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 2016 recipients.

Past Award Recipients

2016
Richard E. Finneran, St. Louis
Edward E. Keenan, Kansas City
Donald M. Brown, Bolivar

2015
Samuel E. Buffaloe, Columbia
Jennifer K. Bukowsky, Columbia
Amy E. Lowe, St. Louis

2014
Jessica M. Hathaway, St. Louis
P. Benjamin Cox, Kansas City
J. Matthew Miller, Springfield

2013
Timothy A. Garrison, Springfield
D. John Sauer, St. Louis
Thomas J. Hershewe, Kansas City

2012
Matthew M. Ward, Columbia
Roxanna A. Mason, St. Louis
Brianne N. Thomas, Kansas City
 
2011
Jeremy K. Brown, Joplin
Christopher O. Bauman, Clayton
Nikki Cannezzaro, Kansas City
 
2010
James B. Farnsworth, Jefferson City
Tim Forneris, St. Louis
Michelle R. Stewart, Kansas City
 
2009
Roger W. Johnson, Columbia
James (Jim) E. Meadows, Springfield
Rachel D. Schwarzlose, St. Louis
 
2008
Shannon A. Vahle, Springfield
Jayne T. Woods, Columbia
Marc D. McKay, Kansas City
 
2007
Eric J. Poggemiller, St. Joseph
Ginger K. Gooch, Springfield
Joseph F. Yeckel, St. Louis
 
2006
Ruth B. Sanders, Kansas City
Steven D. Rineberg, St. Louis
Michelle Boehm O’Neal, Joplin
 
2005
Morry S. Cole, St. Louis
Shawn D. Young, Portageville
LaSandra F. Pearl, Kansas City
 
2004
Andrea Mazza Follett, Jefferson City
Charles J. Dykhouse, Columbia
Scott E. Bellm, Springfield
 
2003
Bryan Wade, Springfield
John D. Briggs, St. Louis
Debora L. Hale, Hannibal
 
2002
Jason L. Call, Jefferson City
Richard L. Rollings, Jr., Ozark
Amany Ragab Hacking, St. Louis
 

2001
Karen Louise Kramer, Jefferson City
Deborah Dodge, Springfield
James A. Kessinger, Kansas City

2000
Stacy L. Anderson, Jefferson City
Jeffrey T. Davis, Springfield
Blaine H. Elliot, Kansas City

1999
Gregory J. Minana, St. Louis
Susan S. Jensen, Springfield
Gwenda
Renee’ Robinson, St. Louis
 
1998
Gary E. Brotherton, Columbia
Cheryl A. Caponegro, Jefferson City
Nancy L. Vincent, St. Louis
 
1997
Breck K. Burgess, Jefferson City
Rebecca L. Kurz, Kansas City
Randy R. Cowherd, Springfield
 
1996
Kim R. Reid, Chesterfield
Susan Ford Robertson, Columbia
Rick E. Temple, Springfield
 
1995
W. Edward Reeves, Caruthersville
James A. Chenault, III, Jefferson City
Scott Templeton, Kirksville
 
1994
Craig A. Smith, Springfield
James L. Matchefts, St. Louis
Elizabeth L. Ziegler, Jefferson City
 
1993
John S. Rollins, Kansas City
Lisa A. Ghan, Springfield
Paul Simon, Jr., St. Louis
 
1992
Robert W. Cockerham, St. Louis
Elaine Drodge Koch, Kansas City
William C. Love, Springfield
 
1991
Jordan B. Cherrick, St. Louis
Carol Lewis Iles, Jefferson City
Sylvia K. Byrnes-Ales, Joplin
 
1990
Justine E. Del Muro, Kansas City
Richard L. Schnake, Springfield
Brenda L. Talent, St. Louis
 
1989
Leland H. Corley, Kansas City
Karen A. King, Jefferson City
Michael J. Patton, Springfield
 
1988
Edward J. Hanlon, St. Louis
Patrick J. Berrigan, Kansas City
John E. Price, Springfield