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Tom Albus
Tom Albus has been a federal prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in St. Louis since 2002. During that time, he has prosecuted all manner of crimes from petty offenses to complex drug conspiracies to multimillion-dollar fraud schemes. He has handled hundreds of cases through hearings, trials and appeals and has won numerous awards. Before joining the U.S. Attorney’s office, Tom worked for a large commercial law firm in St. Louis and he began his career as a judicial clerk to Judge John C. Holstein (ret.) of the Missouri Supreme Court. Tom is a graduate of Georgetown University and the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law.

 Nina Balsam 
Nina Balsam is the St. Louis County Program Director for the University of Missouri Extension. She also teaches classes in Domestic Violence and Restorative Justice at local universities, and consults on domestic violence, restorative justice, and nonprofit management and law for courts and nonprofits. She is currently assisting Lincoln County plan for the implementation of a Domestic Violence Court and is working with the St. Louis County Domestic Violence Court to convene Domestic Violence Victim Impact Panels. Her previous work experience includes Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, where she co-authored and argued as amicus curiae for the constitutionality of the Missouri Adult Abuse Law and was instrumental in starting the Lasting Solution Project; the Missouri Coalition Against Domestic Violence, as its first Legal Director; and the Center for Women in Transition, where she implemented the Missouri Restorative Justice Initiative. She has co-authored a number of law review articles, including "Examining the Use of Restorative Justice in Domestic Violence Cases". She obtained her Juris Doctorate from Washington University School of Law and her Master's Degree in Human Service Agency Mangement from Lindenwood University.

Irl B. Baris
Irl Baris is associated with Baris Law Firm.

Bevy Beimdiek
Bevy Beimdiek graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1983 and then attended St. Louis University Law School. Upon graduation from law school, she began working for the Missouri State Public Defender in 1987. She has worked as a public defender, defending indigent people charged with crimes for more than 20 years. She worked for the Special Public Defenders Office as an Assistant Public Defender from 1987 until 1998.  During that time she tried cases ranging from juvenile offenses to murder. She served as director of that office from 1992 until 1998. In 1998 she transferred to the Capital Litigation Unit of the Public Defender office where she specializes in trying murder cases in which the prosecutor is seeking the death penalty. She travels throughout Missouri defending people who are facing the death penalty. In 1992, she was recognized as the Defender of Distinction by the Missouri State Public Defender. In 2002, she received the Equal Access to Justice Award from Washington University School of Law. In 2005, she received the Women’s Justice Award from the St. Louis Daily Record. She teaches Trial Practice as an adjunct professor at Washington University Law.

Michael M. Berger
Michael Berger is a partner at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP. Click here for his profile.

Kathleen Bilderback
Kathleen graduated from St. Louis University with degrees in Accounting and Theatre.  She received her law degree and LL.M. in Taxation from the Washington University School of Law in St. Louis.  She is the recipient of the 1996 Gary I. Boren Memorial Award for attaining the highest overall grade point average in the LL.M. program.  Kathleen currently serves as Executive Director-Advanced Underwriting for GenAmerica Financial.  In that capacity, she engages in the design of wealth transfer plans, business plans and nonqualified deferred compensation arrangement.  She also manages field training and development on behalf of GenAmerica.  Prior to joining GenAmerica in 1996, she was in private practice with a firm in St. Louis County.  While in private practice, her areas of concentration were Estate Planning and Administration, Corporate Law and Corporate Litigation.  She is a member of the Missouri and Illinois bars as well as an active member of the American Bar Association and the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis.   She served as volunteer Legal Chair for the Junior League of St. Louis and currently sits on the Board of Directors of the St. Louis Charitable Foundation.

Ellen Blau
Ellen Blau graduated from Washington University School of Law in 1988. Blau began her career in the Missouri Public Defender Office in 1989 handling cases at the trial, appellate and post conviction level. From 1994 through 1997, she was a Lead Trial Attorney and Associate Trial Counsel in the Capital Litigation Division. She is currently a Division Director for the Missouri State Public Defender Office and continues to participate in death penalty defense litigation.

