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New trustees of The Missouri Bar Foundation

Apollo Carey


The Missouri Bar Foundation is a charitable, non-profit partner to The Missouri Bar that helps fund projects, support bar members and their families, and further the law-related education of members and citizens in the state. Last September, five new members were appointed to The Missouri Bar Foundation Board of Trustees.

Apollo Carey

Apollo Carey practices corporate, transactional, and regulatory law for Lewis Rice LLC in St. Louis. He graduated from Saint Louis University School of Law with a juris doctorate and went on to complete a master of law from Washington University School of Law. Carey is a member of The Missouri Bar and the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis.

Judge Lisa White Hardwick

Hon. Lisa White Hardwick has been a judge with the Missouri Court of Appeals-Western District since May 2001. Prior to that, she was appointed as a circuit judge in Jackson County, the 16th Judicial Circuit. She earned her juris doctorate in 1985 from Harvard Law School. Hardwick is a member of The Missouri Bar, the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, the Jackson County Bar Association, and the Association of Women Lawyers.

Judge Daniel Scott (Retired)

Hon. Daniel Scott retired from the Missouri Court of Appeals-Southern District on Dec. 31, 2020, after serving 14 years in that position. He earned his juris doctorate from the University of Missouri School of Law in 1980 and served as an assistant county prosecutor and special prosecutor from 1982 to 2006. Scott served on The Missouri Bar Board of Governors and as chair of the bar’s Young Lawyers’ Section.

Craig Smith

Craig Smith was born and raised in Cape Girardeau. He served as a park ranger in the National Park Service before earning his juris doctorate in 1987 at the University of Missouri School of Law. Smith clerked for the Missouri Court of Appeals-Southern District and was an associate and partner in a private law firm before returning to the court as a staff counsel. Smith has been employed with O’Reilly Automotive Stores for 16 years.

Ray Williams

Ray Williams graduated from the University of Missouri School of Law, where he served as editor-in-chief of the Missouri Law Review. Williams became a member of the Missouri Bar Board of Governors in 2008 and served as president of The Missouri Bar from 2018-19. He has a general practice, Williams Law Offices LLC – with offices in West Plains and Eminence – where he represents clients in civil and criminal matters.

The foundation’s mission is to promote improvement in the administration of justice by encouraging and funding law-related endeavors, recognizing legal and public service, and supporting scholarships and community projects. Examples of recent projects can be found here.