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We are Lewis Rice

Throughout our Firm’s history, Lewis Rice attorneys have made excellence the foundation of our practice. More than a century of service, since our founding in 1909 in downtown Saint Louis by Joseph Lewis and Charles Rice, gives us the experience, reputation, resources, and vision to serve our clients’ dynamic needs. We provide sophisticated legal counsel and custom-tailored solutions for the challenges facing local, regional, and national businesses.

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  • Firm NewsFour Lewis Rice Attorneys Named 2020 “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers in America®

    Best Lawyers in America® has named Lewis Rice members John M. Hessel, Matthew J. Madsen, Barry A. Short, and Richard B. Walsh, Jr. among its "Lawyers of the Year" for 2020. Best Lawyers compiles lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. Only one attorney in each practice area and designated metropolitan area may receive the honor of "Lawyer of the Year."

  • Firm NewsLewis Rice Assists Justice Grown in Winning Eight Additional Missouri Medical Cannabis Licenses

    Lewis Rice attorneys David W. Sweeney, Sonette T. Magnus, Kristen T. Southworth, and Cara C. Stuckel lobbied for client Justice Grown to help win an additional eight Missouri medical marijuana licenses. Justice Grown, a multi-state cannabis operator, now has three cultivation licenses, three manufacturing licenses, and five dispensary licenses for the state's medical marijuana program, bringing its total to 11 licenses in Missouri. Licenses were awarded by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services after a blind review of hundreds of applications.

  • Firm NewsLewis Rice Welcomes Seven New Associates

    Lewis Rice is pleased to welcome seven new associates to the Firm. Four associates, Nicholas R. Lovejoy, Griffin A. Lowry, Katherine G. McWherter, and Jack M. Terschluse, are former summer associates. Edward M. Tjaden joins us from Pitzer and Snodgrass, P.C. Elizabeth J. Brown and B. Joseph Harris have joined the Kansas City office. Join us in welcoming them to the Firm!

  • Firm NewsMarian V. “Bo” Mehan Receives 2019 ICON Award from Missouri Lawyers Media

    Lewis Rice member Marian V. "Bo" Mehan was among 27 attorneys to receive Missouri Lawyers Media's ICON Award. Recipients of this award are distinguished attorneys age 60 and older being recognized of their exemplary careers and longstanding commitment to the Missouri legal community.

  • Firm NewsMelissa G. Powers Appointed KnowledgeNet Chapter Chair for the St. Louis Chapter of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)

    Lewis Rice is pleased to announce that associate Melissa G. Powers has been appointed KnowledgeNet Chapter Chair for the St. Louis Chapter of International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). IAPP helps professionals manage the risks associated with the information economy and protect their organization's data. In her two-year term as KnowledgeNet Chapter Chair, Melissa will organize educational meetings and networking activities throughout the year for local members. Four chairs are selected per chapter with the goal of creating a balanced working group based on experience level, industry sector, geographic location, and area of expertise.

  • Firm NewsRichard B. Walsh, Jr. Named Vice Chairman of the Firm

    Lewis Rice is pleased to announce that Richard B. “Rick” Walsh, Jr., has been named Vice Chairman of the Firm. Rick also will continue to serve as Chair of the Firm’s Litigation Department. Rick has been with Lewis Rice for his entire career, having joined the Firm in 1983 upon graduation from Washington University School of Law. Rick practices primarily in the area of complex commercial litigation, including intellectual property, antitrust and securities litigation. He counsels transactional clients concerning associated risks in commercial transactions. Rick regularly appears in federal district and appellate courts throughout the country.

  • Firm NewsWinthrop B. Reed Honored As Trustee Of The Year

    Winthrop “Win” Reed III, Board Chair of Mercy Hospital South, was recognized by the Missouri Hospital Association as 2019 Trustee of the Year. The award was presented on Thursday, Nov. 7, during MHA’s 97th Annual Convention & Trade Show in Osage Beach, Mo.