Biography

Maikieta A. Brantley practices in the Firm's Estate Planning Department. Her practice focuses on estate and gift tax planning and drafting for private clients. In law school, Maikieta served as an editor for the Journal of Dispute Resolution and served as a teaching assistant in the first-year legal research and writing course. She was a member of the Attorney General’s Cup, National Trial Competition and Arbitration Teams.

Maikieta spent one summer as a summer associate with Lewis Rice.

Practice Areas

Education

  • University of Missouri at Columbia School of Law (J.D., 2017)
    • Order of Barristers
    • Richard J. Chamier Award
    • R. David Ray Trial Advocacy Award; Roscoe Anderson Award for Excellence in Advocacy
    • 1L Moot Court Top Oral Advocate
  • University of Missouri (Master of Accountancy, 2014)
  • University of Missouri (B.S., 2014)
    • Dean's List
    • Minor in Spanish
    • Mizzou '39 Award
    • Dr. Donald Suggs and Saint Louis American Foundation Full Academic Scholarship

Legal Background

  • Student legal intern, University of Missouri Veterans Clinic (January-May 2017)
  • Student legal intern, Mid-Missouri Legal Services Landlord/Tenant Clinic (August 2016-March 2017)
  • Summer associate, Lewis Rice LLC (2016)
  • Winter Judicial Internship, Texas Court of Appeals, Fifth District (2015)
  • Tax intern, PriceWaterhouseCoopers (2013)

Honors & Awards

  • Missouri Lawyers Weekly Leaders of Tomorrow Award

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan Saint Louis
  • Mound City Bar Association

Admissions

  • Missouri Bar

Charitable & Civic Activities

  • Founder, My Little Sister’s Keeper