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2019 Walk to Defeat ALS presented by Dowd Bennett LLP

This Saturday, June 22nd, thousands of people will gather in Forest Park to support people with ALS and their families from eastern Missouri and central and south Illinois.  This is the fourth consecutive year that Dowd Bennett has been the presenting sponsor of the Walk.  The Walk raises funds…

Summary judgment obtained for major league baseball player

On May 10, 2019, a District Court in the Southern District of Illinois entered an order granting summary judgment and dismissing all claims against a major league baseball player represented by Dowd Bennett in connection with a civil lawsuit filed by a participant in an altercation in a bar…

Dowd Bennett volunteers for Susan G. Komen Missouri’s phone bank

Dowd Bennett paralegal Kate Feigenbutz spent Wednesday afternoon, June 5, volunteering for Komen Missouri and its upcoming “More Than Pink” walk coming up on Saturday, June 8 in Downtown St. Louis. Feigenbutz joined Komen Missouri’s Executive Director Suzanne Fontaine and other volunteers to staff a phone bank at KSDK/Five…

May’s swimmer of the month at the Missouri Athletic Club

Dowd Bennett partner Megan Heinsz was honored as swimmer for the month of May at the Missouri Athletic Club.  Heinsz swam 24 of 31 days for a total of 25.9 miles.  She is the first woman to achieve this milestone in 2019.  Among all swimmers at the MAC, Megan…

Ed Dowd elected President of NAFUSA Foundation

Founding Dowd Bennett partner Ed Dowd has been elected to serve as President of the National Association of Former U.S. Attorneys Foundation.  The Foundation raises funds for a variety of causes including award money for information leading to arrests and convictions in unsolved crimes.  Dowd, who was U.S. Attorney…

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…

Sheena Hamilton to be honored by BAMSL

Dowd Bennett attorney Sheena Hamilton will receive the John C. Shepherd Professionalism Award from the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (BAMSL) at its annual Law Day event on May 2, 2019.  This award is given annually to a lawyer age 36 or younger who has been practicing less…

Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals affirms Summary Judgment for Dowd Bennett client

The United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit recently decided Engelhardt v. Qwest Corporation, affirming the summary judgment awarded to a subsidiary of CenturyLink on claims brought by a former employee.  While employed by Qwest, the plaintiff had participated in a Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) lawsuit…

Beth Carver inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers

Dowd Bennett partner Beth Carver was inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers on April 12, 2019, at the Academy’s spring meeting in Philadelphia.  The Academy was founded to recognize outstanding appellate lawyers and promote the improvement of appellate advocacy and the administration of the…

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