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."
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.
- 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 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.
- PublicationCity of St. Louis Considering Ordinance to Regulate Medical Marijuana
In response to the enactment of Amendment 2 to the Missouri Constitution, which allows marijuana to be used for medical purposes, the government of the City of St. Louis is considering an ordinance to regulate it.
- Firm NewsDavid A. Weder Elected to Illinois State Bar Association’s Assembly as Representative for Third Judicial Circuit
Lewis Rice member David A. Weder was elected to his second three-year term on Illinois State Bar Association's (ISBA's) Assembly as a representative for the Third Judicial Circuit (Madison and Bond Counties).