Missouri Bar Foundation Awards

 

  • The David J. Dixon Appellate Advocacy Awards (nominations open from Jan. 1 - Feb. 15)
    The David J. Dixon Appellate Advocacy Award recognizes three young lawyers who are under the age of 40 selected from different regions of the state: St. Louis, Kansas City and all other counties.. The recipients are chosen based on their performance of outstanding appellate work.  Those nominations are then sent to a selection committee of two appellate judges, a U.S. district judge and the chief justice of the Supreme Court, who makes recommendations to the Missouri Bar Foundation Trustees for final selection. (2022 Recipients - Kate Merwald, Kristen S. Johnson, and Derek Ankrom)

 

  • The Lon O. Hocker Awards (nominations open from Jan. 1 - Feb. 15)
    This award is given to three trial lawyers who are under the age of 40 selected from different regions of the state: St. Louis, Kansas City and all other counties. The recipients are chosen based on their demonstrated balance between zealousness and honor, strength and courtesy, confidence and respect, as well as other professional qualities. (2022 Recipients - Christopher L. Accurso, Tim Cronin, and Philip M. Fuhrman)

 

 

  • Purcell Professionalism Award (nominations open from Mar. 1 - May 23)
    This award acknowledges outstanding professionalism by a Missouri lawyer, who has consistently demonstrated an exceptional degree of competency, integrity and civility in both their professional and civic activities. (2022 Recipients - Dana Tippin Cutler and Doreen Dodson)

 

  • The W. Oliver Rasch Award 
    This award is given to a lawyer who has contributed and authored the best Journal of The Missouri Bar article of the year. (2022 Recipient - Anthony Meyer)