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November 14, 2023

Seven Berkowitz Oliver Attorneys Named 2023 Super Lawyers

Seven attorneys at Berkowitz Oliver have been named 2023 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers: Stacey Gilman for Business Litigation Jeff Morris for Criminal Defense: White Collar Shazzie Naseem for Criminal Defense: White Collar Kathleen Nemechek for Employment & Labor Tom Schult for Class Action Christina Wahl for Criminal Defense: White Collar Jennifer Wieland for Class Action Super Lawyers  selects attorneys using a patented multiphase selection process. Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with independent research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis. …

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November 10, 2023

Braden Lefler Joins Firm as Associate

Braden Lefler recently joined Berkowitz Oliver as an associate. Braden is a 2020 graduate of the University of Kansas School of Law . He also graduated from Wichita State University in 2017. Braden served as a judicial clerk for the Tenth Judicial District Court for the Civil Division. Braden currently is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Kansas School of Law where he coaches students competing in the National Labor and Employment Moot Court Competition. While in law school, Braden served as Publications Editor for the Kansas Journal of Law and Public Policy . He was …

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October 9, 2023

Firm Sponsors Hydration Station at Association for Women Lawyers Golf Tournament

Berkowitz Oliver was the 2023 Hydration Station Sponsor at the Association for Women Lawyers of Kansas City’s Annual “I’m Not Serious About Golf Tournament” on September 29, 2023. The tournament, held this year at Painted Hills Golf Course in Kansas City, Kansas, benefits the Association for Women Lawyers Foundation. The firm is a Gold Sponsor of the Association for Women Lawyers of Kansas City (AWL). The group was founded in 1976 to advance the role of women in the legal profession in Kansas City. The  AWL Foundation  is the charitable arm of AWL. It has …

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August 17, 2023

Jeff Morris Named “Lawyer of the Year” for Criminal Defense: White Collar for KCMO

Partner Jeff Morris was named 2024 “Lawyer of the Year” for Criminal Defense: White Collar by The Best Lawyers in America (R) for Kansas City, Missouri. The Best Lawyers in America(R) was first published in 1983. Since then, its peer review process has been used consistently to identify and highlight the top legal talent in America.

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August 14, 2023

John Shaw to Receive Alumni Association Award from Mizzou Alumni Association

Partner John Shaw has been named to receive the Alumni Association Award from the University of Missouri Alumni Association . He will be honored at a celebration in Columbia, MO, on November 10, 2023. Shaw received his B.A. (1973) and M.A. (1977) in English Literature, and his J.D. (1977), all from the University of Missouri-Columbia . He previously received the College of Arts and Science’s Distinguished Alumni Award in 2005. He was also the 2003 College of Arts and Science commencement speaker. He is currently a member of the Missouri 100 Strategic Advisory Board to the President …

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August 14, 2023

Jeff Morris Named Top 10 Influential Missouri Lawyer in White-Collar Crime Litigation by Business Today

Business Today named partner Jeff Morris a Top 10 Influential Missouri Lawyer in White-Collar Crime Litigation for 2023. He was one of four Kansas City lawyers included on the list. Morris was described by Business Today as having “tremendous experience in handling a vast range of complex federal white-collar litigation and investigations.”

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August 2, 2023

Gilman, Wieland Selected for Service as Court-Appointed Neutrals for the Western District of Missouri Mediation and Assessment Program

Partners Stacey Gilman and Jennifer Wieland are among the 25 individuals selected for inclusion on the Western District of Missouri’s Mediation and Assessment Program’s newly-created List of Category II Neutrals, effective August 1, 2023. The District’s MAP General Order provides that cases assigned to the new “Category II” will be assigned by the MAP Director to one of the individuals included on the Category II Neutral List for mediation or other alternative dispute resolution proceedings. Selection to the Category II List was based in part on a review by the MAP Director and a Western …

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