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January 3, 2024

Carson Hinderks Elected Partner at Firm

Berkowitz Oliver LLP elevated Carson Hinderks to partner effective January 1, 2024. Carson joined the firm in 2016 after serving as a judicial law clerk for the Hon. Daniel D. Crabtree of the United States District Court for the District of Kansas. Carson graduated magna cum laude from Colorado State University , and from the University of Kansas School of Law where he served as Note and Comment Editor for the Kansas Law Review . At Berkowitz Oliver, Carson’s practice focuses on high-stakes commercial litigation and white collar defense matters. He also has significant …

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December 20, 2023

Jeff Blackwood Joins Firm as Associate

Jeff Blackwood recently joined Berkowitz Oliver as an associate. Jeff is a 2013 graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Law . He also graduated from the University of Dayton in 2008. Jeff is an experienced litigator whose career started in Washington, D.C. where he was recognized as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers. He has significant experience representing companies in the financial services industry. Prior to joining the firm, he worked for a Missouri law firm advocating on behalf of individuals.

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December 12, 2023

Firm Wins 2023 Bears on Patrol Trophy

The  Kansas City Paralegal Association (KCPA)  donated over 4,000 stuffed bears to the Kansas City Police Department for use in its “ Bears on Patrol ” program. Berkowitz Oliver brought home the traveling trophy for most donations for a medium-sized firm with a donation of 474 stuffed bears this year. The program provides stuffed animals to comfort children who have been exposed to traumatic situations. This was the firm’s 6th year participating in the teddy bear drive for Bears on Patrol. Berkowitz Oliver paralegals serve in leadership roles …

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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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