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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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July 25, 2023

Yasmin Herdoiza Joins Firm as Associate

Yasmin Herdoiza recently joined Berkowitz Oliver as an associate. Yasmin is a 2021 graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law . She also graduated from the University of Kansas in 2017 with degrees in both Spanish and Psychology. Yasmin began her career as an Assistant Public Defender and transitioned into owning her own solo practice where she handled both civil and criminal matters. While in law school, Yasmin published a Comment in the Journal of American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers on the topic of authentication methods for social media …

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July 24, 2023

Firm Holds “Pie Party” to Cap Off “Food From the Bar” in Support of Harvesters

On July 24, 2023, the firm held a Pie Party to cap off their support of Harvesters’ “ Food From the Bar ” campaign. Partners Jeff Morris and Tony Durone were “pied” in the face by paralegals Lauren Gleason and Kim Cox, respectively, as part of the day’s events. The firm held a series of events throughout May to support Harvesters. On May 4, lunchtime bingo raised funds and awareness for the regional food bank. On May 30, attorneys and paralegals volunteered at Harvesters, filling boxes of food …

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June 1, 2023

Nico Petrozz Joins Firm as Associate

Nico Petrozz  recently joined Berkowitz Oliver as an associate. Nico is a 2021 graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Law . They also graduated from the University of Kansas in 2015 with a B.A. in Political Science and International Studies. During their time in law school, Nico served as Senior Editor of the Washington University Jurisprudence Review. They were also elected Student Environment Chair and were one of six students appointed to the Dean’s Advisory Board. Prior to joining Berkowitz Oliver, Nico clerked for the Hon. Alok Ahuja in the …

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