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MoveMakers & NewsMakers March 21, 2019


Mar. 21, 2019 - See who is making news and moving where in the weekly Missouri Bar update "MoveMakers & NewsMakers."


Mar. 21, 2019 - See who is making news and moving where in the weekly Missouri Bar update "MoveMakers & NewsMakers."

Kansas City Area

Seyferth Blumenthal & Harris LLP (SBH) is pleased to announce Linda Adeniji has joined the firm as an associate.

Adeniji’s practice focuses on civil litigation related to general employment law. She also provides labor and employment counseling to clients in addition to work in insurance coverage consulting, litigation and disputes.

Prior to her legal career, Adeniji worked as a claims professional for one of the largest property-casualty insurers in the country.

“Linda is well-versed in providing litigation strategies to the specific needs of the client,” said Kim Jones, SBH managing partner. “Her unique skill set fits well with the firm’s priority practice areas, and we look forward to Linda making valuable contributions to our legal work.”

Adeniji received her undergraduate degree from the University of Texas and later earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law. Prior to joining Seyferth Blumenthal & Harris, Adeniji worked at a local Kansas City area law firm with a practice primarily focused on handling insurance-related matters, including bad faith litigation, first- and third-party defense, and insurance coverage disputes.

Active in serving the local Kansas City community, Adeniji remains involved with the Association for Woman Lawyers of Greater Kansas City, Central Exchange, and Jackson County Bar Association.

St. Louis Area

Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale PC is pleased to announce that Abby L. Risner, an officer in the firm’s St. Louis office, is among the 2019 winners of the annual Women’s Justice Awards presented by Missouri Lawyers Media. Risner is a recipient of the Litigation Practitioner Award.

A member of Greensfelder’s litigation practice group and leader of the firm’s energy industry and class action groups, Risner focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation and class actions. She defends energy companies, franchisors, manufacturers and distributors against claims related to consumer fraud, advertising, franchise termination, unfair business practices, contract disputes and other matters.

The Women’s Justice Awards celebrate extraordinary women lawyers, law students, rising stars, public officials and others in recognition of the standards of professional excellence they have achieved. This year’s winners will be recognized April 25 at an awards reception in St. Louis and will be profiled in an upcoming special section of Missouri Lawyers Weekly, which is published by Missouri Lawyers Media.

The domestic litigation firm of Cordell & Cordell recently promoted William Halaz III to senior lead litigator.

Halaz earned his Juris Doctor from Saint Louis University School of Law. He is a member of The Missouri Bar and St. Louis County Bar Association.

Cordell & Cordell has more than 250 lawyers working in more than 100 offices across the United States and United Kingdom.

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