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MoveMakers & NewsMakers October 2, 2019

Summary

October 2, 2019 - See who is making news and moving where in the weekly Missouri Bar update "MoveMakers & NewsMakers."

 

MoveMakers

October 2, 2019 - See who is making news and moving where in the weekly Missouri Bar update "MoveMakers & NewsMakers."

St. Louis Area

W. Dudley McCarter, a founding member of Behr, McCarter, & Potter, PC, has been appointed by Governor Mike Parson to the Missouri Coordinating Board of Higher Education and Workforce Development.

McCarter is a past president of both The Missouri Bar and the St. Louis County Bar Association. He is a past chair of the Children’s Trust Fund of Missouri and previously served as a member of the Parkway School Board. He is a recipient of the Purcell Professionalism Award and the Oliver Rasch Award from The Missouri Bar. He also received the Geyer Award for his contributions to higher education in Missouri.

He and his wife Beth (a Clayton lawyer) have three daughters, Katherine McCarter Wright, Dr. Libby McCarter Noonan and Emily Dunlop McCarter.

Johnny Wang of Stinson LLP has been awarded the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association's Best Under 40 Award. NAPABA is the preeminent professional development organization and voice for 50,000 Asian Pacific American attorneys, judges, law professors, and law students. NAPABA’s Best Lawyers Under 40 Award recognizes talented individuals who have achieved prominence and distinction and who have demonstrated a strong commitment to Asian Pacific American civic or community affairs. Wang will receive the award at the NAPABA Convention Nov. 7-10 in Austin, Texas.

SWMW Law, a law firm focusing on asbestos, mass tort, consumer and personal injury litigation, is pleased to announce that senior counsel attorneys Mike Brockland and Luke Dalton have been named partners of the firm. The firm also welcomes new partner Ryan Dickherber and adds Mike Bilbrey as of counsel.“Mike, Luke, Ryan and Mike are all experienced, talented attorneys who truly embody our mission of putting people and families first,” said Ben Schmickle, SWMW member and founding partner. “As we expand our ability to serve clients across the country, I know they’ll do great things as we seek justice for the victims of asbestos and other dangerous products.”

Brockland and Dalton are both experienced litigators who lead discovery and trial efforts for many of SWMW’s mesothelioma and asbestos cases.Brockland earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri - Columbia and his law degree from St. Louis University School of Law. He was honored in 2010 by Missouri Lawyers Media as an “Up & Coming Lawyer” and has served on the board of directors for The Black Rep since 2017. He is admitted to the bar and courts of Missouri and Illinois, and is a member of the American Association for Justice. Brockland has been with the firm for two years.

Dalton, who joined SWMW in 2017, holds bachelor’s degrees in finance and general studies from Southeast Missouri State University, and received his law degree from St. Louis University School of Law. Dalton is admitted to the bar and courts of Missouri and Illinois, and has been with SWMW for three years.Ryan Dickherber has extensive experience in asbestos and mass tort litigation. He received a bachelor’s degree in business from Miami University in Ohio and his law degree from St. Louis University School of Law. Dickherber is admitted in the bar and courts of Missouri and Illinois.

Bilbrey joins SWMW Law with nearly 40 years of experience litigating on behalf of personal injury and mesothelioma victims. He is admitted to the bar and courts of Illinois, and is a member of the American Association for Justice. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville and his law degree from St. Louis University School of Law.

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