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Jim Bennett named to the Association of Churchill Fellows at Westminster College

Dowd Bennett founding partner and Westminster College alumnus, Jim Bennett, was named to the Association of Churchill Fellows at Westminster in Fulton, Missouri.  The honor was conferred during the 50th anniversary dedication of St. Mary the Virgin, a Christopher Wren chapel that was moved from London to the Westminster…

Jay Nixon selected as a Harvard Menschel Senior Leadership Fellow

Partner Jay Nixon is a Visiting Menschel Senior Leadership Fellow at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health from April 10-19, 2019.  Mr. Nixon is teaching graduate students in public health and law, among other topics, leadership in crisis management, getting hyper partisanship out of public health decisions…

Arsenio Mims elected to Board of Directors

On March 20, 2019, Dowd Bennett attorney Arsenio L. Mims was unanimously voted to serve on the Board of Directors for the Guardian Angel Settlement Association.  Guardian Angel is a non-profit, non-sectarian agency based in St. Louis, Missouri that has been in existence for 150 years.  Its mission is…

Sheena Hamilton serves as mentor for Bizwoman Mentoring Monday

Dowd Bennett Attorney Sheena Hamilton was selected to serve as a mentor for the St. Louis Business Journal’s annual Bizwomen Mentoring Monday event on February 25.  The Business Journal hosts this event with 42 sister publications across the country which “offers attendees the opportunity to choose from various mentors,…

Dowd Bennett honored at 2019 Pro Bono Luncheon

Our commitment to providing pro bono legal services in the St. Louis area was recognized at the BAMSL Pro Bono Luncheon at the Saint Louis Club on February 28th. In addition to signing the pledge for the 2019 St. Louis Pro Bono Challenge, Dowd Bennett received the Champion award…

Associate Derick Dailey Joins Board of ArchCity Defenders

Associate Derick Dailey has joined the Board of ArchCity Defenders and is the new Chair of its recently established Young Friends Board. ArchCity Defenders is a civil rights law firm that advocates in state and federal courts through impact litigation seeking to end the criminalization of poverty. “We could…

Sheena Hamilton takes part in Street Law workshop

Dowd Bennett attorney Sheena Hamilton recently participated in a workshop for secondary social studies teachers conducted by Street Law (www.streetlaw.org). The theme of the workshop was “Federal Courts and Constitutional Controversies” and featured former federal law clerks.  Hamilton, who served as a law clerk for then Chief Judge of…

Dowd Bennett honored at inaugural Corporate Philanthropy Awards breakfast

The St. Louis Business Journal hosted it’s first Corporate Philanthropy Awards earlier this morning at The Sheldon Concert Hall and Art Galleries, at which its research of the top corporate donors in the greater St. Louis region was unveiled, with awards presented to the leading givers in three categories – large, medium…

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