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October 8, 2018

Berkowitz Oliver Supports Association for Women Lawyers

Berkowitz Oliver is a 2018 Gold Sponsor of the Association for Women Lawyers of Greater Kansas City .  On October 5, Berkowitz Oliver attorneys Jennifer Wieland and Megan Costello  piloted the beverage cart at AWL’s annual “I’m Not Serious About Golf” golf tournament at Hillcrest Country Club. Costello is currently on the AWL Board and serves as Vice-Chair of the Community Support subcommittee. AWL was formed in 1976 to advance the role of women in the legal profession. Its mission is to make Kansas City the best place in the nation to …

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October 5, 2018

Firm Welcomes New Associates

Berkowitz Oliver recently welcomed two new associates to the firm. Jordan Glasgow is a 2016 graduate of UMKC Law School where she served as Comment Editor on the Law Review. Ross Weimer is a 2016 graduate of Boston College where he participated in Moot Court. Both Jordan and Ross come to the firm with strong backgrounds in civil litigation.

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September 28, 2018

Berkowitz Oliver Joins Ford Motor Company’s Legal Alliance for Women in Global Day of Service

Joining volunteers around the world on September 27, 2018, Berkowitz Oliver took part in the inaugural Global Day of Service, a worldwide initiative spearheaded by Ford Motor Company’s Legal Alliance for Women (LAW), the company’s professional organization focused on women in the legal practice. The coordinated global efforts assisted organizations supporting the empowerment and well-being of women and girls in their respective communities. Berkowitz Oliver is among more than 90 law firms around the world that partnered with LAW to …

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September 26, 2018

David Oliver Named Chairman of MRIGlobal Board of Directors

David Oliver has been named Chairman of the Board of Directors of MRIGlobal, the organization announced recently . David has been a member of MRIGlobal’s Board of Trustees since 1998 and was elected to the Board of Directors in 2015.  Based in Kansas City,  MRIGlobal is an independent organization performing contract scientific and engineering research for government and industry.  Its Board of Directors governs and directs the leadership of the organization.

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September 24, 2018

Megan Costello Co-Chairs KC Hospice Event

Berkowitz Oliver attorney Megan Costello served as co-chair with her husband Joe for the Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care’s 2018 signature fundraiser event, Sunday Night Live , on September 23. The event raised more than $430,000 to help patients and their families, as well as for Kansas City Hospice’s many community programs that serve individuals dealing with loss and other life transitions. Berkowitz Oliver also sponsored the event’s live entertainment. In attendance was 29-year-old hospice patient Matt Allen and his closest friends who are also his caregivers. A video about …

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September 12, 2018

Paralegal LeeAnn Parmenter Named President of Kansas City Paralegal Association

Paralegal LeeAnn Parmenter was named President of the Kansas City Paralegal Association (KCPA) at its annual meeting on September 11, 2018. LeeAnn previously served as First Vice-President of the organization. The KCPA is a non-profit corporation which was incorporated on September 24, 1975. Its goals and purposes are to promote, enhance, and encourage the development of the paralegal profession; to provide opportunities for networking among paralegals on the local, state, and national levels; and to offer quality continuing education for paralegals. Partner Jennifer Wieland also presented …

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August 16, 2018

John Shaw Nominated for Volunteer of the Year for Junior Achievement

John Shaw has been nominated as Volunteer of the Year for Junior Achievement of Greater Kansas City for the 2017-18 school year. The mission of Junior Achievement of Greater Kansas City is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. During the 2017-18 school year, more than 950 volunteers helped to equip over 24,000 Kansas City-area students with the skills they need to succeed in both school and the workforce.

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August 15, 2018

Six Berkowitz Oliver Lawyers Named 2019 Best Lawyers in America

Six Berkowitz Oliver attorneys have been named to The Best Lawyers in America (C) for 2019. In addition, John Shaw was named the Best Lawyers (R) 2019 Litigation-Securities Law “Lawyer of the Year” for Kansas City, Missouri. The honored Berkowitz Oliver attorneys are: Jeff Morris , for Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense: General, and Criminal Defense: White-Collar; Shazzie Naseem , for Commercial Litigation and Criminal Defense: White-Collar; David Oliver , for Commercial Litigation and Product Liability Litigation-Defendants; Tom Schult , for Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions-Defendants, Personal …

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