200*

Chesterfield, Missouri 63005

p: 314.956.7099


*by appointment only

Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard Shareholder Ken Bean was recognized for his exceptional career achievement by Missouri Lawyers Weekly during the publication's Legal Icons Award event May 31.

Bean, a healthcare litigator, has tried more than 40 cases to verdict in a career that began in 1977, winning more than 80% of trials. A graduate of the Washington University School of Law, Bean has represented more than 20 hospitals and health care industry clients in trials over the past four decades. 

The Legal Icons Awards, launched by Missouri Lawyers Weekly in 2018, recognizes lawyers, judges and legal professionals over the age of 60 who have demonstrated outstanding success and leadership in their careers. John Sandberg, a founder of Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard, was an honoree in the inaugural class of Legal Icons in 2018. Bean is one of 25 lawyers chosen for recognition this year. 

Winthrop B. “Win” Reed, a lawyer and management committee member at Lewis Rice LLC, has been elected to the Midwest BankCentre legal board of directors.

Reed’s primary practice areas including health care, information technology, technology licensing, cybersecurity and data privacy, antitrust, class action and commercial litigation. He serves on the e-discovery committee at Lewis Rice.

While earning his bachelor’s degree in history at Tufts University, Reed participated in Army ROTC, served as soccer team captain and was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon. He graduated from Saint Louis University School of Law. He served for eight years as an infantry officer in the Illinois Army National Guard and Reserves.

Reed’s extensive community involvement includes serving on the board of directors and quality committee for Mercy Health East Region. He chairs the board of directors at Mercy South (formerly St. Anthony’s Medical Center) and serves on its bylaws, executive, facilities, and finance and audit committees. He also is president and chairman of the board of the Boniface Foundation, which supports charitable and educational activities promoting individual and community health in the City of St. Louis and St. Louis County.

In addition, Reed chairs the St. Louis Zoological Park Subdistrict Commission and serves on the board of directors and as co-chair of the membership committee at Old Warson Country Club. He is a member of the board of directors and the corporate sponsorship and governance committees for Opera Theatre of St. Louis. Reed also is an advisory board member for Saint Louis University School of Law.

Midwest BankCentre, a mainstay of St. Louis community banking since 1906, employs a staff of about 280 working at 18 bank locations in the City of St. Louis and St. Louis, Jefferson and St. Charles counties. The bank is a local leader in the St. Louis Regional Unbanked Task Force and its Bank-On Save-Up St. Louis initiative.

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