David J. Dixon Appellate Advocacy Award

The David J. Dixon Appellate Advocacy Award was created by The Missouri Bar Foundation to recognize outstanding achievement in appellate practice by young lawyer members of The Missouri Bar.  The award is named after the late Judge Dixon, whose tenacity, professionalism and judicial skills epitomize outstanding appellate practice.

One lawyer from each of the three appellate districts receives the award, which comes with a $750 stipend.  The nominees must be under 40 years of age on September 30 of the year in which the award is presented.

Nominations are taken from members of The Missouri Bar starting on January 1, with a deadline of March 15.  An application form is mailed to each nominee for completion and return to the Foundation by April 1.  Completed applications are then sent to a selection committee of judges, who recommends three nominees for consideration by the Trustees of the Missouri Bar Foundation.  The Foundation Trustees make the final decision at the June meeting of the Missouri Bar Foundation.

For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at The Missouri Bar.

Nomination Requirements/Forms

*Please note that the nomination deadline may change in the coming years.

Award Winners

Learn about the 2017 recipients.

Past Award Recipients

Nicholas S. Beydler, Columbia
Erica L. Mynarich, Springfield
Timothy J. Reichardt, St. Louis

Richard E. Finneran, St. Louis
Edward E. Keenan, Kansas City
Donald M. Brown, Bolivar

Samuel E. Buffaloe, Columbia
Jennifer K. Bukowsky, Columbia
Amy E. Lowe, St. Louis

Jessica M. Hathaway, St. Louis
P. Benjamin Cox, Kansas City
J. Matthew Miller, Springfield

Timothy A. Garrison, Springfield
D. John Sauer, St. Louis
Thomas J. Hershewe, Kansas City

Matthew M. Ward, Columbia
Roxanna A. Mason, St. Louis
Brianne N. Thomas, Kansas City
Jeremy K. Brown, Joplin
Christopher O. Bauman, Clayton
Nikki Cannezzaro, Kansas City
James B. Farnsworth, Jefferson City
Tim Forneris, St. Louis
Michelle R. Stewart, Kansas City
Roger W. Johnson, Columbia
James (Jim) E. Meadows, Springfield
Rachel D. Schwarzlose, St. Louis
Shannon A. Vahle, Springfield
Jayne T. Woods, Columbia
Marc D. McKay, Kansas City
Eric J. Poggemiller, St. Joseph
Ginger K. Gooch, Springfield
Joseph F. Yeckel, St. Louis
Ruth B. Sanders, Kansas City
Steven D. Rineberg, St. Louis
Michelle Boehm O’Neal, Joplin
Morry S. Cole, St. Louis
Shawn D. Young, Portageville
LaSandra F. Pearl, Kansas City
Andrea Mazza Follett, Jefferson City
Charles J. Dykhouse, Columbia
Scott E. Bellm, Springfield
Bryan Wade, Springfield
John D. Briggs, St. Louis
Debora L. Hale, Hannibal

Jason L. Call, Jefferson City
Richard L. Rollings, Jr., Ozark
Amany Ragab Hacking, St. Louis

Karen Louise Kramer, Jefferson City
Deborah Dodge, Springfield
James A. Kessinger, Kansas City

Stacy L. Anderson, Jefferson City
Jeffrey T. Davis, Springfield
Blaine H. Elliot, Kansas City

Gregory J. Minana, St. Louis
Susan S. Jensen, Springfield
Renee’ Robinson, St. Louis
Gary E. Brotherton, Columbia
Cheryl A. Caponegro, Jefferson City
Nancy L. Vincent, St. Louis
Breck K. Burgess, Jefferson City
Rebecca L. Kurz, Kansas City
Randy R. Cowherd, Springfield
Kim R. Reid, Chesterfield
Susan Ford Robertson, Columbia
Rick E. Temple, Springfield
W. Edward Reeves, Caruthersville
James A. Chenault, III, Jefferson City
Scott Templeton, Kirksville
Craig A. Smith, Springfield
James L. Matchefts, St. Louis
Elizabeth L. Ziegler, Jefferson City
John S. Rollins, Kansas City
Lisa A. Ghan, Springfield
Paul Simon, Jr., St. Louis
Robert W. Cockerham, St. Louis
Elaine Drodge Koch, Kansas City
William C. Love, Springfield
Jordan B. Cherrick, St. Louis
Carol Lewis Iles, Jefferson City
Sylvia K. Byrnes-Ales, Joplin
Justine E. Del Muro, Kansas City
Richard L. Schnake, Springfield
Brenda L. Talent, St. Louis
Leland H. Corley, Kansas City
Karen A. King, Jefferson City
Michael J. Patton, Springfield
Edward J. Hanlon, St. Louis
Patrick J. Berrigan, Kansas City
John E. Price, Springfield