Thomas M. Blumenthal
Tom Blumenthal is a principal in the law firm of Paule, Camazine & Blumenthal, P.C. He was formerly a Clinical Law Teacher at the Law School from 1979 through 1983, where he participated with Professor Tokarz in developing the Pretrial Practice and Procedure course. He was a Reginald Heber Smith Community Lawyer Fellow from Howard University from 1976-1978. Since leaving the Law School faculty in 1983, Professor Blumenthal has been in private practice, concentrating in the areas of civil and constitutional litigation and alternate dispute resolution. He has been arbitrating and mediating cases since 1995.  He is on the Arbitration and Mediation Panels of the American Arbitration Association, the Arbitration Panel of USA&M, and various court mediator listings, and frequently teaches AAA and AAM courses in Mediation and lectures at national AAA Neutrals Conferences on Best Practices in Complex Arbitration. His mediation training is from the international training center of CDR Associates in Boulder, Colorado. His arbitrator training is from AAA.   He has written practice books on post-trial and appellate practice for the Missouri Practice Series, and has litigated and arbitrated cases across the country, including litigating before the U.S. Supreme Court. More information about Professor Blumenthal can be found at

John Bodnar
John Bodnar is associated with Lewis, Rice & Fingersh, L.C. Click here for Profile 

Sanford Boxerman
Sanford Boxerman is associated with Capes, Sokol, Goodman & Sarachan, P.C.  Click here for the law firm biography.

Elizabeth A. Bozicevic
Beth Bozicevic is an associate at Husch Blackwell. Click here for her profile.

Lawrence Brody
Lawrence Brody is a partner in the St. Louis-based national and international law firm of Bryan Cave LLP, where he is a member of the Trusts and Estates/Private Client and the Privately Held Business Service Groups.  He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton School), Washington University School of Law, and New York University School of Law, and holds both a J.D. and an LL.M. in Taxation.  Mr. Brody is a member of the Missouri, St. Louis, and American Bar Associations, and of the Estate and Gift Tax Committee of the American Bar Association Section of Taxation.  He is the former chairman of the Committee on Life Insurance of the American Bar Association Section of Real Property, Probate and Trust Law.  Mr. Brody is a fellow of both the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and the American College of Tax Counsel, a member of the Board of Contributing Editors of the American Society of CLUs and ChFCs Keeping Current series, a member of the Editorial Boards of The Practical Accountant and The Journal of the Institute of Certified Financial Planners, a member of the Advisory Board of the Notre Dame Planning Institute, and a member of Tax Managements Advisory Board for the Estates, Gifts and Trusts Journal. 

Daniel R. Brown
Daniel R. Brown is a 2006 graduate of the Washington University School of Law. After completing law school he served as a Law Clark to the Honorable Charles A. Shaw of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. As a Federal Law Clerk, Daniel gained valuable experience in the areas of Employment Law, Patent Law and Corporate Litigation. He received his undergraduate degree from Washington University in 2002. Daniel now practices at the law firm of Bosley and Associates LLC where he focuses on Criminal Defense, as well as Entertainment and Sports Representation and Management.

David Brown
David Brown is associated with Lewis, Rice & Fingersh, L.C. Click Here for Profile 

Daniel Brownstone
David Brownstone is associated with Fenwick & West LLP. Click Here for Profile 

Michael Burton
Mike Burton is an Associate Circuit Judge for St. Louis County. Before becoming a judge he served as a Public Defender and then as Trial Attorney and then Partner with the firm of Margulis, Grant, Burton & Margulis, P.C. (formerly Margulis and Grant, P.C.), where he focused primarily on criminal defense and family law. Judge Burton also has extensive teaching experience, having served as an Adjunct Professor in the St. Louis University School of Law Trial Practice program since 1992, and in our own Trial Practice program since 1997. He received his B.A. in 1982 from the University of Notre Dame and his J.D. in 1985 from Washington University School of Law. He co-teaches Advanced Practical Criminal Procedure with Judge Jack Garvey and Judge Thea Sherry.

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